Club Members Deliver Gifts to Total Life Center

The Rotary Club of North Raleigh delivered gift bags to the members of the Total Life Center. The Club has been doing this for the past 7 years. Matt Johnson organized the event again this year. Members in attendance were Matt and his wife Madi, Chris Morden and his son Scott, Mike Wienold and his son Will, Mike Aoun’s daughter Mira, Stephen Dieckhaus and his fiance Maritza, Linda Brooks, Scott Tarkenton and Matthew Kane. Ed Smallwood and Frank Edwards also worked at the gift wrapping session. Club members met at Sertoma Art Center to package the gifts, 61 in total.
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Celebrating the Holidays

The Rotary Club of North Raleigh celebrated the holidays in style at the Carolina Country Club on Wednesday December 16th. As usual, the food, the company and the mood were all great. The evening was capped with an impromptu story from Rich Adelman about his NASCAR driving experience. A package he got at the Casino Night auction in March.
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Walk Your City

Matt Tomasulo spoke to the club Wednesday December 9th about his vision for urban pedestrain activity and how his startup, Walk [Your City] makes it a reality. Matt is an Urban Designer and founder of Walk [Your City], a pedestrian-focused civic startup working to get more feet on the street through a unique blend of planning and technology. Matt has earned national and international recognition for his work in city planning, design and development. His work was included in the 13th Venice Biennale and he is a NextCity Vanguard, holding a dual masters degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in City &
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2016-17 Board of Directors Approved by Membership

The 2016-17 Board of Directors was introduced by Jim Morgan and approved by attending members of the meeting on December 9, 2015. Next year’s board will be: Officers President: Scott Tarkenton President-Elect: Mike Wienold President-Nominee and VP: Jason Potts Secretary: Jan Nelson Treasurer: Ed Cody Directors Club Service: Matt Towler Community Service: Stephen Dieckhaus Vocational Service: Ken Brown Youth Service: Curtis Stevens International Service: Brent Wright Sergeant-at-Arms: Ed Smallwood
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Winter 2015 Roadside Clean Up

8 club members braved the cold and other obstacles this past Saturday morning to pick up trash along Lynn Road between Lead Mine and Ray Roads. Lead by project chair Paul Stone, Jerry Patterson, Stephen Dieckhaus, Ed Smallwood, Scott Tarkenton, Mike Wienold, Steven Nelson and Chris Morden all joined in the fun as did Stephen Dieckhaus’s partner Maritza Ortiz, Mike Wienold’s son, Paul Stone’s son and Jerry Patterson’s grandson. The big excitement of the day was experienced by the half of the crew that went towards Ray Road. A drunk driver jumped the curb, hit a pine tree, and took off
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Scott Davis Talks About the Beginnings of the Jewish Storyteller Press

Scott Hilton Davis is an Emmy Award-winning public television producer, storyteller, and collector of Eastern European Jewish stories from the turn of the 20th century. In 2007, Scott founded Jewish Storyteller Press to bring the works of 19th century Jewish writers to 21st century readers. He is the author of Souls Are Flying! A Celebration of Jewish Stories, Half A Hanukkah: Four Stories for the Festival of Lights, and Between Heaven and Earth, four one-act plays based on the stories of I. L. Peretz. His current passion is to recover the works of the once-beloved 19th century Yiddish writer Jacob
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