Centerfest helps Durham Arts Council

We need Rotary Volunteers to help with Centerfest – Gates & Coke Booths
Go to Sign Up Genius for 2 hour shifts on Sat., Sept. 16 and Sun., Sept. 17.

Centerfest Arts Festival supports major youth programs of the Durham Arts Council:
1.  The Community Arts School:
 provides accessible, quality, continuing arts education to every interested child and adult in the area, with over 600 classes and workshops  The DAC School also has Summer Arts and Intersession Camps for rising kindergarteners through 13 year olds, and Summer Teen Intensives for 13-17 years olds. 2Creative Arts in the Public/Private Schools (CAPS):  This program is a partnership with the Durham Public Schools and other community agencies to place professional artists in public and private school classrooms. CAPS artists provide creative and interactive residencies that teach core subjects (math, science, writing, social studies), character education, and a variety of life skills through the arts. CAPS impacts the lives of over 20,000 students each year by enhancing their understanding of core subjects and their appreciation for the arts and different cultures.




Welcome Rotarians – Durham, UK, Oct 24-31

We look forward to having our fellow Rotarians from Durham, England, Oct.24-31.
There will be three couples and two singles.  We need host families for their stay, plus
anyone who would like to have some or all of them for dinner any evening.

Tony & Brenda Ford: Retired Royal Air Force; Retired Educator.  2017-18 Vice Pres.
They love music, (Tony plays the Tuba), singing in several choirs, and grandchildren

David & Jillian Jackson: Business Consultant; Radiographer
They love gardening and hiking, and their small children (4 & 6)

Edward & Cliona Kear: Retired Earth Scientist working with oil companies; 2017-18 Pres.
Retired Financial advisor
They both love gardening, hiking, flower arranging, and grandchildren.
Edward wants someone to explain Am baseball and Am football to him.

Clive Beddoes: Retired educator.
He loves music, hiking, and studying the American Civil War
He also says he is an Apple Computer Addict.

Judy Morris: Retired educator, worked with Disadvantaged Children. Secretary, 2015-18
Also worked with a National Dementia Charity.
She loves travel, needle crafts, and her grandson.

Rotary’s New Theme: “People of Action”

J. B. Duke Hotel – 230 Science Drive – Durham
Thursday, July 20, 2017 –5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
J. B. Duke Hotel Lobby Lounge

Contact David Reese at

Contact Melissa Mills at:

Contact Brady Surles at:

June 26 EOY “Celebration and Fair Meeting”

Come by 12 noon for Fellowship and Visit the Display Tables
(Committees and Projects)
 Enjoy Appetizers  —  Enter Drawings for Door Prizes

Our Meal: A combination of the Appetizers and Sandwiches, Chips and Fruit.
Dessert will be at the end of the meeting at the Display Tables.

We recognize the many key leaders of our 2016 – 2017 Rotary Year:.
RI Service Areas of Community, Youth, Vocational, International, Club.
  And we present these Special Awards:
Rookie of the Year;  Rotarian of the Year;  Nicholas Fagan Award

Door Prizes:  PH Points, History of Durham Rotary Books,
Centerfest VIP family pack,  One registration for a summer camp,
International Gifts,  Alzheimer’s Items, Rotary Eco-Friendly items,
Rotary Caps, Mugs, Tote Bags

“Celebration & Fair” – June 26

  “End of the Year” Celebration Meeting
12 Noon — 12:30:   Visit the “FAIR”
     Enjoy Appetizers
Enter Door Prizes Drawings

Information about the 5 Categories of Service
— Community Service
— Youth and Education Service
— Vocational Service
— International Service
— Club Service

12:30  “Celebrate” at the Meeting
Light Luncheon with Awards & Installing Officers

Close of Meeting:  Re-Visit Displays
   Enjoy Dessert — Pick Up Door Prizes

“Service Above Self” – Volunteer Recognition

On June 5, we recognize these members for Projects in March – May
Student Video Conference to India                Tom Bagby,  Michael Tharp
Books on Break                                            Michael Tharp,  Jenny Levine
RYLA                                                              Chris Hyland                               

Previous Recognitions, 2016 – 2017:
Projects in July — Aug
Fill That Bus                                     Michelle Young, Marge Nordstrom
EDCI Summer Camps                    David Durack,  Harvey Sellner,  Ellen Cassill
Projects in Sept — Nov
Centerfest                                          Lisa Miles
End Alzheimer’s Walk                    Doug Koenig
CART Challenge Days                     Marie Baker
End Polio Walk                                  Geraud Staton
Salvation Army Bell Ringing          Mal White, John Cross, Patrice Nelson
Projects in Dec – Feb
MLK Meal Packing                           Carver Weaver
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Lunch        Nancy Gordon, Emily Page, Nancy Marks
MLK Meal Packing                            Carver Weaver
Salvation Army Bell Ringing           Peter Jacobi