In order for our members to attend Noon Holy Week Services, we changed our regular Noon meeting to a morning social at a new bakery in town. We had coffee and muffins and enjoyed learning about each other’s lives at the moment. But, then we started talking about fundraising!!
In late January, Rotarians Ted and Vivian attended the Central American Projects Fair in Belize City. This was a continuation of a Rotary Friendship Exchange. Ted and Vivian have visited Belize before, Rotarians from that region have visited Valdese, we support a scholar from that region who attends WCU.
On Saturday, March 17, 6 HMS and 1 Rotarian helped First Baptist Church of Icard with their Community Consignment Sale from Noon – 4pm.
For our March 16, HMS Interact Meeting, President Beth brought in Tim Pons, the Aquatics and Fitness Supervisor at the Valdese Rec. Tim talked about his start at community college, then working, then going back to get his 4 year degree and then working different jobs until he landed his dream job.
Past Valdese Rotarian and Morganton Mayor Ronnie gave us an update on what is happening in Morganton. From the skateboard park, to 2 new hotels to a streetscape project, Morganton has a lot happening.
Summary of Address
As a part of our District – Ministerial Grant, we worked at the Drexel First Baptist Church Food Distribution that takes place on the second Sunday of each month. Our newest members – Tom and Sheree – joined President Beth for the afternoon of service.
Past President Jon Mercer inducted our 2 new members – Tom and Sheree. Sheree attended the social at President Beth’s home in January – and that was the start of her learning more about Rotary. They visited a meeting and decided to join us! I think they have visited more clubs than the Valdese club in the last 2 months – but hey, makeups are the way!! They have also already participated in several service projects.