At its recent Annual Meeting/Awards Ceremony, Sister Cities of Durham presented five awards to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions in helping Durham citizens expand their understanding and awareness of Durham’s international connections.
This award is a partnership between Sister Cities of Durham and the Office of the Mayor of Durham.
The General Davie Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Durham honored veterans and commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Nov. 8 at the Hope Valley Country Club.
Duke Campus Club, the oldest organization on campus of women associated with Duke University, is 100 years old. The club was founded in March 1914 by Mary Few, wife of then-president William Few of Trinity College (which became Duke University in the 1930s).
Durham’s Latino Community and Duke University’s Spanish Language Program (SLP) celebrated the Day of the Dead at the university central campus on Oct. 31st. Latin American families living in the city, language instructors of Duke’s Spanish Program, and Duke undergraduates taking Spanish classes and engaged in social programs attended the event.
At the Oct. 6 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station restaurant, Bill and Barb Arel, co-chairs of Person County United Way, spoke about its activities in the community. Bill noted that he is also involved with Habitat for Humanity and that Barb is recently retired from Earl Bradsher Preschool, and that both of these organizations have been United Way grant recipients..
American Red Cross blood donors Michael Zapata Jr. and William ‘Dan’ Dye have been inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame, sponsored by Fenwal,Inc. The Donation Hall of Fame recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.
Kashauna Elaine Pointer of Durham has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.
On Oct. 19, Wheels4Hope placed a 2002 Toyota Camry with Tara Glasper at Westminster Presbyterian Church at the conclusion of the 11 a.m. service.
Imagine reducing the high school dropout rate, eliminating the prison to school pipeline, doubling the graduation rate and improving math and reading scores throughout the country. The answer is very simple -- mentoring.
More than 120 students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Duke Physician Assistant Program fanned out across the community on Oct. 4 for a Day of Service.
The PA volunteers worked at Habitat for Humanity, Keep Durham Beautiful, Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C., Diaper Bank of N.C., Urban Ministries and Ronald McDonald House, clocking 335 service hours.
Durham’s Parks and Recreation Department hosted the “DisABLE the Label” event Oct. 4 to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that takes place in October.
It is with patriotic intent that the General Davie Chapter in Durham of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23. This official national observance starts on Sept. 17, the day that many of our Founding Fathers signed the U. S. Constitution in 1787. It is also a day set aside by Congress for natural-born and naturalized citizens of the U. S. to celebrate their citizenship.
Freudenberg companies in North America participated in the first regional Service Day on Sept. 26. On that day, all Freudenberg locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico conducted a corporate service activity of their choice.
Smithfield and Murphy-Brown are partnering to help feed families throughout North Carolina by donating 39,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. This effort is part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes program.
Lynn Mann is similar in many ways to the members of the Bethesda Ruritan Club in Durham he spoke with on Sept. 25 – working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers. But unlike the typical local business, Mann’s most important asset is cows and his product is milk. Mann and his family are dairy farmers.