CLUB MEMBERS DONATE $2,250 FOR VANUATU SHELTERBOX REPAIR KITS!


Rotary ShelterBox LogoIn just a few days club members pledged $2,250 for the purchase and delivery of ShelterBox repair kits to the people of Vanuatu who are struggling to recover from the devasting destruction of Cyclone Pam. Vanuatu is comprised of many South Pacific islands and is one of the poorest countries in the world. Many of it’s residents still live in simple huts that were easily wiped out by the storm.

Our ShelterBox Chair Van Joffrion and club President John Marshall teamed up to appeal to club members for donations by a series of emails over just a few days. Marshall was more than impressed:

“I am overwhelmed by our club members response to this appeal. Our initial goal was $1,000 and we ended up with $2,250. This is a great club and I am so proud to be a part of it. Efforts like this is what Rotary is all about: Helping those in need, both here in our own community and around the world”.

 

Club President John Marshall accepts a ShelterBox check for $2,250 from club Treasurer Bill Leahey.

Club President John Marshall accepts a ShelterBox check for $2,250 from club Treasurer Bill Leahey.

 

Here is a list of the items in each ShelterBox repair kits that are being sent to Vanuatu (Our $2,250 donation will fund approximately 45 kits):

ShelterKit Contents

Meeting Report March 23, 2015

 MARCH 2015 STUDENT OF THE MONTH AWARDS

LIbby Warren, an 8th grader at Blowing Rock Elementary School accepts her Student of the Month award from club Youth Services Chair Orian Carter. Libby enjoys basketball and volleyball and is interested in a career in physical therapy. She was accompanied by her parents Jason and Brandi.

LIbby Warren, an 8th grader at Blowing Rock Elementary School accepts her Student of the Month award and a $25 Staples gift card from club Youth Services Chair Orian Carter. Libby enjoys basketball and volleyball and is interested in a career in physical therapy. She was accompanied by her parents Jason and Brandi.

Griffin Arquette, an 8th grader at Blowing Rock Elementary School accepts his Student of the Month award from our Youth Services Chair Orian Carter. Griffin enjoys hiking and camping and is interested in a career in visual arts. He was accompanied by his parents, Jenny and Chris.

Griffin Arquette, an 8th grader at Blowing Rock Elementary School accepts his Student of the Month award and a $25 Staples gift card from our Youth Services Chair Orian Carter. Griffin enjoys hiking and camping and is interested in a career in visual arts. He was accompanied by his parents, Jenny and Chris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off!

Our Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show fundraising campaign  Chair for the fourth year now, Jim Clabough kicked off this year's effort. Last year we raised nearly $20,000 that was distributed to various organizations and projects in the community. Jim handles the ad sales campaign and gate collections and assigned team leaders and members to the sales effort.

Our Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show fundraising campaign Chair for the fourth year now, Jim Clabough kicked off this year’s effort. Last year we raised nearly $20,000 that was distributed to various organizations and projects in the community. Jim handles the ad sales campaign and gate collections and assigned team leaders and members to the sales effort.

Charlie Horse returned again this year courtesy of the Horse Show Derby Chair Bill Leahey. Bill's ventriloquist skills were amazing. His lips did not move one bit as Charlie Horse promoted the derby. Members get points in the derby race with ad sales and by purchasing derby tickets.

Charlie Horse returned again this year courtesy of the Horse Show Derby Chair Bill Leahey. Bill’s ventriloquist skills were amazing. His lips did not move one bit as Charlie Horse promoted the derby. Members get points in the derby race with ad sales and by purchasing derby tickets. The winning team gets $300!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 HORSE SHOW TEAMS

BARBER’S BARBAROS CHIP’S CHAMPIONS
David Barber Chip Eidel
Frank Fary Jim Clabough
Van Joffrion Anne Fisher
Basil Kuzyszyn Bill Leahey
Greg Tarbutton Cullie Tarleton
Bill Thorn Ed Tausche
Bob Whatley Frank Vaden
Jim Zellner Elizabeth Young
PICKETT’S CHARGERS TERESE’S TENNESSEE WALKERS
Ray Pickett Terese Oliver
Rita Davis Chuck Canady
Charles Hardin Vernon Dunn
Lynn Hill Joe Dyer
Tony Jones Scott Fogleman
Ron Oberle Britta Jarndal
Randy Stevens Tammie Jolly
Kent Tarbutton Art Scurlock
Jim West Jim Steele
SHARON’S SECRETARIATS PARKER’S PRANCERS
Sharon Crisman Barbara Parker
Mike Capristo John Calvin
Greg Davis Hank Collins
Wayne Holliday Betty Howe
Mike Kebelbeck Kitty Lumpkin
Sabine Miller Bill Parker
Joey Perdue A.B. Pearson
Zika Rea John Rundell
Alice Salthouse Virginia Vanstory
WEHRMANN’S WINNERS
Kenneth Wehrmann
Orian Carter
Billy Chick
J.B. Lawrence
John Marshall
Klaus Schirow
Linda Slade
Ann Williams

Going…going…gone!

A demolition crew took down the 39 year old gazebo to prepare for the new Rotary Gazebo. Four 44 Construction expects to complete the project sometime in May.

A demolition crew took down the 39 year old gazebo to prepare for the new Rotary Gazebo. Four 44 Construction expects to complete the project sometime in May. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Eason, The Blowing Rocket).

Meeting Report: March 16, 2015

 

Foundation Chair Virginia Vanstory presents a Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate to Karen Clabough. The pin was a present from Jim.

Foundation Chair Virginia Vanstory presents a Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate to Karen Clabough. The pin was a present from Jim.

 

Cupid's Arrow

 

The Cupid’s Arrow show was the program for the day. Everyone had lots of great laughs for the Valentines theme program for the third year in a row.

 

1st Place:   Greg and Glenna Davis won a $75 gift certificate to Timberlake’s Restaurant.
2nd Place:  Billy and Jennifer Chick won a box of Valentines candy.
3rd Place:   Scott Fogelman and Terese Oliver won a box of Valentines candy.

Here’s a couple of photos from the event. You can see a complete gallery of photos by clicking here:  2015 Cupid’s Arrow Photo Gallery

Kent "Bob Eubanks" Tarbutton asks a question of one of the contestants.

Kent “Bob Eubanks” Tarbutton asks a question of one of the contestants.

 

"What's the fist thing you would grab if the house was on fire?"  Greg missed this one. Glenna said the first thing she would grab was Greg's wallet, not her ring!

“What’s the first thing you would grab if the house was on fire?” Greg missed this one. Glenna said the first thing she would grab was Greg’s wallet, not her ring!

ROTARY GAZEBO PROJECT UNDERWAY!

The Blowing Rock Town Council approved the Rotary Gazebo Project at it’s meeting this week. The current gazebo in Memorial Park is over 40 years old and deteriorating. The new gazebo will be about twice as wide and should be complete by early May. Our club is contributing 40,000 to the project. An effort begun during Jim Clabough’s year (2013-14) as President, it will be called the Rotary Gazebo. Jim (now an Assistant Governor for our Rotary district )has been instrumental in getting the project funded and underway.

Gazebo Drawing

 

BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS FOR THE GAZEBO PROJECT

Blowing Rock Rotary Club (cash)                                     $40,000
Watauga Community Band (cash)                                      10,000
New River Building Supply (Materials)                                10,000
4 Forty Four Construction (In kind labor)                               5,500
David Moore Builders (in kind labor)                                     3,000
Steve Price, Architect (in kind labor)                                     2,400
Town of Blowing Rock (demolition labor)                              4,640
Town of Blowing Rock (cash)                                                3,000
TOTAL                                                                               $78,540

Meeting Report March 2, 2015

 

STUDENTS WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES PROGRAM AT APP STATE

Anna Ward (Left), Director of App State’s Scholars with Diverse Ablities Program along with social work intern Sarah Teel (Center) and Regan Frierson (Right), who is a student in the program. The program helps students with varying degrees of disability pursue a two-year degree with about 40 hours per week of support from staff, mentors and other students. The program costs $1000 in addition to regular tuition and fees. You can find more information at www.sdap.appstate.edu.

Anna Ward (Left), Director of App State’s Scholars with Diverse Ablities Program along with social work intern Sarah Teel (Center) and Regan Frierson (Right), who is a student in the program. The program helps students with varying degrees of disability pursue a two-year degree with about 40 hours per week of support from staff, mentors and other students. The program costs $1000 in addition to regular tuition and fees.
You can find more information at www.sdap.appstate.edu.

 

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