Peerless Rockville Board of Director Nominations

Peerless-Logo-new-smallThe Nominating Committee, chaired by boardmember Nancee Simonson, recommends the following new officers for service on the Board of Directors. Additional written nominations may be filed any time through June 9. The election will be held at the 2017 Peerless Rockville Annual Meeting on June 8 at 6:30 pm at Glenview Mansion.

For election to a new one-year term as Officer, July 2017-June 2018:

Vice President: Harry Pskowski, a Rockville Attorney and Peerless member for nearly 30 years; Peerless Treasurer 2012 – 2016.

For election to a new two-year term as Officer, July 2017-June 2019:

Secretary: Hannelore B. Quigley, a Marketing Director for Computer Intelligence Association in Potomac and a member of the board since 2015.

For reelection as Director, term to expire June 30, 2019:

Patricia Wolff, a lobbyist working for the American Farm Bureau Federation with an interest in advocacy and affection for Rockville; Board member since 2011, VP 2013-14, Pres 2014 – 2017.

Morgan Sullivan, a historic homeowner and preservation enthusiast; Boardmember since 2015.

Dave Hill, former Planning Commissioner and longtime Rockville resident; Boardmember 2004-2006, returned July 2016.

Remaining on the Board for the term ending in June 30, 2018:

Treasurer: Erin Mahony, a historic home owner in the West End, an estate planning and probate attorney who works in Rockville and has been on the board since 2011. Current treasurer.

Returning Directors: Paul Hillstrom, Patrice Lucid, Paul Newman

New Director to fill two vacancies on the Board, terms to expire June 30, 2019:

John Becker, a resident of Americana Centre since 2002, who understands that historic preservation is not only the physical preservation of buildings, objects, and documents, but also a important for conveying the history of Rockville’s past. John is an Independent energy contractor, Director at Americana Center Condominium Association, and member of the Rockville Environmental Commission.

Suzan Pitman, whose deep affection for history and geography education developed over her career as a public school teacher in Texas. Suzan has brought a wealth of community leadership experience with her from Texas, including work with the League of Women Voters and Community Development Advisory Committees. She currently serves her community as the president of the East Rockville Civic Association, and is employed by the American College of Dentists, a non-profit organization for dentists with a focus on ethics and leadership.

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Stories of Desegregation

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Tuesday, May 2, 7 pm
Rockville City Hall, Mayor and Council Chambers
111 Maryland Avenue

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The Supreme Court decision Brown vs Board of Education in 1954 ordered the desegregation of American public schools, changing the face of American education across the country.

In Maryland, Montgomery County was the first county to desegregate, following the City of Baltimore. Come learn what the experiences of desegregation were like here in Rockville and Montgomery County. Hear the stories of those who lived it as teachers, students and administrators.

Featuring former educator and Congresswoman Connie Morella as panel moderator.

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Rosenwald Screening – Purchase Tickets Ahead Online!


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Thurgood Marshall and William Gibbs: Civil Rights in Rockville

Part of Peerless Rockville’s Emancipation to Integration series – come hear the story of an early Civil Rights victory in Rockville.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:00 am
Grand Courtroom of the Historic Red Brick Courthouse

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In 1937, renowned Civil Rights attorney and future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall represented William Gibbs, a Rockville principal suing for equal pay for black teachers. Honorable Patrick L. Woodward, Maryland Court of Special Appeals Judge, will discuss the case and University of Maryland Law Professor and Historian Professor Larry S. Gibson will explain how this local civil rights hero helped set the stage for Marshall’s further legal work against discrimination.

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Co-sponsored by Heritage Montgomery.





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 Saturday, April 8
10 am
201 West Gude Drive
Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center
Registration Required


Join Peerless Rockville and Pepco for a tour of the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center for Earth Month!
WaterShed, the University of Maryland’s winning entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, is a solar-powered home that harvests, recycles, and reuses water. A living classroom and laboratory for sustainable energy and water practices, the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center features a solar home and hands-on, interactive displays that educate visitors with energy-saving ideas they can apply in their own home.
The Pepco Watershed Sustainability will be open on a weekend for this special event – take this unique opportunity to visit and learn about cutting-edge technological solutions to achieve high efficiency performance in an affordable manner.
Due to limited space, registration is required.
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Aviva Kempner’s Rosenwald Screening

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7 pm
The Universities at Shady Grove
$5 Admission (Click here to purchase tickets); Free for Universities at Shady Grove students.
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The Rise of Separate But Unequal Schools

The Rise of Separate but Unequal Schools

Saturday, March 11
1 pm
Jerusalem – Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church
21 Wood Lane
Rockville, MD


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This illustrated presentation will cover the early years of segregated schools in Rockville  and Montgomery County after the Civil War through the first high school for African American students in the early 20th century, with a focus on inherent inequalities in supposedly “separate but equal” schools for blacks. The local community  worked to provide education until Maryland established segregated public schools in 1872. Later, Rosenwald schools supported the first county high school for blacks in Rockville.

Come learn about the early efforts in equalizing education and experience the history of this important church in advancing education at the very site where one of the earliest black schools held classes.


Ralph Buglass and Rev. Jane Wood

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Sponsored by heritagemontgomerylogo

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