2010 Photos


NEWS / PHOTO ARCHIVE – Rotary Club of Kernersville
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Dec. 29th – “Mr. Sunshine’s ‘Anything Goes’ Year-End Review” (pres. by Roy Collette)

Dec. 22nd – Beeson Park Update – Ernie Pages, Kernersville Parks & Rec (pres. by Chris Oakman)

Dec. 15th – Mike Dement – UNC-G Basketball Coach

Dec. 8th – Classification Talks Annual Meeting – Election of Officers for 2011-12

Pancake Supper 2010

Pancake Supper 2010


Pancake Supper 2010

Pancake Supper 2010

Pancake Supper 2010

Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
2010 Pancake Supper
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010
Pancake Supper 2010

Dec. 1st –Basketball Coaches – Brant Short – East Forsyth; Monty Gray – Glenn; Josh Thompson – Bishop McGuinness

Nov. 17th – Glenn High School Choir “Bella Voce”

Nov. 10th – Classification Talks – Vicki Stevens, Matt Reese

Nov. 3rd – Dr. Gary Green – President, Forsyth Tech Community College

October 27th – Rotary Foundation (pres. by J. Ford)
JOhn Ford

October 23rd – Rotary Family Picnic

October 20th – Bernard Posey – US Olympic Team Hopeful in Taekwondo (pres. by E. Tang)

October 13th – 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships – Hill Carrow (pres. by A. King)
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October 6th – Club Assembly

September 29th – Status Reports – Kernersville Human Service Agencies

September 22nd – World War II Veteran Noah “Dewberry” Lauten (pres. by Sunni Lauten)

September 15th – Rotary Youth Leadership Academy

On September 8th – Bob Leak, Winston-Salem Business, Inc. – “Bringing Caterpillar to Winston-Salem” Caterpillar is anticipated to bring some 500 jobs to Winston-Salem as one of the companies axel plants for one of the largest mining trucks.
Bob Leak
Bob Leak

On Sept.1st,“Pigskin Preview” – Football Coaches Todd Willert (East Forsyth), Aldine Payne (Glenn) and Charlie Jones (Bishop McGuinness)

On August 25th,Introduction to Rotary DaCdb and Rotary Websites (pres. by C. Oakman)
Joanne Allen
Joanne Allen
Dr. Matt Reese
Dr. Matt Reese

On August 18th, Abby Donnelly – Sandler Training spoke about District 7690’s “End Polio Now” Fundraiser

YMCA - Bright Beginnings - Sat. August 14th, 8:30 AM
YMCA – “Bright Beginnings” – Sat. August 14th
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On August 11th, Bruce Frankel, Executive Director of Körner’s Folly, gave an impassioned talk to our club. The Folly Foundation is starting a 2 year drive to obtain 1880 members for its membership drive. The Folly is truly Kernersville’s own work of art and we as a community need to pull together and help restore it to its original glory.

Korners Folly Bruce Frankel
Bruce Frankel

On August 4th, Denny Schlindwein, former Secret Service Agent, spoke to our club. Denny has served under Presidents Carter, Reagan, both Bushes and Clinton. His fondest memories were not of the Presidents during their respective terms, but afterwards. “Most Presidents don’t have the time to chat with the agents when they are in office.” Denny had many stories to tell us about the first ladies, the children and how almost all of the presidents still have a relationship with him. “They are all great human beings!”

Denny Schlindwein

On July 28, District Governor for 2010-11, Wes Patterson, came by a visited our club. Wes spoke about the Rotary wide slogan of the year, “Building Communities and Bridging Continents”. He also reminded us that polio is only found in 4 countries, and they spell outP… A…I…N (Pakistan, Afghanistan, India & Nigeria). Rotary world wide has raised $140M of the necessary $200M for the Gates Foundation matching grant. We also discussed the “Future Vision” that relates to our District grants. Conflict resolution, clean water, child health, literacy and economic development are its main goals. “Yesterday is a dream, Today is a vision”
Amy-Jo Pardon
Wes Patterson – District Governor

On July 21st, John Coulter spoke about the YMCA’s 5th annual program called “Bright Beginnings“. This program pairs up an adult from the community with a needy child, and a trip to Wal-Mart so that this child can have a new pair of shoes, new clothes and enough school supplies for the beginning of the school year. Last year, about $5200 was collected from the community and some 100 volunteers assisted 80 kids. This year JOhn’s goal is to raise $7000, have 120 volunteers and help over 100 children.

YMCA - Bright Beginnings - Sat. August 14th, 8:30 AM
YMCA – “Bright Beginnings” – Sat. August 14th, 8:30 AM
Joanne Allen - Novant Health
Joanne Allen – Novant
Joanne Allen, COO of Novant Health Care System, spoke to us about the recent layoffs at Novant, the upcoming Spring 2011 opening of the Kernersville Hospital and the services that our hospital will be providing our community.

On July 14th, Jean Dominique and Susan Cook, a medical missionary, spoke to our club. Susan explained to us the conditions that the Haitian people have to endure and Jean conveyed to us the frustration involved in dealing with the corruption. The “Children’s Nutrition Program” attempts to treat the many thousands of children that desperately need medical treatment and are malnourished. Their mission is to improve health and development of Haitian children.
Children’s Nutrition Program
Amy-Jo Pardon
Amy-Jo Pardon

July 7th – Club Assembly (pres. by Chris Oakman)


2010 4th of July 5K Race

Parade Info

2010 Awards Night
at the BB&T Field House
(WS Dash Stadium)
June 25, 2010
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June 23 – The 2010 “Four-Way Test Award” Winner – Margaret Burks

Summerfest 2010

June 17-20 6PM – 10PM

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June 16 – Classification Talks by Mary Spainhour and Frank Hill.

On June 9th, Joseph E. “Jed” McMillan – Governor’s Senior Advisor on Logistics and Transportation spoke to our club. Jed explained the importance of our state’s airports, its state ports, as well as our state railroad transportation needs for the future. NC has 7 regional hubs and each one has its own limitations. If we expect to keep up with the world’s transportation and logistics requirements, we will need to plan and plan some more.
Jed McMillan

On June 2nd, the Forsyth Tech Scholarship winners were awarded their scholarships. Justin Bloomfield and Ashley Warren were this years recipients. A total of $83,000 has been awarded by our club since 1990.

On May 26th, Pat Ivey, NCDOT Division 9 Engineer  spoke at our breakfast. Some of the local and state projects that were discussed were the WS Northern Beltway ($800M), the I-85 bridge over the Yadkin River ($300M), the Salisbury St. Bridge ($4M), the Macy Grove Interchange ($52M) and the Union Cross widening project ($43M)

On May 19th, our own Bryant Foriest spoke about Junior Achievementand how it might be a great opportunity for our club to join forces w/ JA. JA’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Gary Mundy also spoke about the local Project Angel Lunch. This provides meals for kids that can’t afford the school lunches.

Frank Hill

Farmer’s Market – RulesVendor App.

On May 12th, Jeff Taylor presented a program devoted to the 2010 Rotary “Service Above Self” Scholarship Winners. From Glenn – Matt Thompson & Michael Pegg. From East – Carolyn Grigg & Casey Walker.
Paul Harris Fellows

Kernersville Spring Folly - Home!
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May 5 – Forsyth County Budget (2010-11) – Dudley Watts, County Manager

The Kernersville Foundation Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 28.  Keynote speaker for the event was Paul M. Wiles, President and CEO of Novant Health, who gave an update on some of the issues in the current Health Care Reform measures being enacted by the Federal Government.  On a more positive note, Mr. Wiles also gave an update on the status of Kernersville Medical Center which is scheduled to open in April of 2011.  The Kernersville Foundation awarded a total of $36,000 in grants to fourteen (14) local non-profit organizations that serve the Kernersville community.

April 23-5 – Rotary 7690 District Conference. Kernersville Awarded Gold Club” for 12th straight year. Presidential couple also visits the Grove Park Inn. Gold Club Gold Club Obama

On April 21st, Wake Forest Asst.Basketball coach Rusty LaRuebrough two of his seniors for our club meeting. These special guests were L.D. Williams and Ish Smith. Both are graduating seniors and ACC standouts all 4 years for Wake. Arnold and Kim King presented them both with Paul Harris Fellows. Rusty spoke about his years with Michael Jordan in Chicago and the upcoming recruiting season with the new head coach of Wake – Jeff Bzdelik
Wake Basketball Paul Harris Fellows

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On April 14th – Our club hosted a Candidates’ Forum for Forsyth County Sheriff with Sheriff Bill Schatzman & Challenger Dave Griffith. Both explained their many years of experience in law enforcement and how they would tackle the many crime challenges including drugs & gangs in our communities and schools. It was spirited and at the same time very professional. Our Students and Teachers of the Month included Glenda Head (T), Rachel Gray & Laura Morga Garcia from Glenn – Alan Plaster (T), Carolyn Grigg & Dylan Swaim from East.

On April 7th, we had our Club Assembly. All of our upcoming events were discussed including the “Triad Flight of Honor – Cruise’N”, Spring Folly, next week’s Sherrif debate, the Kernersville Foundation Annual Meeting, “Pedal the Piedmont”, etc.

On March 31st, 3 new members were inducted into our club. They were

Charles Freeman, Helen Jennett & Judy Boggs. Each gave a classification talk.

Charles Freeman

Helen Jennett

Judy Boggs

On March 24th – Kernersville Farmers Market Progress Report – On December 8, 2009 the Kernersville Board of Alderman approved the funding, design, and construction of Kernersville’s Downtown Farmers Market.
Farmer's Market

On March 17th – Geoff Lassiter – President of the Winston-Salem Dash baseball team spoke w/ us about the status of the Dash’s stadium.
On March 17th - Geoff Lassiter - President of the Winston-Salem Dash baseball team spoke w/ us about the status of the Dash's stadium.

On March 10th, Pastor Pete Kunkle discussed and show a video from his latest trip to Nirobe, Kenya. In the Nafar Valley there are some 1.8 million people living with no running water, no medicine, no education, no jobs and no hope. The “Hope Partnership” treated 73,000 patients, planted many trees, built latrines and has taught the locals some basic economic principals. Students & Teachers of the Month Glenn – Robert Kennedy (T), Justin Hunt, Nick Mello, East Forsyth – Julie Riggins (T), Samantha Luu, Nichaolas Bray

On Feb. 24th, John Ford presented Rotary “Polio Awareness Week”. After 20 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions. Your contribution will help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The resulting $555 million will directly support immunization campaigns in developing countries, where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardships faced by their families.

On Feb. 17th, Joshua & Jessica Katz from Katz Chiropractic discussed, ” How to Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace” . Preventing injuries, pain symptoms and avoiding retitive injuries were just a few items that were discussed by Dr. Katz.


On Feb. 3rd & 10th, our meetings were canceled due to weather conditions.

On Jan. 27th, Classification Talks were given by Jim Fradenburg, Bryant Foriest, Jean Dominique

On Jan. 20th, Tony Smits, Robert Gale & Steve Whitcomb gave Classification Talks. The Rotary Foundation has established the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, a donor advised fund, to streamline the flow of contributions from U.S. Rotarians.

Haiti Relief Fund

On Jan. 13th, Chief Kenny Gamble introduced the newest police officers, Kernersville’s own K-9s. The KPD’s Belgian Malinois take care of suspect apprehension, searching buildings, searching vehicles for drugs, but do not search people. Students & Teachers of the Month were: Matt Oakley, Meredith Ward, Liz Cox(T) from East & Michael Pegg, Jordyn Reisenauer & Rae Hurley(T) from Glenn.

On Jan. 6th, Jason Grubbs led our CLUB ASSEMBLY. Scholarship Winners Ashley Warren & Justin Bloomfield spoke briefly. Goals and Achievements for 2009-10 were discussed, including the Pancake Supper which brought in some $20,000.