Program – Kids Day

On Tuesday, Dec 5, Rotary looked like the kids had taken over. VES 2nd graders came to sing Christmas songs, VES Rotakids came to observe a meeting, Citizenship Winners from HMS and DHS were honored. What a great day!  

Interact to JIRC

On Sunday, Dec 3, DHS and HMS Interact Clubs went to J Iverson Riddle Development Center to push residents who use wheel chairs to Sunday Service. With 10 students and 4 adults (2 Rotarians and a Rotary Spouse), we were…

Valdese Christmas Parade

Thanks to Bruce and Susan for creating a special float for the Rotary Club of Valdese. Starting with a way to transport our Service Above Self Award Winner, it grew to include the Rotarian of the Year, any Rotarian and Interact…


Principal Karen Auton is implementing a STRIVE program at DHS with the kick-off meeting being February 5. The program will be a combination of STRIVE at Freedom by Buddy Armour, Ted’s program at Hallyburton and new ideas. Jeff Carter will…

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.

Working Together

The Waldensian Presbyterian Church Food Pantry shared 3 large bins of bread Drexel First Baptist Food Distribution mission. We are working with both as a part of the Ministerial Grant.

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…

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,…

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).