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Our Village In Howard


Our Mission:
The mission of The Village In Howard (TVIH) is to enable our membership community of Howard County residents 55 and older to actively age in place by providing mutual support, services and activities; and by coordinating with public and private resources.
 
Vision: The Village In Howard  will be a vital community of Howard County residents 55 and older, supporting each other to enable healthy aging in place so that we can continue to contribute our experience to the wider community. 

Governance:  TVIH functions as an all-volunteer non-profit membership organization, governed by a Board of Directors.  It was incorporated in Maryland as a non-profit charitable organization and designated a charitable, tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] organization, effective August 5, 2013.  In November 2013 the By-Laws and Conflict of Interest Policy were adopted, and the board of directors and officers were elected.


Board of Directors:
*Judy Pittman, President
*George Maestri, Vice President
*Susan Hailman, Secretary
*Peter Brunner, Treasurer
*Bob Buchmeier, Director
*Marie Grunwell, Director
*Dorothy Hutchins, Director
*Mary McGraw, Director
*Karen Michaelson, Director
*Sally Parker, Director
*Ellin Scholnick Director
*Kim Sherman, Director
*Sarah Spence, Director


TVIH's First Board (2013-2014)

Committees:  TVIH is managed by committees, which determine services, membership, marketing, legal, volunteer development and financial matters. Twenty-one dedicated, volunteer committee members have worked, side by side with the Board members, hundreds of hours to create TVIH so that we help the older adults in Howard County to Age In Place.  
 
Board Development -- George Maestri
IT -- Robert Buchmeier
Finance -- Peter Brunner
Fundraising -- George Maestri
Marketing/Programs -- Mary McGraw
Membership/Services -- Kim Sherman
Programs -- Judy Pittman
Volunteers -- Susan Hailman
 
TVIH Manager: Ann-Marie Nwabudike
 
Electronic Newsletter Editors: Mary McGraw
 
Facebook Administrator: Caroline Cowdrey

Volunteers: Volunteer involvement is a cornerstone of the community, so there are a broad range of opportunities for both member and community volunteers.  As a community, it is important that members participate and share their skills with other members (for example, a member volunteer may be able to grocery shop for another member who is ill or organize a foreign film series).  More information is available on the Volunteering page.

History:  After the initial interest meeting in the fall of 2012, a group of interested people volunteered to establish The Village in Howard as a non-profit organization. Public meetings and events have been held to increase community awareness of the ‘Village’ idea.  The 2 years of effort have led TVIH to start operations in January 2015. Click here to read our history.

TVIH is open to all Howard County, Maryland, residents who are 55 or older.

Newsletters:  Newsletters letters are issued monthly.  View our current and previous newsletters listed below.



Current Newsletter



Past Newsletters



Privacy:  TVIH respects the privacy of its members, volunteers, officers, and staff, and adheres to a Privacy Policy adopted by our Board.

The Village In Howard - PO Box 1276 - Columbia, MD 21044 - 4info@thevillageinhoward.org - 443-367-9043 - TVIH Privacy Policy  / TVIH Photo Policy


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