Food Packaging Event

100 volunteers turned out for our Rotary packaging event with Meals of Hope on February 25, 2020. We were able to package 30,000 meals that will stay within Burke County to help local citizens.

Rotary Free Bike Project

In an effort to assist citizens in our community that are in need of transportation in order to secure employment (primarily in a homeless situation or in transitional housing) we are spearheading a project to provide free bicycles. This enables…

Scholarship Winners

At today’s meeting, we awarded a few of our scholarships that we maintain through our endowment at CFBC. Emily Baker – DHS – forensic science at WCU – $2000 over 4 years Lindsey Cales – EBHS – nursing at Caldwell…

Rotary at Valdese 125th

To help Valdese Celebrate its 125th Anniversary, we will be volunteering at this event. We need 8 people 8:30-12:30 and 8 people 12:00-4:00 on Saturday, June 2.

Rotary Morning Social

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…

Program – Central American Project Fair

      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…

Service – HMS Interact

On Saturday, March 17, 6 HMS and 1 Rotarian helped First Baptist Church of Icard with their Community Consignment Sale from Noon – 4pm.

HMS Interact Meeting

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…

Program – Morganton Mayor Ronnie Thompson

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