Club News – Feb 1st

Posted By Brad Walker

The Rotary Club of Wake Forest met virtually and in person on Monday, Feb. 1, at The Forks Cafeteria in downtown Wake Forest.  President Elect Leah Flach opened the 7 p.m. meeting with prayer and the pledge.  She recognized two guests: Attorney David Ford with Gene Davis Law PLLC of Raleigh, and Brian Fuhs, Director of Business Development for The Loading Dock.  Brian will give a program next week about this exciting new business concept now being developed on S. White Street in Downtown Wake Forest. 

Good News

Brad announced that his son has also been accepted now at UNC-CH, opening up college options even more.  He also appreciates being back in Rotary’s regular meeting room and let attendees know that The Forks now offers smoked BBQ brisket, ribs, and pulled pork.  Very delicious!

Bob updated the club about member Rod’s continued progress following major heart surgery several weeks ago.  Rod can now drive and has returned to work at his contracting company, Hawkeye Building.  He is even walking up to two and a half miles per day!  Three cheers to Rod and his wife Cory for such a successful and speedy recovery.

Louis reports simply that he is happy to out and about, seeing people and living well. 

Kermit echoed that sentiment but said he would appreciate a little more sunshine as well!

Dee also commended Rod’s recovery, especially Cory’s faithful assistance, and extended thanks to Leah for agreeing to be the club’s president for 2021-2022. Leah is also the Huddle Hero for Dee’s group, which Dee also commended.

Helen announced the good news that eldest daughter Lela and her husband Jason moved that day from Culver City, CA, to Oxnard, CA, a move that will save them considerable rent money though create a longer commute to work in LA when that schedule resumes post-Covid. 

Stu happily announced that he and his wife Mart have now both received their second Covid vaccination shots.  That’s got to be a big relief, Stu!

Shipman announced that his oldest daughter would be moving back home, a great way for single young people to save a lot of money during these uncertain times.  

Leah wished a belated happy “Sweet Sixteen” birthday to Lauren, James’s oldest daughter, and a familiar face. She and younger sister Rachel were regular Monday night Rotary meeting attendees with her father.

On Zoom for this night’s meeting, Papa James grimly announced that he was quarantined to avoid Covid, as both Rachel and her mother Heather had tested positive. Speedy recovery and safe wishes for all the Holding family. 


First-quarter invoices are now due.  If not already paid, look this week for an email from Rachel with a statement attached.  

Queen of Hearts

Brad won the pot again this week with the diminutive five of diamonds.  The haughty Queen remains at large, and she is now worth $454, with 25 chances left to try to get that date.

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