Archive for October, 2013

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Purple Pinkie Project

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Today Newton-Conover Rotarian Sylvia Ray, life-long journalist and editor of  the Observer News Enterprise, presented a program about the Hickory area polio epidemic and the 54 hour construction of the Hickory Emergency Infantile Paralysis Hospital in 1944. The swift completion of the facility and the effectiveness of treatments received by patients became known as the […]

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HPD Police Chief Tom Adkins

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Hickory Police Chief and Rotarian Tom Adkins spoke to Hickory Rotary today. A twenty-six year veteran of Hickory Police Department, Chief Adkins rose through the ranks of the department to become Chief of Police in 2007. During the course of his career, Chief Adkins has had experience within all the various departmental divisions, thus giving […]

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Catawba County Veterans Service

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Cindy Travis, Catawba County Veterans Service Officer, spoke to Hickory Rotary about how the Catawba County Veteran’s Service Office assists Catawba County veterans and their dependents with filing claims with the Veterans Administration for benefits and service. Cindy is accredited with the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, American Legion veteran’s organization and is Nationally […]

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NC Beautiful

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Former Duke University basketball standout, Steve Vacendak, spoke to Hickory Rotary. Vacendak played varsity basketball for the Blue Devils from 1964-1966. During that span Duke twice reached the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament.  In 1964 Duke finished runner-up to UCLA and in 1966 Duke lost to Kentucky in the national semifinals. During Vacendak’s […]

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Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley

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Hickory Rotarian Mitzi Gellman (L), executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley spoke to Hickory Rotary Thursday about Habitat’s service to the Catawba Valley. Joining Mitzi was guest speaker, Meg Robertson (R), Habitat for Humanity Metrolina Partners’ executive director. Started in 2011, Habitat for Humanity Metrolina Partners includes affiliate Habitat partners and 11 […]

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