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Album Name: Rotary Activities 2013-14 Rotary Year Return to Albums
Album Date: Jul 1, 2013
Description: Holly Springs Rotary Club meetings, projects and activities for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2013. John Wood, President.
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Holly Springs High School graduates Arianna Safon and Kevin Han share a $3,000 Rotary Scholarship award presented by Rotary Club President John Wood. I did not move to Holly Springs in order to start a Holly Springs magazine.  I started  the magazine because, after moving here, I liked what I found. Holly Springs Food Cupboard officers Jimmy Cobb, Bruce Meyers and Pat Haggard accept $3,000 donation from Holly Springs Rotary Club presented by Golf Tournament Chairman Brad Wilson and by club President John Wood. Susan Blumenthal and Michele Schabot are on a mission to “Stomp the Monster” that can overwhelm a family when it first learns of a cancer diagnosis.  They shared their story with the Holly Springs Rotary Club on Wednesday morning, June 4, 2014. LeeAnn Plumer, executive director of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce is welcomed into the fellowship of Rotary by John Wood, President of the Holly Springs Rotary Club.
The HSHS Interact Club 2013-14 leadership team held their last meeting for the current school year on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at which the officers were officially “retired.” Mike Sallusto, Executive VP of Paramount Rx, told the Holly Springs Rotary Club that non-insured people pay the most for medical services.  They don’t get the big discounts that insurance companies do. With all the options available for seniors, it is helpful to have a resource to provide comprehensive, local and accurate information about choices and their consequences.  “A Place for Mom” is just such a resource, explained Nicci Franklin to the Holly Springs Rotary Club, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Without the Foundation, Rotary has no meaningful reason to exist.  The Rotary Foundation is what allows us to do good in the world, remarked former District Governor and current Foundation District Chairman Tim Mannix, April 30, 2014. Finding host families to house students for up to three months makes it possible for Rotary to offer Student Exchange Programs at very affordable cost, explained Scott Reynolds to the Holly Springs Rotary Club at its April 23rd meeting.
Eugene Boyce, the noted attorney who played a significant part in uncovering President Nixon’s role in the conspiracy to obstruct justice in the investigation of the Watergate break-in, reveals the true story at Holly Springs High School Interact Club meeting. Bruce Meyer, President of the Holly Springs Food Cupboard and Jerry DeWitt, President of the Fuquay-Varina Garden Club and Board Member of the Food Cupboard gave the Holly Springs Rotary Club a comprehensive review of the Food Cupboard’s activities so far during its short history. $125 Million Spent In A Futile Search to Find a Suitable Site in North Carolina for A Low Level Nuclear Waste Disposal Facility. Tom Wyrick, owner and operator of the Whizard Academy on Holly Springs Rd., spoke to the Holly Springs Rotary Club Feb 19th, 2014. Tom Wyrick, owner and operator of the Whizard Academy on Holly Springs Rd., spoke to the Holly Springs Rotary Club Feb 19th, 2014.
Rotary Club President John Wood (Left) congratulates Interact students Alberto Quiroga, Patty Fernandez and Mac Myers for their outstanding performance in the RAD competition held Wednesday, March 19th at the Devils Ridge Clubhouse. 2014 Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament Announcement of Rotarians Against Drugs Speech Contest. Dress for Success solves the catch-22 that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford a suit?  But without a suit, how can you get a job? Operation Sew Thankful President and founder Lisa Wardenaar displays custom made “Quilts of Valor” at Holly Springs Rotary Club Meeting March 5, 2014
Holly Springs Rotary Club partners with Fidelity Bank to sponsor Business After Hours event Thursday, February 20, 5:30 PM at the bank. The Cultural Center gave us a beautiful venue, but Holly Springs needed to organize its arts community to take advantage of this resource. 
Brenda Priest, President, Holly Springs Arts Council General L. G. Wells visited Holly Springs High School on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, to attend a meeting of the HS Interact Club and share his leadership development and combat experiences with the group. Interact Club to host Maj. Gen. Larry Wells, USAF (Ret.) We have been making commercial use of atomic energy for little over a half century, yet we still have no permanent program in place for disposal of even the lowest level of radioactive waste.
Tom Wyrick, owner of Whizard Academy, will be visiting the Holly Springs Rotary Club on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 to share his experiences and his enthusiasm.  He will bring a number of robot creatures that Rotarians can try for themselves. Dr. Stoops Brings the Holly Springs Rotary Club up to date on education issues at the club’s January 15, 2014 meeting. Dr. Terry Stoops, Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation will provide the Holly Springs Rotary Club with some insights at its meeting Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  Plan to be there. Holly Springs Rotary Club and HS Town Officials learn how an Apex Police Officer’s empathy leads to a proposed skateboarding plaza in Apex. Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Skateboarders!  What can we do with them?  Christine Hilt of CLH Landscape Design, who has designed the skateboarding plaza, and Capt. Jacques Gilbert of the Apex Police Dept., who has been actively engaged with the skateboarding community, will share what they have learned so far. The Holly Springs Rotary Club and two Fuquay Varina Rotary Clubs combined efforts to bring a little cheer along with the meals being delivered.  Rotarian Conor Key and two of his children, Chalei and Christian, participated in the deliveries, as did fellow Holly Springs Rotarian Bill Rousseau. Maj. Gen. Larry Wells, USAF (Ret) visited the Holly Springs Rotary Club to talk about his career in the US Air Force. The Holly Springs Rotary Club and the Holly Springs High School Interact Club combined forces Saturday morning November 16, 2013, to pick up trash along Main Street Holly Springs from Old Smithfield Road to the Hwy 55 Bypass. Community Service Activity for November
Kraft Family YMCA Branch Director David Johnson brought the Rotary President John Wood welcomes new member Jim Wyland into the fellowship of Rotary. Maj. General John Borling, USAF, Ret., shared with the Holly Springs Rotary Club his moving story as a POW in North Vietnam.  Six and a half years in the Tim Locklair, principal at Holly Springs High School, brought the Rotary Club up to date on progress at the school.
Current School Board member Bill Fletcher took time out from his campaign to educate members of the Holly Springs Rotary Club on the $810 million bond issue that will be decided in an October 8th referendum. Highly energized and intense science teacher and Administrative Intern Louis Ambrico explains the new Community Outreach initiative at Holly Springs High School to the Rotary Club, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Rotary Club Sergeant at Arms Robert Smaldone does not intimidate former NFL Offensive Tackle Marques Ogden in the least.  Few competitors that faced Ogden across the scrimmage line ever saw the smile that he brought to our Rotary Club September 11th, 2013. Becki Gray, Vice Pres. for Outreach at the John Locke Foundation, addressed the Holly Springs Rotary Club on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.  She described how the programs and activities of the non-partisan conservative think tank carry on in the tradition of its 17th century philosopher namesake. Eagle Scout Candidate David Griffith describes the memorial to the ongoing war on terror to honor those killed, including his brother Sam Griffith.  Holly Springs Rotary Club commends and supports his effort.
Recent Holly Springs High School graduate Mildred Perez was presented with a $3,000 scholarship check by Rotary Club Past President Christine Quante at the club's August 7th meeting. Don Briscar, Director at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, Describes the Full Entertainment Schedule that Our Crown Jewel Cultural Center Will Get for 2014. Rotary Club President John Wood thanks Holly Springs Sun Editor Nancy Catrine for the support she and her paper have given Rotary over the past several years. Electricity costs will continue to rise.  Nuclear power will be continue to be part of the mix.  
This, and more, from Mike Hughes, VP, NC Community Relations, Duke Energy.  July 31, 2013 Nancy Catrine was given a standing ovation at the Holly Springs Rotary Club meeting July 31, 2013, in gratitude for the support she has given the Rotary Club during her tenure as editor of the Holly Springs Sun.
Len Bradley, Director of Parks and Recreation for Holly Springs, gave the Holly Springs Rotary Club a comprehensive review of the many activities being conducted by his department.  July 24, 2013. Holly Springs High School Senior Alberto Quiroga is congratulated as the newly elected President of the HSHS Interact Club for 2013-14. Rotary District 7710 District Governor Leigh Hudson shares his vision for 2013-14 with the Holly Springs Rotary Club Holly Springs Rotary Club President John Wood is congratulated by District 7710 Governor Leigh Hudson on the occasion of Wood's installation as president. Club Past President Chris Edwards is congratulated by District Governor Leigh Hudson on achieving the highest growth rate in the district during 2012-13.
David Weiss of the Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club introduced the Holly Springs club to this year's participants in the Lake Waccamaw Boys & Girls Home Summer Enrichment Program Secretary Natalie Babson and President Chris Edwards Welcome New Members Dennis Miller and Deb Blue to the Fellowship of Rotary