Meeting Report: August 24, 2015

The program for this meeting was a club assembly to tend to club business. We wrapped up the auction, honored members with perfect attendance and handled other items of business.

President Basil Kuzyszyn presided over the club assembly.

President Basil Kuzyszyn presided over the club assembly.

 

Portrait Greg DavisSecretary Greg Davis announced 19 members who have perfect attendance. He pointed out that although we may not see them every week, they earn makeups by attending other meetings, doing online makeups, attending board meetings, and by volunteering their time for club projects. Rotary International began the last makeup credit to encourage and recognize members to be involved in their club’s activities. Greg presented the members with perfect attendance pins after the meeting.

PERFECT ATTENDANCE HONOREES

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Mike Capristo
Orian Carter
Jim Clabough
Greg Davis
Chip Eidel
Charles Hardin
Betty Howe (37 Years! )
Basil Kuzyszyn
John Marshall
Barbara Parker
Bill Parker (13 Years! )
Ray Pickett
Art Scurlock
Linda Slade
Frank Vaden
Virginia Vanstory
Ann Williams (10 Years! )

 

Auction Chair John Calvin and auctioneer Cullie Tarleton auctioned off a few items remaining from the auction to raise an additional $570. He said the net proceeds from our 3rd annual auction would be around $22,500. John also recognized all who made it possible, but singled out a few standouts: He praised Jim Clabough and Tammy Jolly for their outstanding work in organizing the silent auction, Melissa Pickett for her hard work in helping wherever needed and Ann Williams for her logistical management.

Auction Chair John Calvin and auctioneer Cullie Tarleton auctioned off a few items remaining from the auction to raise an additional $570. He said the net proceeds from our 3rd annual auction would be around $22,500.
John also recognized all who made it possible, but singled out a few standouts: He praised Jim Clabough and Tammie Jolly for their outstanding work in organizing the silent auction, Melissa Pickett for her hard work in helping wherever needed and Ann Williams for her logistical management.

 

Charlie Sellers, owner of The Blowing Rock (and Mayoral candidate) briefed members on the upcoming Blowing Rock Music Festival. He pledged a $500 donation to the club in exchange for volunteer help with parking at the event to be held September  19th.  Charlie was a guest of Virginia Vanstory and is considering joining our club.

Charlie Sellers, owner of The Blowing Rock (and Mayoral candidate) briefed members on the upcoming Blowing Rock Music Festival. He pledged a $500 donation to the club in exchange for volunteer help with parking at the event to be held September 19th.
Charlie was a guest of Virginia Vanstory and is considering joining our club.

 

Elizabeth Young, the Director of the Hunger & Health Coalition thanked members for donating 18 pounds of nut butters.

Elizabeth Young, the Director of the Hunger & Health Coalition thanked members for donating 18 pounds of nut butters.

OUR 3RD ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION NETS ABOUT $22,500.

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Potential bidders look over silent auction items.

Potential bidders look over silent auction items.

 

It was a bit of a penny-pinching crowd, but we still took in a good amount of revenue for local non profit organizations.

It was a bit of a penny-pinching crowd, but we still took in a good amount of revenue for local non profit organizations.

 

2015 Auction 1

 

Potential bidders enjoyed snacks and beverages on the beautiful new veranda overlooking Broyhill Lake. The newly renovated American Legion Hall is a tremendous improvement, especially the air conditionin

Potential bidders enjoyed snacks and beverages on the beautiful new veranda overlooking Broyhill Lake. The newly renovated American Legion Hall is a tremendous improvement, especially the air conditioning.

 

Melissa Pickett, Tammy Jolly and Jim Clabough keep track of the silent auction items. Tammy implemented a new software program this year that greatly simplified the silent auction process. She also credited Jim and his wife, Karen, for their great support in getting it all together.

Melissa Pickett, Tammy Jolly and Jim Clabough keep track of the silent auction items. Tammy implemented a new software program this year that greatly simplified the silent auction process. She also credited Jim and his wife, Karen, for their great support in getting it all together.

 

Wayne Holliday looks interested in the fine wines professionally displayed by President Elect Ray Pickett.

Wayne Holliday looks interested in the fine wines professionally displayed by President Elect Ray Pickett.

Meeting Report: August 17, 2015

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Program 8-17-15 Henderson Narrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Henderson, who along with his wife owns Bare E Essentials in Boone briefed members on the Buy Local campaign. Among other things, he said buying from local businesses helps protect local character and prosperity, supports jobs, wages and entrepreneurship, and local decision making. He also pointed out that many non-profit organizations in the High Country depend on the philanthropy of local businesses.

 

CLUB BANNER EXCHANGE

Yanni from a Rotary club in The Netherlands visited our club and exchanged club banners with our club President Basil Kuzyszyn. Yanni's husband was on a business trip to Hickory so she checked out area club websites and chose ours to visit. We all enjoyed her visit and are glad she chose us!

Jannie Lammers from a Rotary club in The Netherlands visited our club and exchanged club banners with our club President Basil Kuzyszyn. Jannie’s husband was on a business trip to Hickory so she checked out area club websites and chose ours to visit. We all enjoyed her visit and are glad she chose us!

Meeting Report: August 10, 2015

 

Program 8-10-15 Jackson Tucker

 

RYLA Button REV2Jackson Tucker, one of the two students our club sent to RYLA camp at Brevard College in June, told club mem-bers about his exper-iences there. Jackson is a rising Junior at Watauga High School and said that he learned some good communication skills to overcome his natural shyness. He said the fact that there were twice as many girls as boys was nice, too. Jackson was also impressed with our club and especially liked our Happy Dollars feature because it allows people to tell a bit about themselves. He is interested in getting a Rotary Interact club started at WHS, too. Looks like we have a future Rotarian in the works!

 

President Elect Ray Pickett presided over the club meeting and the board meeting for President Basil Kuzyszyn. Basil and his wife, Penny, was vacationing in Wrightsville Beach with kids and grandkids.

President Elect Ray Pickett presided over the club meeting and the board meeting for President Basil Kuzyszyn. Basil and his wife, Penny, was vacationing in Wrightsville Beach with kids and grandkids.

 

Mayor J.B. Lawrence donated eight tickets to Panther games: Four to the  game against the Miami Dolphins August 22nd and four in the game against the New England Patriots on August 28th. The Patriots game tickets will be sold at our Charity Auction. Since our resident auctioneer, Cullie Tarleton, was not at the meeting, John Calvin asked John Marshall to auction off the August 22nd tickets to members in attendance. Marshall drew a lot of laughs with his "auctioneer gibberish". Alice Salthouse won in a short bidding war with Terese Oliver. She paid  $130 for the tickets that have a value of around $200.

Mayor J.B. Lawrence donated eight tickets to Panther games: Four to the game against the Miami Dolphins August 22nd and four in the game against the New England Patriots on August 28th. The Patriots game tickets will be sold at our Charity Auction. Since our resident auctioneer, Cullie Tarleton, was not at the meeting, John Calvin asked John Marshall to auction off the August 22nd tickets to members in attendance. Marshall drew a lot of laughs with his “auctioneer gibberish”. Alice Salthouse won in a short bidding war with Terese Oliver. She paid $130 for the tickets that have a value of around $200.

 

Our Community Services Chair, Linda Slade, announced a new program that was approved by the board that morning. Tholepin the Hunger & Health Coalition we will collect food items at meetings. Each month will feature a certain category of food that the food bank needs. This month's featured category is nuts and butters. On Monday August 17th bring nut type items such as nuts, peanut butter, almond butter, Nutella and others.

Our Community Services Chair, Linda Slade, announced a new program that was approved by the board that morning. Tholepin the Hunger & Health Coalition we will collect food items at meetings. Each month will feature a certain category of food that the food bank needs. This month’s featured category is nuts and butters. On Monday August 17th bring nut type items such as nuts, peanut butter, almond butter, Nutella and others.

Meeting Report: August 3, 2015

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Club members listened with intense interest to Barry Hall, who handles logistics for Samaritan’s Purse, as he touched upon all the planning and execution it takes to distribute relief supplies around the world to those who have endured natural disasters as well as those who receive materials in Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse has an annual budget of over $400 million.

Club members listened with intense interest to Barry Hall, who handles logistics for Samaritan’s Purse, as he touched upon all the planning and execution it takes to distribute relief supplies around the world to those who have endured natural disasters as well as those who receive materials in Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse has an annual budget of over $400 million.

 

Past President and Charity Horse Show Chair Jim Clabough reports that program ad sales were $34,450 compared to $29,250 last year. Collections at the gate surpassed last year, too, at just over $15,000! Thanks to Jim for his leadership once again this year and thanks to all the members who sold ads as well as those who worked the gate! Jim says after expenses and splitting the proceeds with the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation, our  own club foundation should net about $22,000.

Past President and Charity Horse Show Chair Jim Clabough reports that program ad sales were $34,450 compared to $29,250 last year. Collections at the gate surpassed last year, too, at just over $15,000! Thanks to Jim for his leadership once again this year and thanks to all the members who sold ads as well as those who worked the gate!
Jim says after expenses and splitting the proceeds with the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation, our own club foundation should net about $22,000.

 

Pat Collins, Hank Collins’ wife, painted this beautiful watercolor of the new Rotary Gazebo and has donated it to the auction.  It’s on dislpay at Tammy Jolly’s Rustic until the day of the auction. Thanks Pat!

Pat Collins, Hank Collins’ wife, painted this beautiful watercolor of the new Rotary Gazebo and has donated it to the auction. It’s on dislpay at Tammy Jolly’s Rustic until the day of the auction. Thanks Pat!

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.