2016 Family Day

Erik Grunwald, long-time club member and current Rotary Foundation chair, hosted the club’s annual Family Day. The club’s Family Day is held each year the day before Thanksgiving and attending members are encouraged to bring family members. More about Erik’s presentation of the Polio Plus program to follow soon. About Erik: More club photos…
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Challenges in the Floral Business

Ed Carpp, co-owner of Watkins Flowers of Distinction, gave a talk about the challenges of the floral industry in an age of internet and brokered sales. 1-800-flowers and other brokers raised revenues and increased the volume of business over the past few decades, but belonging to their networks eroded profits. Watkins Flowers left the network several years ago and has increased profits ever since. Video of his presentation is available below and on YouTube: < Other Club News: Dr. Robert Keefer was inducted into the club. Read more about it here: http://northraleighrotary.org/robert-keefer-joins-the-rotary-club-of-north-raleigh/. About Ed: More club photos…
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Robert Keefer Joins the Rotary Club of North Raleigh

Dr. Robert Keefer was inducted into the Rotary Club of North Raleigh Wednesday November 16, 2016. Robert was a speaker at our club the month prior and was impressed with the club enough to ask about joining. Frank Bouknight, who was also an audiologist, sponsored him. Welcome to the club Robert! < About Robert: More club photos…
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Long Term Care Options

Ken Parson, owner of Triangle Health Solutions, spoke to the club about long term care financing issues and options. Ken is a member of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club. 50% of Americans above age 40 believe almost everyone will need long-term care but just 25% believe they will need it themselves. Costs In NC? 2016 Nursing Home: Semi-private $79,927; Projected 2041 Nursing Home: Semi-private $167,349; 2016 Home Health: $26,351; Projected 2041 Home Health: $55,173. What are the Long Term Care options? Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care Ins., Home Health Care Ins., Life Ins. w/ LTC, Annuity w/ LTC and Self
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NC Mental Health Care Issues

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman talked to the club about mental health in North Carolina. She serves on the Governor’s Task Force on mental health and substance abuse and the executive committee of the NC Conference of District Attorneys. Untreated or under treated mental health disorders affect the justice system significantly because sufferers are often incarcerated as a result. There are programs being rolled out to help those with mental health problems get treatment without going to jail. Watch the video of her presentation below or on YouTube: < Other Club News: Steve Wood gave Cubs fan Richard Adelman
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