Month: February 2019

Happy Birthday Rotary

On February 23rd, 1905, a young lawyer named Paul Harris met with a small group of his friends to propose a club for professionals and businessmen in Chicago. This club was later called the Rotary Club. One hundred and fourteen years later Rotary has almost …

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History of the Pisgah National Forest

At the February 7th meeting of the Rotary Club of Tryon, Author and Historian Marci Spencer presented a most interesting program on the history of Pisgah National Forest. Up until 1933, the National Forest was in poor condition due to trees being harvested for lumber. …

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A New Opportunity in the Foothills

Rotary Clubs around the world are always looking for new members to join the 1.2 million members creating lasting change in the world. If you live in the Foothills, you now have a new opportunity to join Rotary. On Tuesday February 19 at 10 a.m., …

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Lennie Rizzo – New Member

In 2017, the Rotary Club of Tryon was honored to recognize Lennie Rizzo as a Paul Harris Fellow for his devotion to rescuing injured, special needs animals in the Polk County area. Since 2017, Lennie has been a frequent visitor to the club’s meetings and …

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Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust – CART

Recently, a challenge was issued to the members of the Rotary Club of Tryon. If a member would make a donation of $50 to the CART fund by January 31, he/she would be entitled to his choice of a homemade cheesecake or a butter pecan …

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