2016 Spring Assembly

Wednesday March 30th marked the 2016 Club Assembly. Chris Morden talked about membership goals and the impact on our Presidential Citation award. Next year’s goals are going to be tougher to meet. We need to recruit 4 members under 40 and 2 new female members. Matthew Kane and Steve Ramirez talked about the Micro-lending Matching Grant program the club sponsored in Columbia. Matthew also discussed the District’s Disaster Relief Committee and the recent Carolinas PETS. The District’s Disaster Relief Committee supported efforts in Flint Michigan, the Bahamas hurricane and the South Carolina hurricane. Funds for these efforts were gained from
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Global Health Begins at Home

Dr. Jim Harrington, Executive Director of the Gillings Global Gateway™ UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, talked about global health. His presentation is available below. The club also recognized its RYLA participants. 2016-03-16 Global Health Begins at Home from Rotary Club of North Raleigh More about Dr. Harrington: Photos from the meeting:
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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Members of the Rotary club of North Raleigh and their families participated in the Club’s annual Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner social. Host families did not know who their guests would be and guests did not know the identity of their hosts until arrival. Most members agree this is one of the more fun socials the club has each year and it gives them a chance to get to know members they may not be familiar with from the weekly meetings. Congratulations are in order to Dee Dee Heard and JJ Jolliff for a job well done organizing this event.
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Johnson County Music and Memory Project

Doug McClentic visited the club on Wednesday March 9, 2016. Doug is a member of the Clayton Rotary Morning Club, and chair of the Johnson County Alzheimer’s Music and Memory Project. His passion for a better quality of life for those who are suffering with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them stem from his experience with his Grandfather who had Alzheimer’s and his Grandmother who cared for him until his passing in 1973. The Music and Memory project is low cost. They provided iPod Shuffles and about $100 of music from iTunes to each patient. The results of the
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