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Four new members recently joined the Rotary Club of Prince Frederick: Bryan Leslie, Spencer Taintor, Brenda Laughhunn and Tracy Vincent.
Leslie is the Southern Maryland area executive for BB&T Bank, a press release states. A native of Richmond, Va., he holds a bachelor’s in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University and master’s in business from the University of Maryland. Leslie served in the U.S. Navy as a reactor operator onboard the D.D. Eisenhower. He serves on the Town of Indian Head Planning Commission and is a member of the executive committee of the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity.
Taintor, head of The Calverton School, was born in Key Biscayne, Fla., according to the release. A graduate of the University of Miami, he later received his doctorate from Capella University in educational administration. Taintor spent several years working in the hospitality industry, including both with resorts and cruise lines. After moving into education, he progressed from teaching to administration, first in independent schools in Florida and then at Calverton starting this past July. Taintor is married to his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth, and has two children, Spencer, 10, and Emma, 5.
Laughhunn, executive director of Calvert Hospice, has been a registered nurse for more than 23 years, including hospice management in Illinois, Hawaii, Virginia and Oregon, the release states. She has also received training in massage therapy and aromatherapy, and recently attained her status as a Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry practitioner. She is passionate about advancing hospice care. She is dedicated to educating patients, families, peers, organizations and medical providers about the benefits and challenges encountered with delivering quality end-of-life care to the terminally ill and those who care for them. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She is married to Linzy, a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. They have one daughter, two sons and six grandchildren.
Vincent was an active member of the Rotary Club of Northern Calvert County, serving as president until July of 2012, according to the release. A graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in business administration, she has been associated with banking and mortgage companies in Southern Maryland. In addition to Rotary, she has also been active in and a board member of the United Way of Calvert County and the Calvert Crusade for Children. She also volunteers with the Chesapeake Food Pantry and the Fishing Creek dog kennel.
“We are delighted to have these four new and active members join us in serving our community through Rotary,” Rich Fleming, the club’s president, said in the release. “All four have already distinguished themselves by their involvement and our club will be strengthened by their involvement in Rotary.”
The Rotary Club of Prince Frederick is the local affiliate of Rotary International, the oldest international service club. Rotary club members are business and professional leaders who volunteer in their communities and promote world understanding and peace. Rotary’s 31,000 clubs in more than 165 countries and regions encourage high ethical standards and carry out humanitarian projects to address such issues as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment, the release states.
The worldwide eradication of polio has been Rotary’s flagship program, the release continues. Working together with the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. The club also provided six scholarships to local students attending colleges, and provides dictionaries to each third grade student in Calvert County. The current president is Rich Fleming.
The Rotary Club of Prince Frederick meets every Monday at Stoney’s in Prince Frederick. For more information, contact Dave Elkinton at 410-535-6139.