Meeting and Announcements
Monday, July 15, 2013
""Following His Star""
Rear Admiral Benny Suggs (USN Retired)
Don't miss this exciting speaker, as he recaps his journey as young man from Whiteville, NC to N.C. State - Graduate 1969, to Navy Fighter Pilot, to Captian of the aircraft carrier USS America, to General Manager of the Harley Davidson - Owners Group and Riders services and then back to N.C.State - Wolfpack as Director of Alumni Association.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Installation of our Club Officers for 2013-2014.
The passing of the gavel.
Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, President 2013-2014, Leigh Hudson, District Governor, Cindy Poole Roberts, President 2012-2013
The Raleigh Rotary Club and
Receive the Presidential Citation!
Congratulations to both clubs for all the work they did to qualify for this prestigious award.
Cody Williams and Cindy Poole at the Prestonwood Country Club
at the District 7710 Awards and Installation Dinner.
To read the recap from DG Rick Carnagua, please click the link below
Hospice Needs Your Help!
We will be collecting new and used (working) baby monitors for Hospice of Wake County.
Please bring them to any Monday meeting. Thank you!
June 24, 2013
“Reviving the American Spirit: A ‘Small World’ Key to Global Prosperity”
This was the fourth time that Jim Cain has addressed the Raleigh Rotary Club; each time in a different capacity. First around 1984 when he was serving as Director of a National Independent Expenditure Campaign called “Americans For Reagan”; then around 2002 while President of the Carolina Hurricanes; then around 2008 in his Diplomatic capacity. We enjoyed his talk about the American Spirit - so appropriate before the July 4th celebration.
June 17, 2013
Frank Hill "The Institute for the Public Trust"
We enjoyed a lively and educational talk by Frank Hill. Frank ran for Congress at the age of 28 from Durham, North Carolina. He has a religion degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke. He was chief of staff to former Congressman Alex McMillan (NC-9) and Senator Elizabeth Dole. Frank is the director of the (bipartisan) Institute for the Public Trust in Charlotte which recruits and trains great new people to enter elective politics. The Rotary Club of Raleigh may possibly have some members in his next class! For more info see:
Frank is married to Judy Hill, who spoke to us earlier this year about her company High Cotton.
June 10, 2013
Eric Ellwood, Robert McMillan and Bill Simpson - Our In-house Historians
Moderated by Sam Stone, this was an educational and entertaining program about the history of our Rotary Club. Thank you!!
Rotarians Interviewed by Angela Hampton on abc11 ABC11 Community Affairs Specialist and Host of Heart of Carolina Perspectives (and Rotarian in our club) Angela Hampton interviewed Rick Carnagua, Barry Phillips and Cindy Poole to discuss Rotary in the Triangle.
The show aired on ABC11 on Saturday, March 23rd at 1pm and again Sunday, March 24th at 12:30pm.
It will re-air on our Digital Channel, a.k.a. “The LiveWell” Network (11.2 over the air and 112 or 1112 on Cable) at 8:30am Monday, 3/25 through Friday, 3/29.
June 3, 2013
Craig Lloyd: Futures for Kids
The mission of Futures for Kids is to connect students to Career Coach Mentors and businesses across NC through our online career exploration program and work-based learning opportunities (internships, job shadowing, career fairs etc.). We equip middle and high school students with the necessary tools to succeed in the 21st Century, while enabling employers to build a steady pipeline of talented, local labor. Futures for Kids bridges the gap between the hopes and dreams of our students and the workforce development needs of our communities. We are currently used in over 900 middle and high schools across North Carolina by over 517,000 students.
May 13, 2013
Secretary Tony Tata, Secretary of Transportation of NC, discussed NCDOT’s proposed Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way to fund and prioritize transportation projects to ensure they provide the maximum benefit to our state. His remarks centered on the need for a more efficient way to fund transportation improvements, how the formula works, and the ways in which it will help build a better quality of life for North Carolina. Fox News 14 was there and featured the talk on their website. See the link:
On April 15, the club unanimously voted to support the Wake Smiles project after hearing an informative talk from Dr. Ashley Mann. For more information, please refer to the Service Projects tab.
The District’s major project this year, the Children’s Book Drive, was a huge success, with 50,000 books collected.
Thank you to everyone who donated!
- Thank you to Aaron Guyton for our new 100 year logo!
- Please enjoy the E-Bulletin which is a new feature of the new Rotary Club of Raleigh website.
- Web Sponsorships are now available for $100/year.
- New Rotary pins were distributed in honor of the club’s 100th anniversary. If you do not have yours yet, please see Katherine when you arrive at the next meeting.
- Please check the calendar for more information on upcoming events.
- Please continue to recommend great speakers to present to our club.