A Message to CNR Members About Upcoming Events & Service Projects
Dear Fellow Charlotte North Rotarians,
Thank you for your continued support in selecting me as your President for
Charlotte North Rotary for the 2023-2024 year. This year is meaningful to us as
it marks the 71st anniversary of our Club.
We should be proud of the accomplishments, the meaningful impact on the lives
of the many we have served through the years, and the passion and teamwork
within our Club. We are fortunate to have a very strong board of directors who
are striving to have a notable year.
Here are some of our planned activities for the year:
1. Charlotte North will be applying for two district Grants: Grant 1 for Opera Xpress at Hidden Valley and Grant 2 for Trees Charlotte. We will probably be notified in August or September if these grants are approved by the district.
2. We will again be engaged with partners, some old and some new for
various service activities. Hidden Valley Elementary School: Our year begins with a
collection of School supplies in August. It is appreciated if you could purchase the suggested supplies to support this school. We also are partnering with Opera Carolina to provide Opera Xpress at Hidden Valley, a program that has been postponed the last few years. The students truly enjoy this enrichening experience.
TreesCharlotte: We will again be planting, hopefully in both the fall and
the spring when dates are determined.
Kids for Cribs: A new partnership, founded by Judy Bannon, a Rotarian
with the South Side Rotary Club (Pittsburgh) who were early supporters
of that organization in 1998. Founded in 1998, this nonprofit is dedicated to providing Infant Safe Sleep Education to community members and Safe Sleep Environments (portable cribs for families in need). Each year 3,500 babies die in their sleep. These deaths are classified as SUID, (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death). Some of
these deaths are due to SIDS, (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), the cause
of SIDS remains unknown. SIDS is a sub-category of SUID. Many
infant deaths are due to suffocation or strangulation while in unsafe sleep
environments. As a club, we will be disseminating
information to our members on how to become a Sleep Ambassador, and
then proceed working with our other partners. Please visit
cribsforkids.org to learn more about their programs.
3. Adventures in Dining!: we will be holding a monthly (the last Monday
of a month) social dining adventure. Please join us for fellowship and
fun. We will also hold an in person meeting and social event at The Rusty Bucket Restaurant in South Charlotte each first Monday of the month
4. Mini-Golf Tournament: CNR will hold its annual Mini-Golf Tournament at the High Seas Golf Center in Ballantyne in October. The public is invited. Prizes will be awarded to participants with the lowest scores. All proceeds will go to local charities.
But wait….there is always more…..
Our meetings will be on Zoom during the second and third Mondays of each month, so please check the calendar for speakers. We hope to include activities with Heal Charlotte and will keep you posted as they develop.
Thank you for your continued participation, energy and passion for our Club.
Let us embrace life as active participants and make a difference for the
organization we support including our community as a whole. Sean Gautam