Presidents Corner – August 28, 2014

A few reminders and updates as the temperature heats up and we get closer to football and a long weekend… This is the last week to sell our raffle tickets for the Ed Shook Golf Tournament. Please have money and ticket stubs to Chris Morden by next Wednesday. If you can’t make it to the meeting next week, please reach out to Chris or me and we will arrange to pick them up from you. We need a strong final push to get where we want to be for this fundraiser! We also still need volunteers the day of the
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Pete Tillman Speaks About the Durham VA

Pete Tillman, Public Relations Officer for the Durham VA, spoke about the Durham VA and the services provided to our vets. Mr. Tillman, representing the Durham VA spoke of its mission: To honor America’s veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well being. The VA has come under considerable scrutiny during the past year for scandals related to waiting time for critical patient care. Mr. Tillman explained that there is no perfect solution and that the VA administration were working to improve care for our country’s veterans. More information and news about the VA: http://www.durham.va.gov/ http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/23/politics/va-scandals-timeline/
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Presidents Corner – August 22, 2014

Our big fundraiser the Ed Shook Golf Tournament is fast approaching. The tournament is Monday, September 8th, but the deadline to turn in your raffle ticket stubs and money is Wednesday, September 3rd. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, it’s not too late! Please see Chris Morden at next week’s meeting or reach out to him via phone or email. We are asking each member to try and sell 10 tickets so we can beat our sales from last year. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. The top prizes are very exciting and include 7 night stays
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Ric Solares Explains Fracking: Fact vs. Myth

Guest speaker Ric Solares has a BS in Geological Engineering and an MS in Petroleum Engineering. He’s an industry-wide expert on hydraulic fracturing. He has personally designed and implemented more than 500 treatments since 1984. His take on the subject? He doesn’t think NC will go beyond exploration for gas. But he is confident that gas will replace coal for electric generation and that by 2030 North America will be the largest producers of shale gas in the world.
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Transitions Lifecare

Originally posted by Gene Hirsch on Aug 15, 2014 Wednesday’s speaker, Rich Gwaltney, discussed dealing with life-changing effects of terminal illness & using the services provided by Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County). Transitions Lifecare was originally founded as Hospice of Wake County in 1979, Transitions LifeCare provides a comprehensive circle of expert care and support. What’s more, Transitions LifeCare offers education as well as emotional and spiritual support for the patient’s entire family. Their services are tailored to meet the exact needs, wishes and goals of each patient and family member. Transitions LifeCare is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
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We’re On Social Media

The Rotary Club of North Raleigh is committing more to social media outreach with a presence not only on Facebook, but others as well. Follow us on these platforms and spread the story of our Rotary work on your preferred platform.
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President’s Corner – August 13, 2014

It’s hard to believe I am more than a month into my Presidency! Time is flying and we have some exciting things going on with the club. Our club’s biggest fundraiser is right around the corner with the Ed Shook Golf Tournament. The tournament is on Monday, September 8th and we can help in 2 different ways. As always, we are selling raffle tickets and sponsorships. The raffle tickets are the same price as in previous years – $25 each or 5 for $100. The tops prizes are printed on the tickets this year and include a 7 night stay in Williamsburg
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Rotary Club of North Raleigh Continues Support of Operation Coming Home

Operation Coming Home provides returning wounded veterans with a new home, free of charge.  Last Fall, Tim Minton, President of Operation Coming Home, and 1Lt Nathan Rimpf, double amputee Hero Home recipient, addressed our club.  Through the generosity of The Rotary Club of North Raleigh, and its members, a check for $1,600 was presented to Tim Minton that day. We’re pleased to announce that our club made an additional donation of $1,000 to Operation Coming Home this past June. On September 11th, the 8th Hero Home recipient, Corporal Nathan Jakubisin, will receive the keys to his new home, compliments of
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