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2019-01-24: Mike Poston – Jackson County Planning

January 24th, 2019 by Scott Baker

Mike and President Todd

We appreciate Mike Poston, Jackson County Planning Director, for coming to speak to our club today about the Planning Department. He spoke about county ordinances, zoning regulations, and the multiple boards the Planning Department oversees. Thanks for all you do for our community.

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2019-01-17: Geoff McBride and Scott Baker Perform

January 17th, 2019 by Scott Baker

Geoff McBride & Scott Baker Perform

What an entertaining meeting today at the “Greatest Rotary Club in the World”! Geoff McBride and our very own club member Scott Bakerperformed multiple songs for our meeting while also sharing their talent with the Department on Aging lunch crowd. Geoff McBride is a former contestant on the Voice and sings a wide range of music from R&B to classic rock. Thanks to Scott and Geoff amazing performance today!

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2019-01-10: Carr Tyndall – Jackson Paper

January 10th, 2019 by Scott Baker

President Todd and Carr

We appreciate club member Carr Tyndall, Vice President of Operations at Jackson Paper, for presenting to our club today. He spoke on the history of Jackson Paper dating back to the Mead Corporation, overall operations, and the Mill’s current economic impact on the region. Great presentation and we look forward to a tour in the future. Rotary District 7670

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2019-01-03: Club Assembly

January 3rd, 2019 by Scott Baker

President Todd and Gail

Tim and Matt

Our club rang in the New Year with our first meeting as a Club Assembly. Our members were updated on all the great upcoming items for the next few months. Thanks to all the Board Members that shared with our club today. Matt Saenger brought a guest today and gladly gave up the Membership Brick to Tim Hall. Thanks Tim for volunteering to take the brick. Gail Debnam was honored by President Todd as the Rotarian of the Month for all her contributions to the club as Treasurer. A big thank you to Gail for all she does for our club!

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2018-12-20: Chelsea Burrell – Harris Regional Hospital Community Wellness Outreach Coordinator

December 20th, 2018 by Scott Baker

President Todd, Chelsea, and Steve

Today we had two great speakers for Harris Regional Hospital. Chelsea Burrell, Community Wellness Outreach Coordinator, and Steve Heatherly, CEO & President, both spoke about current initiatives and employee wellness programs at the hospital. We appreciate all the great work that is happening at Harris Regional Hospital. Harris Regional Hospital Rotary District 7670

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Dr. Don Tomas – President, Southwestern Community College

December 6th, 2018 by Scott Baker

President Todd and Dr. Don Tomas

Great presentation from club member and Southwestern Community College President Dr. Don Tomas at our meeting this week. Dr. Tomas spoke about the growth of SCC, their strategic partnerships, the SCC Foundation, student success, and other “Points of Pride.” Our club appreciates SCC as they continue to enrich lives and strengthen our community. #PeopleofAction Rotary District 7670

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2018-11-29: Sarah Leatham – Kilimanjaro Ascent for Polio

November 29th, 2018 by Scott Baker

President Todd and Sarah

Thank you to Rotarian Sarah Leatham who spoke to our club about her Mount Kilimanjaro hike to raise money to help fight polio. A very inspiring story of how she and 7 other women completed the difficult hike and was able to raise over $75,000 to help put an end to polio. #peopleofactionRotary District 7670

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2018-11-15: Dr. Arthur Salido – Community and Economic Engagement and Innovation

November 15th, 2018 by Scott Baker

Dr. Salido and President Todd

We appreciate Dr. Arthur Salido, Executive Director, Community and Economic Engagement and Innovation at Western Carolina University for being our guest speaker today. Great presentation on how WCU is a catalyst for economic and community development in our region. Rotary District 7670

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2018-11-08: Rotary Foundation Month Presentations

November 8th, 2018 by Scott Baker

Lyn Lazar

Lyn and Carr

November is Foundation month for Rotary and today we heard from multiple Rotarians on “why” they give to the Rotary Foundation. Thank you to Lyn Lazar, our Foundation Chair, for organizing this today and it was great to hear the many reason why it is important to support the Foundation! We also welcomed Carr Tyndall as the newest Paul Harris Fellow for our club as we continue to be a 100% Paul Harris Club. #peopleofaction Rotary District 7670

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Lyn Lazar – The Rotary Foundation

November 1st, 2018 by Scott Baker

We appreciate Foundation Chair Lyn Lazar for wonderful presentation on the Rotary Foundation!

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