Month: June 2018

Fred Hartley – New President

At their June 28th meeting, the Rotary Club of Tryon inaugurated Fred Hartley as the Club’s President for 2018-2019.  Adopting the Rotary International theme of  “Be the Inspiration”, Fred challenged Club members to look around the community to find ways that Rotary can inspire Service …

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John Gargiulo – Rotarian of the Year

Gargiulo - Rotarian of the Year

At their June 28th meeting, the Rotary of Club of Tryon recognized John Gargiulo as the 2018 John Wells Rotarian of the Year.  John was recognized with the award because of his long-term commitment to Rotary International.  John has been a member of the Rotary …

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Ken Shull – Past President Award

Past President Award

At the final meeting of the 2017-2018 Rotary year, outgoing President Ken Shull was recognized for his accomplishments as President.  In his inaugural address last year he said the club would “do good things and have fun doing them”.  By all accounts, he has lead …

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Geoffrey Tennant – Paul Harris Fellow

Geoffrey Tennant - Fellow

In a ceremony at the June 21st meeting of the Rotary Club of Tryon, Geoff Tennant was inducted into Rotary’s Paul Harris Society. The Paul Harris Award, named for the founder of Rotary International, honors those who make valuable contributions to the ideals of Rotary. …

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Original Rotary Charter – Donated to Club

rick Dunn - Donation

Rick Dunn, an avid collector of items from Tryon’s history, was on hand at the June 21st meeting of the club. He shared a story with the Rotarians of attending a sale of items remaining from the Oak Hall hotel. Among the things for sale …

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New Rotary President

On June 28th, the Rotary Club of Tryon will induct Fred Hartley as our 2018-2019 President.  The ceremony will start at 5:30 PM at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon.  To support our new President, the Club will also be introduced to the new Board …

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Willard Teaster – Newest Paul Harris Fellow

Willard Teaster

In a ceremony conducted at the June 18th meeting of the Rotary Club of Tryon the club inducted Willard Teaster, the owner of Tryon IGA Supermarket,  into the Society of Paul Harris.  The Paul Harris Society was established by Rotary International and recognizes those who make significant contributions to the ideals of …

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Dr. Vinit Agrawal – Osteoporosis Program

Dr. Vinit Agrawal

At the June 18th meeting of the Rotary Club of Tryon, Dr. Vinit Agrawal presented a program on osteoporosis.  The Rotarians learned that the disease affects both men and women and some of the risk factors that contribute to the development of the disease.  The …

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Pocket Change to REAL Money!

The Rotary Club of Tryon is proud to support CART, Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust.  CART is dedicated to raising funds to provide “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research in hopes of finding a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.  The CART Fund by-laws require that …

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Rotary Scholarship Recipients

Rotary Scholarship Recipients

Polk County High School held their annual Senior Awards Night on June 7th.  During the ceremony, the Class of 2018 was recognized for their academic accomplishments and scholarships.  Rotary Club of Tryon members Art Brown and John Gargiulo attended the ceremony to present Rotary Club of …

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