Thank you to Tiffany Ervin for the inspirational words about Rotary at the meeting today. This self-proclaimed “Rotary Geek” brings a great message about why we do what we do! Excited that she will serve as Rotary District 7670 Governor for Western North Carolina (USA) in 2019-2020. Thanks again Tiffany! Happy 112th anniversary Rotary International. Looking forward to contributing to many, many more. For more about Tiffany, visit www.tiffanyervin.com and www.rotarygeek.com.
Jennifer Dirkes was recognized today by President Eddie as the Rotarian of the Month for February! She received the Above & Beyond pin for her service. Jennifer is our Foundation Chair and does amazing work for our club. Congrats to Jennifer and thanks for all that you do!
We greatly appreciate sponsor Daphne Hughes and other members of the Smoky Mountain High School Interact Club for joining us today. Members attending were: Anna Morgan, Daniella Herevia, Kylie Cox, Cole Lamb, Jared Hughes, Holly Miller, Travis Hinton, and Nicholas O’Kelley. Thank you to club member Ron Rhodes for his work with this great group of young people.
The program was Western Carolina Catamounts head football coach Mark Speir for talking with us about the upcoming season and being #365tough. Good luck to the Cats this year! Thanks for all they do in our community.
President Eddie with Project SEARCH speaker Elliott Jacques
The program was Project Search – A transition program for youth from high school to the workforce. Project SEARCH® is a national non-profit program which partners with businesses to create internships for young adults with disabilities.
The Sylva Rotary Club speaker this week was Cori Debnam, the daughter of club member Gail Debnam, who presented a program on Diabetic Therapy Dogs. Thank you to Cori for the informative presentation all the wonderful services these dogs can provide. Pictured with them is therapy dog Rose. Scott Baker was recognized by President Eddie as the Rotarian of the Month for the month of January! He received the Above & Beyond pin for his service. Scott is our “Technology Guru” and does so much each week for our Club. Congrats to Scott and thanks for all that you do!
Great program from Mountain Heritage Center Education Associate Peter Koch today about the Center and upcoming events. Koch is pictured with Eddie Wells.
Congratulations to Justin Hall (left) on becoming a Paul Harris Fellow at today’s meeting and thanks to Mike Wade for his help. Two great Americans and Rotarians. Thanks for all you both do!
We were honored to have Smoky Mountain High School Interact Club Sponsor Susan Tompkins and President Parker Arrington with us at today’s meeting. They are pictured with Ron Rhodes and Eddie Wells. The club has 23 members and is participating in several service projects. Thank you to them for all the hard work they are doing. #100ActsofGood
We welcome Tracia Davis as a member of the Rotary Club of Sylva. Thank you for joining us Tracia! Pictured left to right are: Tavish Panozzo (sponsor), Tracia Davis, Ron Rhodes and Bob Carpenter (sponsor).
We welcome Greg Bauguess as a member of the Rotary Club of Sylva. Thank you for joining us Greg! Pictured left to right are: Larry Hinton (sponsor), Ron Rhodes, Greg Bauguess and Charles Wolfe (sponsor).
The program was Peter Koch with the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University. Follow along with Peter’s presentation below.
The program was club assembly. We recognized Larry Hinton (+7) and Mark Hinson as Paul Harris Fellows today. We were honored to have 2018-19 DG Nominee Isaac Owolabi visit our club today. His smile and laugh are contagious!