Several of our members attended the 2014-15 District 7670 conference at the Omni Hotel in Charlotte over the weekend. The district leadership honored our club with several awards: The Governor’s Distinguished Club Award (one of twelve clubs to receive this award), Honorable Mention for the Best Club Website Award, 2nd place in total giving to the C.A.R.T. fund and 3rd place in per capita giving to the C.A.R.T. fund.
We were especially proud to see our Vocational Services Chair, Chuck Canady, receive the prestigious Rotary International Vocational Service Award. For the past two years, which are also his first two years in our club, Chuck has done a wonderful job of managing our Dictionary Project, our Watauga High School Scholarship program and Career Day at Holmes Center at Appalachian State University. The Avery County Schools Superintendent, David Burleson was so impressed last year that he wants to bring his 8th grade students to Career Day this year. This will nearly double attendance from 350 to over 600 students.
Those who attended the conference were: John and Della Marshall, Basil and Penny Kuzyzsyn, Jim and Karen Clabough, Chuck and Kathy Canady, Virginia Vanstory and Bill and Barbara Parker.
Highlight photos are below. You can see many more by clicking here:
More award badges to put on our club banner!