Upcoming Program Schedule

MARCH 30, 2015                 JAMES SILLS, PRESIDENT –  M&F BANK: A HISTORY OF A HISTORICAL BANK

                                                   Introduction: Adrian Brown

APRIL 06, 2015                  NO MEETING!!   IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY                          

APRIL 13, 2015                    OFFSITE MEETING!! (Museum of Life & Science)

                                                JOHN GUSS, DIRECTOR – THE BENNETT PLACE: 150TH CELEBRATION

                                                Introduction: Rob Everett; Sam Miglarese

APRIL 20, 2015                 BERT L’HOMME, DPS CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: EDUCATION

                                                Introduction: Brady Surles; Don Stanger;

                                                President Vandana Dake

Program Report: What it Means to Be An American Muslim

FaruqiWebToday’s program on “What it Means to be an American Muslim” produced an informative presentation and lively question and answer period.  Owing to illness, the scheduled speaker, Duke University Iman Abdullah Antelpi, a native of Turkey and one of the few Muslim chaplains in American universities, had to cancel.  Fortunately, two very bright and articulate Muslim students at Duke ably filled in.  [Read more…]

Rotary in the News: Dr. Hefland and YE Smith Video Conference

HerSunHeflandTwice in the March the Durham Rotary Club has made the pages of the Durham Herald-Sun.

In the first instance the newspaper picked up the program report about the the meeting off-site at the Carolina Theatre by Dr. Ira Hefland of the International organization Physicians for Social Responsibility.  You can read the story on the Herald-Sun web site here. [Read more…]

100 Acts of Service: We Need YOU — Join fellow Rotarians for One of these Projects

March 30 Meeting Activity:   Bring Used POTS & PANS for Participants in LIFT.  Literacy and Job Training with the Literacy Center & Urban Ministries.  We collected over 50 items on March 23 from 15 Rotarians!   Rotary Contact         Reggie Hodges

“Serving Lunch” at Rescue Mission,  Wed, April 22, 11 – 12:45.      Need 10.
Rotary Contacts:  Ernie Mills, Jr.;  Judge Craig Brown;  Patrice Nelson.

Bennett Place Civil War Site -Commemoration, April Sat, 25 – Sun, 26.   Need 10.
8:30 am – 5:30 pm (Can do in shifts) – “Crowd Control”-working with Staff.
Rotary Contacts                Rob Everett, Brady Surles

EDCI   Refurbish the Playground and Children’s Room:   Sat, May 16, 10 – 2
Need 10 – 20.   Rotary Contact   David Reese

“BOOKS on BREAK”,  May 1 – 7.  Shopping with kids for summer reading.
Need 64 for set up, assist kids in selecting their books.
Rotary Contact:    Mimi O’Brien

Hosts on the RYLA Bus for High School Students –April 17 & 19
Rotary Contact   Chris Hyland

“Spring Planting” at SEEDS Garden          706 Gilbert Street (Community Garden Project) Any Saturday Mornings, 9 am – Noon:   Spring and Summer!
Rotary Contact:  Lizzie Ellis-Furlong

Helping with Listening to Music for people with Dementia — Durham Center for Senior LIfe Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee St
Rotary Contact:     George Deaton

John Hope Franklin “Young Scholars”            Interviews with those who knew Dr. Franklin for follow up to the book these middle school students wrote. Did you know him?
Rotary Contact                  Reggie Hodges

                                                           Coming Events:
Boy Scouts Spring Food Collection
International Highlights — May 11
Habitat House  — late June
Building “Little Libraries”
Bull Moon Ride for Habitat — July 25
Back Pack Buddies — June 1
Summer Programs: EDCI; PROUD:   School of Doc with Full Frame; Take a Kid to Life & Science Museum; Am Dance

Upcoming Program Schedule – 3-22-2015

MARCH 23, 2015                 ABDULLAH T. ANTEPLI, CHIEF REPRESENTATIVE  OF MUSLIM AFFAIRS, DUKE UNIVERSITY

                                                “WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN MUSLIM”

                                                Introduction: President Vandana Dake

MARCH 30, 2015                 JAMES SILLS, PRESIDENT,  M&F BANK: A HISTORY OF A HISTORICAL BANK

                                                Introduction: Adrian Brown

APRIL 06, 2015                    NO MEETING!!   IN OBSERVANCE OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY          

APRIL 13, 2015                  OFFSITE MEETING!! (Museum of Life & Science)  

JOHN GUSS, DIRECTOR -  THE BENNETT PLACE: 150TH CELEBRATION

                                                Introduction: Rob Everett; Sam Miglarese

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Rotary Minute: Erik Benson

Eric BensonAfter a brief invocation, Erik Benson mentioned his current occupation in technology integration with local downtown company Kontek systems…an interesting occupation for someone trained in American Literature.  The rest of his brief introduction, however, was about his motivation for joining rotary…that is being part of something bigger that yourself doing service work. Erik’s Linkedin page is here.