New Member: Yvette West

New member Yvette West is surrounded by her sponsor Assistant District Governor Susan Ross, Vice President and Membership Committee member Erik Benson and President Brady Surles. Please introduce yourself and welcome Ms. West into the Club. Below is some information about her background.

Ms.West graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing — and a few years later, received a Master in Science in Nursing in Geriatrics from Cal State.

She spent the majority of her nursing career in Perioperative Services, and then moving into Geriatric Nursing Education for the last 5 years.  Yvette retired from Duke Hospital in 2013.

After retirement, she became an amateur contractor while working with her general contractor to renovate a downtown building for residential and commercial use. In May 2016, Yvette opened Bulldega Urban Market, the only Downtown Durham Grocery Store, which is growing each month.  Bulldega Urban Market is preparing to move into One City Center in early October.

Ms. West was asked to give a Rotary Minute as well as introduce herself. She used the theme of service and described a trip to Africa to use her nursing skills to help deliver babies and in the process establishing practices there that impacted the infant mortality rate…i.e. saved a lot of babies lives and the agony of losing a child.

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