Re-Scheduled: Rotary “After Hours”, Wed, Jan 31, Melting Pot

Re-Scheduled  ROTARY AFTER HOURS!   5:30 pm – 7 pm, Wed, January 31

                                   WHERE: The Melting Pot

            202 West NC Highway 54, Durham NC 27713 (Note: new location!)


Fellow Rotarians, please join us at The Melting Pot in their NEW location in Southpoint Crossing (same plaza as Kroger and City Barbeque).  This is a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow Rotarians outside of our normal meetings, share ideas about club activities and learn how you can become more involved in our club.  Complimentary Cheese Fondue, and drinks will be available for purchase.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Danielle Kaspar or 919.313.9604 (w) / 919.599.4224 (m)

Salvation Army Bell Ringing Project


                        50 Years of Rotary Bell Ringing

Thanks to the 63 members who participated in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Project, Dec. 12 – 16, at Hope Valley Commons Wal-mart.
A special thanks to those who worked two or more shifts. We started this project in 1967.  Can you imagine how many bells we have rung in 50 years? This year we also had several musical groups:  Meg Solera and Vince Simonetti, Sherry DeVries and husband Mykola, and Deanna Labriola’s young daughter and friend who enjoyed singing Jingle Bells.

Interested in Joining Durham UK Rotarians?

    Join the Durham UK Rotarians      
Tues, 10/24     Welcome the Group at RDU & Train Station, 2:05 & 5:50 pm
Wed, 10/25     9:30 am, Full Day Touring Downtown and Lunch
Thur, 10/26     9:30 am, Tour of Duke; Downtown Tour, Rotary After Hours
Fri, 10/27         8-9 am End Polio Walk;  10 am Duke Gardens, Lunch,
and Bennett Place, Other Individual Options
Sat, 10/28        Farmers Market,  UNC Game,  Restaurant Dinner
Sun, 10/29       Options – Duke Chapel Service, Other Individual Options
Mon, 10/30     Mtns to Sea Trail;  Host Table at Rotary Meeting, Individual Options
Tue, 10/31       Farewell Group at RDU

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: