In Case You Missed It

August 3 meeting

Dr. Greg Buckner, professor of Mechanical Engineering at NC State, told us about how his team develops medical device technology of the future. We also presented a check to Note in the Pocket.
Greg Buckner

July 27 meeting

Today we heard Andrea Lytle Peet’s inspiring story of her battle with ALS and her amazing accomplishments. She was accompanied by Jillaine Baker (at left), Andrea’s friend and supporter. You can watch a video at https://vimeo.com/727898354.
Also, the club showed their overwhelming support for the future campaign of Pam Seagroves for the club’s highest office. (In your dreams, says Pam)

July 20 meeting

Mark Newman stood in for President Margaret, who had a business obligation. Tim Allen and Pam Seagroves walked us through features of our new website and DACdb (a database of and for members and clubs).

July 13 meeting

Jacques Gilbert, Mayor of Apex, NC and founder and president of Blue Lights College, told us about how he identified the need to nourish positive connections between the community and police when he was working as Captain in the Apex PD. He engineered a program designed to train new police officers to respond to conflict with compassion and respect. You can read all abut the program on their website HERE. He was presented with a donation of $2,000 from our club.

June 29 meeting

Jordan Lake is owned by the US Army Corp of Engineers and Clean Jordan Lake has a contract with them to clean the lake.  The trash issue around the lake is a regional problem as 80% of the trash comes from upstream, mainly after large water events.  They have found a water meter cover from the City of Greensboro.  In the 10 years the organization has been operating, they have cleaned close to 200 tons of trash.       ~ Speaker:  Van Murray, president of Clean Jordan Lake

Installation Banquet

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June 15 meeting

This was Jakub Kreuter’s last regular meeting as the President. We will miss him as our president but he will continue serving as the past president. Thanks for a wonderful Rotary year!
 
We had three bright scholarship recipients visit us (bottom left) and two of them are going to NCSU.
 
We have a new member, Kevin McArthur, sponsored by Warren Young. Welcome to our club, Kevin!
 
Our speaker was Joy Ennis with a Cary Downtown Park update. That park is going to be amazing and will open in summer 2023. It will offer something new and different for all ages and pets. For more information visit www.downtowncarypark.com

June 8 meeting

The guest speaker was Hill Carrow, Chairman and CEO of NC Bid Committee.
It was a very informative presentation. We found out that NC is one of the two (the other one is S. Korea) candidates for the Summer World University Games to be held July 13-25, 2027. There will be participants from 600 universities from 150 countries with over 3000 hours of international broadcasting to a global audience of over 400 million people. The expected Economic Impact is $150m to $370m. The winning bid will be announced in November.
This sounds very exciting and fun for our area; looking forward to winning the bid and enjoying these games. By the way, Louis M. Prosser, Holly Hach and I (Nur Arica Onvural) were the lucky winners of t-shirts and lapel pins.

June 1 meeting

We welcomed a new member: Ibrahima Kourama. We’re delighted that he decided to join our club.

Pam introduced the speakers from The Carying Place, Carolyn Hendricks and Leslie Covington. This is a charity that Cary MacGregor Rotary Club contributes to annually. It was great to hear about the wonderful work they are doing to provide short term housing and support services to working homeless families with children.
Rebecca Hoover installed Ibrahima Kourama with sponsor, Justin Fawson, looking on.