Book Harvest Opportunity – MLK Day, 1-4 at Central Park

Rotarian Erik Benson invites you to join him for a Book Harvest project on
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, 1:00 – 4:00 at Central Park!
(Reminder:  We work with Book Harvest for the “Books on Break” project.)
You can bring books anytime between 1 and 4, or help with the event.
Questions?       contact Erik at:

Rotary Book Harvest Project MLK Day

3,053 Acts of Service -We met our Goal of 3,000

We Did It!!   160 members of our club participated in our “Centennial 100 Acts of Service Beyond Self” during our Centennial Year.  Our final total of 3,053 Acts of Service includes 55 Rotary Projects and 60 members reporting their Individual Acts of Service.

Christmas Parties at The Durham Center for Senior Life

Rotary at Christmas Party for Sr Ctr Little River Comm Ctr - Wendy Jacobs, Toby Barfield, Kiki Stallcup, Michelle YoungRotary Wii Game presented at Christmas Party SrCtr at JFK Towers Ctr

Rotary sponsored Christmas Parties at the three Satellite centers of the Durham Center for Senior Life and the main center on Rigsbee St.   On the left are the seniors at the Satellite Center at Little River Community Center, where Rotary provided the Christmas lunch.  Look carefully and you will see Rotarians Wendy Jacobs, Toby Barfield,
Kiki Stallcup, and Michelle Young.

For the other two Satellite Centers and the main center on Rigsbee St,  Rotary paid for the purchase of a Wii game system for each of those centers.
On the right, Rotarian Brady Surles joins the staff at the Satellite Center at JFK Towers as they look at the Wii game presented by Rotary.

Below  (1) Rotarian Toby Barfield attended the Christmas Party at W D Hill Satellite Center and presented the Wii from Rotary.
(2)  Rotarians Brady Surles, Brenda Howerton, and Margaret Morris presented the Wii to the Rigsbee St. Center participants.
(3) Rotarian Kiki Stallcup, Exec. Director of the Center for Senior Life, organized the parties with the assistance of the satellite centers, pictured here with the director of the JFK Towers center.

Rotary Christmas Party Toby Barfield & Wii.WD HillRotary Christmas SrCtr Wii RigsbeeRotary Kiki Stallcup & Director of SrCtr JFK Center

Can we reach 3,000 Acts of Service?


 Rotary 100 Acts of Service Challenge! 

      Goal of 3,000 Acts of Service?
               We are now at 2,515 Acts of Service!
(Includes Rotary Projects and Individual Acts of Service)
So – We need Your List of “Individual Acts”.
 (Not Rotary Projects, but volunteering you have done in 2015 separate from Rotary!)
48 members have reported their Individual Acts.
Can You join them to reach a Goal of 100 Members?
Reporting Individual Acts:   (Acts, Not Hours)
      Examples:   Volunteering with Non-Profits –Boards and/or Activities;
Special Tutoring; Unique Church activities; Arts and Music Groups, Literacy, etc.
Turn in your list at Rotary on Dec. 14, or to,
OR –Sign Up Genius (Click on the box on the right side of the Web page)    
     Also — Christmas Parties – your help is needed!
Senior Center:   Contact Cathy “Kiki” Stallcup
 Wed, Dec 16,  WD Hill Senior Center,   11 a – 12
 Wed, Dec 16,  JFK Towers Senior Center,  11 a – 12
Thur, Dec 17,  Little River Comm Senior Center,  11 a – 12
 Wed, Dec. 23,  Main Center on Rigsbee St      11:30 a – 2:00
Rescue Mission:  Contact Ernie Mills, Jr
Wed, Dec. 23,  Main St.   Especially  7 am – 9 am and 9 am – 11 am

Ringing Bells for Salvation Army

Rotary-Bell-Ringers-12-12-15webRotarians filled 90 time slots, resulting in 90 Acts of Service!

Many thanks to all who helped with this great service project and to Tom Kerns for organizing it.

In the picture new member Emily Oliver and Past President Susan Ross take their turns ringing the bells.


100 Acts Opportunities


Working in the Urban Ministries’ Kitchen Earlier in the Year

Rotarians:  You can help with these 100 Acts of Service:
1.  Packing Lunch Bags at Urban Ministries – Tues, Dec 1

—  See Patrice Nelson
2.   Planning Groups for Christmas Parties at:
—  Rescue Mission  — See Ernie Mills, Jr.
—  Center for Senior Life   — See Brady Surles
3.   Reading Rangers still needed  — See Todd Taylor
4.   Work on Habitat House  
— See Blake Strayhorn
5.   Plan now to participate with Salvation Army Bell Ringers