On June 7, 2018, the Calvert County Republican Central Committee (CCRCC) welcomed First Lady, Yumi Hogan, to the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at Huntingtown Hall. Over 160 citizens attended the event, with Master of Ceremonies Delegate Mark Fisher.
The bountiful buffet was presented by Thompson’s Seafood, featuring crab balls, steamed shrimp, chicken and hand carved roast beef, was enjoyed by all. The table decorations featured the Hibiscus flower, the national flower of Korea. There were many items available to bid on in the silent auction.
First Lady, Yumi Hogan was presented a flowering Hibiscus to plant.
The dinner also gave out the annual awards to recognize those in the Republican Party, for their service on behalf of the party:
Frank McCabe Lifetime Achievement Award
It was awarded posthumously to the life and memory of Jess J. Reid, Sr. and Ruth N. Reid as the recipients of the Frank McCabe Lifetime Achievement Award for their service to Calvert County and the Republican Party.
Mr. Reid was the first African-American County Commissioner in 1981 and was Republican Man of the Year in 1987. Jesse served in the U.S. Army in Korea and returned home to Calvert County and became a teacher, then a business owner and organizer of the School Bus Contractors Association. A member of the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department from 1974, Jesse served as a firefighter, Treasurer and President and much more. He was inducted to the Calvert and Southern Maryland Firefighters Hall of Fame.
Ruth Nutter Reid graduated from Bowie State College and earned a Master’ Degree in Guidance and Counseling from George Washington University. Mrs. Reid taught at the Brooks High School and then was a Guidance Counselor at Mt. Harmony Elementary/Junior High School. In 1972 she became a Supervisor of Instruction for the Calvert County School System; and in 1974 was named the Supervisor of Special Education, expanding new services for handicapped children. Ruth was also an Assistant Professor at Bowie State College from 1972-82. Mrs. Reid was a member of the Calvert League of Republican Women and served as an Election Judge. She was appointed by Governor Ehrlich in 2004 to the State Nominating Committee of Judges in the Tri-County Area. She served two terms on the Calvert Board of License Commissioners, most recently appointed by Governor Hogan. Both Jesse and Ruth were active in their church and choir and received many awards and honors over the years.
Jane Fletcher accepted the award with son Jesse, II and grandson, Jesse III and nephew Vaughn Reid with Mrs. Hogan.
Edward T Hall Republican Man of the Year Award presented by Commissioner Steve Weems
Before announcing the Republican Man of the Year Award, Commissioner Steve Weems serenaded First Lady Yumi Hogan, former commissioner Susan Shaw and Jane Fletcher.
County Commissioner Pat Nutter was chosen as Calvert’s Republican Man of the Year. He is completing his 2nd term as a County Commissioner and is not running for re-election. He served as both Vice President and President of the Board of County Commissioners. Pat has long championed Boy and Girl Scouts and is known for his dedication to the county where he was born and raised and attends many community events. He served as a Deputy Sheriff rising to the position of Lieutenant. After retiring, he served as Calvert County’s first Chief Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer. Pat has served as Calvert’s representative on the Critical Area Commission for the Atlantic and Coastal Bays since 2015.
Margaret Shields King Republican Women of the Year Award presented by Carolyn Gill
This year’s Republican Woman of the year was Cynthia Steuart. Cynthia is currently the Fundraising Chair for the Maryland Federation of Republican Women and is past President of the Southern Calvert Republican Women’s Club and current member of the Republican Women of Calvert County. She served two terms on the Calvert County Republican Central Committee and she and husband Cal have hosted the Calvert Republican Christmas Party at their beautiful home for many years. Cynthia volunteers at Republican headquarters and raises funds for her club. Cynthia serves as choir director at her church and is active in the Maryland Farm Bureau with Cal and much more.
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Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon