Upcoming Program Schedule – September 14, 2015

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Colorful Little Libraries getting ready for a neighborhood near you – story coming!

Rotary — Bulletin — 9-14-2015 (PDF)


September 14, 2015 – Centennial Program: Arts and Culture

Sherry Devries and Julie Rigby Introduced by Brady Surles

September 21, 2015  – Caktus Group: Using Technology for Good

Alex Lemann, Co-founder

September 28, 2015 – Nasher 10 Celebration

Sarah Schroth, Executive Director Introduced by Arthur Rogers III

October 5, 2015 – Rotary Innovations Fellows

Emily Egge; Geraud Staton; Nicholas Allen Introduced by Chris Gergen

October 12, 2015 – NO MEETING Columbus Day

Upcoming Program Schedule – News & Notes

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President Lois introduces Sherry DeVries and Meg Solera for announcements. Sherri spoke about the Club’s sponsorship of Centerfest and Meg provided information about the “Regressive”

 Durham Rotary Club’s ‘Regressive Dinner’

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

5pm to 8pm

$30/person ($60/couple)

Enjoy Fellowship, meet and mingle with our Duke Peace Fellows, and dig into delectable catered food for appetizers, main course and dessert.

 While our Progressive Dinner has had us traveling from place to place, at our Regressive Dinner………we’ll stay put………..starting and ending at Nancy Gordon’s home, 3608 Stonegate Drive, Durham, 27705 from 5pm to 8pm.

With a maximum of 85 people, this event will likely fill quickly. Sign-ups will begin on Monday, August 31st. Enroll on the form that will be available on each table  and make your check out to Durham Rotary Club and place it in the event envelope. If you pay via cash you must personally sign-up and pay directly with Secretary Sharon…..no cash in envelopes!

Since this is our Centennial 100 Acts of Service year, we ask that you bring a couple of cans of soup, or tuna, or snack/grab items to this event as we will donate all items collected to one or two of the student food closets at our local colleges. Hungry students cannot study, and we want to alleviate their hunger and foster their success.

Questions…. contact Fellowship Chair Meg Solera, meg.solera@gmail.com

Dinner. Information about the dinner is below:

 News & Notes

1. Two Durham Rotarian contributed prominent features in Sunday’s Herald Sun. In the Durham Herald section Blake Strayhorn topped the page with a story about what “Back to School” means for some of the Habitat homeowners. On the editorial page, Sam Miglarese, coauthored a column about the impending visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

2. 2015 Aug Minutes Education Committee Meeting 27 August 2015

3. Rotary — Bulletin — 8-31-2015 (PDF)

Upcoming Programs

August 31, 2015 – Jane Brown, Senior Strategic Advisor – Business Development

BCBS/Mosiac: Accelerating Health Innovation in the Triangle

September 7, 2015  NO MEETING

Labor Day Observance

September 14, 2015 – Centennial Program: Arts – Centerfest


September 21, 2015 – Nasher at 10 Celebration – Sarah Schroth Exec Director

September 28, 2015 – Co-founders Alex Lemann and Colin Copeland

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Rotary Minute: Brady Surles

BradyMinuteWebOn Monday our Rotarian of the Year gave his Rotary Minute.  Like many of us older Rotarians, covering the highlights takes more than a minute…or two. That is a challenge for taking notes so I always appreciate it when our minutemen can share their notes electronically. Here then is Brady’s “Minute” in his own words. -jz

What does Rotary Mean to me?

Two things come to mind immediately — Service and   International  Opportunities:

I retired as Professor of History in 2008 from the Virginia Community College System where I taught in Richlands and Abingdon for 34 years and my family and I lived in Abingdon.

When I retired, I received a rocking chair, which I have never used, and we moved immediately  to Durham for the same reason many retire to Durham, 3 wonderful grandsons. Then I found Sister Cities where I’m currently serving as President, and then I found Rotary.

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Rotary “Sponsors” Centerfest, Sept 19-20

KayCenerfestwebPast president Kay Gresham shared details about our Centerfest invollvement.

Our Rotary Club is a major Sponsor of Centerfest, the big Arts Festival of
the Durham Arts Council, Sat and Sun, Sept 19 – 20, with 26,000 in attendance.
This is a great opportunity to get our Rotary message to the public,
and DAC is counting on lots of Rotarians to make it successful.

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As a Palladium Sponsor, here is what is involved:

— Our Club will be listed in the Program Guide as an official sponsor -with our logo.
— We can wear our Rotary Aprons as volunteers
— Our Club will have Rotary banners at two of the entrance gates
— Our Club’s name will be on the volunteer t-shirts as a sponsor
— Saturday will be designated “Rotary Day at Centerfest”
— Rotary will have a “Sponsor’s Tent–Rotary Booth) (20′ x 20′) for all Rotary Clubs
— Our Club made a financial donation for the festival as part of the
100 Acts of Service, plus we need to provide in-kind support as Volunteers
for the Entrance Gates and the Sales Booths (cokes and t-shirts).

Sign up for two hour shifts on  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848a9a62fa13-rotary2
or sign up with Kay Gresham and Sherry DeVries before or after our meetings.

Fill the Bus Strives for Goal

Strategically located between two big suppliers of back to school supplies, Office Depot and Sam’s Club, Rotarians from the Durham Clubs collected lots of them Saturday in a big step towards reaching this years goal of $120,000 of supplies for Crayons2Calculators.

The interview of District Governor Newman Aguiar being filmed in one of the pictures can be found at the WNCN website here. Short but sweet!

If you missed the event, click through to the C2C website to make a donation.

First eClub of District 7710 Chartered

Rotary District Governor Newman Aguiar chaired the event to celebrate the charter of the first e-Club of D-7710. Among those gracing the occasion were Immediate Past District Governor Matthew Kane, Assistant District Governor Joyce McKinney and many Rotarians from area Clubs. Also present were several members of the Sister City of Arusha (Tanzania) Committee, many among them members of the e-Club and supporting the first service project of the e-Club in Arusha to improve supply of potable water to the children at St. Joseph’s School.

Submitted by BC Dash