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.

New Members Inducted

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.

 

Memory Cafe – March Event

Our second Memory Cafe for memory loss patients and their caregivers was held on March 22.  The speaker, Karen Phoenix with Project Care (WPCOG) talked about a program designed to help caregivers receive potential financial resources so they can secure respite care for the loved one they are caring for. The craft was Sand Art with mashed Froot Loops/Fruity Pebbles