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2019-11-07: Rotary Foundation Games – Jennifer Dirkes

November 7th, 2019 by Scott Baker

Jennifer pumps up the club about Foundation

What a great meeting today! So happy to induct our new #PeopleofAction with the Satellite Club. We had some super Foundation Games led by Jennifer and Matt. Scott won 50/50, Melissa took our Rotary Brick. And we collected $330 during Happy Dollars for the Smoky Mountain High School Marching Band to repair their broken down trailer. Thanks to our high school band for the great way they represent our community!

Inaugural members of the Satellite Club

The Greatest Satellite Club in the World inducted its new members this afternoon. We are excited to have – Nick Breedlove, Julie Spiro Donaldson, Kelly Donaldson, Patrick Dowling, Patrick Hinkle, Mark Hinson, Jason Hodgin, Julie Lyons Hodgin, Tavish Panozzo, and Karson Watson – staring this new way of service with our club. Thank you to these #PeopleofAction for joining us! Thank Tavish for leading this effort.

 

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2019-10-31: Mike Poston – 2020 Census in Jackson County

October 31st, 2019 by Scott Baker

Caroline, Past-President Todd, and Mike

The 2020 Census is coming. The national census has a real effect on our community. Thank you to Jackson County Planning Department Director Mike Poston and Planner I Caroline LaFrienier for detailing the importance of taking the census and how it helps our community. Be sure to follow the Jackson County Planning Department on Facebook for more information. Caroline and Mike are pictured with Immediate Past President Todd.

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2019-10-17: Julie Spiro Donaldson and Rich Price – Economic Development in Jackson County

October 17th, 2019 by Scott Baker

President Mike, Julie, and Rich

Jackson County is very lucky to have Julie Spiro Donaldson (Jackson County Executive Director of the Chamber) and Rich Price (Jackson County Economic Development Director) working on economic development. Thank you Julie and Rich for all the hours you both put in and all you do for our county. Great presentations today. #PeopleofAction

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2019-10-10: Mass Cass – STEM at Southwestern Community College

October 10th, 2019 by Scott Baker

President Mike and Matt

Matt Cass from Southwestern Community College NC gave an update on the status of STEM programming in Western North Carolina, including upcoming events that are open to the public. Find out more at https://www.southwesterncc.edu/STEM Thank you Matt and SCC! He is pictured with President Mike.

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2019-09-19: Dr. Don Tomas – Southwestern Community College Vocational Services

September 19th, 2019 by Scott Baker

The Greatest Rotary Club in the World is fortunate to have the Greatest Community College in the world as a partner. Thank you to club member and Southwestern Community College NC President Dr. Don Tomas for a great presentation along with David Garrett (Workforce Development Director), Brian Hollands (Director of Business and Community Training), Tiffany Henry (Small Business Center Director) and Scott Sutton ( Dean of Workforce Continuing Education) to the club today. Thanks for all SCC does for our region! True #PeopleofAction.

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2019-09-12: Cleaning Up The Mountains – Jackson County Commissioner Gayle Woody

September 12th, 2019 by Scott Baker

President Mike and Commissioner Woody

We were honored to have Jackson County Commissioner Gayle Woody present about the upcoming community anti-litter effort – “Cleaning Up The Mountains.” It will take place October 13-19. Sign up by emailing Kim Shuler at kimshuler@jacksonnc.org. We hope plenty of #PeopleofAction will take part in this worth effort!

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2019-09-05: Air Force Recruiters

September 5th, 2019 by Scott Baker

Great meeting yesterday with a visit from Air Force recruiters and hearing from veterans in our club about their service. Thank you all for all you do and your service. Pictured are Master-Sgt. Ingalls, A1C Cambell, and A1C Drinnen. They are pictured with President Mike and our own Master Sergeant-at-Arms Jay Pavey. Thank you all for being #PeopleofAction.

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2019-08-22: Vecinos Farmworker Health Program

August 22nd, 2019 by Scott Baker

Wonderful presentation today by Vecinos Farmworker Health ProgramExecutive Director Marianne Martinez today. Impressed by the work Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley member Ron Keller is doing to support this good community cause. Great job Ron and Vecinos. Good to see Rotary District 7670 clubs working together to support this work. Thank you for being#PeopleofAction.

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2019-08-15: Eddie Wells – Membership

August 15th, 2019 by Scott Baker

Eddie and President Mike

“Best Rotary Membership Chair in the World” Eddie Wells gave a super presentation today to our club on building membership! Eddie is a one of our top #PeopleofAction. Thanks for all he does. We are the “Greatest Rotary Club in the World” and we look forward to bringing in many new faces this year! President Mike and Eddie took time to show why “all we do is win” and have fun.

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2019-08-08: Tiffany Ervin – District Governor

August 8th, 2019 by Scott Baker

DG Tiffany and President Mike

What an exciting and fun meeting today! We were honored to have Rotary District 7670 Governor Tiffany “Rotary Geek” Ervin speak to the club. Her presentation “An Adventure In Service” was engaging and fun while reminding us all of what it means to be a person of service. #PeopleofAction

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