100 Acts: Rotary & the History HUB

HistroyHubOur Rotary club was a major sponsor of the new exhibit at the Museum of Durham History, “Durham Beginnings:  1865 – 1885”, which had its grand opening on April 12.  The exhibit features several families of the Durham area during that period as the area grew immediately after the Civil War.

The exhibit also includes the picture of our eleven Rotary members who were recognized for 40 plus years of membership when the MoDH conducted our program with interviews on January 26. The public is invited to see the exhibit during the next several months.

Pictured here are Rotarians who attended the opening on April 12, with Katie Spencer, Executive Director of the Museum of Durham History:
Front Row,  L-R:  Ralph Rogers, Tom Krakauer, Lynn Richardson, Brantley Deloatch.
Back Row, L-R:  Brady Surles, Katie Spencer, Susan Ross, Don Stanger.

Submitted by Brady Surles

100 Acts of Service: Volunteer Opportunities

SeedspicxxxSEEDS Garden:   706 Gilbert Street (Community Project)
Saturday Mornings:  Rotary Contact:     Lizzie Ellis-Furlong

Helping with Listening to Music for people with Dementia — Center for Senior LIfe                       Rotary Contact:                 George Deaton

Serving Meals at Rescue Mission   OR   Packing Lunches at Urban Ministries?
Rescue Mission:   Men’s Center on Main St;  Women’s Center on Avondale St
Lunch or Supper — Dates flexible in April and May.    Teams of 8 – 10 for each event
Urban Ministries: 9:30-11 am, Mon – Fri. Dates Flexible.   Teams of 6 – 8 for each event
Rotary Contacts:     Judge Craig Brown, Ernie Mills, Jr., Patrice Nelson



100 Acts: Toyama Farewell Dinner

ToyamaRotarians, Lois Deloatch, Ken Lundstrom, and Brady Surles assisted with hosting for the Farewell Dinner for 18 students from the Toyama, Japan College of Foreign Languages and their host families on March 10.  The students spent three weeks in English immersion classes with Durham Technical Community College, and enjoyed being part of the daily activities of their host families.   Pictured with the Rotarians are Susan Urakami, Toyama Faculty Leader, and the Co-Chairs of the Toyama City Committee of Sister Cities, Mavis Mayer and Chris Boyer.  This is the third year of this annual study tour.

100 Acts: Cooking & Serving a Meal at Urban Ministries

Patrice Nelson writes:   The weather outside is downright dangerous, but that only makes the community’s efforts to offer food, shelter and a future through Urban Ministries of Durham even more important. Nine Rotary Club members and family members worked alongside UMD board members and our executive director preparing dinner in the Community Cafe for more than 200 very poor and homeless people. UMD also provides a safe place to sleep for 150. If you have volunteered, given food or clothing, or made a financial contribution to UMD, you are also part of our vital efforts to treat vulnerable people in our community as neighbors.