The Thursday Morning Annapolis Business Network International chapter has named new officers for 2006. Simon M. Kann of Severna Park becomes president, Sean O'Neill of Annapolis vice president and Rita Spirak-Weill of Annapolis secretary-treasurer. The membership committee includes Barbara Wadsworth of Annapolis, Becky McLaughlin-Treakle of Cape St. Claire, Richard J. Rooney of Annapolis and Lyn Kennelly of Annapolis. Christine Hunt of Crownsville and Rooney were named visitor hosts. The group meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Thursdays at Saucy Salamander Cafe, 2661 Riva Rd. in Annapolis. For more information, call 410-269-0214.

Debra Smith of Annapolis has purchased Sarles Boat and Engine Shop Inc. at 808 Boucher Ave. in Annapolis. The boatyard, most recently owned and operated by Benjamin and Penny Sarle, has been a family-run business since 1907. The boatyard provides repairs and restoration, engine work, covered storage, dockage and mahogany custom skiffs. For more information, call 410-263-3661.

The Maryland State Arts Council will hold a fundraising workshop for small, emerging and mid-size organizations from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, 2664 Riva Rd. in Annapolis. The workshop will focus on building fundraising programs for short-term stability and long-term growth. The workshop is free. For more information, call 410-222-7949 or visit

The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold Healthcare Summit 2005, a forum on health care technology, from 5 to 9 p.m. next Thursday at 2551 Riva Rd. in Annapolis. The keynote speaker will be Victor Plavner, chairman of the Maryland/D.C. Collaborative for Healthcare Information Technology and a doctor in Arnold. There will be panels on electronic medical record systems and wireless networking, with experts from the National Institutes of Health, John Hopkins University, the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and WellSpan Health. Registration is required. $35; members $20. For more information, visit

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