Sue Falcone Awarded Distinguished Rotarian & Rotarian of the Year Awards
July 15, 2014 - Cornelius, NC - The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg is proud to award Sue Falcone as the 2013-2014 Distinguished Rotarian as well as Rotarian of the Year. Falcone is the Director of Corporate Retirement Plans for Davidson Capital and has served in many leadership roles in Rotary. In her second year as Service Chairperson, Falcone was instrumental in taking on the Rotary club's largest project ever.....a $25,000 renovation of the Ada Jenkins Free Clinic of Our Towns in Davidson, NC. Falcone applied for and received a Rotary District Simplified grant of $12,500 to match the club's own fundraising of $12,500 for the project. The club raised funds from the Annual Rotary Golf Tournament.
The renovation of the free clinic included the addition of private medical offices, sinks and a new HVAC system. Falcone organized the entire project securing all of the labor, materials and equipment. When adding all the components of the volunteer activities of Rotary professionals, and reduced costs for the equipment and labor by business and community leaders, the true value of the project was between $55,000 - $60,000.
The Ada Jenkins Free Clinic of Our Towns is a community-wide volunteer organization dedicated to optimizing the health of those in need in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville.
The Distinguished Rotarian Award was given by the 2013 - 2014 Rotary Club President, DavidKeith. The Rotarian of the Year Award was voted on by all club members.
North Mecklenburg Rotarian Ken Dresser Named District Governer
July 17, 2014 - Cornelius, NC - The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg is proud to announce that for the first time in the 25 year history of the club, a Rotarian has been selected as a Rotary District Governor. Ken Dresser was named District Governor for 2014-2015, the year of the club's 25th anniversary. A District Governor Installation Dinner was held on Saturday, June 28 in Mooresville.
Ken Dresser, DGE joined the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg County in 2003 and has had perfect attendance for the last 6 years. Ken became a Paul Harris Fellow on October 6, 2004 and is currently PHF+8, a Benefactor, member of the Bequest Society and member of the Paul Harris Society. Once a member he was elected to the office of Secretary for three consecutive years beginning in 2004. Ken was elected President-Elect for the 2007-2008 Rotary year and was club president in 2008-2009. His technical knowledge and experience was put to use in 2009-2010 as District Technology Advisor and he became Assistant Governor in 2010. Ken was selected District Governor Nominee-Designate in 2012.
Ken is on the faculty of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) and actively facilitates sessions at local venues for RLI. He has provided presentation materials and projection efforts for the 2009 and 2011 District Conferences and was on the District Conference Committee for 2012. Ken chaired the District Conference Committee for the 2013 conference. The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg awarded Ken the Service Above Self Award in 2005-2006, the John Tobin Award in 2006-2007 and the club Distinguished Rotarian in 2007-2008.
Ken retired from IBM in March of 2014. He and his wife Barbara have 3
children and 10 grandchildren all of whom live in the Lake Norman area. They enjoy their RV and are both active at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius, NC. Ken is a member of the Central Piedmont CommunityChorus and enjoys singing in the church choir as well. Ken also enjoys driving his Rotary car around town!