‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ Announced as 2016-17 Presidential Theme

Republished from Rotary News January 18, 2016 Author Ryan Hyland, Rotary News Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen. Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of
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2016 Winter Assembly, New Member Induction, Casino Night Kickoff

The club gained a new member at the Winter Assembly on Wednesday January 20th. Steve Ramirez was inducted into the club. His wife Naomi attended the induction ceremony. Steve and Naomi have two daughters. They moved from Queens, NY to Apex last year and recently took over the UPS Store next to Kroger at Creedmoor and Lynn Rd. Steve has always been a service minded person, attributes he says were instilled in him by his mother who knew how important it was to give back. Steve was sponsored by Scott Tarkenton. The induction was presided by Greg Wallace. The club
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In the News: District 7710 Rotary Clubs Serve on #MLKDayTriangle

Volunteers at Durham Tech pack meals for local families in need Published by Justin Quesinberry, WNCN Excerpt: “DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – More than 500 volunteers at Durham Technical Community College packed thousands of meals for the Interfaith Food Shuttle. Volunteers from local universities, Rotary Clubs and the United Way planned to pack 100,000 meals that will be distributed to people in Central and Eastern North Carolina. Each meal consisting of rice and beans or soup mix will feed a family of four. “The needs are great and so many of us are blessed with so much and every little bit
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Author John Hood Discusses Biography of Former NC Governor Jim Martin

John Hood talked to the club Wednesday January 13, 2016 about his recent biography titled “Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans.” The book chronicles the life and career of North Carolina’s first two-term Republican governor. Martin also served 12 years in Congress and six years on the Mecklenburg County Commission. He was a chemistry professor at Davidson College before entering politics. Martin was known for guiding political progress by meeting the needs of opposition to advance his policy agenda. About John Hood: John Hood joined the Pope Foundation as president in January 2015. He is the
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Creating Your Personal Wellness Center at Home

Interior designer Leslie Cohen spoke to the club Wednesday about creating a personal wellness center in your home. She focused her remarks specifically on bathrooms. As our life expectancy increases and we learn more about how to take care of ourselves, the concept of wellness as a way of life becomes very important. Leslie spoke about wellness and the therapies and little luxuries that you can incorporate in your own home to increase your personal well-being. According to Leslie, there are six physical therapies to incorporate into your living space to create wellness: light, scent, sound, color, heat and touch.
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Looking Back: A Year of Photos

For the Rotary Club of North Raleigh, 2015 ended on a dark note with the passing of beloved club member Jan Nelson. Her loss was difficult to bear but 2015 also provided a lot of great moments and memories for the club. Take a look at our year in photos. Remembering Jan Nelson A year of bow ties A successful inaugural Casino Night fundraiser A great District Conference in New Bern The Mudcats’ game Club night out Passing of the gavel A rainy but fun social at the Casa de Smallwood Our best Jack Andrews Golf Tournament yet Big participation
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January is Vocational Service Month

Originally posted October 2, 2014 by Jason Potts. It’s Vocational Service Month in Rotary. This year, January is Vocational Service month (formerly October until 2014). 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
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New Year’s Message from DG Newman Aguiar

A New Year always brings renewal and the hope of new opportunities. As we look forward to all that 2016 will bring, may every moment of your life be enriched by the joyful smiles of all whose lives are touched by your service. On July 1, 2015, we began a new Rotary year, with 366 days filled with opportunities to do good in our community and around the world. Across our District, Rotarians took advantage of these opportunities to empower youth, improve health, promote peace, and advance our communities. I invite you to join us to celebrate our accomplishments at
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