Members, families and friends of the Rotary Club of North Raleigh flocked to the Angus Barn recently to celebrate the local service club’s 50th anniversary.
Meeting in the famous restaurant’s holiday-decked pavilion, party-goers dined, danced and heard tributes to the club and descriptions of major community and international projects the club has undertaken to note this milestone.
“We are pleased with the results of the evening of festivities that celebrated the culmination of a great year for this club,” said Steven Nelson, chairman of the 50th anniversary committee. “The next 50 years can only be better.”
Nelson noted the club had held its charter night dinner at the Angus Barn 50 years ago. “What an amazing full circle to complete,” he said.
During the evening, three of the major projects the club has chosen to mark its anniversary were described, including LaunchRaleigh, Bridges to Success and the Guatemala Literacy Project.
LaunchRaleigh is an eight-week program that offers entrepreneurs in Southeast Raleigh business training, mentoring, networking opportunities and start-up funding. In addition to the Rotary Club, the project is supported by the city and local colleges, among others.
Bridges to Success is a pilot program at Wake Technical College that https://www.cialissansordonnancefr24.com/generique-cialis/ gives scholarships to adult students who lack a high school diploma, and the Guatemala Literacy Project works to break the cycle of poverty in that country through education.
This 50th anniversary marks years of the club’s support for many organizations and projects, both locally and internationally, said Rotarian JJ Jolliff. “Our club looks forward to many more years of service.”
Master of ceremonies at the event was Gregory Brissette, who introduced guests speaking on Rotary projects, goals and past history.
Members of the anniversary committee were Brissette, Boyd Bennett, Dr. Ed Smallwood, Dr. Donathan Hudgins, Charter Member Frank Bouknight, Diane Heard, JJ Jolliff, Scott Tarkenton, Erik Grunwald, Jay Williams and Rotary President Michael Wienold.
The Rotary Club of North Raleigh holds weekly luncheon meetings at the Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh. For more information about the club, see northraleighrotary.org.