Your Contribution to a Team from Lana Reid

Lana Reid spoke to the club Wednesday October 29 on the topic “Everyone has a Valuable Contribution.” Ms. Reid is a Los Angeles based award-winning author, coach/professional speaker and syndicated host of the uniquely inspirational/motivational talk show Don’t Box Me In. She addressed three main points about contribution with the club: 1. Your individual contribution to the team is valuable 2. Know and understand what you can contribute 3. Excel at what you can contribute
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Club Members Attend Rotary Grants Training

Originally posted by Scott Tarkenton On Saturday, October 25, 2014, Rotary members of District 7710 assembled at Greenwood Baptist Church in Cary to receive certification/qualification training to prepare/submit Rotary grant requests. Chris Morden, Scott Tarkenton and Erik Grunwald represented The Rotary Club of North Raleigh. For a club to be eligible to apply for a Rotary Foundation Grant (District Grant and/or Global Grant) the club’s President-Elect and one other club member must attend a training session and gain qualification. Rotary Districts can match District Grant requests, for local or international projects, up to $2,000 per club, per grant request. Rotary
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Near Record Turnout for Roadside Cleanup

Members gathered Saturday October 25, 2014 for the biannual roadside cleanup of the Club’s adopted highway through the NCDOT program. 7 club members attended as well as Steve Dieckhaus’s guest, Maritza Ortiz, who has graciously helped on several occasions. The group met at the Kroger on Creedmoor and Lynn just before 9am and after some coffee and chatting split up into 4 2-person groups: 2 groups going West and 2 groups going East covering each side of Lynn Rd. Steven Nelson and Jim Morgan paired up to win the most interesting finds of the day, even finding a $20 bill.
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Annual Rotational Meeting Hosted by Matthew Towler at Abbotswood

The annual rotational meeting this year was hosted by club member Matthew Towler, manager of the senior living community Abbotswood at Stonehenge. 36 club members were in attendance. More information about Abbotswood is available on their website at: http://www.kiscoseniorliving.com/senior_living/Raleigh_NC/zip_27613/kisco_senior_living/5761.
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Rotarian Herman Steiner

We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Rotarian Herman Steiner. Herman was a dedicated member of our club and will be sorely missed. He died peacefully on September 30, 2014. Herman was raised in Austria by his Jewish father and catholic mother. He had a brother and sister. His family owned an upscale clothing store where Herman developed his tailoring and fashion skills. The Nazis confiscated the store, arrested his parents and shipped them to a concentration camp during WWII. Herman was turned away by the Nazis at a concentration camp. He was told there must be
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Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants

Ms. Bianca Howard, Master Gardener, spoke to the club Wednesday about gardening with native plants and landscaping in order to support local habitat. The benefits include lower maintenance, more wildlife (such as birds and butterflies) and a reduction of invasive plants. Bianca works for the Wake County Extension and does volunteer work with the NC Cooperative Extension. She provides gardeners with unbiased research to help people improve their gardens and lawns. About the Master Gardener Program Master Gardener volunteers work with NC Cooperative Extension to provide gardeners with unbiased, research based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes. Under the guidance
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General Moellering: Global War on Terror

Lieutenant General John Moellering was our guest speaker on Wednesday. He presented the current state of the global war on terror. Lt. General Moellering spoke to the club about the recent events taking place in the Middle East. He was in the Pentagon and member of the Joint Staff. He dealt with serious terrorism issues of the day including the Achille Lauro hijacking, US hostages held in Lebanon, the Iran Contra affair and the military raid on Muammar Qadaffi. According to his biography, Moellering retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant general following 28 years of distinguished service. After
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October is Vocational Service Month

Posted by Jason Potts. It’s Vocational Service Month in Rotary. October is Vocational Service month. While reflecting on your application to the heart of Rotary Service, how can you apply your particular skill set to serve our community and or club better? The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worth enterprise and, in particular – The development of relationships among fellow members all striving for a common goal of service; High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of
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Dr. Alper Bozkurt: Cockroaches as our Friends?

The subject of Wednesday’s club meeting program was a fascinating account of Dr. Alper Bozkurt’s research controlling the motion of Hissing Cockroaches and it’s practical application. His work has been gaining world-wide media attention. This technology can be used to assist in disaster recovery such as finding survivors in earthquake rubble. This video shows the systems involved: For more information about Dr. Bozkurt’s background and research: http://www.ece.ncsu.edu/people/aybozkur/
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