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Album Name: Rotary Activities 2012-2013 Rotary Year Return to Albums
Album Date: Jun 30, 2013
Description: Photos from events and activities of the Holly Springs Rotary Club for the Rotary year ending June 30, 2013. Chris Edwards, President
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A Rex hospital is coming to Holly Springs, but we just don't know exactly when, said Dr. Chris Chou.  We are down to fending off the last appeal being made by Novant Health Corp. Jason Rogers, the new Library Manager at the Holly Springs Library, introduced himself to Rotary at our May 22nd, 2013 meeting. Atty. Eugene Boyce, a key participant in the Watergate Committee hearings of 1973, discusses his Rotary presentation on the subject with Holly Springs Rotary President Chris Edwards.  May 15, 2013. How the Blue Family turned adversity into opportunity was described by Deb and Dave Blue at the Holly Springs Rotary Club meeting May 8, 2013. Pension benefits of up to $2019 per month are available to veterans who served on active duty during wartime.  This and other underutilized benefits were explained to Holly Springs Rotary Club members  by Dave Cole, accredited claim agent, at the May 1, 2013 meeting.
How We Found the Truth About the Watergate Cover-Up
Speaker Introduction for Rotary Meeting May 15, 2013,
Watergate happened 40 years ago, but the issues raised then are relevant to this very day. Returning Rotary Leadership Conference Delegates Shelby Hayes, Alberto Quiroga and Kevin Han visit our Rotary Club meeting April 24, 2013 to share their experiences and offer a big thanks. It was, for all of them, a life-changing experience. Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Thanks to all who participated in the Adopt A Highway trash pickup project this past Saturday morning. The buzz around Ben Crawley, Master Bee Keeper, is that he has a honey of a career.  His passion, he told the Holly Springs Rotary Club, is raising bees and teaching others to do the same. Holly Springs Rotary Club awards HSHS students Shelby Hayes, Alberto Quiroga and Keven Han scholarships to attend the 2013 RYLA conference, a Rotary Youth Leadership Development Program.
Mark Wainwright, retired president of Wainwright Technical Sales and a member of the Cary-Page Rotary Club, described a simple but effective water purification project the Cary Club has initiated in Honduras. Why is Realtor John Wood Smiling? Ben Stewart of Blue Sky Mortgage was inducted as a member of the Holly Springs Rotary Club March 20, 2013.  He is welcomed by President Chris Edwards and by Natalie Babson standing in for his sponsor Brian Woomer. Holly Springs Fire Chief LeRoy Smith Told The Rotary Club that his department Responds to 1500 Calls per Year.
Holly Springs Rotary Club sponsored a Business After Hours event in partnership with HS Chamber of Commerce on February 21st, 2013.  The event was hosted by the Fidelity Bank branch in Holly Springs.  Natalie Babson, Vice President and Branch Manager at that location, is a Rotarian. Sponsor Natalie Babson and President Chris Edwards welcome Ron Evans to the fellowship of the Holly Springs Rotary Club.
February 13, 2013
Ron is a partner in the Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Shop coming soon to Holly Springs Town Centre School Board Member Susan Evans Discussed Education Issues With the Holly Springs Rotary Club February 27, 2013. Everybody's got a story to tell, and the process of publishing has been greatly democratized by the advent of EBooks and the services offered by Amazon.com Well known radio host Joe Wade Formicola spoke live to the Holly Springs Rotary Club about the ways radio has changed.
Doctors who accept insurance usually have a contractual obligation to charge higher prices to patients who are not insured.  Dr. Brian Forrest’s office does not accept insurance.  Their prices are 1/2 to 1/3 of what other doctors charge. Once a refugee from Chile, Yury Rojas comes to America and achieves the American Dream. Eric Lindbeck brought the art of European Medieval Tournament Battle to the Holly Springs Rotary Club January 16, 2013.  With his trusty valet, Craig Jason, Sir Eric demonstrated the essential skills necessary to winning in both mock and actual battle.
Holly Springs Rotary Recognizes Rotary Foundation Donors
January 9, 2013 If you suspect Alzheimers, you should make plans early, as waiting lists for assisted living facilities are already long and will only get longer, advises Tom Christos of ABC Senior Services December 19, 2012. Holly Springs Interact Club officers Emilee Winter, (R), President, and Kayla Roberts, (Ctr), Chair of Finance Committee, visited our Rotary Club meeting December 19, 2012.  Seen here with HS Rotary Club President Chris Edwards. Beth Porter of the Kraft Family YMCA told the Holly Springs Rotary Club how much their Angel Tree donations were appreciated by the families that received them. The economics of using nuclear energy to produce electricity have changed dramatically in just the last couple of years, energy consultant Robin Harrell recently told the HS Rotary Club.  Nuclear generated electric power is now among the lowest cost methods for producing base load capacity.
On November 14th, 2012, Flight Instructor David Williams, Chapter Coordinator of the Apex branch of the Young Eagles organization, shared the nuts and bolts of pilot certification with the Holly Springs Rotary Club. Jenny Mizelle explains what new is coming to Holly Springs A very intense Greg Gulley describes the International Orphan Resource Center to the Holly Springs Rotary Club.  Our mission is to offer hope and opportunity to these orphans as they mature into young adults. Master storyteller, historian, sometimes auctioneer and honorary Apex Ambassador J. C. Knowles visited the Holly Springs Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, October 24th, and related to the group the battle of Fort Fisher.  October 17, 2012
Randy Youngquist-Thurow, director of Agapé Kure Beach Ministries spoke to the HS Rotary Club.
Food Cupboard Benefits From Rotary Fund Raiser. Barbara Hemphill
October 10, 2012
Founder of Productive Environment Institute in 1978. Rob Smaldone is welcomed into the fellowship of Rotary by his sponsor, Christine Quante, and by club President Chris Edwards in a ceremony performed September 26, 2012. A Child's Incurable Disease Brings a Len shared breakfast with the Holly Springs Rotary Club, then proudly displayed the latest issue of the Hurrah's Program Guide that the Holly Springs Parks and Rec Department produces three times a year.
Bob Ramseur describes how YMCA Summer Camp Offers Memorable Experiences. Don Briscar, director of the Holly Springs Cultural Center, once again visited the HS Rotary Club, this time to describe the spectacular series of performances he has scheduled for the 2012-2013 season.  Ray Reyes, the golf pro at Devils Ridge Golf Club, described his golfing career at the Holly Springs Rotary Club meeting August 8th, 2012. President Chris Edwards and Past President Christine Quante welcome Scot Aubinoe and Laura Edwards into the fellowship of Rotary August 1, 2012
Christine Quante with Scot Aubinoe.  Club President Chris Edwards with Laura Edwards. Graduating HSHS student Cailey Munana wins top HS Rotary Club Scholarship Chris McDonald, Site Head for the Novartis cell culture facility in Holly Springs, paid a visit to the Rotary Club Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Rick Carnagua, 2012-13 District Governor for Rotary District 7710, visited the Holly Springs Rotary Club on July 18th, 2012, to share with us his enthusiasm for upcoming events this Rotary year.
Don Briscar, director of the Holly Springs Cultural Center and a former radio personality, entertained the HS Rotary Club June 27th with a treasure trove of trivia.  Don Rocks! Installation of Officers held June 20, 2012. Bill Rousseau Named Rotarian of the Year for 2011-12 Holly Springs Rotary Club members got a rapid-fire rundown of Chamber of Commerce programs and activities from Executive Director Scoop Green on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
Laura Edwards, RN, Director of the Center for Healthy North Carolina 
appraised the Holly Springs Rotary Club of the relative health and well being 
of North Carolinians in her address to the club May 30th, 2012. Holly Springs Police Officer Alan Laws describes New Officers Installed at HS High School Interact Club Club President Christine Quante Presents a check for $1,000 to Owen Robinson in support of the Summer Enrichment Program at the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home. Dr. Day explained how he brings a different perspective to the practice of chiropractic.  In his practice he stresses developing a sense of optimal well being and optimal function.  His focus encompasses the mental and social as well as the physical aspects of our lives.
May 2nd, 2012 -- President Christine Quante welcomes Mike Boone as the newest member of the Holly Springs Rotary Club.  Welcome on board, Mike.  We're delighted to have you as one of our group. Kevin C. Snyder, PhD, takes the eternal verities of a successful life: Imagine, Believe, Be Creative, Be Passionate and Persist; and marries them to his own life experiences. Local business owners and managers take to the links to support worthy causes in Holly Springs.  The event was supported and sponsored by area businesses including Branch Bank & Trust Co., 701 Village Walk Dr., Holly Springs. Devils Ridge Golf Club played host to the Holly Springs Rotary Club Annual Golf Classic April 16, 2012.  The event was supported and sponsored by area businesses including ANNA'S Pizzaria, 100 North Salem St., Apex. Rex Healthcare helps sponsor the Holly Springs Rotary Club Annual Golf Classic April 16, 2012.
The Event Raised Funds for the Holly Springs Food Cupboard, Student  Scholarships and Other Youth 
Development Programs.
Holly Springs Rotary Club Provides “Red Dragon” Computer to Holly Ridge Middle School student March 25, 2012
Stop Hunger Now has changed the way food is distributed to needy populations around the world, and that has changed everything. What would our state be like, asked NC Legislature Speaker Pro-Tem Dale Folwell, if it operated on the principles of a typical Rotary club?  Folwell visited the Holly Springs Rotary Club this past Wednesday, March 28th, where he addressed that and other issues. Club President Christine Quante welcomes Adam Bryant into the fellowship of Rotary, March 21, 2012 The Rex facility in Holly Springs is not a hospital...yet.  But, as Dr. Chris Chou explained to the Holly Springs Rotary at its Wednesday, March 14th meeting, a Rex Hospital is likely in Holly Springs in the near future.
Bullying behavior today is more dangerous than ever because of changes in our technology and culture.  
Edie Raether, author of seven books on leading a balanced and purposeful life, addressed the HS Rotary Club on March 7th on the subject of bullying. John Woods offered Rotarians an update on Triangle real estate market at the February 29th meeting. Mindfulness leads to a richer, more fulfilling life, says Health Psychologist Dr. Maya McNeilly. President Elect Chris Edwards Accepts $200.00 Donation Towards the HS Rotary Scholarship Program From the Hope James Foundation Chairperson Maya McNeilly, PhD.  February 22, 2012 HS High School Freshman Jaye Sudweeks delivers drug awareness message to Rotary Club February 15, 2012.
French Roast Southern Pine might be another way of describing the NuCoal product produced through torrefaction of biomass material.  It is a technology that can be used to produce Rotary International has more than 1.2 million members world wide, comprised of some 32,000 clubs in virtually every country in the world.  With that much presence in the world, we must have a pretty compelling reason to exist. January 25, 2012, Holly Springs author Lori Verni-Fogarsi shared with the Rotary Club her secrets for getting her first novel, Momnesia, to market. Many provisions of the law are still in a state of flux as newly created commissions and regulators hammer out definitions and details.  Total cost estimates vary wildly.  No one can yet say with certainty whether the quality of life in the US will improve or deteriorate under the law. Many people who have chosen to retire in the Piedmont area of North Carolina have had remarkable careers and have, at one time or another, been well known regionally or nationally. OutreachNC seeks out such people as a source for interesting stories for their magazine.
Adopt-A-Highway
Rotarians and students join forces to perform highway pickup duty along NC-55 (Main Street) in Holly Springs on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011.  The coverage route ran from Sunset Lake Road to the Hwy 55 Bypass, a distance of over 3 miles. Tommy Williams, Associate Vice President for Suburban Services at Rex HealthCare, described the challenges to members of the Holly Springs Rotary Club at its November 30, 2011 meeting. Leadership is a skill that can be learned, and good leaders help people add value to themselves.  These are just two of the take-away lessons offered to the Holly Springs Rotary Club by David Carter, President of Carter Consulting Group as he addressed the club Wednesday, December 7, 2011.  Dan Notch, Master Falconer, visited the Holly Springs Rotary Club November 16th, and brought with him two birds to capture our imagination.  The Kestrel Falcon, at under 5 ounces, is the smallest falcon species in the U.S.  At the other extreme, the Red Tail Hawk can weigh up to 3.5 pounds.  Red Tail Hawk
Kestrel Falcon The Holly Springs Rotary Club was introduced to Glen Warren at its November 9th meeting.  After twenty years as a social worker, Glen Warren resigned from his day job and founded the organization The results of Judge Ruth's work have attracted national attention, and have brought positive recognition to Wake County.  She has traveled extensively to describe her program to other court systems, and has been featured on national TV.  Credit Card Fraud and Internet Fraud Affect Everyone Says Police Lt. Will Quick.  Advances in technology that add convenience to our lives also create opportunities for thieves. Fidelity Bank Partners With HS Rotary Club in Business-After-Hours Event.  Some 70 attendees at the October 20th event gathered at the new Fidelity Bank office on G B Alford Highway (also known as the Holly Springs Bypass) to network and learn more about Rotary.
Town Manager Links Bonds to Vibrant Community and Robust Growth Charter School Organization Executive Optimistic About Future Holly Springs Rotary will be serving Real Beef Barbeque Sandwiches at the Holly Fest event, October 29th at Womble Park in Holly Springs.  Tell all your friends to Come On Down.  Save a buck on the Meal Deal with advance purchase of a ticket from a Rotarian. Natalie Babson and Chris Edwards Listen Intently as Jason Peterson, PE, Project Engineer for the NC Turnpike Authority, describes features of the Western Wake Freeway Project now under construction. President Christine Quante welcomes Deborah Fleischman into the fellowship of Rotary as Deborah's sponsor, Robert Williams, looks on.
The building industry is beset with uncertainty, excess inventory of resales and adverse economic conditions says Tim Minton, Exec. VP of Raleigh/Wake HBA.  Right now, there's no end in sight he observed as he addressed the Holly Springs Rotary Club on Wednesday, Sept. 28th. Bill Jefferson, VP of Operations at the Harris Nuclear Plant, addressed the Holly Springs Rotary Club Wednesday, Aug 24.  Mr. Jefferson is also the Chairman of the Institute of Nuclear Operations which promotes operational excellence and standards of best practices within the nuclear industry.
During the month of August, 2011, the Holly Springs Rotary Club has been collecting donations of school supplies for area students in need.  Pictured by the display set up to encourage donations are Josh Dunbar and Christine Quante. Another computer makes its way to a Holly Springs family courtesy of the HS Rotary Club Digital Divide Project. Owen Robinson, Board Member of the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home, spoke to the Holly Springs Rotary Club Wednesday, August 17th.  The Waccamaw Summer Enrichment Program he described educates and inspires the students that they may aspire to larger goals than they had ever dreamed possible. Megan Marshall, Children's Librarian at the Holly Springs Library, addressed the Rotary Club on August 3rd, 2011.  This past year, she revealed, some 400,000 visitors checked out 550,000 items, including books, E-Books, Audio Books and Movies.  Wow!  Holly Springs Library is some Busy Place! Amanda Benner was the recipient of this year's Holly Springs Rotary Club $3,000 Scholarship Award.  Amanda (Mandy) and her father, George Benner, were our guests at the July 27th Rotary meeting, where Mandy was presented with a ceremonial check and a real one.
Don Briscar of the Holly Springs Cultural Center describes some of the many programs being offered at the Center this season as he addresses the Rotary Club meeting July 27, 2011 On July 20th, our club was addressed by Chris Lewis of Carolina Grown, a farmers' co-op delivering locally grown organic produce and meat directly to area homes. June 29, 2011: Irena Krstanovic and Daniel Weeks delivered an update on the state of Holly Springs. Population of our town should break 25,000 this year.  Our $3 billion tax base is approximately 80% residential to 20% commercial -- a healthy ratio. Holly Springs is looking good. The Holly Springs Rotary Club Installation Banquet was held Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011, at the Devils Ridge Country Club.  Incoming President Christine Quante took the reins from current President Mark Shank. Special guests included the Interact Club Faculty Adviser Lisa Lamb, with her husband Chuck and their daughter Kate.
The coveted Rotarian of the Year trophy was awarded to Bob Williams for his efforts at building club spirit and club membership. Unique among large charities, 100% of the donations made to the Rotary Foundation goes to Rotary projects and programs.  None of the donated money is used for fund raising or administration.  The Rotary Foundation seeks to have every Rotarian donate $100 to the Foundation every year.  Students from the Holly Springs High School Interact Club participating in the May 21-22 Relay for Life Walk-A-Thon at Womble Park raised $5,000 for cancer research. Interact raises $5,000 at Relay for Life Event -- Headline in Holly Springs Sun June 16, 2011, Page 3A The Interact Club Participation in the Relay for Life event was organized by Sarah McDavid, Maddie Hayes and others.  Some 40-50 Interact members participated.  Their fund raising performance earned them the Silver Team award.
Brent Kappler, representing the United States Veterans Corps, addressed the Holly Springs Rotary Club May 18th.  The USVC is a volunteer group consisting of veterans and non-military members that focuses on performing hands-on community service projects large and small. Rose Wilder of the Wake County Autism Society Addresses The Holly Springs Rotary Club From The Top Deck of the Devils Ridge Clubhouse. At our Rotary Club meeting May 4, 2011, two past-presidents of Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club, Kyle Smith (L), and Larry Smith (R), spoke to our club about membership growth and retention.


President Mark Shank And Treasurer Josh Dunbar Present A $1,000 Check In Support Of Rotary Polio-Plus Campaign To District 7710 Polio-Plus Chair, Kyle Smith. May 4, 2011 Van Carpenter condensed what would normally be a two-hour to four-hour working seminar to a twenty minute fly by.  In that brief span of time, Van helped us establish a goal for new member visitations, a strategy for converting visitations into new members, and a means for measuring our progress.
Joy Currey, our Rotary Speaker at the April 20th meeting, described the Corral organization she and her husband founded in Cary, on Kildare Farm Road. Karen Krasner's presentation could not have been more timely.  Three days after her presentation, our lives were upended by the worst string of tornados to ever hit this state. Our speaker at the April 6th HS Rotary meeting was Maj. Brack Jordan (Ret.), a 36-year veteran of the US Army and NC National Guard. Maj. Jordan described for us the mission and activities of the North Carolina Emergency Reserves, an organization he helped found. Rotary Youth Leadership Conference participants from the Holly Springs Rotary Club: Cailey Munana and Madison Hayes.
Our RYLA students have an enthusiastic appraisal of the Rotary Youth Leadership program. On Wednesday, March 30th, Det. Ceci McCuller from the HS Police Department discussed the HS Police Youth Academy as a means of encouraging young people to consider a career in law enforcement.
This is the Youth Academy’s fifth year. Ms. Kendra Parrish, P.E., Senior Engineer with the Town of Holly Springs Engineering Department, spoke March 1st on the towns' new Comprehensive Transportation Plan Project. Bike Rodeo coming up March 19th.  Volunteers needed to help operate this event.  Call Dr. Phil Vito to participate. Rotarians Against Drugs Speech Contest Participants
Madison Hayes and Cailey Munana selected to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference April 1-3 at Camp Kanata. Cleanup Efforts on Highway 55 in Holly Springs President Mark Shank presents a $3,000.00 Scholarship Award to HS High School Student Elizabeth Windham. Rotary Board Congratulates Elizabeth Windham.  Present (L-R) are Charles Galt, Bob Myers, Pres. Mark Shank, Elizabeth, Christine Quante, William Rousseau, Josh Dunbar and (kneeling) Chris Edwards. Rotary Club raffles 2010 Toyota (or $20,000 cash prize) to raise funds in support of autism research and student scholarships.
Rotary Members congratulate raffle winner Sam Betts.  Members (L-R)Bill Rousseau, Chris Edwards, Alex Macklin, Vinnie Debenedetto, Mark Shank, raffle winner Sam Betts, and, behind car, Christing Quante. Installation of Officers for 2010-2011 Rotary Year Exchange of the President's Gavel from Charles Galt to Mark Shank Rotary recognizes and congratulates Lisa Lamb as North Carolina Economics Educator of the Year, and as Faculty Advisor to the Holly Springs High School Interact Club. President Charles Galt presents Bill Rousseau with the 2009-2010 Rotarian Of The Year Award.
Rotarian Bob McIver takes a moment to enjoy the publicity and recognigtion he and his band, GB-4, got for their 'Rocking At The Crossing' performance. Josh Dunbar and Mark Shank make preparations for HS Rotary Club support of the 2010 Angel Tree Project. Barbara Scott with computer donated by the Holly Springs Rotary Club to the Family Literacy Council of Holly Springs. Natalie Babson with Rotary Membership Recruiting display she placed at Fidelity Bank in Holly Springs. Bob Myers with Rotary Membership Recruiting display he placed at Capital Bank in Holly Springs.
Dr. Phil Vito with Rotary Membership Recruiting display he placed at Holly Springs Eye Associates. Raffle Winner Samuel Betts accepts symbolic $20,000 check from club president Mark Shank.  Parrish (Ham) Womble (on Right) sold Sam the winning ticket. HS Rotary Club Christmas Party was the occasion for collecting the gifts being donated to the Angel Tree project.  The club got full participation from its members in this project. Installation of Officers for 2009-2010 Rotary Year.  Shown (L-R) Charles Galt (Incoming President), Chris Edwards, Keith Davis (Outoging President), Josh Dunbar, Mark Shank, Bob Myers, Matt Kizak, Christing Quante, Bill Rousseau and Doug Petrowski. Symbolic exchange of President's gavel at officer installation ceremony, June 24, 2009.  Outgoing President Keith Davis is honored with plaque by incoming President Charles Galt.
Presentation of computer system to a Holly Springs family at Martin Luther King services at First Baptist Church. 2012 Bike Rodeo sponsored in part by HS Rotary Club to be held September 15, 2012