June 6th – Miranda Ervin, Burlington Downtown Corporation
Micah Fox called our meeting to order and Joseph Williams led our prayer and pledge.
- Welcome Zach Young from the Breakfast Club.
- Welcome visiting Rotarian Phil Brown who recently moved here from Pinehurst. Phil is a former District Governor and Rotary President.
- Randy Perkins introduced Demetrius Morgan who will be the new manager of Goodwill in Burlington.
- Hard copies of our member survey are on each table. 22 members have completed the survey so far.
- Randy and Rita Perkins will be attending the Rotary International Convention later this month in Atlanta.
- Hard copies of the online member survey are located on each table. 22 members have completed the survey so far.
- If you are interested in attending the Installation events at the Winston-Salem Dash game on June 24th – please let Micah know today. Today is the last day to sign up.
- A sign up sheet is being passed around today for the upcoming Feed the Hunger packathon. There will be three shifts to choose from.
- Mark your calendars for our next blood drive – June 20th at the Ramada from 4-6:00. A sign up sheet is being passed around today.
- Rotary Board meeting next week at 11:00.
- David Moore and his wife experienced the Normandy Beach River Cruise last year.
- Gary Brandt celebrated some upcoming exciting events for his children – turning 18 and graduating from Eastern Alamance.
Member Spotlight – Matt Patel
- Matt has been a Rotarian for 3 years. He moved to Burlington originally in 1982 but graduated from high school in Red Springs, NC. His family has always been in the hotel management business.
- Matt has been married to his wife for 25 years and they have two children – 20 year old daughter and a son who attends Williams High School.
- One item on his bucket list – touring around the world!
Next week’s member spotlight – Sid Little
Miranda Ervin – Burlington Downtown Corporation
Dale Greeson is a partner and CPA with Apple, Bell, Johnson & Co.. He grew up on a farm in Whitsett. Dale introduced our speaker, Miranda Ervin who is currently the Director of Communications with the Burlington Downtown Corporation. Miranda previously worked for the Burlington Royals and played both collegiate and professional softball.
The Burlington Downtown Corporation (BDC), a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to promoting downtown and offering support to existing and potential business and property owners. They are a nationally accredited Main Street Community and associated with the North Carolina Main Street Center.
The BDC mission is to create an environment for development that enhances Downtown Burlington as the cultural, historic, social and economic center of the community.
BDC has four goals – improving the District with both day and night activities, building the loft market to create more downtown residents and traffic, developing the neighborhood with new construction and improving the innovation infrastructure to include wifi, pop up parks and expanded utility services.
Gary Brandt did not choose the winning Ace of Hearts card. The pot continues to grow…
The meeting was adjourned and we all stood to recite the Rotary Four Way Test. Until next week…