Waynesville Rotary will meet on Friday, February 23rd at Laurel Ridge Country Club. A buffet lunch is served circa 12:30 p.m. at a cost of $22.00 per plate. The program section of the meeting begins circa 1:00 p.m.
Our program will be provided by Cindy Smith of the Friends of WNC Nature Center.
Please note: Our inclement weather policy is now in effect. If Haywood County Schools close due to inclement weather, our meeting is automatically cancelled. If the schools begin their day and then close early, we will meet per our normal. Please make a decision for your own personal safety about attending under these circumstances.
We may be reached via USPS at PO Box 1590, Waynesville, NC 28786; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; and by FAX at 828-348-5538. Voice mail may be left at 828-423-0245. This contact information is also relevant for the Waynesville Rotary Foundation.
Banner photo courtesy: Image by Ed Kelly
Waynesville Rotary believes in "Service Above Self" and base our local and global services on that value. Locally, we provide scholarships for students at the community college and university levels, provide backpacks of food to children who otherwise wouldn't have something to eat on weekends, and provide construction and other projects through United Way Day of Caring and Habitat for Humanity. These are just a few of our community service initiatives.
Recent Community Services:
Image to left shows our Manna Backpack team delivering boxes of food to local schools on Friday, February 9th. Pictured in the image are (l - r) Vick Dossey, Dean McMahon, Steve McNeil, and Ron Tingle. Rotarian Bill Owen is behind the lens!
Mountain Projects - Coats for Kids 2023
Haywood Toy Run support (Bike Wrangling/Registration 2023, $11,000 in cash distribution to local 501(c)3 programs plus a van load of new toys!)
Christmas Food baskets provided in conjunction with Haywood/Sunrise Rotaries (523 baskets delivered 2022 at cost of $25250.00) The 26 year total now stands at 10,446 families served at a cost of $266,292.00
Blankets for Mtn. Projects "warmth" efforts (359 donated/distributed 2023 by all service clubs)
Delivering food backpacks every Friday to local school children for weekend meals. (November 2023 - 10 schools over 3 Fridays = 6 volunteers delivering 1240 meals in Haywood County)
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for new members to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time such as ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.