2015 District Conference: We Know How to Have Fun

Submitted by Dee Dee Heard – It was announced months ago that the 72nd Annual District 7710 Conference would be held in New Bern, North Carolina on April 24-26, 2015. That is all the information that the Rotary Club of North Raleigh needed. We knew there would be a party; now we knew when and where it would be. It is customary for our Club to have a Club dinner event the Friday evening of the conference. Now the place can be selected and the planning can begin. The place: Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant. The plan: an assortment of appetizers to
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2015 Youth Awards Day

Originally posted by Jason Potts on Apr 23, 2015 Not only did the Club have it’s annual Alex Wilson Awards presentation on Wednesday April 22, it also gave a special scholarship award of $1000 to Maria Erica Arredondo. Maria will be attending Wake Technical College. The Alex Wilson Scholarship was created in 1980 to honor students who embodies the Rotary Four way test. Alex was a founding member of our club and served as president. This year, with the blessing of Mrs. Wilson and her estate, we increased the scholarship to $1,000 per school. The scholarship was given to Alexandra
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Spring 2015 Club Assembly

Originally posted by Jay Williams on Apr 10, 2015 The club meeting on April 8th was our last Club Assembly for the Rotary Year. This gave us a chance to review some of our recent activity as a club and look forward to some upcoming activities over the next few months. President Jay Williams spoke about the upcoming District Conference on April 24th – 26th in New Bern, NC. Dee Dee Heard came to the podium to discuss our club dinner the Friday night of District Conference. We have over 20 North Raleigh Rotarians and spouses signed up already and
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April is Magazine Month

April is Magazine Month on the Rotary Calendar. As part of each Rotarian’s membership, they receive a subscription to The Rotarian, the official Rotary magazine. Rotarians outside of the United States and Canada are however given the option to subscribe to The Rotarian or one of Rotary’s thirty-one regional publications (covering twenty-three languages). The goal of each Rotary magazine remains the same though: to advance the object of Rotary in all its aspects. Please visit http://www.therotarianmagazine.com to read the current issue of The Rotarian as well as past issues.
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President’s Corner – April 3, 2015

Spring is finally here! The first quarter of the year is already over and I am left with 3 more months of being the President of this great club. We have certainly accomplished a lot over the past 9 months, but there is a lot of on agenda over the next few months as well. I do want to take this opportunity to thank some people who were instrumental in making our First Annual Casino Night a huge success. Scott Tarkenton came to me with this idea almost 9 months ago. He had a vision for how it would go
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Club Members Remember their Fathers’ Service to Our Nation

Originally posted by Scott Tarkenton and Erik Grunwald Two of our own members spoke to the club Wednesday April 1 about their respective fathers’ military service. It was a poignant talk from both men that gave us some background about who our friends are and where they came from. View Erik and Scott’s presentation here: Club Presentation: Military Families of Erik Grunwald and Scott Tarkenton from Rotary Club of North Raleigh Erik Grunwald’s father was Capt. Harry H. Grunwald, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps. The following tribute was written by Erik. My paternal grandfather left Germany after WWI for the US.
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