Brad Goforth completed his seventh book. It should be up on Amazon Kindle. It’s called Desert Blooms. The books may be coming out on paperback soon.
No birthdays or anniversaries next week.
Members Matching CART Donations in March
Chuck Lapp, Ron Melvin
John E. Barringer, March 1,1989, Past President
Hunter Bradford Goforth, March 7, 2008, Past President
Rohan Paul, March 4, 2016
Glenn A. Hines, March 1, 1995, Past President
Kay D. May, March 24, 2006, Past President
David R. Miller, March1, 1980, Past President
Richard J. Pockat, March 1, 1993, Past President
March 3rd Announcements
Local service – TreesCharlotte there were fully six of us (we can include Dr. Romy Cawood, right?). Kay May, yours truly, Angie Rikard and her two boys, and Romy. We planted 200 trees, and Angie and her boys found the prize hidden in the root ball of our tree, and they donated it to the club…a Vanilla VISA gift card!
Accepting Applications for Team Read Ambassadors Program
Share your love of reading with the under-served children in your community by applying for the Team Read Ambassadors Program. A nationally-recognized internship opportunity, Promising Pages is currently seeking the best and the brightest high school and college students to join our team this summer. Click here to see a video overview of the program http://bit.ly/1hKeBWA.
Why should you apply? Gain valuable communication, teamwork, fundraising and leadership skills while running a local, grassroots nonprofit organization. Learn to network with corporate sponsors and nonprofit partners. Make a powerful, lasting difference in the lives of children throughout Charlotte.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
How will you celebrate, on a boat, on a train, in the car or in the rain? We will be at Hidden Valley Elementary celebrating with Wilson’s World and with a few hundred of our amazing bookworms enjoying the Dr. Seuss books donated every year by Elevation Church.
Friday, March 31 – next deadline for a lower registration
fee for the Atlanta RI Convention, June 10-14 (see below) – I think over 30,000 have already registered. It will be like nothing you’ve seen before. I understand Bill Gates has been confirmed as a speaker, and you and your club members will be amazed by it all. It is THE best way to create long term, dedicated Rotarians in your club, so please strongly urge your members to attend. You can register at :
http://www.riconvention.org/en/atlanta/register and book your hotel NOW at http://www.riconvention.org/en/atlanta/accommodations. You’ll be billed for one night in May, then the balance at the Convention.
CART- Friday, March 31, yet one more deadline for today – for Karen Shore to receive club CART donations, to count for 2016-17 year. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1196, Mooresville, NC 28115.
Rotary Leadership Institute -Saturday, April 1, 8:30-4:30:, Mooresville, NC. Probably the closest to most of your club members – Dynamic, Interactive & Fun Event for New Rotarians and Prospective and Existing Rotary Club Leaders. Network, plagiarize, share and learn with the Do’ers of Rotary. Go to www.rli33.org for details and registration. Presidents Elect, please encourage a few new board members to attend. Rotary leadership is a little easier with RLI under your belt.
Annual Duke-UNC Peace Center Spring Conference – Saturday, April 1, 8:30. 14th, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Class XIV graduating fellows will present on issues of international cooperation and conflict resolution to audiences from the university and surrounding area.
Rotary Soccer Project is ready to launch on March 12- upcoming speaker is Ron Wimberly, Providence Rotary Club Rotary District 7680 is launching the Charlotte Youth Soccer Organization (CYSO) program at 10 sites that will impact 2,000 children in underprivileged areas of Charlotte. The Rotary Club of Charlotte is leading this district grant project, but participation of ALL clubs and Rotarians is critical to its success. The program partner is American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO, www.ayso.org ), which is a member organization of USSOCCER, and is also the world’s largest soccer club. The soccer program in Charlotte will be accessible to all children, from all economic backgrounds. Scholarships will be provided to those in financial need. The program will kick-off from March 12 and run through May. It will run every Fall and Spring thereafter with parent and volunteer support. About 10-12 trainers from the UK will come to Charlotte to train and coach volunteers.
Here is how YOU can help:
1. Host a UK trainer (even a week will help).
2. Volunteer for the 10 fields to help with games and set up.
3. Provide financial support from your Club to match the District
4. Register as a new AYSO volunteer at www.eayso.org. Contributions from clubs will help to provide scholarship funds to children, and cover key expenses. The project is being fully managed by Rotarians, hence every dollar will be accounted for. This project has great national significance as it will help to bring the community together and create new opportunities for children from underprivileged backgrounds. Contact – Ron Wimberly at 704-589- 2798. More info at www.ayso605.com
Youth Service – NewGen Peacebuilders
Thanks to individual clubs that are supporting NewGen Peacebuilders scholarships again in Charlotte! More than 120 students representing 13 metro area high schools applied for the Spring 2017 cohort. A District 7680 matching grant is also being applied. Mark your calendars for Global Youth Service Day, April 22, when students present results of action peace projects to the public. Visit: www.newgenpeace.org.
“Great News From Alto Cayma, Peru!” Past President David Hodgkins
March 17 Breakfast
“GE-NFL Head Health Research”, Peter Foss
Community Service, Crisis Assistance Ministry
March 22, 5-7 p.m., Wine and Design Studio
April 28-30, Daily schedule
Greenville, S.C. Hyatt Regency
June 10- 14, 2017