ShelterBox is a global nonprofit organization made up of people who believe that shelter is a basic human right. Rotary Club of Asheville South hosted a pot luck dinner at the Biltmore Park Clubhouse that raised money for multiple Shelter Boxes so that refugees and victims of natural disasters will have shelter for their families while they rebuild their lives. Our small club has a huge heart for service. Big thanks to all involved in organizing this event and to Steve Newbrough with the Summit Music Academy of Asheville for providing amazing live music.
In July our club held the inauguration of our new President and leadership team and thanked our outgoing officers. Huge thanks to Immediate Past President Tom Redder for steering our club through a challenging year and making sure we came out stronger at the other end and a big warm welcome to new President Jennifer Lindabury Armstrong as she takes the gavel and continues to inspire and motivate us daily. A special thank you to Donna Ensley for shining her light on our club as Assistant Governor. A social celebration was also held at Mills River Brewing in the evening. Here’s to a wonderful year!
This summer our club participated in a service project at the Shiloh Community Garden. The project was completed over several work days over the summer. Many Rotarians from our club and family members along with a Passport Club member and several helpers from the community contributed to this project. Mulching, weeding, trimming, and path building were all part of the process. A remarkable transformation has taken place at the garden this year.
This summer our club volunteered to help with the Summer Meals Program for Buncombe County Schools. The purpose of the summer feeding program is to fill the gap in between school sessions where all children can thrive and succeed.Through this program, lunches and breakfasts were provided free to children at various sites across the county five days a week. Our club has provided volunteers every Thursday to assist at the Enka site throughout the summer.
Our club was delighted to welcome District Governor G David Waechter to our weekly meeting on July 8th and hear his inspirational words for the upcoming Rotary year. Our club is meeting weekly via Zoom and guests are always welcome! Send us a message if you would like to attend as a guest.
Our club was proud to hand over a check for $2,000 to the Calvary Episcopal Food Pantry in May. We were able to do this due to the generosity of our amazing District 7670 and the emergency COVID-19 Disaster fund. Our members also spent Friday packing food boxes and Saturday delivering them to those in need. Our club provides volunteers at the food pantry one Saturday per month.