Community Service

The Community Service committees include the East Durham Children's Initiative, the Poinsettia Fundraiser, The Scholarship Committee and the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Committee.

Rotary Rangers Event in District Newsletter

Todd in District NLCommunications guru Mark Lazenby got more exposure for the Reading Rangers/YE Smith video hook-up with elementary students in India. If you haven’t seen the new “flipbook” newsletter, check it out. It is a real treat.

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: Recruiting


Mimi O’Brian shares a big smile and the opportunity for 64 volunteers to help out on the Books on Break project. Be sure to check the tables at every meeting during the Centennial year for volunteer opportunities. David Reese was also there last week recruiting 20 volunteers to help clean up a Cherry Grove Park playground at the church near EDCI’s office on Driver Street recognizable by its multi-colored picket fence.

Rotarians inspire Emily K students

19 March 2015

BC Dash and Deirdre Haj spent the evening with students from the Emily K center.  They related the experience of their careers and answered questions of students.  This night is invaluable to students as they prepare to go to college and enter the workforce.  Insights and advice are very helpful to these students.  This is the second time Rotarians have supported this bi-annual event at Emily K.  Our club is blessed with some generous and successful people, the Emily K kids were impressed.

BC Dash shares with Emily K students

Deirdre Haj shares her career

Deirdre Haj shares her career

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.