Waynesville Rotary will meet on Friday June 9th at Laurel Ridge Country Club at our normal time. This week's program is FIVE-4-FIVE - interesting 5 minute stories by some of our members. On June 16th, we will hear from Mr. & Mrs. John Culp regarding their recent mission to Ukraine. June 23rd will be our annual Night of Celebration for members from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Wells Event Center in Waynesville.
We will NOT MEET on June 30th in observance of the 4th of July. We return to live meetings on July 7th at Laurel Ridge!
A buffet lunch is served circa 12:30 p.m. at a cost of $22.00 per plate. The business meeting and program start at 1:00 p.m.
We may be reached via USPS at PO Box 1590, Waynesville, NC 28786; by email at email@example.com; and by FAX at 828-348-5538. This contact information is also relevant for the Waynesville Rotary Foundation.
Banner photo courtesy: Mr. Ed Kelley
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 Waynesville Rotarians (l-r) Dean McMahon, Steve McNeil, and Charles Umberger delivering boxes of food to local schools for distribution via the Backpack program. Over 300 boxes were delivered on the day shown. Inside the van is Vince Waggner of Manna, who meets the delivery team every Friday when schools are in session.
Haywood Toy Run support (Bike Wrangling/Registration 2022)
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 (312 donated/distributed 2021 by all service clubs)
Delivering food backpacks every Friday to local school children for weekend meals. (460 meals at 11 schools on 12/02/22)
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.