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Young succeeds Baldwin leading GMR

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Chris Young, instructor in the paralegal faculty at Pitt Community College, was installed as president for fiscal year 2024-25 of the Greenville Morning Rotary Club No. 24258 in District 7720.
Young succeeds Shea Baldwin, president the past two years who led the club through and out of the challenging COVID-19 era. Bill Little, past club president now a part of the Swansboro Rotary Club, gave meaningful words of wisdom as installing officer.
Jack Brueckner, assistant district governor overseeing Area 6, was special guest and provided encouraging words to the group.

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Niass, Spruill awarded GMR scholarships

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Babacar Niass and Caleb Spruill have been awarded Greenville Morning Rotary Club Scholarships for 2024.
Each has been a student at Pitt Community College and will continue their higher education at East Carolina University.

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Tedi Bear outreach helped by GMR

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Children helped by the Tedi Bear Children’s Advocacy Center in the Brody School of Medicine were gifted teddy bears and Play-Doh by the Greenville Morning Rotary Club No. 24258 in District 7720.
Kia Glosson, training specialist and community educator with the outreach program, accepted on behalf of Tedi Bear following a presentation to the club on Thursday. The center is a partnership between the Department of Pediatrics at Brody at East Carolina University and the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville.

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Graduating Baldwin, three others from GMR at RLI

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Shea Baldwin, president of the Greenville Morning Rotary Club No. 24258 in District 7720, graduated Saturday with completion of the third of three parts in the Mid-Atlantic Rotary Leadership Institute.
Held in the Russell Building on the campus of Pitt Community College with all three parts offered, he was joined by three others from his club at RLI. Keisha Gray and Alan Wooten completed the second part, and President-Elect Chris Young the first part.

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Two from GMR at RLI on Outer Banks

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Keisha Gray and Alan Wooten, members of the morning Greenville Rotary Club No. 24258 in District 7720, attended Mid-Atlantic Rotary Leadership Institute in Kill Devil Hills on April 27.
RLI is a grass roots, multi-district leadership and Rotary development program using facilitation and activity-based learning in a small group setting. Gray and Wooten were with other Rotarians from the Manteo, First Flight and Kitty Hawk clubs at the Beachside Bistro in Sea Ranch Resort. They completed Part I of the three-part coursework, which centered on the basics of being a Rotarian.

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Extension director for horticulture visits GMR

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How the North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Pitt County helps agriculture, food, youth development, and educational programs was explained by Matt Stevens at a recent meeting of the morning Greenville Rotary Club No. 24258 in District 7720.
Stevens, the county’s extension director for horticulture, explained just what the cooperative extension is and means to residents. It takes information developed at the two land grant universities, N.C. State and N.C. A&T, and shares it with the community.

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Sickle cell disease information shared with GMR

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Awareness and information about the chronic and painful impact of sickle cell disease was recently shared by Asiya Khaatoon and Mac Bell to the morning Greenville Rotary Club No. 24258 in District 7720.
Khaatoon, sickle cell account manager for the American Red Cross Eastern NC Region out of Greenville, shared personal testimony for how sickle cell has been handled in her family. Bell, account manager for the Donor Recruitment Department in the Eastern NC Region, offered insights on blood donation drives.

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Greenville Morning Rotary partners with Saving Graces to help place animals

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The Greenville Morning Rotary Club recently completed a project to support Saving Graces 4 Felines in their mission to find loving homes for as many animals in need as possible in Greenville and the surrounding area.

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Dr. Vivian Mott shares insights on the Rotary Foundation

Thursday, February 29, 2024
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The morning Greenville Rotary Club No. 24258 in District 7720 welcomed Dr. Vivian Mott and received a presentation on the Rotary Foundation at its most recent meeting Thursday.

Mott and Mary Vincent shared information on the Foundation and how the impact is delivered in Pitt County and around the world. Mott, retired from East Carolina University, has been a member of Greenville’s noon club since 1994 and in Tennessee was the first female Rotarian in 1987.

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