The Overflow Festival was organized by several local non-profit organizations to foster awareness of local history, create entertainment for people of all ages, and increase local commerce.
Our inaugural event will have musicians lined up but our emphasis will be placed on supporting local small businesses. Our festival will highlight some of Southern Maryland’s finest wineries, distilleries, and eateries.
The Overflow Festival is a showcase of some of Southern Maryland’s finest wineries, distilleries, and eateries. Set in the beautiful Historic St Mary’s City, the Overflow Festival aims to draw about 2,000 visitors over the course of the event in a hybrid virtual and physical setting. This year, We have the honor of hosting the following live bands at several local venues in Southern Maryland:
Bela Dona, DJ Dirty Rico, and the Latrice Carr Music Group.
Historic St. Mary’s
47414 Old State House Road
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686
For more than a century, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Inspired by the force and commitment of The Call of 1909, which denounced the growing oppression of people of color and mobilized thousands to work to bring this discrimination to an end, the NAACP seeks to establish a strategic direction as it embarks on developing The New Call for the 21st Century.
In the fall of 2011, the NAACP launched a process to develop its strategic direction and plan, creating a powerful vision for the future, and setting organizational goals that would focus its work for the 21st Century. These six NAACP Game Changers address the major areas of inequality currently facing minorities: Economic Stability, Education, Health, Public Safety and Criminal Justice, Voting Rights and Political Representation, and Expanding Youth and Young Adult Engagement.
The St. Mary's County Branch Charter was approved by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (National) Board of Directors on January 7th, 1946. The St. Mary’s County Branch has developed a program that aligns with the national Game Changers while addressing issues specifically faced here in St. Mary’s County.
By supporting the Overflow Festival, you are helping St. Mary's County NAACP to fund the following programs:
Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter is a Unincorporated Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. It Is a diverse group of college educated men who have come together to form a strong union that is committed to improving the community through Education, Social Action, and Economic and Professional Development. It is also our goal to continue to seek new areas of service to benefit not only our local community but those issues with national and international implications.
OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC.’s MANDATED PROGRAMS
Additionally, we also support our mandated programs in realization of our Founder’s vision to promote and build the fraternity to an organization that can not only sustain itself but to also support our communities. Below are the programs in which our fraternity requires each chapter to participate in annually.
Designed to promote the study of Negro life and history, Achievement Week is observed in November of each year and is designed to seek out and give due recognition to those individuals at the local and international levels who have made a noteworthy contribution toward improving the quality of life for black Americans. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week. This contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors. College scholarships are awarded to the winners, each of whom must submit an essay on a theme/topic chosen by the fraternity. This contest is a phase of the International Achievement Week observance.
The Scholarship Program is intended to promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters are expected to provide financial assistance to student members and non-members. A portion of the fraternity’s international budget is allocated to scholarships through the Charles R. Drew Scholarship Commission.
SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMS
All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that will uplift their communities. An international committee will coordinate the multifaceted programs of the various chapters. Some of the activities under the umbrella of social action include, but are not limited to: voter registration, education and “getting out the vote”; Assault on Illiteracy; Habitat for Humanity; volunteering time to charities and less fortunate individuals; mentoring; and participation in fundraisers for charities such as American Cancer Association, United Way, Be The Match Bone Marrow Drives, etc.
TALENT HUNT PROGRAM
This program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the Performing Arts. Winners of the competition are awarded recognition for their talents. Awards may include college scholarships.
March 12th of each year has been established as Memorial Day. Chapters are expected to conduct an appropriate service to recall the memory of those members who have entered into Omega Chapter.
RECLAMATION AND RETENTION
A concerted effort at the international, district and local levels to retain active brothers and return inactive brothers to full participatory status so that they may enjoy the full benefits of Omega.
COLLEGE ENDOWMENT FUND
Each year the fraternity gives at least $50,000.00 to Historically Black College Institutions (HBCU) in furtherance of Omega’s commitment to provide philanthropic support. Chapters are assessed donations based on chapter size.
All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their communities by promoting good health practices. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the health directives at the local level. Some of the programs under the umbrella of Health Initiatives are the Charles Drew Blood Drive, AIDS/HIV Awareness, and the American Diabetes Association Partnership. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing additional health initiatives under the umbrella of the Health Initiatives mandate.
VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION AND MOBILIZATION
All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their communities through the power of the vote. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the directives at the local level. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing additional voter initiatives under the umbrella of the Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization mandate.
Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. In the event that a chapter or district is not a life member of the NAACP, it must maintain a yearly membership to be in Good Standing with the fraternity. Furthermore, all members of the fraternity are strongly encouraged to become members of the NAACP.
By supporting the Overflow Festival, you are helping Southern MD QUES to:
To assist youth and young adults with professional, personal, and leadership skills by providing training, programs, and partnerships with local business leadership. RB&L 1 is committed to connecting underemployed individuals with the resources necessary to become self-sufficient and earn a living wage. Our programs will be targeting underserved communities in St Mary’s County, Maryland.
Working with local agencies and organizations to establish programs designed to connect with our community. This connection is building a relationship that will allow RB&L 1 serve as conduit bring much needed resources to an underserved area.
• Young Entrepreneur Program – in a partnership with our regional SBDC office, we will be providing essential training to our future leaders. Using some of the established business owners from the area, we establish a mentor program that will provide an opportunity for the Young Entrepreneurs to see the lessons applied in real world scenarios.
• Working with local businesses to industry specific training that will allow the team to connect candidates with employment
opportunities upon program entry.
• Financial Literary – Partnering with PNC, we are providing financial literacy training for every stage of life (school aged to retirement).
Reach Back & Lift 1 is a nonprofit corporation in the state of Maryland; it is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
By supporting the Overflow Festival, you are helping Reach Back & Lift 1 to:
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
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