November 2nd – Club News

Posted By Brad Walker

What happened this week?

The Rotary Club of Wake Forest met Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, online and in-person at The Forks Cafeteria.  President Karlene Turrentine opened the meeting with the pledge of Allegiance, while Rev. Ken Steigler gave a timely blessing.  


Lots of good news shared on Monday: Brad Walker’s son has landed an interview with MIT next week; Louis Mullinger announced the arrival of his newest granddaughter, Rose; Bob McCamy noted that his “#1 son” has turned 60; Jackie Barnes looks forward to her sister’s arrival this week, and Tommy Murray shared that former member Leonard Killian would celebrate his 87th birthday this week.  Leonard introduced Tommy to Rotary more than 20 years ago through the Group Study Exchange program. 

Our first Club Social of the covid-restricted year will be a celebratory bridal shower for Past President and current Assistant Treasurer Rachel Prather and will be held Monday, November 30th, beginning 6:30 p.m. at Wine 101, just off Rogers Road at 1228 Heritage Links Dr., #104, Wake Forest, NC. The business will be closed to other customers, and all  Covid-19 precautions will be followed, including boxed dinners.  Rotarian Guerda Martin will decorate.  More information will be sent via email, including wedding gift suggestions, and contact Bob McCamy if you haven’t yet signed up. Spouses are invited!

Service Projects


We will start up again in 2021, with a Jan. 31 application deadline for the spring sessions. Thus far, 8 applications have already been submitted, with enrollment limited to 20 qualified entrepreneurs.  If interested in being a sponsor to provide dinner or other needs, click on the graphic below or visit the Launch Wake Forest website. Brad also thanked Rotarian Gerard Hayes for his help with Launch Rolesville which will have its “pitch night” next week for investors, followed by graduation the following week. 


RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute

RLI will return “live” in 2021!  It will be held on January 30, 8:15-4:30 p.m., at the Johnson Community College Workforce Development Center in Clayton.  Twenty spaces are available for RLI I, and 10 spaces each for RLI 2 and RLI 3. Please contact Karlene if interested in attending a leadership session. 


The Steak Dinner Cook-Off Fundraiser has been postponed until either April or May 2021.   Several factors led to that decision, with the weather being foremost, said Fundraiser chair, Brad Walker. 

The Pecan Sale Fundraiser continues, however.  Treasurer Bob McCamy said he would be placing a second order this week; he is expecting the first shipment to arrive early next week. 

Queen of Hearts

 Bob McCamy won the raffle with his five of clubs but he couldn’t catch the queen whose coffers continue to grow.

Bob McCamy

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