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2018-05-17: Roger Clapp – WATR

May 17th, 2018 by Scott Baker

President-Elect Todd and Roger Clapp

Many thanks to Roger Clapp, a fellow Rotarian in the Bryson City club, of the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River for speaking to us today about the important work they do to improve the water quality and habitat of the Tuckasegee River in Jackson and Swain Counties.

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Rotary Membership – John S. Yermack Jr.

May 10th, 2018 by Scott Baker

John and President Margaret

It was our pleasure to have Rotary District 7670 Membership Chair John S. Yermack Jr. with us today! Thank you John for the presentation on how to keep the greatest Rotary Club in the world growing.

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2018-04-26: JennyLee McLaughin – Special Presentation

April 26th, 2018 by Scott Baker

Such a pleasure to honor Rotary District 7670 Scholarship recipient JennyLee McLaughin at our meeting today. Congrats to JennyLee on her upcoming graduation from Western Carolina University and all we know she is going to do for education in Belize. We hope the projector that several district clubs helped buy will be of great use. Thanks to the greatest Rotary District in the world for all that all these people did to make this experience happen. Best of luck JennyLee! We know she will be certainly be one of the #PeopleofAction in the future!

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2018-04-19: Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic

April 19th, 2018 by Scott Baker

Ron, President Margaret, and Ron

Wonderful visit by Tooth Fairies Ron Freeman and Ron Keller from the Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic (BRFDC). The Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic delivers high-quality dental care to people who cannot otherwise afford these critically needed services. They restore lives, one tooth at a time. President Margaret presented Ron and Ron an Outstanding Community Service Award. Thank you Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic for all you do in our community!

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2018-04-12: Tiffany Henry – Small Business Center at Southwestern Community College

April 12th, 2018 by Scott Baker

Tiffany Henry and President Margaret

We were honored to have Tiffany Henry, the Director of the Small Business Center at Southwestern Community College NC, speak to us today about the important work they do in the community to help Small Businesses thrive. She is pictured with President Margaret. For more on the Small Business Center visit https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75490

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2018-04-05: Club Assembly

April 5th, 2018 by Scott Baker

Polly and Jennifer

Thank you Polly Colville for becoming a Paul Harris Fellow plus one! We appreciate all Polly does for our club and the great spirit of #serviceaboveselfshe does it with. She is one of our finest #PeopleofAction in our wonderful club. Polly is pictured with the greatest Rotary Foundation Chair in the world Jennifer Dirkes. Thank you both!

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2018-03-22: The Belcher Years – Video Tribute

March 22nd, 2018 by Scott Baker

David and Susan Belcher (photo courtesy of Mark Haskett)

The program was the club watching a video tribute of “The Belcher Years” to honor David and Susan and what they’ve brought to our community.

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2018-03-15: Community Organization Awards

March 15th, 2018 by Scott Baker

Every day is a great day to be a member of the Sylva Rotary Club, but Thursday was even more special. We were able to give out $14,800 due to our fundraising efforts to 17 different local efforts that are doing amazing work in our community and the world. They included: Haiti Ambulance, Rise Against Hunger, Panama Building Project, Community Table, Mountain Projects, Children’s Hope AllianceHabitat for Humanity, Sponsor Venture Crew, Friends of Scouting, I Write My Story Inc., Pathways for the Future, Life Challenge, Awake, Webster Enterprises, Blue Ridge Dental Clinic, Full Spectrum Farms, REACH Macon County for work in Jackson County. Thank you to these groups for all they do!

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2018-03-08: Jenny Lee – Rotary Global Scholar

March 8th, 2018 by Scott Baker

Jenny Lee and President Margaret

It was our pleasure to hear from our Global Scholar Jenny Lee today about her experience at Western Carolina University and her plans to make the world a better place thanks to the Rotary scholarship experience. Appreciate Peggy Wike sponsoring her. Thank you Jenny Lee! We can’t wait to see all you do. Jenny Lee is pictured with President Margaret.

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2018-03-01: Shannon Messer – Tuckaseigee Chapter #373 of Trout Unlimited

March 1st, 2018 by Scott Baker

Shannon and President Margaret

We know the Rotary Club of Sylva is the Greatest Rotary Club in the World and today we learned why theTuckaseigee Chapter #373 of Trout Unlimited is the Greatest Trout Unlimited chapter in the World! Thank you to Shannon Messer and the TU members for all they do to make sure we will live in the NC Trout Capitalfor many future generations. Shannon made a great presentation to our club today and is pictured with Club President Margaret.

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