Successful Family Day at the North Raleigh Club

Wednesday November 26th marked another Family Day celebration for the Rotary Club of North Raleigh. Some members were braving the highways of the nation but many brought their families and friends to the meeting to hear Mike Aoun talk about the meaning of family. Mike Aoun came to the US as a young adult to attend University. After graduation, he started several businesses. With a dream, hard work and perseverance, he has become a successful entrepreneur. Mike stresses that the measure of success cannot be monetary or material, but must be measured by family. Mike described how important family life
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Top 5 Reasons We Moved our Photo Library to Flickr

You may have been wondering what happened to all the photos we had from the old website. Well, they were moved to a site called Flickr where all our new photos are uploaded. Over the past 6 months, we’ve had a lot of changes with our online image. In addition to the new website we’ve increased our exposure on social networks with our Facebook and WordPress accounts and added Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google Plus. The other part of our digital change is how we’re posting our photo albums. After testing several options, we decided to use a service called
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The Raleigh Rotaract 2014 Charity Beer Dinner Needs You!

What: Charity Beer Dinner When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Where: Backyard Bistro Join the Raleigh Rotaract club for their inaugural charity beer dinner at Backyard Bistro! Fantastic food, local beer, and fundraising for a great cause are on the menu for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. All proceeds will be donated to fund scholarships at Camp Mondamin in honor of Simon Everett, a friend of Rotaract, who died in an accident while working as a camp counselor at Mondamin this past summer. Click on the image and register to attend or donate.
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Gene Pinder Discusses the Status and Future of Centennial Campus

Gene Pinder, Director of Marketing & Communications for NC State’s Centennial Campus, spoke to the club Wednesday about the current status and future plans for the Campus. Centennial Campus is a research park and educational campus owned and operated by North Carolina State University. The property totals 1334 acres and provides office and lab space for corporate, governmental and not-for-profit entities, in addition to space for university needs. Centennial Campus is anticipated to have 9-million square feet of space. Centennial Campus has the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, a public fishing pier, greenway, disc golf course, and a residential complex. The
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Memories from the Brazilian Vocational Training Team (VTT)

by Steven W. Nelson, Immediate Past President, Rotary Club of North Raleigh Life is about the experiences we share and the memories we create. The advent of these iconic moments can not be predicted or planned…they simply happen, often when we least expect them. Over the past two weeks, there were several iconic moments for me that will help define my life going forward. Much has been heard about the group of Brazilian medical professionals who traveled to North Carolina to learn more about Alzheimer research and the treating of Alzheimer’s patients. But for me, it goes much further than
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Melissa Lehman Speaks About the Poe Center for Health Education

Ms. Melissa Lehman is the Development Director at the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh. The center is a nonprofit that provides health education to children and families across NC. The Poe Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of North Carolina youth through health education. Since opening in Raleigh in 1991, the Poe Center has educated more than 850,000 participants from 76 counties using innovative teaching theaters, exhibits and offsite programs. They engage in fun, interactive lessons, preschoolers through twelfth graders receive information that follow the NC DPI Healthful Living Standard Course
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Alzheimer’s Project: North Raleigh and Wakefield Clubs at Abbotswood

Matt Towler, Executive Director of Abbotswood at Stonehenge, hosted the North Raleigh and Wakefield Rotary Clubs and the Brazilian Alzheimer’s Vocational Training Team for an afternoon of fellowship and goodwill with early-stage Alzheimer’s residents. The purpose of the event was to brighten their lives through an afternoon of games, music, and companionship. Overall, the event was very successful. There were about 20 members from each club along with the 15 Brazilians. The afternoon started off with a lively game of Bingo, first called by North Raleigh President Jay Williams, then by Brazilian VTT member Rina Magnani. The crowd moved downstairs
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Dr. Ken Hudnell Discusses Water Issues in NC

Guest speaker, Dr.Ken Hudnell, Vice President and Director of Science for Medora Corporation and Director of Medora Corps Trent River Water Research Center, discussed reversing the trend of declining freshwater quality, and improving impaired waters such as Jordan Lake in the near term.
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President’s Corner – November 3, 2014

People say that time seems to go by even faster once you get married and have kids. I can certainly attest to that. But, man does time go by fast when you are President of a Rotary Club! I sit here writing this as 4 months have already gone by in this Rotary year. We have been very busy as a club and have accomplished a lot already. We had our major fundraiser, the Ed Shook Golf Tournament, which had some changes for us in how we earned money for our club but was still an overwhelming success. We have
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November is Rotary Foundation Month

Originally posted by Erik Grunwald on Nov 01, 2014 This month’s website banner reflects that November is the Rotary Foundation Month. The Rotary Foundation builds peace, prevents disease, provides clean water, supports maternal and child health, promotes literacy and grows local economies. How can Rotarians do all of this? We start by contributing to the Rotary Foundation. Through a program like Rotary Direct (http://www.rotary.org/give), Rotarians can have EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) drawn directly from their credit card. You determine the amount and frequency. Our club currently boasts several Paul Harris Society members contributing $1000 annually to the Rotary Foundation.
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