Rotaract Members Assist With Festival Booth
The Pinehurst Rotary Club met on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Pine Crest Inn for its regular weekly meeting.
The program was given by immediate past-president John Wittenstrom, who chairs the Holly Arts Festival committee for the club.
Wittenstrom's program covered the Rotary Club's involvement with Holly Arts and gave membership assignments to the members who were to work in the Rotary tent at the festival.
The festival itself was held on Saturday, Oct. 17, and was termed "a great success."
Rotary involvement was high, with most members turning out to sell concessions and handle the Rotary raffle. Prizes were donated by area restaurants, golf courses and retail establishments.
A highlight of the event was the involvement of Rotaract members, who volunteered to help with the event. These members are area high school and college students who are actively involved in the Rotary mission of helping local and international communities with worthwhile projects.
"Pinehurst Rotary is appreciative of its community support from local businesses and the local Rotaract Club," says a spokesman. "As President Gary Williford indicated to members, 'Together we all make Pinehurst and Moore County a great place to live.'"
At its Nov. 3 meeting, members heard from Dr. Michael Soboeiro, an expert in the area of diabetes and a local internist with Pinehurst Medical Clinic.
He spoke on the characteristics of the disease, its diagnosis and treatment. He also spoke at length on the importance of preventive measures such as weight control, proper diet and consistent exercise. A question- and-answer session was held at the end of the presentation.
Bob Desjardins presented the Rotary golf team of John Mecimore, T.J. Tremper Jones, John Bullard and Bob Desjardins with a small prize for the best Pinehurst team score of "48 net" in the recent annual Ray Taylor Rotary District Golf Tournament at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.
The Pinehurst Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at noon at The Pine Crest Inn in Pinehurst.
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