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Club News

  • Dog chairman discusses Lions’ leader dogs for the blind

    Lion Tom Snively, district leader dog chairman, was the guest speaker at the Shallotte Lions Club’s recent meeting. He described the process a trainer follows, as well as that of the Leader Dogs for the Blind School in Rochester, Mich., to qualify a dog for a blind person.
    Leader Dogs for the Blind would not exist today if not for Lions Clubs International. Beginning with the support of one club, Leader Dog is now supported by Lions clubs throughout the world.

  • Club briefs

    Munna named Citizen of Year
    The Shallotte Elks will honor its Citizen of the Year, Jerome Munna from The Sign Shoppe, on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Elks Lodge, 791 Bricklanding Road (N.C. 179). A roast chicken dinner will be served starting at 2 p.m. Ceremonies will follow the dinner.
    Munna is being honored for his continuing effort in organizing the annual motorcycle/classic cars Holiday Toy Run. The Elk of the Year and the Officer of the Year will also be honored that day.

  • Club brief

    Yacht Club elects new officers
    The Cape Fear Yacht Club (CFYC) has elected new officers for 2013. The announcement was made by 2012 commodore Janice Duncan-Ramieh at the CFYC clubhouse on Dec. 9.
    The new officers are commodore Ray Bolling, vice commodore Ken Haubrich and rear commodore David Forsyth.
    Board of governors includes Chris Webster, Dave Weigel, Donna Coleman, Debbie Bischoff and Ricky Evans. Mike Elliott was appointed as fleet captain.

  • Club briefs

    Newcomers Club meets Jan. 10
    The Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club (SWBNC) will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 10, in the fellowship hall at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 MH Rourk Drive in Shallotte. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for new members to join and to sign up for scheduled recurring activities and planned special events.

  • Club briefs

    SBI Rotary celebration set for Feb. 21
    Join the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club for a celebration of 25 years of service to the community.
    The celebration will start at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 21, 2013, at the South Brunswick Islands Campus of Brunswick Community College in Carolina Shores, near the U.S. 17 entrance to Crow Creek.
    Dinner and a champagne toast for spouses and non-Rotarian guests will be $30. A cash bar will be open at registration. RSVP by Jan 18, 2013.

  • ORCA donates $8,000 to New Hope Clinic

    The Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), a two-year old neighborhood charity in Brunswick County, recently donated $8,200 to the New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes. It is the county’s only comprehensive free clinic that provides basic medical and dental care, as well as diagnostic services and prescription drugs to low-income, uninsured residents of Brunswick County.
    The money raised was derived from ORCA’s fall fundraising campaign, according to Judy Cunningham, an ORCA board member who coordinated the effort.

  • Club briefs

    Woodturners to meet in Leland Nov. 10
    The Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA) will meet from
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Leland VFW Post 9408, 1211 Village Road in Leland.

  • Shallotte Lions visit Boys and Girls Homes

    The Shallotte Lions Club recently visited the Lions Cottage at the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina at Lake Waccamaw.
    The home is dedicated to providing a comprehensive array of residential and community-based services to meet the needs of vulnerable children by addressing their physical, emotional, social, educational and spiritual development.
    Their vision is to be a leading human services provider, addressing the ever-changing needs of children and families, led by people of excellence and compassion.

  • Club briefs

    Wine society to host tasting Nov. 4
    The Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society will have its next wine tasting event for area wine lovers and their guests beginning at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach.
    The theme for this meeting will be “The Wonders of Spanish Wines” and will feature six premium red wines from several of Spain’s prominent wine regions.

  • Club briefs

    Retired educators to meet Oct. 15
    The Retired School Personnel of Brunswick County will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Progress Energy Visitors Center. Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram will be the guest speaker, and will discuss the new and continuing programs for retirees. All retired educators are welcome to attend.