Meeting Report July 27, 2015

 

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Kendra Sink (General Manager of the Mast General Store in Boone) is also a volunteer for Quiet Giver’s Back 2 School Festival to be held August 8th at Watauga High School. The project, in it’s third year, gathers donations of school supplies and cash to outfit children who need help with backpacks, notebooks, pencils, athletic shoes and even haircuts. She said the first year children were lined up two hours before distribution began to assure them access to supplies.You can help with a cash donation or stop by and drop off your donations of supplies at one of two Pack the Bus school buses at Yakdin Bank on Blowing Rock Road near Lowes building supply or at their Newmarket branch (both in Boone).

Kendra Sink (General Manager of the Mast General Store in Boone) is also a volunteer for Quiet Giver’s Back 2 School Festival to be held August 8th at Watauga High School. The project, in it’s third year, gathers donations of school supplies and cash to outfit children who need help with backpacks, notebooks, pencils, athletic shoes and even haircuts. She said the first year children were lined up two hours before distribution began to assure them access to supplies.You can help with a cash donation or stop by and drop off your donations of supplies at one of two Pack the Bus school buses at Yakdin Bank on Blowing Rock Road near Lowes building supply or at their Newmarket branch (both in Boone).

 

Lowrie McGowan, a veterenarian and actor in the Less McRae summer play series sang a beautiful rendition of Swing Low Sweet Chariot as our invocation.

Lowrie McGowan, a veterenarian and actor in the Less McRae summer play series sang a beautiful rendition of Swing Low Sweet Chariot as our invocation.

Hank Collins kidding around with a deflated football prop. Cullie Tarleton announced that at our meeting August 3rd he will auction off two tickets to the August 28th game between the Carolina Panthers and the "Deflategate" New England Patriots.

Hank Collins kidding around with a deflated football prop. Cullie Tarleton announced that at our meeting August 3rd he will auction off two tickets to the August 28th game between the Carolina Panthers and the “Deflategate” New England Patriots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President Chuck Canady announced that Career Day at Holmes Center will be held on September 4th. Avery County students will join us this year which will double the attendance. We need more volunteers, so mark your calendar!

Vice President Chuck Canady announced that Career Day at Holmes Center will be held on September 4th. Avery County students will join us this year which will double the attendance. We need more volunteers, so mark your calendar!

Wayne Holliday, who is handling the horse show gate, announced that we collected $5,540 last week. We split this with the Horse Show Foundation.

Wayne Holliday, who is handling the horse show gate, announced that we collected $5,540 last week. We split this with the Horse Show Foundation.

Meeting Report July 20, 2015

 

Governor Billi Black Visits Our Club

Our new District Governor, Billi Black attended our board meeting and addressed the membership during the regular meeting. Governor Black challenged our club to increase membership, especially women. She also asked members to increase their Rotary Foundation giving from $100 to $130 to help Rotary International acheive it’s goals of helping more people in our own communities and around the world. Governor Black is a member of the Franklin Daybreak Club and a Past President. She is a graduate of Penn State University with an education

Our new District Governor, Billi Black attended our board meeting and addressed the membership during the regular meeting. Governor Black challenged our club to increase membership, especially women. She also asked members to increase their Rotary Foundation giving from $100 to $130 to help Rotary International acheive it’s goals of helping more people in our own communities and around the world.
Governor Black is a member of the Franklin Daybreak Club and a Past President. She is a graduate of Penn State University with an education degree and earned a Master’s degree from George Mason University  in Fairfax, Virginia.

 

Jim Steele made his debut welcoming guests, handling the Sunshine Report, Happy Dollars and the Joke of the Week. He will be sharing these duties with Billy Chick.

Jim Steele made his debut welcoming guests, handling the Sunshine Report, Happy Dollars and the Joke of the Week. He will be sharing these duties with Billy Chick.

 

Past President and current Assistant Governor Jim Clabough served as greeter. Here he greets Klaus Schirow. Klaus has been a member of Rotary for 54 years. 30 of those in our club.

Past President and current Assistant Governor Jim Clabough served as greeter. Here he greets Klaus Schirow. Klaus has been a member of Rotary for 54 years. 30 of those in our club.

Governor Black chats with Terese Oliver prior to the meeting.

Governor Black chats with Terese Oliver prior to the meeting.

Meeting Report July 13, 2015

Art Scurlock presented a moving video about returned soldiers who lost limbs in wars overseas. CarpetOne, the franchisor of his stores, participates in ourbravest.org to build accessible homes for them. The shadowbox contains a piece from the World Trade Center. ourbravest.org is part of the Stephen Siller Foundation. Siller gave his life during the 9/11 rescue effort.

Art Scurlock presented a moving video about returned soldiers who lost limbs in wars overseas. CarpetOne, the franchisor of his stores, participates in ourbravest.org to build accessible homes for them. The shadowbox contains a piece from the World Trade Center. ourbravest.org is part of the Stephen Siller Foundation. Siller gave his life during the 9/11 rescue effort.

 

Our new President, Basil Kuzyszyn, opened his first meeting with a big smile. Basil was in New Jersey last week visiting his mother who will be 104 years old in two months. Later on in the meeting he challenged members to bring in more new members during his term.

Our new President, Basil Kuzyszyn, opened his first meeting with a big smile. Basil was in New Jersey last week visiting his mother who will be 104 years old in two months. Later on in the meeting he challenged members to bring in more new members during his term.

 

Member Services Chair Billy Chick congratulates our newest member, Rob Mendel, after his induction into the club as his wife, Roey, looks on. Our thanks goes out to Jim Clabough who recruited Rob!

Member Services Chair Billy Chick congratulates our newest member, Rob Mendel, after his induction into the club as his wife, Roey, looks on. Our thanks goes out to Jim Clabough who recruited Rob!

Meeting Report July 6, 2015

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ann Williams receives a Distinguised Service Award for her role with the Charity Auction.

 

Program 7-6-15 Calvin DSA

John Calvin receives a Distinguished Service Award for his leadership in bringing the Charity Auction event to the club.

 

Program 7-6-15 Oberle DSA

Rob Oberle receives a Distinguished Service Award for his dedication to the club for 14 years.

Program 7-6-15 Oberle PHF

Ron Oberle receives a Paul Harris Fellow for the second time, from Virginia Vanstory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program 7-6-15 Chick

Billy Chick began his reign as the new Sunshine Reports and Happy Dollars Chair.

 

Program 7-6-15 Vernon Cullie

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.

Blowing Rock 4th of July Parade

Carrying the banner for our upcoming Charity Auction. From left to right: Ann Williams, Ray Pickett, Sabina Miller,  John Marshall, Jennifer and Billy Chick and Bill Thorn.

Carrying the banner for our upcoming Charity Auction. From left to right: Ann Williams, Ray Pickett, Sabina Miller, John Marshall, Jennifer and Billy Chick and Bill Thorn. Thanks to Jim Zellner for the bungee cord harness to hold up the middle of the banner. Marshall said it worked great, but he felt like an oxen. Photo courtesy David Rogers of Blowing Rock news.

 

Lined up and ready for the parade to begin. From left to right: Ann Williams, Hank and Pat Collins, John Marshall, Mike Kebelbeck and Beauregard, Jim Zellner, Karen Clabough, Chuck Canady, Della Marshall and Jim Clabough.

Lined up and ready for the parade to begin. From left to right: Ann Williams, Hank and Pat Collins, John Marshall, Mike Kebelbeck and Beauregard, Jim Zellner, Karen Clabough, Chuck Canady, Della Marshall and Jim Clabough.

 

Art Scurlock shows his patriotic colors. Love those red, white and blue shoe tassels, Art!

Art Scurlock shows his patriotic colors. Love those red, white and blue shoe tassels, Art!

 

Our Blowing Rock Rotary parade mascot, the one and only Beauregard. His chauffeur: Mike Kebelbeck.

Our Blowing Rock Rotary parade mascot, the one and only Beauregard. His chauffeur: Mike Kebelbeck.

 

The town of Blowing Rock put on a spectacular fireworks display on a fairway at Blowing Rock Country Club Saturday night.

The town of Blowing Rock put on a spectacular fireworks display on a fairway at Blowing Rock Country Club Saturday night.

 

Meeting Report June 29, 2015: Annual Banquet

2015 Banquet Program

 

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:

 Banquet Photos

Thanks to John and Della Marshall and Greg Davis for the photos.

Incoming President Basil Kuzyszyn taking his oath of office.

Incoming President Basil Kuzyszyn taking his oath of office.

 

Penny Kuzyszyn pins her husband Basil with his pin.

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.

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.

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.

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 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".

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.

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.