Club Briefs - July 21, 2010
Kiwanis of the Pines
Kiwanis of the Pines member Bill Stark had Bob Vetter come to the meeting as a guest. Vetter encouraged the members to volunteer at Penick Village, as there are many opportunities for folks to help out. Information is available on the website.
The club recently gave a check for $1,300 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Moore County.
Accepting was Brandon Kivett. The money came from proceeds from work at the Spring Belk Charity Days.
Kivett gave the club an update on what goes on at the Boys and Girls Clubs during the summer
Many of the Kiwanis of the Pines members participate in numerous public service activities within the community, from picking up trash to working with children in school, as well as the Welcome Center, Flying Young Eagles, Project Able, Moore Buddies and many other worthwhile activities.
Toastmasters Club of the Sandhills was awarded the President’s Select Distinguished Club Award on July 6.
The award recognizes the club’s educational achievements in the previous year and is one of Toastmasters’ most prestigious club awards.
Joan Smith, of Whispering Pines, won Best Speaker at the meeting on July 13, with a speech about her experiences with Sandhills Little Theatre.
Best Table Topic speaker was won by Leslie Deane, of Pinehurst. Table Topics is an exercise in impromptu speaking. On July 13, speakers randomly selected a state and discussed their experiences there. Chris Norkus, of Whispering Pines, won the award for Best Evaluator.
Toastmasters Club of the Sandhills is dedicated to helping people improve their public speaking skills. It meets the first three Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm at Sandhills Community College Van Dusen Hall, room 102. The public is always welcome.
For more information, visit http://tcots.freetoasthost.us.
Seven Lakes Kiwanis
On July 13, the Rev. Don Welch spoke to the Seven Lakes Kiwanis about a very hot topic in Seven Lakes these days: incorporation.
Welch has been a member of one of the groups studying the possibility of incorporating the community of Seven Lakes. The group’s study is now over, after six months of exhaustive work. Another group has also been studying the subject with much the same results but with one major difference — whether to keep Seven Lakes a gated community or to remove the gates.
Discussions will continue for some time because of the importance to the community of whether to incorporate or not.
The Seven Lakes Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at the Seven Lakes Country Club.
Rollie Sampson, who serves on the Board of Communities In Schools, spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Pinehurst on current CIS projects.
Sampson explained that the mission of CIS is empowering students to stay in school, learn and prepare for life. By bringing caring adults into the schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides the link between educators and the community.
CIS focuses on mentoring, career education, health initiatives and community outreach.
Since Communities In Schools of Moore County is a nonprofit organization supported by the United Way, they rely on fundraisers and contributions from individuals and organizations.
For information on Kiwanis contact Sherrill Matthews at (910) 695-3712.
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