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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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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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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President’s Corner-November 2013

Wow…what an exciting meeting this week! 1Lt Nathan Rimpf is an impressive young man with an extremely positive outlook on his situation. When he said “it was just a flesh wound” it made me wonder how many of us would have the same attitude. It is a valuable lesson that we can all learn and apply to our lives. I don’t remember who said it, but the old saying, “What doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger” must have been talking about the brave, selfless men of our Armed Forces like Mr. Rimpf. The money that our club donated to Operation Coming
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Another Great Week to be a Rotarian!

The North Raleigh Rotary club welcomed yet another new member this week when we introduced Matt Towler to the group. Growing is always an important aspect of the club and the addition of Matt is no different. We are thrilled to have him aboard. This meeting turned into a spontaneous club assembly as our speaker had to cancel at the last-minute to deal with a death. Nonetheless, the meeting went well and much information was covered. President Steven Nelson promoted the membership numbers. Despite a setback in the early months of the year, we are now even for the year
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Here we Grow Again!

At this week’s meeting we inducted a new member, Matt Johnson and he makes the third new member we have added this year with two more waiting over the next couple of weeks. This is great for the club and great for its future. October is Foundation month and with it comes a focus on our efforts globally to ‘do good’ in the world. Hearing from our District Foundation Chair Tim Mannix, the numbers and impact that Rotary has in the world is astounding. The Foundation is the charity arm of Rotary and it is impressive that less than 10%
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Pakistan’s Polio Campaign!

We are pleased to announce that PBS has aired a segment on polio in Pakistan. The story includes the voices of health workers, religious leaders, and Rotary Pakistan, including our National PolioPlus Chair Aziz Memon. Throughout the segment, viewers can see multiple Rotary visuals, including our End Polio Now logo. PBS first aired the segment over the weekend on its Religion & Ethics Newsweekly program. It aired again on 7 October on PBS NewsHour. Rotarys Media Relations team worked directly with the PBS producers ahead of their trip to Pakistan to ensure that they were able to see the tremendous
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Ed Shook Golf Classic, Elizabeth Gardner & Other Projects

Ed Shook Golf Classic As we approach the end of the month, we continue to prepare for the Ed Shook Golf Classic. It is scheduled for Sept. 30th at the Raleigh Country Club. This is the third year the North Raleigh Rotary club has partnered with the Frankie Lemmon Foundation with this golf tournament. The event is celebrating its 49th year and it has been highly successful over the years to bring needed resources to Wake County children who are in need for a specialized education. The Frankie Lemmon School is dedicated to providing a superior education, advocacy and support
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North Raleigh Rotary Club Quarterly Assembly

The North Raleigh Rotary club conducted its first club assembly for the 2013-14 year. President Steven Nelson headed up the meeting and discussed the goals and the many projects that are coming up in the next several months. Outlining the goals, he reminded the membership that the goal is for every member to invite at least one potential member guest throughout the year. “If we can get at least 60 guest, we should easily be able to convert up to 25% into members, thus growing membership dramatically throughout the year”, announced President Nelson. “Membership has to be our primary focus
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