Mission Carroll County Md. NAACP Branch #7014

Our mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Our vision is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.

The NAACP works to educate all political candidates to support policies that improve access to quality education and economic opportunity, criminal justice reform, the environment, healthcare and youth empowerment, with a dedication to removing race-based hatred and discrimination from society.

For questions or more information, please contact me directly: kevindayhoff@gmail.com Kevin Dayhoff, Carroll County NAACP secretary. Thanks.

Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014 Executive Officers and Executive Board Nov. 10, 2016: https://ccnaacp7014.blogspot.com/2018/01/carroll-county-naacp-branch-7014.html

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tribute to Jim Reter

Tribute to Jim Reter

February 1, 2018

Longstanding Carroll County NAACP member Jim Reter passed away on January 2, 2018. 

For those who are not aware, Jim was one of the first members of the Carroll County NAACP when the branch reformed in May 1999, after an absence from the community since 1993.

Jim was a firefighter, an Army veteran of the Korean War and Delegate Nancy Stocksdale’s brother.

On Jan. 20, 2018, Carroll County NAACP member Larry Helminiak wrote, “Remembering Jim Reter”

When I think of the Republican Party in Carroll County, I think of Jim Reter. I remember going to vote at the polling place and seeing Jim Reter passing out Republican literature. I remember going to Republican dinners and seeing Jim Reter's name on table signs.

In 2002 I became a member of the Carroll County Republican Central Committee. Jim Reter was there.

What I'm saying is that every time I went to anything Republican, Jim Reter was there.

A few years ago my son and I attended an NAACP fundraising dinner and saw that Jim Reter had a table.

Turns out that Jim was an NAACP member, and convinced me to join. I have been a member ever since.

Jim was a great person and a great Republican and will be sorely missed.

Larry Helminiak
Carroll County Republican Central Committee

January 7, 2018

With heavy hearts, the Carroll County Republican Central Committee CCRCC reports the passing of a great Carroll County Republican, Jim Reter. Recently, Mr. Reter's years of service were recognized by the CCRCC with the Reese Starner Award. Join us in praying for God's comfort for Jim's beloved family and friends as they mourn his loss.

Obituary for James Ellsworth Reter

James Ellsworth "Jim" Reter, 86, of Westminster, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Levindale Hospital in Baltimore.

Jim was born on October 24, 1931 in Baltimore and was the son of the late William Henry and Susie Rebecca Reter. He was the long-time companion of Louise Black of Westminster.

Jim was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a Corporal during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1954.

He was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1948; and Western Maryland College in 1957 with a Masters of Business Administration in Economics. Jim began his working career at his family's store, "Reter's Groceries,” in Glyndon.

He was the Comptroller for Carroll County Public Schools, and during retirement owned his own tax business, James E. Reter Company, Inc., until 2016. Jim was serving as a current elected official for the Carroll County Republican Central Committee.

Jim was a volunteer fireman at Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and was honored as Firefighter of the Year in 1986.

He was actively involved in numerous organizations including the Kiwanis Club where he served as past president, V.F.W. Molleville Farm Post #467, Westminster, and American Legion Carroll Post #31…

Westminster, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1381, Korean War Veterans Association Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313, Historical Society of Carroll County, Carroll County Arts Council, the Board at Parrs Ridge Community, and the Church of the Ascension in Westminster. Jim enjoyed traveling and politics.

Surviving him are sons Ron Reter, William Reter II and wife Kathy, Thomas Reter and wife Susan all of Westminster; brother Calvin Reter and wife Betty of Reisterstown; sister Nancy Stocksdale of Westminster; 6 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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