Rusine Mitchell Sinclair Inducted as 2016-17 District Governor

The torch was passed from Newman Aguiar to Rusine Sinclair Wednesday night at the North Raleigh Country Club. The celebration reflected on the magnificent year we had in District 7710 under Newman with record high membership and Foundation giving. Rusine is connected to Rotary by some very personal things. She was awarded an ambassadoral scholarship in the ’70s and spent a year studying in Singapore as a result. It was a time that changed her life. She was also aflicted with Polio as a child. Although she doesn’t show any lasting effects of the disease, her experience with it is
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Print and Broadcast Journalism Face Challenges

Speaker Scott McElhaney of 919 MAGAZINE talked to the club about the current conditions of print and broadcast news. Scott spoke about the decline in newspaper circulation due to lowered income from advertising. During the housing bust, many of the top advertisers went away (many were real estate companies) leaving a huge revenue gap for print media to fill. The other issue is quality of journalism. With the need for immediate news in high demand, many outlets lower their journalistic standards to meet the real time needs. Additionally, editors and photographers were the most severely cut from publishing during the
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Social Media for Business

Angela Jamison spoke to the club Wednesday June 15th about Social Media for Business. In business, social media is a way to reach a large number of target customers or clients with a reasonably low cost. Sites like Facebook and Twitter have 1.5 billion and 316 million users respectively. They provide an enormous audience for business content. There are a number of strategies to use that improve reach and search engine optimization (SEO) but putting quality content in your posts is one of the top priorities. Angela discussed other ways of extending the reach of social media such as paid
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Final Assembly for President Chris Morden

President Chris Morden held his last club assembly Wednesday June 8th. Our RYLA students visited us and talked about what they learned at camp. Chris talked about accomplishments through the year and Steven Nelson talked about the 50th Anniversary preparation. Chris spoke to the club about: Reviewed club awards: PR Citation, Governor’s Award of Excellence, RI Presidential Citation. Highlighted the club’s local service projects: Shelly Lake Cleanup, Roadside Cleanup, Total Life Center holiday gifts, MLK Meal Packaging, and Read and Feed. Highlighted major club fundraising: Jack Andrews Golf Tournament and Casino Night. Reported on Foundation spending during the year. Steven
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50th Anniversary Series: Frank Bouknight Interview

Founding club member Frank Bouknight spent a few minutes talking to Tom Owen about the Rotary Club of North Raleigh. This video is the first in a series celebrating the club’s history over the last 50 years. About Frank: Photos of Frank: More club photos…
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Admiral Discusses Navy Roles and Responsibilities

Admiral Tina Alvarado spoke to the club Wednesday June 1 as part of a Navy outreach program. The Navy schedules several dozen outreach engagements a year, targeting communities with little or no Navy presence. Since less of 1 percent of the population serve in the Armed Forces, the goal is to educate the public about the services the Navy provides to the country both in peacetime and war. Admiral Alvarado is a Raleigh native. Prior to her visit to the club, she was the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day celebration aboard the USS North Carolina in Wilmington. Some of
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June is Rotary Fellowships Month

June is Rotary Fellowship Month in the Rotary calendar. When we talk about Rotary Fellowships in this context, we are referring to the groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who join together to: Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.); Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession; Make new friends around the world; Explore new opportunities for service; and Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary. Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when Rotarians with a shared interest in the language Esperanto joined together. In 1947, a group of
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