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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President’s Corner-October 2013

Where is the time going? It seems like this Rotary year just started yesterday, but here we are, already a fourth of the way through it. I guess it is true what they say, ‘Time flies when you’re having fun!’ I am definitely having fun as the president of this great club. This past weekend has been a very busy one for the club as we had two outings where we participated. First, the 2nd Annual Global Walk4Water took place this past Sunday at the WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary. I am proud to announce that we had massively increased
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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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President’s Corner-September 2013

It is hard to believe that we are in the last month of the 1st quarter of my year as President of this great club. We have had some growing pains with the caterer and setting up of the room prior to the meetings, but all-in-all, it has been a wonderful two months and I am looking forward to another great month in September. Last month ended with the Visitor’s Day and it was a great success. We didn’t have as many visitor’s as I would have liked, but those in attendance were very impressed with Rotary and I know
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Rotary Member Focus- Frank Bouknight; Dedication Personified

Every Wednesday at twelve-thirty there is one person you are likely to see at the Sertoma Arts Center on Millbrook Road, Frank Bouknight. It is his dedication to this club and all of its efforts that has made him such a mainstay in this organization. As one of the last remaining charter members of this club, he has been loyal to this club through the years with forty-six years of perfect attendance. Frank, born in Memphis, TN, was a Rotarian in spirit from his teens. His father was invited to join Rotary when the family moved to Columbia in 1955
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The District Governor Comes to North Raleigh Rotary!

It was an amazing meeting this week as we welcomed our new District Governor Leigh Hudson. Leigh is an impressive, down home gentleman who is passionate about Rotary and service. Prior to the actual meeting, several members gathered for a New Member Orientation where several members shared different aspects of the club and Rotary International. Three guest had also attended the Orientation to better help them decide if this is the club they should join. We appreciate their attendance and hope they make the decision to become part of such a wonderful club. President Steven Nelson shared the goals for
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President’s Corner-August 2013!

It has been a highly successful first month as we have had several great speakers that began with our very own, Dr. Rich Adelman and culminated with Author Kevin Duffus. This is just one of the side-effects to being part of a great civic organization and that is the opportunity to hear from great speakers on varying topics. Some of the topics, such as the war zone off the North Carolina coast, you may not have been aware if not for the speaker. However, the real reason we are involved with Rotary is the service above self aspect. July is always
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The New Rotary Year is off to a Banging Start!

If you missed the meeting this week, you missed a great one. A great speaker, wonderful brags and gratitude was given at this meeting. To start off, we had a great brag from visiting Rotarian Dr. Joe Gordon who attended our meeting to brag on the newly retired Dr. Ed Smallwood. Mr. Gordon was in one of the first NC State Veterinarian classes and spoke many words of praise for Dr. Smallwood. Dr. Smallwood is a great example of a North Raleigh Rotary member. He is very generous with his time and resources both to the club, his community and
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President’s Corner, July 2013

As we start the new Rotary year, we are embolden with new ideas and new visions for the club. We look to all of the ‘great’ things accomplished last year while looking forward to another successful year. Before we look forward, we must look back to see what we did well and to identify the challenges facing our club. As this is an open letter to the entire world, the challenges identified here will be limited, but most of the members understand the main challenges facing our club. As your new president, it is my objective to identify the successes
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Rotary Year Coming to an End!

In Rotary, the calendar year is July to June of each year, so as we approach June, we are approaching the end of this Rotary year. As such, we start looking back on the year to see what was accomplished at the district and club levels. Each year, the clubs look back on the year to see what accomplishments and what challenges they faced to determine a direction for the future. At the Rotary Club of North Raleigh, it is no different. We are looking back on the year to see where we could improve for next year. The current
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