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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Prosthetics & Orthotics for the Poor of Guatemala

The speaker Wednesday was Brent Wright of EastPoint Prosthetics & Orthotics here in Raleigh. Brent spent several years of his childhood living in Ecuador with his parents. He saw, first hand, the poverty there and also in Guatemala. His business is making and fitting artificial limbs for people here in the US. He also spends a great deal of his time providing inexpensive prosthetic appliances to the poor in Guatemala.
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President’s Corner-April 2014

Well, the last three months of my term as president of the Rotary Club of North Raleigh has started with a bang. It has been a great nine months and we are looking to finish the year strong. With a new member to be added in May and the scheduled events of April and May, it will be a whirlwind couple of months. The month began with the 71st District 7710 Convention in Asheville, North Carolina. It was last weekend and everyone in attendance had a wonderful experience. We enjoyed some great company, heard from some very special people and
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President’s Corner, March 2014

It is hard to believe the Rotary year is almost over with less than four months remaining as president of this amazing club. I have enjoyed every minute, though it has been a challenge at times and very time-consuming. I know the club will be in good hands over the next few years as President-Elect Jay Williams and President-Nominee Chris Morden start preparing to fill these shoes. Speaking of which, the duo will be heading to Greensboro this weekend for President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) and I am sure they will return with much passion for Rotary and this club’s future…and
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Member Focus: Traveling Together, Serving Together: Terry Hutchens and Steven Nelson

Traveling together for a cause can be an interesting experience and its no difference when it comes to representing the Rotary Club of North Raleigh in Guatemala. This month, two gentlemen from this club travelled to Guatemala for a life-alliterating experience. Guatemala is one of the poorest and most illiterate nations in the Western Hemisphere. Traveling there is an experience in itself, but traveling there to visit rural schools is challenging.   Past President Terry Hutchens made his second trip to Guatemala in 2014. As the president when this project was brought to the club, he has been instrumental in
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An Excerpt from the Guatemala Literacy Project Tour!

This video is just a sampling of the experiences of President Steven Nelson and Past President Terry Hutchens as they traveled to Guatemala last week. Filmed by Steven Nelson, it is not a perfect video and not perfectly edited. His limited knowledge of film and editing shows in this video. One of the great things that both Steven and Terry took from this week in Guatemala is the abject poverty experienced in the rural parts of this country. We visited the home of one of the scholarship students and ten people lived in a two room brick home with limited
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What is the impact of Rotary on the world?

This is a very difficult answer to explain in such a few short paragraphs, but let’s discuss some of the ways it impacts the world. Rotary can be described as an international organization with projects throughout the world. Many of these projects are considered international projects, but in a way, they are all local projects, supported on an international level. This is the case since any project hoping to get a global matching grant needs to be a partnership with a host club, who will be instrumental in the sustainability of that project. In other words, if the Rotary Club
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President’s Corner-January 2014

As we approach the last six months of my term as your president, I am amazed at all of the things we have accomplished over such a short period of time. From the donation to Operation Coming Home to the 20+ participants to the Stop Hunger Now food packing day to assisting one of our member’s with her companies food drive, it has been an amazing six months with many more great opportunities yet to come throughout the remainder of this Rotary year. Some of the wonderful projects and events that will be coming over the next month include two
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President’s Corner: December 2013

After a week off to mourn the passing of my mother, it was great to get back to Rotary and the business at hand. The meeting this week was very inviting with many guest, a few returning guest, and a great speaker. It is just a matter of making them Rotarians, which they have proven to be Rotarians in spirit, we just need to make it official. The board meeting this week, which was postponed from last week, held some valuable information for the club…with some great information for club members and the community to see what Rotary is doing.
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Dr. Kevin Snyder speaks to guest of Rotary networking event!

Last evening, we had a wonderful presentation from a future Rotarian, Dr. Kevin Snyder. He spoke about Leadership and it moved many of those in attendance. One of the subjects he touched on was “thinking outside the box“. He didn’t speak in traditional terms, but talked about if we are truly thinking outside the box, or is it simply lip service. He gave us a little task, which Dee Dee Heard solved, and I wanted to include it here. The task is: you must connect all of the dots, using only 4 lines without picking up your pencil. See if
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