Meeting Report October 27, 2014

 

Chelsea Garrett, Interim Executive Director of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, brought members up-to-date on museum activities and the search for a new permanent director.“Thank-you for your support if you are a member,” Garrett said as she scanned the room for familiar faces, “and if you are not a member, we hope you will come by and consider getting involved with us. I grew up in Winston-Salem going to (museums). I just think that art is an horizon-broadening experience for children and adults alike.”

Chelsea Garrett, Interim Executive Director of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, brought members up-to-date on museum activities and the search for a new permanent director. Garrret said “We hope that programming at BRAHM is more than just coming to look at our own wall. There are some great educational programs. There is a lot of great interaction in many of our exhibits. And we do a lot of outreach to children in our community. Our aim is to be an open community center that can expose children to some great experiences beyond just being an art museum.” “Thank you for your support if you are a member,” Garrett said as she scanned the room for familiar faces, “and if you are not a member, we hope you will come by and consider getting involved with us. I grew up in Winston-Salem going to (museums). I just think that art is an horizon-broadening experience for children and adults alike.” Photo and story courtesy of David Rogers, Blowing Rock News.

 

And don’t forget!

We start meeting for the winter in the Timbers Room of Bob Timberlake restaurant at Chetola next week.

Meeting Report October 20, 2014

 OUTGOING MEMBER HOWARD WILLIAMS GETS ROASTED…SORT OF.

 

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Howard Williams and his wife Diane are on their way to a new home in Bradenton, Florida, so club members staged a send-off to a well-liked Howard, a member of our club since 2002. Several members of the club told stories about Howard…some funny in a roasting kind of way that drew big laughs and some touching that brought on a few tears.

Here’s a note of thanks from Howard and Diane:

Thank you very much. Thank you for letting me attend my own funeral. Usually all these nice things are said after we are gone….I got to hear them before it was too late. It was very touching. I should have had some remarks at the end but I was just barely holding it together.
I’ll check the website often so I can keep up with the people and activities. I will let the club know if and when I join another club. May have to come to you for references.
It was an honor to be a part of this club. Very few, if any, can hold a candle to our membership and the club’s accomplishments. The club was instrumental in our lives the last 12 years.

Thank you,

Howard and Diane

Here are some pictures from the event:

John Marshall and Howard Williams.

John Marshall and Howard Williams.

Vernon Dunn and Howard Williams.

Vernon Dunn and Howard Williams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.B Lawrence and Howard Williams.

J.B Lawrence and Howard Williams.

Cullie Tarleton and Howard Williams.

Cullie Tarleton and Howard Williams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Capristo and Howard Williams.

Mike Capristo and Howard Williams.

Art Scurlock and Howard Williams.

Art Scurlock and Howard Williams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Salthouse and Howard Williams

Alice Salthouse and Howard Williams

 


devils-mark-cover-lrgTHE PROGRAM:
 Artist and novelist Noyes Capehart gave a fascinating synopsis of his latest book Devil’s Mark about art stolen by the Nazis, a missing Medici diary and an art forgery ring with taproots in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. You can order this  and other Capehart books on Amazon.com or by going to his website (click on the web address below). Capehart was recently selected as High Country Writer of the Year for suspense novels. You can also find out more about his books and paintings at his website by clicking here:   http://www.capehart.org

 

 

 

Capehart is also an accomplished painter who taught art at App State for 28 years. Below is one of his paintings from his abandoned houses series entitled Defiant Warrior. It is now part of a private collection.

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Meeting Report October 13, 2014

BLOWING ROCK SCHOOL
SEPTEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH AWARDS

Youth Services Chair Orian Carter presented our first Student of the Month awards for the 2014-15 school year. Student of the Month for September are Jasmine Van Dyke and Brianna Meadows. In this photo Brianna accepts her certificate and $25 Staples gift card from Orian as her fellow recipient, Jasmine, looks on. We will present the award each month through April 2015.

Youth Services Chair Orian Carter presented our first Student of the Month awards for the 2014-15 school year. Student of the Month for September are Jasmine Van Dyke and Brianna Meadows. In this photo Brianna accepts her certificate and $25 Staples gift card from Orian as her fellow recipient, Jasmine, looks on. We will present the award each month through April 2015.

 

Jasmine is an 8th grader at Blowing Rock School. She likes to write and play volleyball and wants to be an epidemiologist (one who studies diseases). Her parents are William and Sharon Van Dyke.

Jasmine is an 8th grader at Blowing Rock School. She likes to write and play volleyball and wants to be an epidemiologist (one who studies diseases). Her parents are William and Sharon Van Dyke.

Breanna is an 8th grader at Blowing Rock School. She likes to read and run track events and wants to work in the neurological sciences field. Her parents are David and Vivian Meadows.

Breanna is an 8th grader at Blowing Rock School. She likes to read and run track events and wants to work in the neurological sciences field. Her parents are David and Vivian Meadows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club ShelterBox chair Van Joffrion gave his annual informative talk about the Shelterbox program. One interesting fact: A large cargo plane can carry 4,000 shelter boxes, enough to help 40,000 people. He said Shelterbox is unique in that it is a program supported only at the club level, not the Rotary International Foundation.

Club ShelterBox chair Van Joffrion gave his annual informative talk about the Shelterbox program. One interesting fact: A large cargo plane can carry 4,000 shelter boxes, enough to help 40,000 people. He said Shelterbox is unique in that it is a program supported only at the club level, not the Rotary International Foundation.

 

Foundation Chair Virginia Vanstory presented Frank Vaden with a Paul Harris Fellow pin, but with a twist. Frank invited his wife, Caroline, to share the spotlight with him but she did not know about the surprise. In addition to achieving Paul Harris Fellow Status Frank earned enough points to present Caroline a Paul Harris Certificate as a gift as well.

Foundation Chair Virginia Vanstory presented Frank Vaden with a Paul Harris Fellow pin, but with a twist. Frank invited his wife, Caroline, to share the spotlight with him but she did not know about the surprise. In addition to achieving Paul Harris Fellow Status Frank earned enough points to present Caroline a Paul Harris Certificate as a gift as well.

Meeting Report October 6, 2014

Rotary Leadership Award Recipients address the meeting.

Sierra Adcock

Sierra Adcock

Morgan Smith

Morgan Smith

Ben Watson

Ben Watson

 

Another New Member!

Club Membership Chair Ray Pickett congratulates Billy Chick after his induction. Welcome to our club, Billy!

Club Membership Chair Ray Pickett congratulates Billy Chick after his induction. Welcome to our club, Billy!