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 CC – $2000 over 4 years
Courtney Hildebran – non-traditional scholarship – LRU – $500

We will also be awarding 4 $500 scholarships to Hallyburton Academy and a $500 to a DHS STRIVE Student.


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 moment. But, then we started talking about fundraising!!

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 visited Valdese, we support a scholar from that region who attends WCU.

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 degree and then working different jobs until he landed his dream job.



Service – BREAD Food Distribution

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.