President’s Corner – February 27, 2015

Is it spring yet? I think we’re all a little tired of the winter weather that has hit us 3 times in the past 2 weeks. We’ve all had disruptions at work and with our kids’ school and of course with missing our Rotary meetings the past 2 weeks! Hopefully this will be the last winter weather we have this season. It was nice to spend time at home and out in the snow with the kids. I even got a few runs in on the sled down our drive way! The weather did make me think about all the
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Dominican Republic Latrine Project Overview

In January 2014, club members Bobby Barnes and Mike Wienold traveled to the Dominican Republic with 36 other District 7710 Rotarians to work on a latrine building project. Although their presentations of the event were snowed out last year and this year, the PowerPoint is available here for you to view. Please view this presentation from hosted on Slideshare: District 7710-4060 Dominican Latrine Project Overview from Rotary Club of North Raleigh More photos…
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2015 Rotary Against Drugs Speech Contest

Wednesday February 11, the Club hosted the annual Rotary Against Drugs Speech Contest. Four students from Sanderson High School participated and put on a great show. Maggie Lee and Tim Gillespie shared second runners up, Ashley Mercer won first runner up and Kate Crabtree won first place. North Raleigh Rotary’s Jason Potts chaired the competition and was left with very difficult choices scoring the essays with his committee. The speeches were all fantastic. The students were supported at the event by their parents and the Sanderson High Speech/English teacher.
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Registration is Open for Casino Night

Tickets are on sale now for the inaugural Casino Night Fundraiser. Buy your tickets online or from a club member. presented by The Rotary Club of North Raleigh Saturday March 28, 2015 7 – 10:30 PM Registration is available through the Club’s website. As club members, you can help promote this event by forwarding invitations to your contacts and friends to encourage attendance. We’re hoping this will be a big success to build on in coming years. If you have any questions, reach out to the committee chair, Scott Tarkenton. The event also has a page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/936483093030732/. Help
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Pursuit of Ethics from the BBB and New Member Induction

New member Mark Duerst was inducted into the club Wednesday by Membership Chair Nina O’Neal. Mark was sponsored by Past President Steven Nelson. Steve Fromme, Executive Director, Educational Foundation of the Better Business Bureau of Eastern NC, spoke to the club about their educational program In Pursuit of Ethics. Mr. Fromme is a Rotarian and Past President from the East Chapel Hill Club. He has given this presentation at clubs all over the District.He was joined by BBB Communication’s Specialist, Mallory Wojciechowski. In Pursuit of Ethics, provided by BBB Educational Foundation of Eastern NC, is an interactive, discussion-based program designed
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