2017 Vocational Service Awards

Jerry Patterson, chair of the Vocational Service Awards committee, presented the 2017 award recipients with Paul Harris Fellowships. This year’s recipients were Heather Cross from Read and Feed, and Tim Gillespie from Sanderson High School. About Heather: About Tim: Other Club News: Casino Night tickets will go on sale February 1st. The price is $75 until March 9th, then $85 after. Dee Dee Heard has a secret about how to get two available free tickets. See Dee Dee for details. Photo album from this meeting… All club photo albums…
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Boys and Girls Home of NC

Gary Greene, Director of Civic Club Development, spoke to the club about the Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina. He talked about the beginnings of the home and what it has achieved. Hensley Scott, a board of trustees member of the home, talked about his time as a youth living at the home. Hensley is a member of the Clayton Rotary Club and is the District 7710 Chairman of Boys & Girls Club of NC. The club made its annual donation of $2000 via our “BIG” check. About Gary: Photos from this meeting… More club photos…
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2017-18 RI Presidential Theme, Rotary: Making a Difference

“Rotary International President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley made the case on Monday that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service. Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, unveiled the 2017-18 presidential theme, Rotary: Making a Difference, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.” Read the full article by Ryan Hyland at https://www.rotary.org/en/2017-18-ri-president-ian-hs-riseley-announces-his-presidential-theme About 2017-18 RI President Riseley: More club photos…
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Rotary Beyond the Club

More club photos… DG Rusine Sinclair talked to the club about Rotary beyond the club level. There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 35,000 clubs in the world. We are in District 7710 which is one of 530 districts worldwide. Our District 7710 is made up of 47 clubs. The Rotary Foundation receives no funding from dues. All monies collected come from donations. And, last but not least, the Rotary Foundation is celebrating its 100th year of existence. Rusine presented the club with a congratulatory letter from Rotary International President John Germ for our 50th Anniversary. She also presented Frank Bouknight
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Duke Energy Asset Protection Specialist Bruce Pait

More club photos… Bruce Pait from Duke Energy talked about Duke’s Asset Protection Division responsibilities during natural disasters. About Bruce: Other Club News: This was the club’s first meeting in our temporary location at the Greystone Recreation Center.
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