Category: Rotary

Wildfire Safety Around Your Home

With the wildfires fires on the West coast in the news, the Rotary Club of Tryon invited Polk County Ranger Ryan Searcy & Mountain Valleys RC&D Outreach Coordinator Jen Haas to discuss fire safety in our area. During his presentation, Ranger Searcy let the Rotarians …

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What are they making?

Members of the Rotary Club of Tryon spent Thursday morning preparing a gift for the children of Polk County. You will have to wait a little longer to see what it is, but here are a few pictures of the work they are doing. Have …

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Rotary International Director Visits Rotary Club of Tryon

Rotary Director Stephanie Urchick The Rotary Club of Tryon was very fortunate to have Rotary International Director Stephanie Urchick visit with club members this week. Stephanie is a member of the McMurray Rotary Club in Pennsylvania and serves on the Board of Directors for Rotary …

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Rise & Fall of Textiles in Carolinas

The Tryon Estates Rotarians were privileged to have a presentation at their August 3rd meeting on the rise and fall of the textile industry in the Carolinas by retired senior textile executive Ben Fox. The textile industry had a major influence in our area for …

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Ken Shull District Governor Elect

In October of 2019, Rotary Club of Tryon member Ken Shull was selected as the Rotary District 7670 Governor Nominee. Since that time, he has been working to support the 48 Rotary Clubs of Western North Carolina. At the same time, Ken has been preparing …

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Rotary Opens Opportunities

Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack is encouraging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the communities they serve. Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, revealed the 2020-21 presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, to incoming district …

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Scherping Recognized as Rotarian of the Year

Each year the Rotary Club of Tryon recognizes a member as the Rotarian of the Year for his/her dedication to the Club and the Rotary Motto – Service Above Self. The Rotary Club of Tryon’s 2020 Rotarian of the Year is Dave Scherping. Most people …

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Rotary Club Installs New Officers

July is usually a busy month for Rotary Clubs and this year is no different for the Rotary Club of Tryon. On July 2nd, the Club installed a new President and a few new Board Members. As her final act as the 2019 Rotary Club …

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BJ Bayne Inducted as Rotary Club Member

The Rotary Club of Tryon has been meeting via Zoom for the past few months, so we haven’t had a chance to formally meet our newest member. During this weeks meeting, President Skip Taylor officially recognized BJ Bayne as a new Rotary Club of Tryon …

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Skip Taylor Installed as Rotary Club of Tryon President

What qualifies a Rotarian to be elected president of a Rotary Club? There may well be as many abilities and experiences as there are Rotary presidents, but because Rotary Clubs internationally are community-focused, Fredrick “Skip” Taylor’s extended experience in community-building and international Rotary activities certainly …

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