Nina Roelke of Westminster recently was elected president of the Amputee Coalition of America at its

annual meeting.

She is secretary/treasurer of the Board of Amputee Association ofMaryland, which has offices in the James Lawrence Kernan Hospital inBaltimore.

The Amputee Coalition of America is a national affiliation of amputee organizations. One of the functions of the organizations is to provide support to persons undergoing the trauma of amputation.

Roelke, herself an amputee, was a founding member of the Amputee Association of Maryland, which was recognized as one of the best functioning support groups in the country.

It was her organizational skills and dedicated volunteer service that helped get her electedpresident of the national board.

Amputees, their families and friends, are invited to the association's first Amputee Health and Fitness Fair Oct. 5 at Kernan Hospital, 2200 N. Forest Park Ave.

Information: 448-2500, Ext. 355.

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