June 13th – Ron Osbourne, Residential Treatment Services of Alamance
Micah Fox called the meeting to order and Cliff Parker provided the Invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Micah requested prayers for Brian Dement’s wife who went to the emergency room last night.
- Welcome Thomas Phelps, a visiting Rotarian from Annapolis, MD. He will be moving to the area to take a position at Elon University in the Athletics Department as the Manager of Ticket Operations.
- Today is the first reading for Phillip Brown and Diane Person.
- Randy Perkins attended the Rotary Conference in Atlanta and will present a report next week.
- Pierre graduated from Williams High School last week. He will be here on Tuesday to say goodbye to the club.
- Our next exchange student is Ana Paula from Brazil. She has been accepted by ABSS and will be attending Western High School. The club has 1 host family and we need 2 more families to host. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Ed Woodall.
- Gary Brandt provided an update on the upcoming Blood Drive. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 20th. A sign up sheet was passed around. If you did not make an appointment and would still like to give blood, please come to the event.
- The Pack-a-Thon will take place June 22 – June 24. Anyone 5 years old and above can attend the event and help pack the food. There is no cost to pack. Please make time to come out to this event.
- Board of Directors met today. If you are interested in attending the Junior Police Academy graduation, it is being held on July 29th and Officer Laws has invited us. Micah will provide additional information regarding time and location.
Member Spotlight – Sid Little
- Sid Little has been a Rotarian for 30 years. He is a financial services professional and works for American National in their investment division.
- He was born and raised on the coast, which lead him to racing sailboats competitively. He is a huge fan of musical theater.
- The last book that he read was a biography of Winston Churchill.
Member Spotlight Next week is Francois Masuka.
Ron Osbourne – Residential Treatment Services of Alamance
Julian Griffin brought the program for today’s meeting. He spoke briefly about how the club started and serving as it’s first President. He is a Baptist Preacher, glad to see us growing this club, and is very glad to have women in the club.
Julian introduced Ron Osbourne, Executive Director of Residential Treatment Services of Alamance (RTSA). Ron has over 40 years in this field. He presented a historical overview of the organization and talked about their need for donations to continue their work. Residential Treatment Services of Alamance has served Alamance County for over 46 years. They help alcoholics, addicts, and persons with mental illness recover from their disease. They started with Wesley Hall of Alamance in 1971. They serve both men and women. They provide the following treatment and recovery services: non-hospital medical detoxification; facility based crisis services; halfway house services for men; recovery home for homeless women; and group home services to adults with mental illness. They have several fundraising events during the year and asked us to assist if at all possible. Their budget is $1.8M a year and over 18% of that budget is funded through donations. Trollinger Treasures is a part of RTSA.
The meeting was adjourned and we all stood to recite the Rotary Four Way Test. Until next time…