100 Acts: EDCI Playground Work Day

Playground flyer

14 Rotarians, plus EDCI Staff and community volunteers worked together to “spruce up” the Kaboom playground and offices of EDCI on Saturday, May 16.  We painted, weeded, cleaned up the grounds, and re-organized a multi-purpose room.

Rotary EDCI Playground Workday Painting

Darrell Miller (below) led a group of neighborhood children in painting the playground fence.

Our group gathered around our wheel barrow full of rakes, hoes, etc., as we finished another great Rotary project!

Rotary EDCI Playground Workday



100 Acts: EDCI Summer Lunch Program (& Little Libraries): 11:30 – 1:00, Tuesdays, June 16 – August 11

Join David Reese in supporting the EDCI Lunch Program and Little Libraries.

We need 7 volunteers each Tuesday, June 16 – Aug 11, to help with serving Lunch
for the EDCI Summer Lunch Program — approximately 100 lunches for families
in East Durham!!
WHEN:    Tuesdays for Nine Weeks,  11:30 am – 1:00 pm.
WHERE:   Maureen Joy Charter School,  107 S. Driver Street.

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Summer Opportunities for Our 100 Acts!


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100 Acts: Rotary Joins the Troops at Bennett Place Civil War 150th Event

Rotarians joined the troops and battled the rain and cold,
just as Civil War soldiers did, to volunteer at the 150th
Commemoration of the largest surrender of the Civil War
at Bennett Place, April 25-26.  With the urging of Rotary Generals
(board members) Sam Miglarese and Rob Everett, we
were stationed at the far outposts (parking lots), set up
equipment, and assisted the crowd to “stand in formation”
and to “march carefully” behind the Confederate and Union
military leaders as they rode their horses through the Bennett
Farm Place.
Below, Rotary “troops” reporting for duty at the Hospitality Tent,
wearing the Volunteer shirts provided by Rotary.
Stan Morris, Harvey Sellner, Roz Grace, Calla Sellner.
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100 Acts: Serving Lunch at The Rescue Mission with RI VP

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Durham Rotary members were joined by Past RI Vice President Jerry Hall and wife
Tasha when we served lunch at The Durham Rescue Mission on Wed., April 22.
Ernie Hall, Jr. hosted us as we helped prepare some of the food, and then worked
the serving line for over 200 people.

Pictured are Ernie Mills, Jr., Harvey Sellner, Calla Sellner, Steed Rollins, Doug Koenig,
Earl Tye, Newman Aguiar, Don Stanger, Tasha and Jerry Hall.

New Opportunities for our 100 Acts

Mon, May 4:   Bring Bags of Food for Boy Scouts Food Drive!
Bring books for the “Little Libraries” project.

Sat, May 16:  Work Day at EDCI Playground:
10 am – 2 pm.  Need 10 more:   Rotary Contact   Sam Nichols, David Reese

Mon, June 1:  Back Pack Buddies — packing food for Y.E. Smith School.
  Rotary Contacts:   Judge Craig Brown and Don Stanger

                                 SUMMER SPECIAL PROJECTS:

Tuesdays, 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, June 16 – Aug 15:   Lunch & Activities at EDCI Summer Program.    Rotary Contact:   David Reese

Fridays, 10 am – 11 am, June 26 – Aug 14: Leadership sessions at PROUD Summer Camp
 Rotary Contact:   Lois Deloatch

June 11 – July 25:  Assist with hosting visiting faculty at Am Dance Festival
Rotary Contact:  Jodee Nimerichter
June 15 – July 24:  Assist with “School of Doc” for youth at Full Frame
   Rotary Contact:   Deirdre Haj

Dates TBA:     Build Rotary Habitat House
Rotary Contacts:   Blake Strayhorn,  Roxanne Little

July – Aug:   Crayons 2 Calculators
Rotary Contact:   Marge Nordstrom

July 25:   Habitat’s “Bull Moon Ride” fundraiser
Rotary Contact:   Roxanne Little

July 28 – 31:  Carolina Theatre Painting Stairwell project
Rotary Contact:   Treat Harvey

Coming Events:
Planning for Reading Rangers, World Peace Day, Vision programs, Centerfest,
Christmas parties,  Salvation Army Bell Ringers.
Serving as Resource persons for school programs (science, global, literacy, ethics).
Club meeting programs on Education, Hunger,  Eye Care.
Ongoing Projects:
— Take a Kid to Museum of Life and Science
— SEEDS community garden
— “Music on my Mind” at Center for Senior Life
— Serving Meals and Packing Lunches at Rescue Mission and Urban Ministries

– See more at: http://durhamrotaryclub.org/#sthash.bKs45sFC.dpuf