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    • Wednesday, April 24, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
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    REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED

    Join us for an IN-PERSON Membership Meeting!

    Location:

    Nonprofit Collaborative of Howard County*

    9770 Patuxent Woods Drive

    Columbia, MD 21046

    Enter building through Atrium Doors

    Speaker:  Dorinda A. Adams, MSW

    Topic:  Legislative Update

    About Our Speaker: 

    Dorinda Adams, served 32 plus years within the Maryland Department of Human Services beginning her career recruiting, training, and licensing Foster Homes. She supported Child Protective Services by identifying the placement best suited for a child entering care. After 10 years serving at local Departments in Child Welfare she transferred into Adult Services at the administrative level. Within a month of her entering the executive branch of government she was sent to the Maryland General Assembly as a Program Specialist on behalf of the Project Home program. In 2006 she led a multi-collaboration to support Project Home’s statutory return to the Department’s full authority after being included in the Assisted Living program in 1997.

    She was part of a multi-Departmental workgroup that drafted legislation for the Maryland Caregivers Support Coordinating Council that became law in 2001. She worked with Senator Delores Kelley in 2016 and 2017 to adapt the Council’s statute to become the Maryland Commission on Caregiving.

    Her passion for supporting Family Caregivers extended beyond the state of Maryland when she was asked to be part of a national workgroup to draft the federal Lifespan Respite Care Program statute.

    She served on many workgroups, task forces, Commissions that were multi-Departmental that required her to have expertise of each Department’s role in not only the work of the group but also the scope of their respective practice.

    She has developed and trained local Adult Services staff in both Pre-Service and In-Service Training. She has presented workshops at all levels of state and local government as well as national conferences on Respite Care and Adult Protective Services.

    She became a Field Instructor with the University of Maryland School of Social Work and had the honor to work with nine MSW Interns. Two of the nine she was able to hire for positions within the Office of Adult Services.

    After 32 years of service, she retired but returned on contract for 2 additional legislative sessions to provide support to staff within the Department of Human

    Services. She retired in April 2023. She volunteers for AARP Maryland as a Legislative Advocate and is leading a grassroots coalition to support the passage of Income Tax – Caregiver Tax Credit (SB 202 & HB 32) during the 2024 Maryland General Assembly.


    Thank You to Our Breakfast Sponsor:



    ** Not a Nonprofit Collaborative of Howard County Event


    • Wednesday, May 01, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • via Zoom
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    Attention All New COGS Members!  Our membership committee cordially invites you to join us for our New Member Orientation!  We invite you to join us to learn more about our organization and how to make the most of your membership!  This orientation is also open to anyone who is considering joining COGS and is interested in learning more!

    Registration is Required. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to attend.


    • Wednesday, May 08, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • via Zoom
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    Attention All COGS Members!  Join our COGS Ambassadors for a casual Coffee Connections virtual meeting.  This opportunity is open to COGS Members.  During this informal chat session, learn some tips and tools to maximize your COGS Membership while developing instant relationships with your COGS Ambassadors!

    Registration is Required. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to attend.


    • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
    Register

    REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED

    Join us for an IN-PERSON Membership Meeting!

    Location

    Nonprofit Collaborative of Howard County*

    9770 Patuxent Woods Drive

    Columbia, MD 21046

    Enter building through Atrium Doors

    Speaker:  John Wardell, VA Accredited Claims Agent/ USMC Veteran

    Topic:  More info to come!

    About Our Speaker:  More info to come!


    Thank You to Our Breakfast Sponsor:


     

    *Not a Nonprofit Collaborative of Howard County event



    • Wednesday, June 05, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • via Zoom
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    Attention All COGS Members!  Join our COGS Ambassadors for a casual Coffee Connections virtual meeting.  This opportunity is open to COGS Members.  During this informal chat session, learn some tips and tools to maximize your COGS Membership while developing instant relationships with your COGS Ambassadors!

    Registration is Required. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to attend.


    • Wednesday, June 12, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Residences at Vantage Point - 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044
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    REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    Location: Residences at Vantage Point - 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044

    Topic: COGS Annual Meeting & Networking Breakfast

    This meeting will feature our annual elections to our COGS Board of Directors.  The remaining time will be devoted entirely to networking.

    Please Note: Registration IS required for the Annual Meeting, and tickets are available for $50 per person. If your membership level includes free tickets, please register for the meeting but do not submit payment.

    Thank You For Your Support! Please note that a portion of your registration fee is donated to the COGS HCC Scholarship Program!

    • Wednesday, September 04, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • via Zoom
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    Attention All New COGS Members!  Our membership committee cordially invites you to join us for our New Member Orientation!  We invite you to join us to learn more about our organization and how to make the most of your membership!  This orientation is also open to anyone who is considering joining COGS and is interested in learning more!

    Registration is Required. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to attend.


    • Wednesday, December 04, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    Attention All New COGS Members!  Our membership committee cordially invites you to join us for our New Member Orientation!  We invite you to join us to learn more about our organization and how to make the most of your membership!  This orientation is also open to anyone who is considering joining COGS and is interested in learning more!

    Registration is Required. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to attend.


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