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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Admiral Discusses Navy Roles and Responsibilities

Admiral Tina Alvarado spoke to the club Wednesday June 1 as part of a Navy outreach program. The Navy schedules several dozen outreach engagements a year, targeting communities with little or no Navy presence. Since less of 1 percent of the population serve in the Armed Forces, the goal is to educate the public about the services the Navy provides to the country both in peacetime and war. Admiral Alvarado is a Raleigh native. Prior to her visit to the club, she was the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day celebration aboard the USS North Carolina in Wilmington. Some of
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Trends and Key Focus Areas in Public Education

JB Buxton, founder of Education Innovations Group, talked about trends and key focus areas in public education. See his slide presentation below. Trends and Key Focus Areas in Public Education from Rotary Club of North Raleigh Also at today’s meeting: Scott Tarkenton provided an update on the Casino Night sponsorship status. The club is on it’s way to meeting it’s goals. Dee Dee Heard updated members that there will be a child-friendly host for the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner social on March 12th. A signup sheet was passed around during the meeting. Carol Hofer, a Rotarian from Zurich, Switzerland,
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Author John Hood Discusses Biography of Former NC Governor Jim Martin

John Hood talked to the club Wednesday January 13, 2016 about his recent biography titled “Catalyst: Jim Martin and the Rise of North Carolina Republicans.” The book chronicles the life and career of North Carolina’s first two-term Republican governor. Martin also served 12 years in Congress and six years on the Mecklenburg County Commission. He was a chemistry professor at Davidson College before entering politics. Martin was known for guiding political progress by meeting the needs of opposition to advance his policy agenda. About John Hood: John Hood joined the Pope Foundation as president in January 2015. He is the
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Dr. Ken Hudnell Discusses Water Issues in NC

Guest speaker, Dr.Ken Hudnell, Vice President and Director of Science for Medora Corporation and Director of Medora Corps Trent River Water Research Center, discussed reversing the trend of declining freshwater quality, and improving impaired waters such as Jordan Lake in the near term.
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