Service – Book Donation to Guatemala

Our Rotary Club supplied $200 worth of books to the children at a school in a rural area of Cuyotenango. Club Rotario de Mazatenango was instrumental in getting the books to the children. Thanks to Kevin for working on this…

Happy Rotaversary (July)

Each month we will recognize member’s Rotary Anniversary – years in Rotary.  We will present a pack of chewing gum to them to thank them for their “stick-to-itive-ness.” For July…. Paul – July 1, 1994 – 23 years Bruce –…

2017-2018 Board Members Installed

President Beth Heile installed the new board at the July 18 meeting. After promising to do the best that could do in their position, they were presented some candy. These dedicated board members attended two 2 hour planning meetings in May…

2 New Members Inducted

At our July 18 meeting, Joy Harding (sponsored by Beth H) and Vivian Carothers (sponsored by Ted) were inducted by District Assistant Governor Robert Rinehart. We started our July 1 year with 29 members, so we are at 31 members. Our…

Service – Book Distribution to Kids

160 students were able to take home 3 books each thanks to $500 from our club and $250 from the Valdese Merchants Association. Kevin Frederick, our Community Chair, organized the purchasing and distribution of the books.  Kevin and Ted applied the book plates (created by…

Announcement Slide Show at Meeting Start

Starting on July 18, we will have a silent slide show running of announcements and news while we eat. This will include specific events coming up for our club, pictures of recent service projects, reminders and more. I also welcome…

Rotary: Making a Difference

In 2017-18, we’ll answer the question “What is Rotary?” with RI President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme, Rotary: Making a Difference. “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives,…

Getting to Know Our Members

This year at each meeting, we will get to know a club member a little better by playing a game. A member will tell 3 things that are true and 1 thing that is a lie – in any order.…

Program – End of Year Wrap Up

President Jon Mercer wrapped up his year reviewing all the amazing things our small club does in our community!! Thanks to Jon’s professionalism, resources at Carolinas HealthCare System – Blue Ridge and commitment to family, he led the club to a successful…