Charlotte-South Rotarians shared their time the week of Christmas at The Harvest Center. The mission of this local nonprofit is to create a community where individuals affected by homelessness, poverty and unemployment are empowered through transitional programs and transformed by the Love of Christ. www.theharvestcenter.org
Charlotte-South celebrated Monday, December 15 with their annual Holiday Celebration at Zebra. The Carolina Chamber Players graced us with their musical talent and we took time to pause and share much needed holiday fellowship. A friendly reminder we will not be having a meeting on Monday, December 22 or Monday, December 29. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
We would like to welcome our newest members, Bill Nuttall and Matt Drinkhahn to Charlotte-South Rotary! As usual, we kept things lively this day as our President, Andy Bach showed off his recent clown costume in his support of the *”Rotary Distinguished Clown Corps” (RDCC). * This project will establish a group of Rotary, business and community leaders that will make a donation to be split between Hemby and Levine Children’s Hospitals and will periodically visit children in those hospitals to put some much needed joy in their eyes. The RDCC is based on a model used by other cities and will be supported by Charlotte Center City Partners. The RDCC recently participated in the Novant Christmas Parade on Thanksgiving Day. Rotary was featured in Parade literature and advertising so it was a great opportunity to get the word out to people that might not otherwise know about what Rotary is and what it does. Thank you Bill and Matt for having fun with us on the day we inducted you and we are so glad you will be joining the fun.
Today Charlotte-South presented the Harris Y a donation in support of their Y Readers literacy program. *(ymcacharlotte.org/yreaders )* These funds were made possible through our World Tasting Tour event this past June. *Pictured:* Rick Dunlap and Shannon Emmanuel with past president Mike Walker.
We were happy to provide Patriots Path a donation from funds raised through our World Tasting Tour this past June. The mission of Patriots Path is to help Veterans define their career goals, map out job search strategies, identify opportunities, create their personal marketing approach and connect within the community to peers, mentors and coaches for continued networking and support. www.patriots-path.org (Pictured: Mike Walker presenting check to Executive Director Noel Humphreys).