David Hains has been involved in communication since 1975 when he moved to Charlotte to begin a 15-year stint in broadcast journalism as a television and radio journalist.
After leaving journalism David served as spokesman for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools for three years. He has also been involved in crisis communications consulting, video production and acting where he has played a TV newsman in a half dozen made for TV and feature film roles.
David currently serves as the director of communication for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. In his role as spokesman for the diocese David works with Church leaders to faithfully communicate the teaching of the Catholic Church through the news media to an audience of Catholics and non-Catholics in Western North Carolina.
John Galles is the publisher of the Greater Charlotte Biz Magazine and a fellow Rotarian (Charlotte Rotary Club).
For over twenty-five years, he served the non-profit business community with the Michigan Association of Realtors, the Small Business Association of Michigan, and National Small Business Association. For 10 years as President of NSBA in Washington, DC, he lobbied Congress, the White House and federal agencies on behalf of small business.
In 1997, he worked with the national Welfare to Work Partnership and was responsible for recruiting over 18,000 businesses to the initiative. Later that year, he was appointed by President Clinton to the Defense Department and worked at the Pentagon for nearly three years as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Reserve Affairs promoting Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserves.
Not one for bureaucracy, John decided it was time to get back to the real world and started Greater Charlotte Biz magazine in Charlotte in the fall of 1999. He published the first issue in January 2000 and has been publishing for 14 years.
Rotary District 7680 Governor Luther T. Moore makes an official visit to Charlotte South Rotary.
D.G. Moore has been an active Rotarian since 1998. He joined Rotary as a member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte, North Carolina where he is a past President (2006-07) and a former member of the Board of Directors. He served as an Assistant District Governor during 2009-11. He is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and is a member of the Paul Harris Society and a Paul Harris Fellow (Level 6). He and his wife have hosted a youth exchange student from Belgium and have also participated in a Rotary trip to Alto Cayma, Peru. Luther and Sandra have attended Rotary International Conventions in Coppehagen and Bangkok.
He has been employed by Belk Stores Services, Inc. since 1972 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary, and Assistant General Counsel. He is a graduate of Davidson College with an AB degree in Economics (1969), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree (1972) and the Executive Program of the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1986).
DG Luther Moore, Dave Ritchie, new member Jon Espinola, and President Mike Walker.
Bill Stanton of Stanton Financial joined us today to talk to us about the economy at large and participation in the stock market. His three major points in his advice to his clients are:
- Concentrate on quality stocks
- Know the stock’s price metrics so you can buy at opportune times
- Be patient and weather short term disruptions
Questions about the current market were answered with macro economic comparisons of the yield of the 10 year Treasury Notes and the inverse of the market’s current P/E ratio.
Firoz Peera spoke for about 10 minutes before Bill on the Oct. 19th Million Dollar Dinner for The Rotary Foundation. We also recognized Leigh Jenkins for her level one bequest!