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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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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‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ Announced as 2016-17 Presidential Theme

Republished from Rotary News January 18, 2016 Author Ryan Hyland, Rotary News Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen. Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of
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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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Member Focus: Building Relationships around the World

One of the benefits of joining a local Rotary club is the ability to build personal and professional relationships with others in your area. But to join an organization that will allow you to develop relationships throughout the world, is a whole new experience.   New Rotarians Bobby Barnes and Mike Weinold are doing just that…building relationships here and abroad. Later this month, these gentlemen will pack their bags and fly to Santiago, Dominican Republic for an experience that is sure to change their lives…a Rotary Service Project. District 7710 will once again send 40 Rotarians to this poor island
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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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