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WHAT: 3rd Quarter Meeting – Video Presentation & Discussion

WHEN: Friday, September 18th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE: AAMC’s Belcher Pavilion – 7th floor

2000 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland 21401


  • 6:30p – 7:00p – Meet, Greet & Eat!  Meet other members, ask questions, share experiences, and sample goodies (please bring something to share and include recipe or ingredients).
  • 7:00p – 8:30p – Vendor Profile (if applicable) and  Video Program — Melinda Dennis, a leading nutritionist in the country addresses a variety of topics related to celiac disease and nutrition

VIDEO PRESENTATION – from the November 2013 “Gluten Summit,” a web-based seminar led by Dr. Tom O’Bryan, an internationally recognized speaker and workshop-leader specializing in the impact of celiac disease (CD) and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), and the development of autoimmune conditions. In the clip presented, we will listen to Dr. O’Bryan’s interview with Melinda Dennis MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition Coordinator for the Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital at Harvard University.

Among the topics presented are:

–  Thriving With a Gluten-Related Disorder

–  Dining Out Tips

— GF Food Labeling

— Supporting Kids With a Gluten-Related Disorder

This is a great presentation for those who are newly diagnosed as well as those who have been gluten free for many years. Please join us — to learn and to support others. The video presentation will be followed by a lively discussion. Bring your questions and your answers… we will learn from each other!

Please bring a gluten free snack to share – be sure to include the packaging, recipe or list of ingredients for those who have other food restrictions in addition to gluten!

Bambi Sturgeon and Nancy Miller-Ihli

Co-Chairs Chesapeake Celiac Support Group

CCSG 2015 Schedule

The Chesapeake Celiac Support Group is going to be doing a few new things in 2015 and the Steering Committee would love your feedback as the year progresses. We have found that there is such good information about celiac disease/gluten sensitivity available online and in print, as well as easier accessibility to gluten free products, we are planning to meet quarterly instead of monthly for the 2015 calendar year. Because of this change, we have decided that for 2015 we will not be charging any membership fees. Next year we will reassess our programs going forward into 2016 and beyond. Additionally, we have decided that we will make all of our pertinent information available on the website and Facebook page and will, therefore, no longer publish a separate Newsletter. Huge thanks go to Linda Etherton who has consistently and professionally produced our Newsletter over the past nearly four years!

MARCH 8th – (1st Quarter) – Meeting at Wegmans (Waugh Chapel – Gambrills) – This was a great event!

MAY 17th – (2nd Quarter) – Dining Out Event at Hellas Restaurant and Lounge in Millersville, MD – Fun times and delicious food!

SEP 18th - (3rd Quarter)  – Video Presentation with Discussion

4th Quarter (Oct/Nov/Dec) – Holiday Potluck Dinner

In addition to these four meetings, there may also be extra events scheduled, so please watch this website as well as our Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/CCSGInc) for further information!

The Steering Committee has also established a list of members who would be willing to provide “mentoring” to the newly-diagnosed or anyone who might need some individual support. This mentoring can be by email, phone, or in person, depending on the need.  Click here for mentors.

We look forward to a great 2015 for CCSG!!!

Bambi Sturgeon and Nancy Miller-Ihli (co-chairs) and the CCSG Steering Committee

SEE YOU AT OUR Sep 18th Meeting!

Membership in CCSG is never required to attend a meeting!

Chesapeake Celiac Support Group, Inc. (CCSG) cancellation policy follows the Anne Arundel County School System closings. If schools are closed for the day or close early because of weather, the meeting is cancelled. If schools open late and close at the regular time, the Celiac meeting is held as scheduled.

CCSG Steering Committee

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