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Album Name: Rotary Speakers Return to Albums
Album Date: Apr 30, 2019
Description: Our weekly speakers inform us about interesting events and topics.
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Rotary member Rick Willeford (R) introduced Rick Yinger (L) and Nin Bond who discussed the status and future of the internet. Rotary member Luther Turner introduced the physical therapy team from our local hospital who gave us updates on what is available at the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Members of the Advance Highlands Education Committee told us about their plans for a Our club's Scholarship Committee members and the 2019 recipients. Sue Blair, the committee chair, presented the program. We got an update on the upcoming Highlands Motoring Festival.
Members Paul Schmitt and Mary Adair Trumbly gave us an update on the plans for the expansion of the PAC. Interact Club members and advisers gather fro a group photo after their presentation. The members of Highlands School Interact Club was in charge of our meeting. They informed us about their projects for this school year. An impressive group of students. Headmaster Anthony Sgro gave us an update on Rabun Gap Nacoochee School. Dr. Katherine J. Elliott was our speaker and was introduced by Rotary member Josh Ward.
Representatives from the 5th grade at Highlands School told us about their recent class trip to Charleston, SC. Robert E. Smith introduced Brent Martin who spoke on the history of the Bartram Trail in NC. Bill Edwards introduced speakers from the Macon County Veteran Services. Erika Tybursk was introduced by Rotary member Tom Stribling and discussed medical diagnostic testing. Sallie Taylor (4th from left) told us about the Blue Zone. She was introduced by her husband Pat and accompanied by several members of her advisory board.
Derek Taylor introduced retired Navy aviator Clay Hartman (right) who told us about his adventures flying for the Navy. Rotary member Jim Tate (left), chair of our county commission, introduced Kaine Matthews (right) and Abby Braswell (center) who explained the recent Macon County property appraisals. Rick Trevathan introduced Holly Jones from the NC Dept of Justice, who updated us on Identity Theft. Brad Spaulding introduced Charlotte Muir, Executive Director of the Highlands Biological Foundation, who gave us an update on the Foundation. Christy Kelly informed us about cancer advocacy.
Mary Adair introduced John Baumrucker who filled us in on the current status of his Bolivia project. Rotary members Jane Jerry and Bonnie Potts with staff members of the Literacy Council. Jane gave us an update on exciting new plans for the Literacy Council. Our own Fred Smith (left) gave us an update on the economic aspects of assisted living facilities. Our own Rick Siegel gave us an update on the Big Brothers & Sisters program in Highlands. Coley Tyler, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, (left) Author of Ghosts of Fallujah, was our speaker and was introduced by Rotary member Justin Souma.
Sheriff Holland gave us a preview of this year's Shop With A Cop, He was introduced by Rotary member Brian McClellan. Bob Shipp introduced Kim Ingram who told us about the new hospital in Clayton, GA. Susan Robert gave us a short lecture on contemporary and abstract art. She was introduced by her husband and Rotary member Chip Robert. Sarah Holbrooks, Assistant Principal at Highlands School, was introduced by Rotary member Hank Ross. She filled us in on her background and her present experience at Highlands School. Doc Wilson introduced Paul Hilliard who discussed the importance of petroleum during WW II. Paul is pictured with his wife and Doc.
Jane Chalker gave us an update on her long (more than 10 years) involvement in Haiti. Our own Peter Ray showed us some photographs of his Cullasaja river project and was congratulated by President Moore and Sergeant at Arms Bronaugh. Carole Oxford introduced Kenny Youmans who spoke on the importance of Gratitude. George Powell introduced Darren & Michelle Gillett who presented a program on Our District Governor pays a visit.
Rotary member Robin Tindall introduced Highlands-Cashiers Hospital administrator Jackie Medland who gave us an update on our local hospital. David Stovall,a member of Rotary International Board of Directors, was our speaker. He was introduced by Rotary member Steve Perry. Steve Snead-Smith was our speaker today and was introduced by Rotary member Wolfgang Green. The Sloans gave us a vicarious adventure as they recounted their recent travels to India and beyond. Rotary member Bert McCall and his daughter Marlee demonstrated robotic manufacturing via remote video.
Technology has come to our Rotary club!
Nantahala District Forest Ranger Mike Wilkins was introduced by Rotary member Lester Norris and gave us an overview of his duties and local activities of the U S Forest Service. Elizabeth Spaulding (l) and Ashlynn Parker of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization gave us a summary of the organization and the good work it does in our community. Rick Siegel, a long time supporter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters offered his insight. Billy Love gave us an update on The Bascom and was introduced by Rotary member Teresa Osborn. Emory professor Will Ransome was introduced by Rotary member Nancy Gould-Aaron. He told us about his experience as a Rotary scholarship recipient in Japan and his current involvement with our local chamber music festival. Dave Hodgson (l) was introduced by Jerry Moore and gave us the inside word on how Delta pilots are hired.


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