Meeting Report April 14, 2014

Circles of the High Country


 

One of the initiatives that Chatty Majoni administers as Program Coordinator for Hospitality House in Boone is circles of the High Country. The program is a volunteer community effort to help people emerge from generational poverty. Ms. Majoni defined that as someone who comes from a family with at least two generations of poverty level existence. The program assigns volunteers as either “circle leaders” or “Allies”. They help with job interview, proper etiquette, and financial issues. Majoni said these are skills that most of us take for granted. Those from generational poverty have not learned many of these skills. You can help by becoming an “Ally”. See page two of the newsletter for more information.

One of the initiatives that Chatty Majoni administers as Program Coordinator for Hospitality House in Boone is circles of the High Country. The program is a volunteer community effort to help people emerge from generational poverty. Ms. Majoni defined that as someone who comes from a family with at least two generations of poverty level existence. The program assigns volunteers as either “circle leaders” or “Allies”. They help with job interview, proper etiquette, and financial issues. Majoni said these are skills that most of us take for granted. Those from generational poverty have not learned many of these skills.
You can help by becoming an “Ally”. Contact Chatty at Chatty@hosphouse.org or call her at 264-1237

Rotary Gazebo Project Gets Approval for Further Study

BlowingRockSealBlowing Rock Town Council unanimously approved the proposal to allow Parks and Recreation, the Community Band and our club to look into replacing the aging gazebo in Memorial Park with one approximately twice as large to accommodate the 35-40 member band and offer a venue for other gatherings as well. The Community Band has $10,000 to fund the project and our club committed to an amount up to $30,000. The exact proposal approved by council was to ”authorize staff to begin working with these two groups to discuss details such as what the project would look like, how much it would cost, and how programming would be determined.  Once these details have been determined, staff would return to Council for final approval.”

Spring Blood Drive April 15th

Our club blood drive will be held on April 15th (Yes, Tax Day) from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. Blood Drive Chair Bill Leahey said they can use some volunteers to help set up and take down the equipment.

Our club blood drive will be held on April 15th (Yes, Tax Day) from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. In addition to donors, Blood Drive Chair Bill Leahey said they can use some volunteers to help set up and take down the equipment.

Meeting Report April 7, 2014

Melissa Tausche, a representative for Heartland Payment Systems, briefed members on how credit card processing works. A regular "non-rewards" card will cost the merchant 3%-5% per transaction whereas a rewards type card can cost the merchant upwards of 6% or more. She also warned cardholders to be sure they sign the back of their cards. Without a signature, the card issuer can legally assign liability to the cardholder. Melissa wrapped up her presentation by treating members to an operatic song pitching her processing service. Mike Kebelbeck claimed his water glass shattered.

Melissa Tausche, a representative for Heartland Payment Systems, briefed members on how credit card processing works. A regular “non-rewards” card will cost the merchant 3%-5% per transaction whereas a rewards type card can cost the merchant upwards of 6% or more. She also warned cardholders to be sure they sign the back of their cards. Without a signature, the card issuer can legally assign liability to the cardholder. Melissa wrapped up her presentation by treating members to an operatic song pitching her processing service. Mike Kebelbeck claimed his water glass shattered.

 

Club Foundation Chair Virginia Vanstory called on the remaining 12 members who had not yet donated $100 to the Foundation fund to cut her a check so we can achieve 100% participation again this year. She needs the checks soon so we can get recognition for our 100%.

Club Foundation Chair Virginia Vanstory called on the remaining 12 members who had not yet donated $100 to the Foundation fund to cut her a check so we can achieve 100% participation again this year. She needs the checks soon so we can get recognition for our 100%.