Kevin Cheek is the District Executive for the Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Winston Salem. His district covers eight counties with 4,412 scouts. The Boy Scouts offer camps. 3900 attended summer camp last year and 118 attended High Adventure camp. It also offers youth leadership training. Funding for both the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts comes from the United Fund, friends of Scouting and from their annual popcorn sales drive.
Kevin said that 23 states have non-discriminatory laws that include sexual orientation and that the national organization will have to change it’s policies to comply. He said scouts otherwise will not survive.
Kevin has been a Rotarian now for twelve years and has achieved a Paul Harris Fellow+2 level of giving.
Scott Fogelman: Our 2014-15 Citizen of the Year
Scott Fogelman accepts the 2014-15 Citizen of the Year award from last years recipient Alice Salthouse as his new wife, Terese Oliver, looks on.
Foundation Chair Virginia Vanstory introduced Chip Eidel as a new Paul Harris Fellow after donating his Horse Show Derby winnings.
Randy Stevens was also presented by Virginia Vanstory as a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.
Ann Williams receives a Distinguised Service Award for her role with the Charity Auction.
John Calvin receives a Distinguished Service Award for his leadership in bringing the Charity Auction event to the club.
Rob Oberle receives a Distinguished Service Award for his dedication to the club for 14 years.
Ron Oberle receives a Paul Harris Fellow for the second time, from Virginia Vanstory.
Billy Chick began his reign as the new Sunshine Reports and Happy Dollars Chair.
Former Club President Cullie Tarleton shows Vernon Dunn how to hold up six fingers (not five) to indicate how many weeks are remaining before the 2015 Charity Auction.
Over 60 members and their guests enjoyed good food and fellowship at our annual awards banquet and installation of officers. Outgoing President John Marshall presided over the first half of the meeting to thank everyone for letting him be their President. Marshall was ready to turn over the reigns to incoming President Basil Kuzysyn joking that he now understood the saying he had heard from other Rotarians that “the most coveted position in Rotary is Past President!” Reminding everyone that the Four Way Test was always something that attracted him to Rotary, he gave each person present a Four Way Test coin to “keep, give to a friend or to a prospective member.”
Here are some photos from the banquet. You can view many more at by clicking here:
Thanks to John and Della Marshall and Greg Davis for the photos.
Incoming President Basil Kuzyszyn taking his oath of office.
Penny Kuzyszyn pins her husband Basil with his pin.
Outgoing President holds up a Four Way Test coin like the one he personally gave to all those present. He said they could keep it for themselves, give it to a young person as a guide to life, or give it to a prospective member.
2014-15 ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR: CHUCK CANADY
Outgoing President John Marshall presented Chuck Canady the 2014-15 Rotarian of the Year award for his outstanding service to the club in handling Career Day, the Dictionary Project and our Rotary scholarships.
2014-15 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS
Club President John Marshall presents a Distinguished Service award to Jim Clabough for his contributions as Assistant Governor, Horse Show Chair, Rotary Gazebo Project Chair and coordinating the printing of the posters, post cards and tent cards promoting our 3rd annual Charity Auction.
Outgoing President John Marshall presented a Distinguished Service Award to Virginia Vanstory for her work as Foundation Chair, spreading the word to other clubs about Polio Plus and writing the popular Member Profiles for the club newsletter and website.
Outgoing President John Marshall presented Bill and Barbara Parker a Distinguished Service Award for their work in the Rotary Leadership Institute and in spreading the word about the C.A.R.T. program and Alzheimer’s disease to other clubs in our district. Marshall called them the club’s “Power Couple”.
Past President John Marshall and incoming President Basil Kuzszyn struggled to cut the ribbon bringing in the new Rotary year with giant scissors. Basil ended up just tearing the ribbon off the stanchions.