Solarize Uganda Now Updates

Today was President Jason Potts’ first official meeting as Club President for 2018-19. Our speaker was none other than Raleigh Midtown Rotary’s Past President and current District 7710 membership chair Nathan Thomas. Of course Nathan is also the Executive Director of All We Are, a non-profit that focuses on solarization projects in Uganda. Nathan gave the club an update on the SUN (Solarize Uganda Now!) Project. Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world and 50% of it’s population is under 15 years of age. With help from Rotary solar power is be used for lighting, water supply
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Heart Health Talk from President Mike Wienold

February is American Heart Month. Today, President Mike Wienold spoke about a heart attack he recently suffered while visiting family in California. Mike discussed many warning signs and ways to live a more healthy lifestyle. Thank you Mike; it is great to have you back!
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What are B-Corporations?

Steve Monti talked about B-Corporations. B Corporations are a new kind of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Certified B Corporations also meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests, and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand. About Steve: Other Club News: Dee Dee Heard, Steven Nelson and Ed Smallwood all received Governors All Star awards. Assistant Governor David Hayden presented the awards. Photo album from this meeting… All club photo albums… Check for videos on
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Members Work on Habitat Build-a-Block

Club members worked on the Habitat Build-a-Block project at Lake Wheeler on Saturday the 25th. The project was attended by other Rotarians in the District as well as current inbound exchange students and our club’s outbound exchange student for next year. Photo album from this meeting… All club photo albums… Check for videos on our YouTube Channel…
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About Asociacion Civil la Libertad of Guatemala

More club photos… Taylor Edmonds talked to the club about a program benefiting Guatemala. Video of her presentation is available below and on YouTube: To view the slides, go to our SlideShare account here: http://www.slideshare.net/nraleighrotary/taylor-edmunds-asociacion-civil-la-libertad-of-guatemala About Taylor: Other Club News: Linda Brooks, Matthew Towler and Frank Bouknight received District All Star Awards. Assistant DG David Hayden presented the awards.
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Economic Development Partnership at NC State

Tom White, Director of the Economic Development Partnership at NC State, was our speaker Wednesday November 30th. Tom serves as a liaison to local, regional and state economic developers and workforce development practitioners to connect NC State faculty, staff and students with new and expanding industry. His duties include implementing the Industry Clusters strategy statewide, chairing the UNC-General Administration Economic Transformation Council, and coordinating both corporate recruitment and retention/expansion activities with several governmental agencies. Tom holds his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his master’s degree in public affairs from NC State. Tom spoke about opportunities gained and lost as
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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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