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2017-10-19: Josh Carpenter – Regional Industry Manager, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)

October 19th, 2017 by Scott Baker

President-Elect Todd and Josh

We appreciate Josh Carpenter with The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina for speaking to us today about economic development in our region.

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2017-10-12: Tracy Bailey – New Member Talk

October 12th, 2017 by Scott Baker

President-Elect Todd and Tracy

We enjoyed the new member talk from Tracy Bailey! What a great new member. Thank you for joining our club Tracy. We are honored to have you with us as a Rotarian.

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2017-10-05: Club Assembly

October 5th, 2017 by Scott Baker

Jennifer Dirkes and Bob Carpenter

The meeting was club assembly. Bob Carpenter was recognized for his Paul Harris Fellow +3.

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2017-09-28: Geoff Cantrell and Mark Haskett

September 28th, 2017 by Scott Baker

President Margaret with Geoff Cantrell and Mark Haskett

This Saturday, September 30th, is the 43rd annual Mountain Heritage Day at Western Carolina University. We appreciate having two great speakers for the price of one today with Geoff Cantrell and Mark Haskett telling us all about this year’s great festival. Thank you to Geoff, Mark and others for this wonderful community event. They are pictured with club President Margaret. Here is a link to more on the festival http://mountainheritageday.com/

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2017-09-21: Steve Morse – Tourism Trends in Jackson County

September 21st, 2017 by Scott Baker

President Margaret and Steve Morse

We were honored to have Steve Morse, economist and director of the Hospitality and Tourism Program in Western Carolina University College of Business, speak to us about the good trends for Jackson County Tourism. Thanks to Rotarian Nick Breedlove and all who work in that area of the economy in our community. Jackson County was the No. 3 (out of 100) fastest growing tourist spending county in North Carolina over 2016-2015. Thank you to Steve for all he does in our region. Steve is pictured with President Margaret. To read more about what the region should expect from tourism and autumn leaves this fall visit http://news-prod.wcu.edu/…/autumn-leaves-must-fall-not-wnc…/

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2017-09-14: Scott Baker – Club Web Site and DACdb

September 14th, 2017 by Scott Baker

President Margaret and Scott Baker

Huge Sylva Rotary Club thank you to Scott Baker for all his work on our new website – http://www.sylvarotaryclub.org/ The new site makes it even easier to be a Rotarian. Scott made an excellent presentation and answered questions about the new site at today’s meeting.

Watch the video below when instructed to pause in the podcast then resume the audio podcast once the video ends.

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2017-09-06: Mike Despeaux – SCC PEAK

September 7th, 2017 by Scott Baker

President Margaret and Michael Despeaux

Thank you to Michael Despeaux, Director of Career Services at Southwestern Community College for being our program on 9/7/2017. He spoke about the PEAK initiative at SCC as part of the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and how this will benefit students in our community. Pictured with Michael is president Margaret.

For more information on PEAK and SCC’s Career Services, go to the following links:

https://www.southwesterncc.edu/career-services/peak

https://www.southwesterncc.edu/career-services/about-career-services

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2017-08-31: District Governor – Bill Biddle

August 31st, 2017 by Scott Baker

President Margaret and DG Bill Biddle

It was an honor to have District Governor Bill Biddle speak with us today (follow along using presentation below). He has a true passion for service and it certainly showed through in his talk. We appreciate all he does! District Governor Bill is pictured with President Margaret. Thanks to all who attended today’s meeting. Have a good week.Rotary District 7670 #PeopleofAction

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2017-08-17: Lisa McBride – The Glorious Jackson County Farmers Market

August 17th, 2017 by Scott Baker

Lisa with President Margaret

Many thanks to Lisa McBride the Market Manager with The Glorious Jackson County Farmers Market for speaking to us today! Thank you to Lisa and the farmers market for their commitment to nourishing our community by providing an abundance of fresh veggies, botanicals, handicrafts, and local pasture raised meats.

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2017-08-10: Randy Eaton – WCU Athletics Director

August 10th, 2017 by Scott Baker

President Margaret and Randy Eaton

We are honored to have as the program Randy Eaton, Athletics Director at Western Carolina University.

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