99th Annual Oyster Roast

It’s a longtime tradition for both the Rotary Club of Baltimore and many of the 1500 folks who turned out for its annual feast. Some guests have been coming for decades – every year looking forward to a lot of good stuff to enjoy on a Saturday afternoon.

For many, it was an opportunity to gather a group and descend en masse on the Fifth Regiment Armory to enjoy good company along with an extensive buffet.
Of course, that meant an army of oyster shuckers were ready and waiting…
…and kept busy throughout the afternoon.
There was also a silent auction to peruse…
…and a number of game wheels, including the roast’s famed Bacon Wheel.
Pictured (LtoR) Mark R. Dent, Rotary Club of Baltimore treasurer; Luke Reeder, RE/MAX First Choice brokerage owner; and Howard Weisberg, event chair
Pictured (LtoR) Karen Blake, Rotary Club of Baltimore president-elect; and Delores Edwards, Rotary Club of Baltimore immediate past president
Pictured (LtoR) Bill Cunningham, retired Living Classrooms Foundation vice president; Al Barry, AB Associates principal; Kelsey Ricci, Michael’s Cafe Timonium bartender; and Fred Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun writer
Pictured (LtoR) Rob Kasper, Baltimore-based author; Kevin Lynch, University of Maryland Medical System director; Bonnie Mac Eslin, Baltimore-based human resources consultant; and Lou Moore, retired nanny
Pictured (LtoR) Alex “Sandy” Short, Rotary Club of Baltimore president; Job Bedford, National Robotics Engineering Center robotics engineer; and Peter Dinsmore, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory engineer
Pictured (LtoR) Joe Mauldin, Alliance Global Graphics signmaker; Ed Mauldin, Bel Air Golf Center sales executive; Dr. Ryan Mankiewicz, Annapolis Comprehensive Dentistry owner/dentist; and Nick Proescher, medical sales specialist
Pictured (LtoR) Mike Daney, Erlandson, Vernon & Daney partner; Kim Alexander, Sedgwick claims examiner; and Cindy Armstrong, Erlandson, Vernon & Daney attorney
Pictured (LtoR) Veronica Arnold, Long & Foster realtor; Nora McAuliffe, Laureate accounting manager; and Julie Erb, American Tower project manager
Pictured (LtoR) Laura Penza, Penza Bailey Architects founding partner/architect; Kandace Scherr, Frank, Frank & Scherr partner/elder law attorney; and Dr. Richard Madow, Madow Center for Dental Practice Success co-owner
(January 19, 2019 – Fifth Regiment Armory)
Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.