May 9th – Cary Worthy, Alamance Arts
Micah Fox called the meeting to order and Lee Isley led our prayer and pledge.
- Welcome to our exchange student, Pierre.
- Welcome to Mike Zurilla, our newest member.
- Today is the first reading for Nathan Nesmith. Nathan is a the Administrator for White Oak Manor in Burlington.
- Mark your calendars for June 22-24 for a Feed the Hunger packathon at Holly Hill Mall. Volunteers are needed to help pack meals in memory of J.L. Williams – Joseph’s father. Specific times will be announced soon.
Member Spotlight – Paul Mauney
- Paul started his career in the newspaper business at the age of 12 in Shelby, NC. He delivered papers for the Shelby Star. Paul joined Rotary in 1999 and within months served as President. He has two children – 21 year old son transferring to UNC-Wilmington from ACC in the fall and a 14 year old daughter who is a freshman at Western Alamance High School.
- Paul enjoys playing in a Christian rock band and fly fishing.
- Talent people may not know about? He can quickly and easily find four leaf clovers. Thanks, Dad!
Member Spotlight Next Week – Trip Durham
Cary Worthy – Alamance Arts
Randy Perkins admitted having no artistic ability but a huge admiration for artistically gifted people. He has served on the Arts Council for Alamance County for 4 years and introduced our speaker, Cary Worthy – Executive Director.
Cary was born in Kansas and previously served as director of the Arts Council in Wilmington, NC. He has been with Alamance Arts for 20 years.
Be on the lookout for Pop-Up Alamance Art around the county. Now through October they will bringing the arts to the people on the bus, grocery store, swimming pool, etc.
The Sally Anger Moving Colors exhibit will be on display through June 17th at Alamance Arts. Sally is an artist from Beaufort, NC.
The 2017 countywide concert series Musical Chairs kicked off on May 5th. These concerts are free and will move throughout the county on Fridays through September. Love & Valor (Micah’s brother’s band) will perform on June 23rd at the Historic Depot :-).
Also, the Art Park is coming soon at Alamance Arts. The park will include interactive sculptures, benches painted with scenes from favorite children’s books and stained sidewalks. They are raising funds to help cover the cost of the stained sidewalks with their sidewalk sale. You can help fund this project with a $100 donation.
There were 38 cards left in the deck with a pot of $460. Kelly Carlisle picked the winning card for the “girls only” table!
The meeting was adjourned and we all stood to recite the Rotary Four Way Test. Until next week…