SMCIL Plans Sail with CRAB

SMCIL is hosting an accessible sailing experience on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB) for Southern Marylanders living with disabilities. CRAB is the premier provider of unrestricted access to the Chesapeake Bay. CRAB’s vision of full inclusion is rooted in a deep commitment to increasing recreational opportunities for people with disabilities on the Chesapeake Bay. This effort is driven by the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to access the largest natural estuary in the nation and that personal growth and shared community experiences are essential to higher quality of life for everyone within our community.
Space is limited and available to qualified participants: individuals living with disabilities in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties and their caregiver, if needed. A wait list will be maintained for last-minute cancellations or possible future sail date. Participants will meet at SMCIL’s office in Mechanicsville, MD at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18th and be transported to CRAB’s Accessible Boating Center in Annapolis via SMCIL’s wheelchair accessible bus. Participants and SMCIL Staff will participate in a 2-hour interactive sail aboard six (6) of CRAB’s adapted Beneteau First 22A sailboats designed specifically for accessibility. Participants with mobility impairments will board the boats using a transfer slide or Hoyer Lift and will be secured in race car bucket seats with 4-point harness seatbelts. After enjoying our morning sail, participants will board SMCIL’s bus to have lunch at a local park before traveling back to SMCIL’s office. Lunch has been donated by Apple Spice Junction for this event. To learn more about this event and reserve your spot, please contact SMCIL’s IL/AT Specialist, Stacy Tobin at 301-884-4498 ext. 2 or

A Year in Review: October 2021 – September 2022

SMCIL hosted our Annual Report meeting on February 16, 2023 virtually via Zoom. We presented our services and activities for fiscal year 2022. You can view the recording below.

Grand Reopening Celebration

SMCIL’s Staff and Board of Directors celebrated our Grand Reopening on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. We are so thankful that so many people from our community – Consumers, Partner agencies, Veterans, etc. – took time out of the day to visit us and share in our momentous occasion. As we are proud of this new beginning for SMCIL, we hope our community is too and will continue to support us. We hope you enjoy these photos from the celebration and the video we debuted at the event sharing how SMCIL has grown over the years and blossomed into our refreshing new corporate brand and identity!

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