Soon after his first Trips for Kids ride, Rotarian Michael Camp invited Paula Fricke, co-founder of Trip for Kids Charlotte to speak to the SouthPark Rotary Club about the organization. This program immediately generated interest from fellow rotary members. They asked Camp to spearhead a bike donation drive to support the organization. It's been ongoing ever since.
"Many organizations come to us and ask for money, but Paula just wanted bikes," Camp said.
SouthPark Rotary has collected and donated almost 600 bikes, raising $18,000 for Trips for Kids Charlotte.
June 14 – 17, 2017
One hundred years ago, at the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed creating an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” From the first contribution of $26.50, the Foundation has grown significantly and has spent more than $3 billion on programs and projects. Let’s celebrate in the city where it all began. We’ll look back proudly over a century of “doing good in the world” — and look ahead to the challenges Rotary will tackle in the century to come. Visit The Rotary Foundation Centennial site to learn more about the Foundation’s first 100 years. There are 194 Rotarians from our District registered, but we are hoping for many more!! In total already 24,000 Rotarians made advantage of the early registration!
Atlanta, Georgia – June 10-14, 2017
- Rotary received a record number of paid pre-registrations during the 2016 convention.
- More than 24,000 attendees have registered, far exceeding previous convention totals for the initial June registration period.
- The 2017 Rotary International Convention will be held in Atlanta, coinciding with the centennial of the Rotary Foundation, which was established during the 1917 convention in Atlanta.
- The International Convention will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center.
- Registration as of October 1, 2016 for District 7680 is 210 registrations!!
- To register: www.riconvention.org
Festivities Event Schedule:
Thursday, June 8th, 2017 - 7:30 PM Atlanta Braves Game - "Strike Out Polio"
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 - 7:30 AM 3K Walk/Run for Peace
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 - 6:00 PM Blue Jeans & Bluegrass
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 - 9:30 PM Candlelight Vigil to End Slavery and Human Trafficking
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 - 7:00 PM Gone With the Wind
Monday, June 12th, 2017 - 12:30 PM Peace Tour
Monday, June 12th, 2017 - 12:30 PM CDC "Polio" Tour
Monday, June 12th, 2017 - 6:30 PM Dinner at The College Football Hall of Fame
Monday, June 12th, 2017 - 7:00 PM Dinner at The World of Coca-Cola
Every month Assistant Governor Steve Whitesell gets together with his presidents, presidents-elect and club officers. They greet, eat and meet. Topics are upcoming events, how the clubs can collaborate on projects and sharing ideas. They worked together on the Community Garden. All clubs were in attendance at the June meeting. Keep up the good work!
Please support these efforts to those most severely impacted by this catastrophic storm.
Initiative to Develop Teen Leaders
By Rotary District 7680 and CCL's Leadership Beyond Boundaries
July 13 - 16, 2017
Seminar For Tomorrow's Leaders is open to rising juniors and seniors in high school. All students who would like to attend SFTL must complete the online application.
Applications are due April 15, 2017.
SFTL is a 4 day/3 night premier leadership experience sponsored by Rotary District 7680 with curriculum designed and facilitator training provided by a global leader in executive training, Center for Creative Leadership.
Clubs, students, alumni, volunteers and parents, please visit our event site to apply and find event information.
Rotarians are committed to cultivating the understanding and application of excellent leadership skills in students when they need it most. For nearly a decade, Rotarians from District 7680 in West Central North Carolina, in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL®) Leadership Beyond Boundaries (LBB) initiative, have transformed students’ lives by delivering an intensive, transformative and empowering leadership development program for rising high school juniors and seniors.
The same leadership development framework used for global executives, policy makers and military officers is successfully applied to students participating in this four-day experiential program. Approximately 100 students live together in a learning community hosted at a local university on campus and progress through a sequence of highly interactive experiences to learn and apply relevant and meaningful leadership skills. All involved in this leadership experience, youth/students, mentors, trainers, learn together and grow as leaders, creating a rich and rewarding inter-generational leadership-enhancing experience.