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MLK Day of Service


Join us on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, January 20, 2020.

Over 300 volunteers will work together to package 130,000+ meals to be distributed in Durham, Orange, Wake, and Johnston Counties through the Interfaith Food Shuttle. This project is a collaboration between 15 District 7710 Rotary Clubs, Duke University, Interfaith Food Shuttle, and Duke School.

As a key participating club in this District Grant, we are looking for broad participation from our club. Last year, this event sold out. Please sign-up early. Click HERE to register. 

We are also conducting a food drive, beginning immediately, to help re-stock the food pantries at Durham Tech and North Carolina Central University after the holidays.  We are asking members to consider bringing non-perishable items at each club meeting for the next 6 weeks leading up to the event.  Bring donations to our club meetings, or if you are volunteering bring donated items to the January 20 event.

The most-needed items are as follows:

  • Protein: cans or pouches of tuna, salmon, or chicken;
  • Peanut butter (jelly or jam too!);
  • Shelf-stable microwaveable or canned meals (e.g. chili, beef stew, ravioli, etc.);
  • Rice (boxes or microwaveable pouches);
  • Pasta, noodles, and jarred or canned pasta sauces;
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese mixes; ramen noodles;
  • Dried or canned beans;
  • Canned vegetables;
  • Canned or dried fruit; and
  • Cereal, granola bars.
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Salvation Army Bell Ringing 2019-11-10 05:00:00Z 0 donations,fellowship,holiday,salvation army,service

Tree Planting Project


Tree Planting 2019

Twenty-nine Rotarians along with family and friends, came out Saturday morning at 9 to plant 36 trees at Chavis Park. Now Roti-The Rotary TreeRootie,  Bark-tholomew  and the others, will help beautify the park for years to come.
Thanks to everyone who came out to help and special thanks to Robert Barth for organizing the event. 
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Service Above Self 2017-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
5th Meeting Social 2017-02-07 05:00:00Z 0

Meeting Cancelled

Meeting Cancelled Monday January 9, 2016

Due to dangerous and icy road conditions, the Raleigh Rotary will not meet Monday January 9. We will return to our regular meeting schedule after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Meetings resume January 23rd with our guest Lorin Freeman, Wake County District Attorney. 
Click the "Read More" link for a note from our Club President Mary Moss...
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St. Andrews Dinner Valerie Evans 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Raleigh Rotary Leadership 2016-2017 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
In the News - Another Raleigh Rotarian  is Tarheel of the Week 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0

Graham Wilson - All in a day's work

Graham Wilson, Press Secretary to Governor McCrory

All in a Day's Work

Graham Wilson was named Press Secretary by Governor Pat McCrory in July 2015. Mr. Wilson, a fellow Rotarian, spoke to our club August 8. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see other club speakers.

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Techa Beaumont - Our Peace Scholar

Techa Beaumont - Our Peace Scholar

Our new Peace Scholar has arrived! Many had the opportunity to meet her and her mother, Starlette, at Reagan and Ardath Weaver's home on Sunday.
Techa is from Byron Bay, NSW Australia and will be studying conflict resolution at Duke University.
Following the fellowship she intends to apply her skills to developing mechanisms to address cross cultural conflicts and in particular use arts and cultural practice as a tool for healing trauma, creating cross cultural understandings and building peaceful societies.
The fellowship is an opportunity to bring new tools and skills to existing work within the NGO sector in Australia and also to apply these learnings to other regions of the world where reconciliation and peace building are pressing issues.
Techa Beaumont - Our Peace Scholar 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Conference - Korea

Leadership in KoreaDistrict Governor Newman Aguiar, Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, Ann-Louise Aguiar, Mary Moss, Jim Findlay, and Tom Smith enjoying a fabulous traditional Korean meal--Gangnam style!

Raleigh Rotary Leadership well represented at the Rotary International Conference in Seoul, South Korea.
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District Leadership

Rotariands at conferenceRotary Club of Raleigh is proud of District Governor-Elect Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, pictured here with President Nominee Kevin Sommers and President-Elect Mary Moss at the Carolinas' PETS Conference.
PETS (Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) is a training conference that prepares Rotarians for leadership positions. Participants from around the district experience in-depth seminars that emphasize participation in conjunction with fun and fellowship make for a powerful learning experience for Rotary's leaders
District Leadership Valerie Evans 2016-04-30 00:00:00Z 0

Amazon Smile



Remember Amazon Smile Every Time You Shop!

Holiday time is here! 
Every purchase earns our club foundation .5%! Click HERE to start shopping.
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Kirk Warner - Tarheel of the Week

Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Raleigh's president-elect, Kirk Warner, who was named this week's Tar Heel of the Week by the News and Observer! We're extremely proud of you, Kirk. You're a fine example of what it means to be a Rotarian and of someone who truly lives out the Club's motto - service above self.
Kirk Warner - Tarheel of the Week 2015-06-08 00:00:00Z 0

Public Image Citation

Raleigh Rotary Wins Citation!

James Davis and Valerie Evans accepted the District 7710 Public Image Citation for our efforts in publicizing our club and the Rotary brand. Raleigh Rotary was one of seven clubs to receive the citation out of 46 clubs in our district.
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The Works 2015

The Works 2015

We still need more hands to help out. The 4-hour shifts run 11 AM to 11 PM.
If you haven't joined us in the past then THIS is your year!!
Feel free to pass along to other organizations you are involved with.
Take a moment and check your calendar and sign up! 
Sign Up Now!
Areas of greatest need:
  1. There is nobody making cotton candy & snow cones all day. This is a very busy booth and really needs a full staff.
  2. The Kids Zone is unstaffed from 5:30-9. Just when people are arriving for the fireworks.
  3. Both information booths are unstaffed from 5:30-9. (Nobody can learn more about Rotary if we aren't there!)
  4. Both watermelon stations are severely understaffed.
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Dental Clinic Needs Volunteers

Clinic Day in Honor of Deah Barakat

Sign up to help at the clinic April 18th Free Clinic in honor of Deah Barakat. The clinic will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We can use two Rotary members at each 2 hour shift. They will be opening the doors for the patients as they arrive, escorting them to the clinic area, and helping with registration. Children 12 and older may come with a parent.

Sign Up Now!

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NCSU Hunt Library Tour


Raleigh Rotary - NCSU Hunt Library Tour

Please join us for lunch at the State Club (Chancellor's Lounge - 2nd Floor) followed by a tour of the state-of-the-art Hunt Library at NCSU.

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2015 Tree Planting Valerie Evans 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jan 11, 2015

Raleigh Rotary Represented at the Rotary Leadership InstituteMembers at Rotary leadrship Institute

Five of our members attended the Leadership Institute held in Cary January 10. From left to right:Mary Moss, James Davis, Louis Rogers, Rusine Mitchell Sinclair, and Reagan Weaver. Louis also had the honor of organizing this year's event.

Take a moment to ask them about what they learned about Rotary!


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Food Bank Service Project July 27

Food Bank Service Project July 27th - 9 am to noon

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Food Bank ServiceThe Food Bank is hoping to have 10 Rotarians that morning to provide volunteer help in sorting, categorizing and packaging donated food items from area suppliers and farmers. Although the exact work varies, no heavy lifting is required, and typical activities in the past have involved sorting fruits, vegetables and eggs for quality, and packaging those items into smaller containers that can be distributed to the Food Bank’s many participating local organizations. Use the SignUpGenius below

Sign Up!


Questions should be directed to Duncan Jennings.

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Celebrating in style!

Posted by Valerie Evans on Dec 15, 2014

Eric Ellwood SkydivingThis is how you celebrate 92!

Our own Eric Ellwood decided to show that 92 is the new 30 by going on a skydiving adventure.

Congrats Eric! Rotarians fly high in more ways than one.

Celebrating in style! Valerie Evans 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, December 1, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Nov 30, 2014

4-Way Test ImageFour-way Test Speech Contest (Eric Stevens)

"Four-way Test Contest Winner Presentations"

Every year our Rotary Club sponsors the T. Harry Gatton 4 Way Test Essay contest for area middle school students.   The students who submitted winning essays describing how they apply the 4 Way test to an important decision in their lives will read their essays to the club and receive recognition and cash prizes.

Monday, December 1, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, November 17, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Nov 15, 2014

Rich Adelman Rich Adelman, MD

"Ebola Update: What We Have Learned & Other Medical Updates"

Dr. Adelman is well known and respected in the medical and Raleigh community, having practiced family medicine for over 30 years. After receiving his M.D. degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, he completed his three year residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Adelman is board certificated in Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Rex Hospital, a member of the UNC system, as well as served as Chief of the Department of Medicine at Raleigh Community Hospital. Dr. Adelman organized the first Jewish Health Fair in Raleigh which has continued growing for 23 years. He is currently working on a project to bring health care to underserved populations in Raleigh.

Monday, November 17, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-11-16 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, November 10, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Nov 09, 2014

ImageKirk Warner

Veterans Day is intended to honor all American veterans, living and dead. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans--living or dead--but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. It annually focuses the country’s attention on the human cost of sustaining freedom and independence.


Monday, November 10, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, November 3, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Nov 02, 2014

Brazilian Vocational Training Team
"Learn about the VTT"

The Vocational Training Team is a new focus offered under the Future Vision Plan. It has similarities and differences from the traditional Rotary Group Study Exchange (GSE). There are two major goals for a vocational training team:
1) enhance their own vocational skills and/or provide professional training to others; and
2) provide sustainable measurable outcomes.

Rotary District 7710, in collaboration with Alzheimers North Carolina, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Vocational Training Team from Brazil, November 1-15, 2014. The 15-member team, consisting of 13 Healthcare Professionals and 2 politicians from the Assis region in Brazil, will spend two weeks primarily in the Raleigh/Durham area, learning about Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and care provided from a multi-disciplinary approach.


Monday, November 3, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, October 27, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Oct 26, 2014

ImageSpeaker: John Kane - Kane Realty

Topic:  North Hills - Midtown

Monday, October 27, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, October 20, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Oct 19, 2014

EntreChris GergenChris Gergen (Patrick Reilly)

"Social Entrepreneurialism"

Christopher is CEO of Forward Impact that unleashes the impact potential of next generation entrepreneurial leaders. This work includes launching community-based strategies to develop and scale high-impact entrepreneurs including Bull City Forward in Durham, NC, Queen City Forward in Charlotte, NC, Moore Forward in Moore County, NC, HQ Raleigh, and Think House – an entrepreneurial living community in Raleigh. Forward Impact also helps schools, universities, and communities develop transformational entrepreneurial leadership experiences with partners such as the Center for Creative Leadership, where Christopher is Innovator in Residence. Forward Impact also consults with state and national clients including helping launch and scale the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Carolina CAN, and the NC Charter School Accelerator. This work complements Christopher’s role as a social entrepreneurship fellow with Duke University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship initiative.

Monday, October 20, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, October 6, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Oct 05, 2014

ImageJames Davis

"The Rotary Elevator Pitch - learn how to spread the good news of Rotary to prospective members!"

Monday, October 6, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Tickets Now Available! Valerie Evans 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, September 29, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Sep 28, 2014

Dr. Bruce Cairns, MD, FACS (Bill Sigmon)

"UNC Physicians Assistant Program"

About the UNC PA Program:

The UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine is developing a new Physician Assistant (PA) Program which is scheduled to enroll the first class of students in 2016.  The UNC PA program will build upon the highly specialized training of U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Sergeants to allow the transition of their unique skills and other medically trained veterans into civilian healthcare as they muster out of the military.  The mission of the UNC PA program is to promote high-quality, accessible, patient-centered health care for the people of North Carolina and the nation through excellence in education, scholarship, and clinical service.

Dr. Jim Fulghum, who passed away last July, was interested and involved with the new Physician Assistant (PA) Program. His wife, Dr. Mary Susan Fulghum may attend this Rotary meeting.

Monday, September 29, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, September 8, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Sep 07, 2014

Foundation of HopeShelley Belk (Jacqui Roth)

"The Foundation of Hope"

Shelley Belk is the Executive Director of the Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness, and has served in this new role for two years. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, she also served on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation from 1997-2012 as the Eure family representative. Shelley is the daughter of the late Thad and Alice Eure Jr. who founded the FOH in 1984. She is leading the organization to expand their presence, and to become known as a leading supporter of mental health research and community programs.

Monday, September 8, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-09-08 00:00:00Z 0

No Meeting - Labor Day

Posted by Valerie Evans on Aug 24, 2014

ImageThe Raleigh Rotary Club will not meet
Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Aug 24, 2014

ImageDerrick Minor (Jacqui Roth)

"Start-ups, Innovation & Entrepreneurism in the Triangle"

Monday, August 25, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z 0

Wide Open Bluegrass


It's Bluegrass Time in NC

Sept 27-28

The Rotary Club of Raleigh has been asked to help out with a city event once again. Wide Open Bluegrass is coming back to Raleigh and our Rotary club has the opportunity to be a part of the event while raising money for our Wake Smiles and other projects.
Wide Open Bluegrass signup is available now!
Sign Up!
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Aug 10, 2014

Club Assembly

Join your committee and help our club plan our Centennial year's activities.

Monday, August 11, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-08-11 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, July 28, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jul 27, 2014

ImageSam Stone

"Rotary Club of Raleigh - History"

Sam Stone and Rusine Sinclair will present the history of the Rotary Club of Raleigh and answer any questions prior to our 100th Anniversary Gala on Aug 01, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, July 21, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jul 20, 2014


Leon Abbas (Reagan Weaver)

""Polio Plus""

Monday, July 21, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0

Raleigh Rotary Featured on City Show

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jul 13, 2014

Our own Rusine Mitchell-Sinclair was featured on the Raleigh Television Network RTN11. The interview was recorded in June and will be airing this month. This week the City Show will air from 7:30 to 8:30 each morning and from 9 to 10 pm on Monday and 7 to 8 pm on Sunday. You can also watch online at

Raleigh Rotary Featured on City Show Valerie Evans 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, July 14, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jul 13, 2014

ImageLyons Gray (Sam Stone)

North Carolina - Revenue
Lyons Gray, a businessman from Winston-Salem, was sworn in as Secretary of Revenue on Jan. 5, 2013 by Governor Pat McCrory. He has previously served on the boards of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc., UNC-Chapel Hill’s General Alumni Association, Salem Academy and College, the UNC School of the Arts Foundation, and the Piedmont Triad Partnership. Gray has served on the boards of visitors of the Winston-Salem State University Foundation and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. Gray has held leadership roles in multiple civic and philanthropic organizations, including AIDS Care Service of Winston-Salem, the North Carolina Nature Conservancy, Leadership Winston-Salem, the American Red Cross, and the Salvation Army Boys Club.

Monday, July 14, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-07-14 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, July 7, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jul 06, 2014

ImageJudge Rich Leonard (Wilson Hayman)
" Novel - "The House by the Creek"
Judge Leonard will give a talk based upon the true story of an ancestor who lived in Guilford County at the time of the American Revolution

Monday, July 7, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, June 23, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jun 21, 2014

Gary Taylor - American Society of Civil Engineers

" Report Card for North Carolina's Infrastructure"

Monday, June 23, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-06-22 00:00:00Z 0

The Works! July 4th 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jun 01, 2014

Less than two weeks away! Sign up now!
Many shifts still available!

Join us for The Works! July 4th 2014!


Once again Rotary will be staffing several booths to assist the City of Raleigh in it's Fourth of July celebration.

This year our club will be joined by the Midtown Rotary club to sell watermelon, cotton candy, and other refreshments as well as run the Kids Zone games. We will once again be setting up our tents along Fayettville street in downtown Raleigh.

Sign up below. Feel free to sign up family members and share this link with friends.

Sign Up Now!

The Works! July 4th 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, June 2 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jun 01, 2014

Charles EdwardsSpeaker: Charles H.W. Edwards

Topic:  NC Ports & NC Center for Global Logistics

The NC Ports serve very focused market sectors. North Carolina businesses have access to some of the largest US ports. Overshadowing this are many challenges in expanding the supply-chain industry in North Carolina.

Monday, June 2 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, May 19, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on May 18, 2014

Tim MannixDFRC Tim Mannix (Rusine Sinclair)

"Rotary Foundation Strategy"

Tim has been a Rotarian since 1996 with the Cary Rotary Club. He has served as Secretary, VP and President. At the District level he’s held a variety of positions culminating as District Governor for District 7710 in 2006-2007. Tim served four years as an Assistant Rotary Coordinator responsible for Membership in Zone 33. He is currently The Rotary Foundation Chair for District 7710. He and Cathy are both Paul Harris Fellows, as are their three children. He is a Paul Harris Society charter member, a Benefactor and a major donor to the Rotary Foundation. In April 2013 Tim was awarded the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service Award.

Monday, May 19, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-05-19 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, May 5, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on May 01, 2014

ImageColon Willoughby - Past Wake County DA

Wake County District Attorney C. Colon Willoughby, Jr. received his B.S. in Business Administration in 1973 at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Master of Business Administration in 1975 at East Carolina University, and his Juris Doctor in 1979 at Campbell University. He worked for Cameron Brown as a loan administrator from 1975 - 1976, and was a member of the business faculty at Peace College from 1977 - 1983. He was a partner of Bass, Willoughby & Haywood from 1979 - 1986. He was appointed Acting District Attorney by Governor Hunt in 1983, and was elected District Attorney in 1986 - present.

His Civic Activities include Past Board of Governors of Summit House, Inc., Past Director of Artspace, Inc., former member of the Raleigh Rotary Club, member of the Raleigh YMCA, and served on the Board of Directors for NCLEAF

Monday, May 5, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-05-02 00:00:00Z 0

Operation Omaha

Posted by Valerie Evans on May 01, 2014

Our Own Bill Sigmon will update the Club about Operation Omaha
Monday, May 5, 2014



Operation Omaha Valerie Evans 2014-05-02 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, April 28, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Apr 27, 2014

ImageScott Saylor - N.C. Railroad Company

"NCRR - Our history (past, present and future) and capital projects/investments"

Scott Saylor was elected President of the North Carolina Railroad Company in 2000 by its Board of Directors, after having joined the North Carolina Railroad Company in 1989 as General Counsel and Executive Vice President. At the time, he became NCRR's first full time employee I nearly 100 years. Today, his responsibilities include all management, operations,and planning of the company while working with private and community partners to bring rail-served industries to North Carolina. During Scott's tenure, the company has grown from approximately $300,000 in annual revenues in 1989 to more than $16 million today. The NCRR management team includes a staff of 14 full time employees. The company's 317 mile rail line, the chief rail artery through the state, extends from Charlotte to the Port Terminal at Morehead City. Scott's education includes a Bachelor of Science Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill, a law degree from North Carolina Central University, and he is a licensed attorney. He completed the Young Executive Program at the Kenan-Flager Business School at UNC in 1998.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Apr 06, 2014

ImageJim Hyler

"2014 U.S. Open Golf Championship - Pinehurst, NC"

We welcome Jim Hyler, the former President of the United States Golf Association. June 2014 will bring the world's greatest golfers to Pinehurst for the men's and women's championship in bac-to-back weeks of competition. Jim will give our club the "inside the ropes" picture of what happens during the US Open Championship. Do not miss this Rotary meeting!!!! 

Monday, April 7, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-04-07 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, March 31, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Mar 30, 2014

ImageCongressman David Price

"Update From Washington"

David Price represents North Carolina's Fourth District - a rapidly growing, research-and-education-focused district that includes parts of Alamance, Orange, Durham, Wake, Harnett, Chatham and Cumberland counties. He received his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and went on to Yale University to earn a Bachelor of Divinity and Ph.D. in Political Science. Before he began serving in Congress in 1987, Price was a professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is the author of four books on Congress and the American political system.Price currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is the ranking member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Appropriations subcommittees covering housing and transportation and military construction and veterans affairs. He is a recognized leader in foreign policy, co-chairing the House Democracy Partnership, which he initiated to help strengthen parliaments in emerging democracies. In North Carolina, David's constituents know him as a strong supporter of education, accessible health care, affordable housing, clean air and water, and improved transportation alternatives.David is a native of Erwin, Tennessee. He and his wife Lisa live in Chapel Hill and are parents of two children and proud grandparents of a grandson born in 2006 and a granddaughter born in 2009.

Monday, March 31, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-03-31 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, March 24, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Mar 22, 2014

ImageRaleigh Mayor Nancy McFarland

"State of the City"

I have called Raleigh home for almost 30 years, and have found Raleigh to be a fantastic place to raise my family and start my own small business. Over that time, Raleigh has experienced a lot of growth and change. We have seen Raleigh emerge as a place that consistently tops the rankings of the best place to live, work and raise a family. It is an honor to serve as your mayor, and I pledge to continue working to improve our city's desirable character and award-winning quality of life.


This meeting is held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 and the program begins at 12 noon.

Monday, March 24, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-03-23 00:00:00Z 0

Full Plate Reminder

Posted by Valerie Evans on Mar 16, 2014

Don't forget the Full Plate Food Drive! Bring your non-perishables today!

Items most in need:

Canned meats

(beef, chicken, tuna)

Peanut butter

(plastic jars only, please)

Dried/Canned Beans

(pork & beans, pinto, kidney, black)

Hearty Soup

(pop-top cans preferred)

Meals in a Box or Can

(beef stew, chili, mac & cheese, hash)

Canned Fruits

(fruit cocktail, raisins, apple sauce)

Canned Vegetables

(green beans, carrots, corn)

Cereals and Grains

(rice, pasta, cereal in a box or bag)

Fruit and Vegetable Juice

(100% juice preferred)

Dry Milk

(instant non-fat)
Full Plate Reminder Valerie Evans 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, March 17, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Mar 16, 2014

ImageDr. Alper Bozkurt - Assistant Professor - NCSU

“Cockroaches are our friends.”

WRAL TV5 - Raleigh, N.C. — Remote-controlled cars and airplanes are nothing new, but a North Carolina State University professor hopes his remote-controlled cockroaches catch on – not for entertainment, but as a way to save people in life-threatening situations.“We are raised with a phobia against insects,” said Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. “Cockroaches are our friends.”

Watch WRAL Story here

Read NCSU News Story here

Monday, March 17, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, March 10, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Mar 09, 2014

ImageSuperintendent June Atkinson

“Sally Smith’s Experience in Public Education”

June St. Clair Atkinson is the first woman elected State Superintendent of the Public Schools in North Carolina and has served in this position since August 2005. Dr. Atkinson oversees almost 1.5 million students in over 2,500 public schools. She has more than 35 years of experience in education. She has served as a chief consultant and director in the areas of business education, career and technical education, and instructional services within the NCDPI. A former business education teacher, Dr. Atkinson has been involved in instruction and curriculum development throughout her career.

She has held many professional offices and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Chief State School Officers.

Dr. Atkinson received a bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Radford University, a master’s degree in Vocational and Technical Education from Virginia Tech, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from North Carolina State University.

Monday, March 10, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-03-10 00:00:00Z 0

March Birthdays and Anniversaries

Posted by Valerie Evans on Feb 28, 2014
 Birthdays      Anniversaries  
Jennings, Duncan
Krehely, Brad
Dowdy, Pam
Reeves, Terry
Clayton, Ryan
Connell, John
Barfield, Matt
Livingston, Mark
Caldwell, Chuck
Crowe, Sarah
Warner, Kirk
Mar 03
Mar 06
Mar 11
Mar 12
Mar 15
Mar 15
Mar 24
Mar 26
Mar 27
Mar 31
Mar 31 
  Reilly, Patrick & Jessica
Davis, James & Deborah
Shuford, Gordon & Jamie
Sigmon, Bill & Mary Catherine

Mar 15

Mar 23

Mar 24

Mar 28 
March Birthdays and Anniversaries Valerie Evans 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, February 24, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Feb 23, 2014

ImageJan Rivero 

"Stop Hunger Now"

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North CarolinaJan Rivero currently serves as University Relations Director for Stop Hunger Now.  Prior to coming to Stop Hunger Now in 2011, Jan served the United Methodist Church in Virginia and North Carolina for over thirty years both as parish pastor and as campus minister.  She holds a Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary.  She is married to Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, and together they have four children and four grandchildren.

Monday, February 24, 2014 Valerie Evans 2014-02-24 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, February 10, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Feb 09, 2014

ImageAdmiral Cliff Sharpe

"A snapshot of the current Navy's Mission and Capabilities"

Rear Adm. Sharpe is a native of Lumberton, N.C., and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Afloat, Sharpe commanded Carrier Strike Group Eight, Destroyer Squadron Two, USS Stout (DDG 55), and (MCM) Rotational Crew Echo. Earlier sea duty includes Commander, Destroyer Squadron 22, USS Thomas C. Hart (FF 1092), as well as his initial sea assignment upon completion of Officer Candidate School in USS Josephus Daniels (CG 27).

Ashore, Sharpe served at the Naval Personnel Command and on the Joint Staff, Washington, in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5). Previous shore assignments include Surface Warfare Officer Community manager and instructor duty at both the Surface Warfare Officer School and at the Naval Academy Preparatory School. His first flag assignment was commander, Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Sharpe holds a Master of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island. He attended the Naval War College where he graduated with distinction and served as the U.S. representative to the Naval Staff College (Class 47), a program of work, travel and study with international officers.

Sharpe assumed duties as Chief Operating Officer of Naval Education and Training Command in October of 2011.
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February Birthdays & Anniversaries

Posted by Valerie Evans on Feb 02, 2014


Birthdays      Anniversaries  
Rizkalla, Sami
Moss, Mary
Middleton, Earline
Coats, David
Evans, Valerie
McLaurin, Bill
Blake, Mark
Feb 05
Feb 08
Feb 10
Feb 20
Feb 25
Feb 27
Feb 28 
  Condrey, Mike & Cecelia 
Rizkalla, Sami & Mary
Roberts, Cindy & David
Feb 12
Feb 15
Feb 23 


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Monday, February 3, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Feb 02, 2014

ImageDr. Emlyn Koster - Director NC Museum Nat. Science

"The Progressive Journey of a Remarkable Museum"

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the State’s most visited attraction, the largest institution of its type in the southeast U.S., and was recently adjudicated to be among the top twenty of the nation’s 17,500 museums for outstanding community service.
Emlyn is a geologist who after university and research agency appointments, became the CEO of four major science and natural history museums. Widely traveled and published, he is dedicated to engaging all stages of learning with the world of science and, in particular, to applying the toolkit of museums to the intensifying challenges and opportunities that surround societal innovation and environmental stewardship.
He was appointed a year ago to take the helm of the 135 year old North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jan 26, 2014

Rotarians Against Drugs

Join us today to see the winning presentations from Ms. Cassie Edwards' class. The top four speakers will be with us today and deliver their winning presentations in the continuing Rotarians Against Drugs Contest.

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Rotary Dominican Latrine Project Valerie Evans 2014-01-26 00:00:00Z 0

Location Change

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jan 12, 2014

Raleigh Rotary is moving back to The City Club Raleigh (formerly The Cardinal Club) Today!

Once again we will be moving to our new home, The City Club Raleigh for our meetings.

150 Fayetteville St Ste 2800, Raleigh, NC 27601 · (919) 834-8829

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Posted by Valerie Evans on Jan 12, 2014

Club Assembly Meeting


Members will meet with their committees to lay the plans for the first half of the Rotary year


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January Birthdays & Anniversaries

Posted by Valerie Evans on Dec 31, 2013
Birthdays      Anniversaries  
Ammons, David
Boyles, Jean
Hunter, Bob
Harden, Holmes
Shuford, Gordon
  Blake, Mark & Angie
Wallace, George & Patricia
Mullins, Brenda & Ken
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Year-end giving

Posted by Valerie Evans on Dec 08, 2013

In your year-end giving plans, please include Wake Smiles and our Rotary Gala!

Our Club has already raised over $85,000 through the personal gifts and pledges of our members and Raleigh Rotary Club’s Foundation support of the Wake Smiles project and the Gala.  For those who were able to attend the tour of the Wake Smiles Clinic at the Salvation Army, you saw first-hand how your gifts will support those most in need of dental care.  (We will be happy to make arrangements for others to tour the facility who could not be there earlier.)  We are proud that our Club will name this one-of-a-kind facility when it opens.  Our goal is to complete the $200,000 pledge to Wake Smiles and raise an additional $50,000 to support the Gala, the cost of the plaque on Fayetteville Street, an updated Club history, and other anniversary expenses.  If you would like to make a gift or three-year pledge, please click here, and Beth will get you a pledge card and brochure.  The brochures will be available at our Holiday Luncheon, too.  Our goal is 100% participation!  Thank you for your consideration, and thanks to the many who have already made their gifts and pledges.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Nov 17, 2013

ImageN.C. Senator Neal Hunt

"2013 Legislative Session including 2013-2014 Budget Issues "

Political Experience: Elected as an At Large Representative to the Raleigh City Council in 2001; reelected in 2003. Elected to the North Carolina Senate in 2004 representing the 15th District (Northwestern Wake County). Reelected 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
Presently serving as Co-Chair of the Senate Appropriations Base Budget Committee; member of the Commerce; Finance; Transportation Program Evaluation, and Redistricting committees. Also serving on the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations
Reared in Raleigh, North Carolina
Education: BS Hampden-Sydney College; MBA Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Nov 03, 2013

Special Meeting


The Raleigh Rotary helped to celebrate the opening of the new Salvation Army Judy D. Zelnak Center for Hope on Capital Blvd. The members were treated to a tour of the new facility by the dedicated staff of the Salvation Army facility on Capital Blvd. led by our own Pete Costas.



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Monday, November 4, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Nov 03, 2013

ImageGary R. Freeman - Duke Energy (Rotary Member)

"Solar Power and Renewable Energy"

Welcome Gary R. Freeman, one of our own members, as he will talk about Duke Energy - Power of the Future.
Gary was with Progress Energy, now Duke Energy and has been out front with regards to Solar Energy and Renewable Energy Sources.
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November Birthdays & Anniversaires

Posted by Valerie Evans on Nov 03, 2013
Birthdays      Anniversaries  
Akerman, John 
Schmitt, Harvey
Lovern, Mark
Everett, Simon
Guyton, Aaron 

Madry, Stagg & Randy
Graham, James & Patricia
Long, Sandra & John
Sayre, Jeremy & Mandy
Stevens, Eric & Susan
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Salvation Army Bell Ringing


It's time to ring that bell!

The 2015 Annual Rotary Club of Raleigh Bell Ringing Project will begins today Monday, November 30th and continues through December 24th.  We are ringing at the same location as years past at the Wal-Mart Store located at 1725 New Hope Church Road (off Wake Forest Road north of I-440) in North Raleigh.  We will ringing the bell on Monday through Saturday each week from 10:00 am through 8:00 pm (no Sunday hours).  Shifts are one-hour long and alternate on the half hour so that if all shifts are filled you will ring with two different Rotarians during your shift. Every Rotarian is asked to sign up for at least six one-hour shifts throughout the project.  
Remember you can support this project in another important way as well by donating funds to the Salvation Army and crediting your contribution to our club’s total. If you write a check normally to the Salvation Army don’t forget to put the check into our kettle to get credit for our club.
For additional information please contact Kevin Sommers at 919-573-1200 (work) or 919-349-6292 (cell)

Sign Up Now!

Or copy and paste:

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Oct 27, 2013

ImageDavid Cooke

"State of the (Wake) County"

County Manager David Cooke is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Wake County Government. In his role, Mr. Cooke reports to the Board of Commissioners, which sets policy and adopts ordinances that regulate Wake County Government.

David Cooke was appointed as Wake County's Deputy Manager in September 1996. He has served as Wake County Manager since August 2000. He previously served for 11 years with the city of Charlotte, N.C.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Oct 20, 2013

"Rotary International program to provide wheelchairs to people in need."

Welcome to the Wheelchair Foundation’s Rotary Resource Page! With the help of Rotary Clubs from around the globe, the Wheelchair Foundation has been able to deliver more than 895,000 wheelchairs worldwide. As a club or district initiative, you can participate in a wheelchair distribution as a hands-on Rotary project. Together, we’ve changed hundreds of thousands of lives with the gift of mobility.
Monday, October 21, 2013 Valerie Evans 2013-10-21 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, October 7, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Oct 05, 2013
ImageMarc Fusco NASA Solar System Ambassador

Marc A. Fusco has been a space cadet since childhood. He was fortunate to have watched Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon and has never been the same. Marc maintained his love of all things space throughout a career as an award-winning teacher and Shakespeare scholar, and later as a management consultant and business owner. Not content to be a bystander and fan of the space program, Marc left his life in business and returned to school for an MS in Space Studies at the University of North Dakota. He focuses on space history, commerce, and policy, but his knowledge and love of all things space stretch to planetary science, astrobiology, astronomy, orbital mechanics, among other things. He just likes to learn about, talk about, and teach about space.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Sep 29, 2013

ImageDon’t miss Monday’s meeting which will be devoted to a discussion of the year’s 100th Anniversary activities and opportunities.  Dr. Ashley Mann will give an overview and update about the Wake Smiles project, followed by comments from Bill McLaurin and Beth Briggs on behalf of the 100th Anniversary Steering Committee.  

After the meeting, the Club membership is invited to see a brief unveiling of the plaque which has been placed on The Hudson building (319 Fayetteville Street) commemorating the location of the first meeting spot of the Raleigh Rotary Club at The Yarborough House Hotel.


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Rotary Family Picnic

Posted by Valerie Evans on Sep 22, 2013



Rotary Family Picnic 2013

This year's Rotary Family Picnic was a big success and the perfect way to kick off our 100th anniversary celebration.  Fellowship and friendship were truly at the heart of our afternoon together as we gathered in celebration of this Club's impressive 100 year history and in anticipation of its bright future.  We were also blessed with incredible weather for our special day, which helped make things all the more enjoyable.    
 There are so many people to thank, starting with our Rotarians who attended the picnic and brought friends, family and potential new members!  The energy and excitement of this group was felt for miles.  We estimate around 90 people were in attendance and ranged in age from 3 weeks old to 90 years!     Image




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Monday, September 23, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Sep 17, 2013

ImageSarah Myers - Bayer Corp Science

"Separating the Science from the Sensational"
The North American Bayer Bee Care Center, to be located at the Bayer CropScience North America headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C., is scheduled for completion in July 2014. The Bee Care Center is part of Bayer’s Global Bee Care Program, which provides a more focused and centralized resource for Bayer scientists and external stakeholders. The Center will bring together significant technological, scientific and academic resources, with the ultimate goal of supporting product stewardship and sustainable agriculture.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Sep 15, 2013

There is no meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013.

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the Rotary Family Picnic on Saturday!

We will be back next week with: Sarah Myers - Bayer Corp Science "Separating the Science from the Sensational"

Monday, September 16, 2013 Valerie Evans 2013-09-16 00:00:00Z 0

Bluegrass Festival Comes to Raleigh and Raleigh Rotary Joins the Festivities

Posted by Valerie Evans on Sep 08, 2013


September 27 & 28 the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival comes to Raleigh for the first time and the City has once again turned to Rotary to be a part.  We have the opportunity to staff the Kids Zone games and some refreshment stands to raise money for our Wake Smiles project.

The Fourth of July Works was a huge success, raising over $4,000 for Wake smiles. To sign up for a shift to help add to successful partnership with the City of Raleigh:

Sign Up Now!


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Monday September, 9, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Sep 08, 2013


Carol Linden - Effective With People LLC

People are different. Understanding how we perceive and decide about things differently can make all the difference in the world in how effective we are in dealing with the differences in people.

At Effective With People, LLC, we use:

  • Temperaments
  • Interaction Styles
  • Psychological Type (Myers-Briggs)

to help you turn those differences into strengths instead of barriers. The bottom line is that playing well with others is good business.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Aug 21, 2013

Orage QuarlesOrage Quarles III

News & Observer""Change or Die" How to survive in the digital age.

"Orage Quarles III has served as President and Publisher of the Coloradoan in Fort Collins, Colorado and as Publisher of the Stockton Record in California. In 1993 he was named Publisher of The Herald, the first African American publisher of a daily newspaper in the South. Quarles left in 1996 to become the first ever Publisher of The Modesto Bee in Modesto, California, and in 2000, he became President and Publisher of The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina.In 1990, Quarles was named Gannett Newspaper Publisher of the Year. In 1993 he was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalist’s Hall of Fame. He was selected as Editor & Publisher’s 2002 Publisher of the Year.Quarles is Past Chairman of the Newspaper Association of America. He is a founding member of the National Association of Minority Media Executives (NAME). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication Foundation, High Five: Regional Partnership for High School Excellence and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Freedom Forum, the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, Rex Healthcare and Wake Education Partnership.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Aug 18, 2013

ImageDaniel Alexander

"Rethinking poverty alleviation and the unemployment issue: A national movement birthed in Raleigh"

Daniel Alexander is the Field Director for Jobs for Life, an international organization that started in Raleigh, NC and is now in over 220 cities and 4 countries.  In this roll, he coordinates and oversees the network of Churches, non-profits, businesses, and individuals that are working together in a common goal; the dignity of work. For more information go to

Monday, August 19, 2013 Valerie Evans 2013-08-19 00:00:00Z 0

Monday, August 12, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans on Aug 11, 2013

ImageRamona Murphy Bartos
"Historic Preservation in North Caroliina: Outreach, Impact, and Value"

Ramona Murphy Bartos is Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer and Administrator of the State Historic Preservation Office for the State of North Carolina, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. She is an alumna of the joint Juris Doctor/Master of Historic Preservation Program at the University of Georgia, and Emory University (BA History and International Studies). Prior to her position in state public service, Ramona practiced law for nearly a decade in Georgia as an attorney in private practice for both private and local government clients, and served as a city attorney.

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Monday, July 22, 2013 Valerie Evans 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z 0

Speaker's Contact

Posted by Bill Sigmon on May 19, 2013

If interested in speaking at one of our Rotary meetings, or know of someone who would be a good speaker, please email Bill Sigmon at Thank you!

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Help Rotary Help Hospice Caregivers

Posted by Mike Tadych on May 19, 2013

The Raleigh Rotary Club supports Hospice of Wake County's program which provides baby or safety monitors to patients and caregivers for in-home use.

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Be a Website Sponsor

Posted by Cindy Roberts on Mar 17, 2013
The  Rotary Club of Raleigh is now offering sponsorships for our website! Ads can be text or an image, with or without a link to your business website. 
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Update your info!

Posted by Cindy Roberts on Mar 09, 2013
With the new website comes a new member database. Please login to update any missing information. You may also change your photo if you are not happy with the one currently on there. This also allows us to have a current online directory of members for your use. Thank you!
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Mayor Nancy McFarlane delivers the State of the City Address

Posted by Cindy Poole on Mar 03, 2013

The Rotary Club of Raleigh was honored to have Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane deliver the State of the City address on Monday, March 4, at the Raleigh Convention Center. There was a great turnout of guests which included Mayor McFarlane, her family, and many of her cabinet members and other special guests. 

Mayor McFarlane and Cindy Poole

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2013 Rotary Golf Outing Season Begins! Matt Barfield 2013-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Raleigh on UNC-TV Cindy Roberts 2013-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
NCSU - Clemson Basketball Game Cancelled Cindy Poole 2013-01-09 09:19:26Z 0
NCSU - Clemson Basketball Game Cancelled Cindy Poole 2013-01-09 09:19:26Z 0
NCSU - Clemson Basketball Game Cancelled Cindy Poole 2013-01-09 09:19:26Z 0

Book Drive!

Posted on Jan 08, 2013
Please remember that we are collecting new and gently used books for K-5!
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Book Drive!

Posted on Jan 08, 2013
Please remember that we are collecting new and gently used books for K-5!
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans

Surprise - Surprise!

“And now for something completely different”

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So You Think You Know Rotary... July 22, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans

ImageThe "Mount Vernon" of Rotary

For four decades Paul and Jean Harris entertained visiting Rotarians at their home on Chicago's south side, named after the street where she grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland-Comely Bank. Today it is badly in need of repairs. To that end the Paul and Jean Harris Foundation has embarked on a campaign to raise $3 million to pay off existing debt on the home, to renovate it and to establish an endowment for its maintenance in the future.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans


Induction of New Officers

On Monday July 8 the Raleigh Rotary Club celebrated the induction of a new president, Rusine Mitchell Sinclair and the board for 2013-2014. The District Governor Leigh Hudson was on hand to congratulate our new leadership team.

The Club also recognized two members for outstanding service to the Club and awarded them Rotarian of the year: Kevin Summers & Frank McNally. Four members also received their Paul Harris Fellow pins: Sarah Reeves, Sam Stone, Mike Tadych, Kevin Summers.


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Monday, August 5, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans
Elaine Marshall

Elaine F. Marshall - Secretary of State of N.C.

"Your Secretary of State's Office - the Swiss Army Knife of State Government"

In 1996, Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall became the first woman ever elected to a statewide, executive branch office in North Carolina.

Secretary Marshall was a member of the NC State Senate before rising to statewide office. She holds a B.S. in Home Economics from the University of Maryland and a law degree (JD) from Campbell University. She received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Campbell University, Lees McRae College and Meredith College. She serves as a co-Chair of the NC-Moldova Partnership for Peace and recently received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Republic of Moldova State University of Medicine.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Posted by Valerie Evans

 Rear Admiral Benny Suggs (USN Retired)

An exciting speaker, Adm. Suggs 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.

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Meeting and Announcements

Posted by Valerie Evans

Monday, July 15, 2013

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 

Rotaract Club 

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

DG Rick Carnagua's 2012-2013 Recap


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!

FOR MORE INFO click here

June 24, 2013

Jim Cain

“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.

"The Institute for the Public Trust"

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Peace Symposium

Posted by Cindy Roberts

Zone 33’s first Peace Symposium will be held Friday, April 5, at the Sheraton in Chapel Hill, NC. The theme will be "Peace is Possible” and is in honor of Rotary International President Tanaka’s theme, Peace Through Service.  Chapel Hill/Duke is one of Rotary International’s six Peace Centers and our Peace Symposium has been planned to coincide with the Peace Center Fellows presentations Saturday, April 6. You are invited to attend the Peace Symposium on Friday and the Duke/Chapel Hill program the next day.

A preview of a few of our speakers:

1. Past RI President and Chair of The Rotary Foundation Trustees Wilf Wilkenson will be our Keynote Speaker.

2.  Peace Fellow Amanda Martin, who is working in Thailand, will share information on her work with refugees. Amanda spoke at the RI Convention in Bangkok, and she is a great speaker. 

3. Brian Julius, CEO of Speaking Books will share information on his new book about Polio which was written in collaboration with Rotary. In addition, he is writing a book on Peace.

For more information or to register, go to

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