We had a record turnout at our kickoff meeting last Friday with, as promised, two great speakers. Club VP Barry Meyer has a broad and interesting speaker schedule lined up for this year, with October's speakers being Dr. Ginger Davis, the Executive Administrator of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society and Latimer House, and Donna Winrich of the State Speakers Bureau of North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking.
Almost every week, one or both of our speakers ask for volunteers to help in their organization, from Novant Hospital welcomers, the Good Shepherd Center, the Railroad Museum, to the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Also at every meeting, we have volunteers who provide our coffee and baked goods, who welcome you at the door, a volunteer who will take your old, tattered US flag and exchange it for a new one (did you know that?!) and one who takes all the leftover baked goods to a homeless shelter. You're a great group!
Most of us have just entered the retirement phase of our life, opting to move away from the snows of the northern climes here to Southeastern North Carolina. Please use the experiences you gained the last forty years into making your new neighborhood a better place. Volunteer for one of the organizations that talk to us. Volunteer to be part of the leadership of the club. Your life will be richer for it!
For the Board of Directors,