Operation Christmas Child
When David Keith was elected president of the North Mecklenburg Rotary Club this year, one of his top priorities was to pursue the club’s motto of “Service Above Self.” One way Rotary is doing this is through its involvement with Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan’s Purse International project that fills shoeboxes with toys and gifts and delivers them at Christmas to needy kids around the world.
Keith, a sales manager at Cornelius-based Artisan Signs and Graphics, says to help as many kids as possible, he urges all of the Rotary’s 100 members to participate. Last year, the group filled 85 shoeboxes with the help of Rotary members and students in Hough High School’s Interact Club.
But that’s not the only way Rotary is giving back. Keith says the group also raises money throughout the year and uses the funds to buy toys as well as turkeys, hams, and other fixings for local families during the holidays. Last year, the group helped 27 families with 85 kids.
“We’re definitely committed to the North Meck area,” says Keith. “We take a lot of pride in that our club is full of leaders who give back to the community.”
How to Help: For details on North Mecklenburg Rotary Club sponsorship opportunities and community service projects, go to www.northmeckrotary.org or call 704-237-0621.
(This article was originally published in the Charlotte Observer - See full) article HERE
23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Rotary's 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament was held on October 28th, and as always, a good time was had by all. This year's winning team was headed by Don Carney, but more importantly, our club surpassed our fundraising goal of $12,500.00 and qualified for Rotary International's matching grant of $12,500.00 for a total donation of over $25,000.00 to Ada Jenkins. You can read more about the Ada Jenkins Center, and what our donated funds will go towards, below. Thanks to everyone who participated and donated their time, talents and funds!
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13th Annual Pancake Breakfast
Rotary's 13th Annual Pancake Breakfast has been scheduled for February 8, 2014 at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
As you probably know, this is an important fundraiser for our club, so please makes plans to attend. If you have a business and can donate items or services to the silent auction, those are much appreciated as well!
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Rotary Foundation Banquet
This year's Rotary Foundation Banquet will be held on Monday November 11th, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217. The Crowne Plaza is off of I-77 and Tyvola Rd. There will be a cocktail reception between 5:30 and 6:30pm, immediately followed by the evening's program, which will last until 9:q5pm. Cost for this event is $45 per ticket. However, North Mecklenburg Rotarians will be reimbursed by the club.
Ramesh Ferris is the Keynote speaker and has a very powerfull and moving speech to deliver on Polio and the work of the Rotary Foundation. Please be aware, this program sells out every year! If you would like to go, you are strongly encouraged to register early.
Please consider going to this event, it is a formal event and you will learn so much about what our efforts do for people around the world through Rotary service. Click below to register now, or you may contact Secretary Joshua Dobi at 704-987-1425 or Joshua@dobifinancial.com and he can take payment and will register you with the district!
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