serviceproject habitat

Event Name: Habitat Workday
Description: Working on trim and flooring. Saturday August 6: Habitat Workday 9am-1pm
Location: Foscoe site – From the Wendy’s (Blowing Rock Road/Hwy 105 S intersection) in Boone, take 105 S towards Banner Elk and follow 11 miles to left on Grandfather Road (directly across the street from Smoketree Lodge). Follow about 2 miles to the new construction on left. (It is the first new construction site you’ll come to)
Event Date: Saturday Aug-06-2016  to  Saturday Aug-06-2016
Event Start Time: 9:00 AM
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#Rotary Leadership: The Gang Meets Gary


Members of the Boone Sunrise Rotary Club Board of Directors met incoming District Governor Gary Dills at the Aug. 2 meeting. Pictured from left: Gary Moss (Incoming President — looking quite manly!), James Clabough (Assistant District Governor), Diana Proffit (Secretary), Lynne Mason (Service Projects Chair), Regina Hartley (Membership Chair AND District Youth Services Chair), Rosa Ivey (as if you didn’t know! — President), Gary Dills (District Governor), Bob Miller (Rotary Foundation Chair), Patrick Blalock (Assistant Public Image Chair), Nick Friedman (Sargent-at-Arms, Jokester and Happy Dollar Wrangler) and Jason Reagan (Public Image Chair and Hair Club for Men Liaison).






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8/2 Meeting: A Conversation with District Gov. Gary Dills


From left, Boone Sunrise Rotary President Rosa Ivey welcomes District 7670 Governor Gary Dills to the most recent Club meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

On Tuesday, 8/2, newly-elected District Governor Gary Dills visited the Boone Sunrise Rotary Club for the first time since being chosen for the position.

A retired Air Force colonel, Dills urged members to embrace Rotary International’s 2016-17 theme, “Rotary Serving Humanity.”

Chosen by incoming Rotary International President John Germ, the theme embraces the organization’s “4-Way Test,” to support truth, fairness, peace and international goodwill.

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Watauga Superintendent “Schools” Boone #Rotary – in a Good Way

elliotBoone Sunrise Rotarians heard about the Top 10 issues facing local schools during a visit by Watauga County Superintendent of Schools Scott Ellliot.

The presentation probably drew the highest number (and most thoughtful) questions of any this year.

Dr. Elliott said that the system would focus on continuing and adding high-tech, knowledge-worker programs to the system as well as creating new types of flexible classroom experiences for those in unique situations. Photo courtesy of Leslie Smith


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Time for a TAP Update

Dear Rotarians:


Jesse Lutabingwa

I would like to share the Rotary TAP Report that we have just submitted to the Rotary Foundation this afternoon.  Please share as widely as possible.  I am very gratified and happy with the work that together we have done.  I am also pleased with the work done by our cooperating club in Bukoba, Tanzania. For photos,click here.

Again, thank you for all that you have done and thank you for supporting this project.

Jesse Lutabingwa, Ph.D.
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