Monthly Archives: November 2017

Interact Helping Burke-Sunrise

Burke-Sunrise Rotary provides every school in the county underwear and hygiene items. HMS and DHS Interactors helped replenish the bins kept at each school. 2 Burke Sunrise Rotarians, 2 Valdese Rotarians and 7 Interactors worked.

Program – Continental Expansion

Allen VanNoppen, VanNoppen Marketing and Rotary Club of Morganton member, presented David Jones, General Manager of Continental to talk about the $70 million expansion and addition of 150 jobs over 5 years. David said the expansion was not just about adding jobs, but keeping the current site to keep jobs here.

Continental has 2 sites. Site 1 Electronic Braking System and Site 2 Electronic Suspension System. Their customers include GM, BMW, Volvo, Ford, VW, Honda, Nissan. Factories are very clean with hair nets worn and kept at 72 degrees.

Continental will have a lot of jobs that require a 2 year degree – high end manufacturing that can become your career – just as good as a four year degree. They are working with WPCC for training.

Grant – More Shopping

Beth Heile worked with FUMC-Valdese Hygiene Closet to purchase 144 sets of toothpaste/tooth brushes from the Rock Drug Store for $0.84 each for a total of $129.12. Rotary paid the bill, picked up the shipment, took them to the church, unboxed and stocked the shelves.

 

District – Foundation Dinner

The District Foundation Dinner was held in Asheville. Members from our club who attended: Beth Heile (as Club President), Bruce Bingham (as Club Foundation Chair) and Susan Bingham (as dedicated Club Member).