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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Howie Feldman Joins the Rotary Club of North Raleigh

The Club welcomed new member Howie Feldman on Wednesday October 12th. Howie is with Integrated Inusrance Solutions and is a broker for life insurance and employee benefits. See more about him on his profile (link below). Other Club News: Club President Scott Tarkenton led the assembly providing status to the club on the Presidential Citation for this year. Erik Grunwald talked about The Rotary Foundation’s 100th anniversary and how important it is for us to contribute. He also talked about points-matching opportunities for those wishing to become Paul Harris Fellows. Erika Stewart visited our club Wednesday. Erika is a Rotarian
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RI President’s Message on Membership Priority

At the August 31 meeting, Club President Scott Tarkenton played a video from RI President John Germ emphasizing membership priority. Here is a replay of that video: Thank You for Making Membership a Priority from Rotary International on Vimeo. About John Germ:
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Welcome New Members Chase and Tressa Sutphin

August is starting out great for our membership goals. We welcomed two new members on August 10th. Chase and Tressa Sutphin are our first husband and wife inductees together. They are planning to take part in the evening meetings but also attend the lunch meetings when their schedule allows. More information about Chase and Tressa will be coming soon. About Tressa: About Chase: Meeting photos: More club photos…
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DG Rusine Sinclair Visits North Raleigh

Wednesday 7/20 was a great day for the Rotary Club of North Raleigh. DG Rusine Sinclair shared her plans for District 7710 and pinned our newest member Katie Turnbull. DG Rusine outlined the 2016-17 Governor’s “All-Star” Rotarian Challenge. She also outlined how our Club can attain the “All-Star” Club Award roster by achieving five of six requirements by June 30, 2017. Attain all six, and our Club will be recognized as a “Hall of Fame” Club. Attached to this email is a pdf copy of the “All-Star” program and its requirements. Please print a copy and keep it handy as
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Club Offers First Evening Meeting

A big part of the Rotary Club of North Raleigh’s membership strategy is to increase the options available for new members to attend meetings and take part in the Club’s activities. From that strategy, the club has begun an evening meeting option. The new club meeting, which will take place weekly on Thursdays at 6:30, met for the first time on Thursday July 14th. The first meeting was an information meeting for interested members and prospective members. The meeting was attended by District Governor Elect Shafi Parekh, prospective member Katie Turnbull, and current members Richard Gantt, Mark Duerst, Scott Tarkenton
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Club President Outlines 2016-17 Goals

New Club President Scott Tarkenton led the first assembly of the year talking about our goals for 2016-17. Key Goals for 2016-17 Increase Club Member Engagement – Participation in club service projects, District Conference attendance, District Assembly attendance Support of The Rotary Foundation – i. 100th Anniversary in 2017 ii. Every Rotarian, Every Year Sustaining Club ($25/qtr) iii. Paul Harris Fellows iv. For more info: Erik Grunwald Grow Club Membership – < 40 years of age (+4), Female members (+2), Adding an Evening Club mtg Presidential Club Citation View his slide presentation below: Club Assembly 071316 from Rotary Club of
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What Does Football, Miss America and Rotary Have in Common?

Tiffany Ervin, an upcoming AG in District 7660 (Asheville area) visited the club Wednesday April 15th to discuss her Rotary experience and what it means to be a Rotarian. While cultivating membership in Rotary is a challenge for all clubs, her message is that we need to be vetting out prospects and inviting the right people to join. We may be able to induct more members by being less stringent in our acceptance criteria, but the lesser qualified people will likely leave after a short time anyway. She made the comparison with pro footballers and Miss America contestants as those
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2016 Spring Assembly

Wednesday March 30th marked the 2016 Club Assembly. Chris Morden talked about membership goals and the impact on our Presidential Citation award. Next year’s goals are going to be tougher to meet. We need to recruit 4 members under 40 and 2 new female members. Matthew Kane and Steve Ramirez talked about the Micro-lending Matching Grant program the club sponsored in Columbia. Matthew also discussed the District’s Disaster Relief Committee and the recent Carolinas PETS. The District’s Disaster Relief Committee supported efforts in Flint Michigan, the Bahamas hurricane and the South Carolina hurricane. Funds for these efforts were gained from
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