Here's a collection of all that RNG was active in recently in addition to our SUPER RAFFLE!
City of Greenville Parks and Rec
Volunteering at THE REALLY GOOD, REALLY BIG, REALLY CHEAP BOOK SALE Through Greenville Literacy Association
Rotary social and, New Members, and Rotary Training
GPD Dodgeball Tournament
2017 Board and Officers Installed
District Governor Rob Hanley (our very own, after his own installation) was on hand to install our 2017 Board and Officers.
June 23rd - Foundation Awards
Thanks to all who attended and contributed. It was great to help our local non-profits!
Rotary International Convention
Looks like our President-Elect had a great time at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta!
This link is a good slide show on the importance of telling your story.
This link is a good slide show on the importance of telling your story.
Vocational Service Awards
Given by our club on Friday June 16th to Chris Manly and Debbie and Cindy (two returning members).
Youth Exchange students present to our Club
Our In-Bound Youth Exchange Students stopped by to present on their experiences in the United States, Rotary, and to say THANK YOU!
Visit from the District Governor Lance Young
District Governor Lance Young stopped by and encouraged our club to raise $500 for PolioPlus. You can donate online through a My Rotary Sign-In.
Up On the Roof top!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the social last night! Let's have some more of them!
Welcome to Rotary Club of North Greenville!
Chartered on and servicing the Upstate since January 1955.
Meetings every Friday at the Poinsett Club at 12:30PM.
The Poinsett Club
807 East Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Future Prez Heads to President-Elect Training
Among 600 Rotarians across the Carolinas, North Greenville President Elect Randy Vogenberg heard inspiring talks from Rotary International past president Ron Burton and Director Larry Lunsford.
RNG christmas party with FRAZEE DREAM CENTER monday december 14th, 6pm downtown hyatt
Our annual Christmas Party with the Frazee Dream Center will be on Monday December 14th at the downtown Hyatt Regency (220 North Main Street Greenville, South Carolina, USA, 29601) at 6pm.
The meal is covered under your member dues but if you'd like to bring a guest the meal is $20. Come out, share Christmas joy, and watch some kids open their gifts from Santa! Contact Charlie Slate for more information
instantimprints.com/centers/greenvillesc/Our Annual Hot Chocolate Sale for the Christmas Parade is coming up soon. Join us December 3rd to sell some hot chocolate and donuts and then stay to enjoy the parade.
Thanks to Instant Imprints for assisting with signage and club apparel! Check out their website here!
Click here for volunteer information and sign-up!
Thanks to all who came out to support and enjoy our City of Greenville Christmas Parade Hot Chocolate Fundraiser for 2016! Pictures below and our the details page.
Did you know....North Main Park's ties to North Greenville Rotary?
North Main Park, right across from Stone Academy and right behind the Bobby Pearse Community Center was started by North Greenville Rotary Club's donation of the playground equipment. It's a great park in the North Main area that offers baseball / softball facilities, basketball courts, picnic areas, and a playground. Folks can also reserve the Bobby Pearse Community Center for events like birthday parties.
My P.E.T.S. Experience by President-elect Shanda Jeffries
Ever seen the movie “Jerry Maguire?” Most folks know that famous line - “you had me at hello” but there is another line in that movie that has always kind of stuck with me. It’s the day where Jerry breaks up with his fiancé, loses his best client and is down to one that may or may not even get to keep his current contract. He shows up drunk at his new employee’s house to vent and commiserate. He is sitting on her couch, just having realized the full scope of everything going on his life at the moment, and has just given her a hugely uninspiring speech about the future of the company that he has been forced into starting. There is a brief moment of quiet, and she turns to him and says “The truth? I care about the job, of course. But mostly, I just want to be inspired.”
“BUT MOSTLY, I JUST WANT TO BE INSPIRED.” Those words hold true for so many of us as we go about our daily lives, taking care of all the have to’s and should get done’s. When I attended President-Elect Training in Greensboro, NC (also known as PETS), I went into it ready to learn about all the things I needed to do, and expecting to leave with a list of things to get done that felt like it was 5,000 miles long dragging behind me. I left with a new degree of humility because of the torch that my peers in my own club have entrusted to me to keep aflame, a burning desire to be a catalyst for change, a motivation to share my personal and sometimes emotional commitment to Rotary, and a decision in my heart that this will be the year I finally get to do what I set out to do years before I had ever heard of Rotary (more about that later). In short, I was and am inspired.
Part of the reason for the strong inspiration that struck me is the knowledge I gained at PETS. I learned about Rotary Foundation - how it works, how things are funded, and the causes around the world that have been addressed because of it. I learned about the founders of Rotary, and how it came to be that one little club of 4 people ended up becoming this global organization of do-gooders that endures over a century later. I learned about the difference everyday people just like myself are making in the lives of others – Rotary-sponsored youth exchange students who one day start programs to put shoes on orphaned children in third world countries, women who honor their own heritage and gender by finding a way to place preventive care hospital equipment in European villages, people who travel the world to dig ditches and build water towers, folks just like me who are guided through military checkpoints and are even held at gunpoint just to deliver polio vaccine to a little boy whose sister is forever paralyzed by that disease. I learned all about the methods and organization that makes it possible for every single one of us to be a difference maker, and I learned that Rotary makes it possible. I AM INSPIRED.
My all-time favorite quote is from a philosopher named William James. He wrote a letter to Helen Keller in 1908, in which he told her, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” This quote rings true in every situation, if you ask me. We all want to make a difference. We all take different actions on a daily basis. And we all have an effect on someone else every time we make a choice. We simply don’t always know who we are affecting or how. What I learned at PETS is HOW Rotary makes a difference, and for whom. What I have yet to learn is where that knowledge is going to direct my journey as a Rotarian. PETS has given me the confidence to proceed fearlessly on my journey despite the fact that I don’t know where it
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North Greenville Rotary gives supplies for Greenville Firefighters
North Greenville Rotary members Mike Taylor, Mary Nase, and Shanda Jeffries dropped off water, Gatorade, and snacks for Greenville County firefighters on behalf of our club.
Christmas Party Coming Up!
Our Christmas Party is on Monday December 12th, 6pm at the Hyatt Regency. Click here for more info!
We will be adopting kids soon...be on the looking out and head to a meeting to grab a phone!
Come out to our club social!
Our club social and reward party for the team that won last years Rotary Game is being held at Bar Louie on Thursday, October 20th. If you have not responded to the evite yet, or if you've not seen it, please email me at email@example.com or call me at 864-551-3401 to let me know if you will be there and how many will be attending.
Here are our upcoming programs. Don't miss out!
Thank you Letter from Taylors Free Medical Clinic
Rotary of North Greenville lends a hand at the Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap book sale
Several members of our club took time our of their Saturday to volunteer at Greenville's Really Good, Really Big, Really Cheap book sale. As anyone who has ever attended can tell you-- this book sale is huge! This was a great way for our club to help out and promote literacy. Thanks to our Prez for organizing!
Thank You Letters from Foundation GRant Receipitants
We received some thank-yous from our Foundation Award Receipitants. See below and enjoy!
raffle winners announced!
Congrats to our raffles winners!
We not only presented our Foundation Grants to 6 worthwhile local charities, but we also awarded 5 great prizes to some lucky winners.
Congratulations to the following:
1) $250 Mast General Store Shopping Spree goes to Annette Cook
2) Go Pro Camera goes to Jo Millard
3) Drone goes to Jaclyn Lanier
4) Apple iPad goes to Charlie Slate
5) HD 55" TV goes to Cliff Phillips
Thanks to everyone for making this years Foundation Grants Award & Raffle Program a huge success!
Come to our meeting this Friday,