Paul Harris Recognition – March 9


Dallas Stallings presents Gerry Musante with his recognition for membership in the Paul Harris Society.


Kay Gresham is congratulated for achieving Paul Harris Plus 6 status along with District Governor Elect Newman Aguiar, also Plus 6, and Brantley DeLoatche, Plus 2.


Kay congratulates her associate at Morgan Stanley, the soon to be wed Elizabeth Pritchett on her Paul Harris Award.


Paul Harris Fellow: Jerry O’Keefe

PaulHarrisJerryOKeefeWebFoundation Chair Dallas Stallings presents a Paul Harris Fellow award to Jerry O’Keefe.

100 Acts of Service: Urban Ministries – Empty Bowls Event

Seven Rotarians worked the dessert table for the 9th Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for Urban Ministries on March 5th at the Convention Center.  This event featured fantastic soups in a competition between 16 restaurants for the title of “Best Soup in Durham”.  Patrons had choices to choose a bowl created by Triangle artists and artisans. This event is their largest fundraiser for the UMD Community Cafe, which serves 240,000 meals annually to homeless and hungry in Durham. The pictures show Rotarians Barry Curtis, Past President Don Stanger, Earl Tye, and Jen Noble. Also lending a hand were Rotarians Adrian Brown, Deana Labriola and Patrice Nelson.

Paul Harris Awards: February 23


Foundation Chair Dallas Stallings awards Seth Jernigan his PHF Plus 1, Tammi Brooks her PHF Plus 2, Jim Leak his PHF Plus 8 and hangs on to his own award for achieving PHF +4.


Dallas also announced that Todd Taylor, Dave Ross, Sheridan Van Wagenberg and Melissa Mills became new Paul Harris Society Members. Absent were also new Paul Harris Society Members Marty Morris and Gerry Musante. Paul Harris Society members have committed to contributing $1000 annually to the Rotary Foundation.

Paul Harris Fellow: Sarah Schroth – Executive Director Nasher Museum

SarahPHFWebFoundation Chair Dallas Stallings presents new member Sarah Schroth with her Paul Harris award.

Valentines Day Cards


Rotarian Carolyn Aaronson is not only a generous supporter of the Rotary Foundation through her matching gifts but also with her time and talent.  She is an accomplished artist and for the second time has created a collection of hand crafted Valentines that she is making available to club members. All proceeds will go to funding our Centennial 100 Acts of Service projects.

For the next two Mondays, February 2 and February 9, Carolyn will be selling them at the meeting for $10 to $15. She’ll take cash or checks made out to her. She has made 200 and her goal is to sell $2,000 worth of the cards. She has already relieved a number of Lotharios of $390 towards her goal.

For a rather modest sum you can add your own special message to one of these handcrafted pieces of art and forgo the drivel of a drugstore Valentine, but don’t wait, there’s a limited supply and only a couple of opportunities left to acquire one of Carolyn’s Valentine collection.

Here are a few more of the pieces for sale. Click on the images  for a larger view.