District Leaders

Leigh S. Hudson
District Governor
Matthew J. Kane
District Gov-Elect
Newman Aguiar
District Gov-Nominee
J. Harold Broadwell II
Assistant Governor
Eleni Christakos
Assistant Governor
Richard J. Domann
Assistant Governor
Charles Killian
Assistant Governor
Joyce C. McKinney
Assistant Governor
Margaret McMann
Assistant Governor
Shafi Parekh
Assistant Governor
Janet Rosemary Rommel
Assistant Governor
Lee A. Scott Sr.
Assistant Governor
Larry D. Snipes
Assistant Governor
Rick Carnagua
Timothy Edgar Mannix
District Rotary Foundation Chair
Christine Quante
District Secretary
Jerry E. Jones
District Treasurer
Russell W Duncan
COG, President
Katherine Gilliland
District Executive Secretary

Club Meetings

Chamber of Commerce of Angier
Friday at 08:00 AM
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Thursday at 12:30 PM
Apex Sunrise
Perkins Restaurant
Tuesday at 07:15 AM
Capital City - Raleigh
North Hills Club
Tuesday at 07:30 AM
Cary Central
The Matthews House
Monday at 07:00 AM
Cary MacGregor
MacGregor Downs Country Club
Wednesday at 12:30 PM
Cary Rotary Club
MacGregor Downs Country Club
Tuesday at 12:30 PM
MacGregor Downs Country Club Phone: 919-467-0146
Thursday at 06:15 PM
Woodland Terrace
Friday at 07:00 AM
Central Johnston County
Johnston Memorial Hospital Medical Mall, Suite 1404
Thursday at 12:00 PM
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Country Club
Tuesday at 06:15 PM
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Sunrise
Carol Woods Retirement Center
Tuesday at 07:15 AM
Clayton Mid-Day
Rainbow Lanes
Tuesday at 12:00 PM
Clayton Rotary Club
Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center
Thursday at 07:00 AM
Cleveland School
Golden Corral
Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Thursday at 12:30 PM
Triangle South Enterprise Center
Thursday at 12:00 PM
Blackmon's Catering in Downtown Dunn
Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Durham Convention Center
Monday at 12:30 PM
Durham Sunrise
Millenium Hotel (919)383-8575
Thursday at 07:00 AM
East Chapel Hill
Hotel Sheraton
Friday at 13:00 AM
Golden Corral Restaurant
Thursday at 12:30 PM
Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Stars Theater & Art Center
Wednesday at 07:30 AM
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Wednesday at 07:00 AM
Garner Mid-Day
Logans Roadhouse
Tuesday at 12:30 PM
Henderson Country Club
Tuesday at 06:30 PM
Village Diner
Thursday at 07:00 AM
Holly Springs
Devils Ridge Golf Club
Wednesday at 07:30 AM
Howard's Barbecue
Thursday at 06:30 PM
Prestonwood Country Club
Tuesday at 12:00 PM
North Durham
Cafe Parizade
Tuesday at 12:30 PM
North Raleigh
Sertoma Arts Center
Wednesday at 12:30 PM
Thorndale Country Club
Thursday at 12:00 PM
Capital City Club
Monday at 12:15 PM
Raleigh MidTown
St. Timothy's Church
Monday at 05:30 PM
Research Triangle Park
Radisson Hotel RTP
Wednesday at 12:00 PM
The Gathering Place
Thursday at 12:00 PM
Golden Corral
Monday at 06:15 PM
South Granville County
Duke Primary Care - Butner Creedmoor Medical Building Conference Room
Tuesday at 06:30 PM
Southwest Durham
Hope Valley Country Club
Thursday at 12:30 PM
Wake Forest
The FORKS Cafeteria
Monday at 06:30 PM
Wakefield / Wake Forest
TPC Wakefield Plantation
Thursday at 12:00 PM
Jacob Holt House
Tuesday at 06:00 PM
Wendell Country Club http://www.wendellcc.com
Tuesday at 12:00 PM
West Raleigh
NCSU University Club
Friday at 12:30 PM
Rotary/Woman's Club Building
Thursday at 12:00 PM

Engaging in Rotary Can Change Your Life

by Leigh Hudson, District 7710 Governor

Engaging Rotary, Changing Lives is this year’s theme chosen by Rotary International President Ron Burton from the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma.  

Knowing that only a very small percentage of our 1.2 million Rotarians around the world are truly engaged in Rotary service, I’m honored to have this special opportunity as your District Governor to inform you about the many ways we can significantly change lives in our communities, right here and around the world.

Last month, President Ron reminded the attendees of the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal that “Rotary service can change your life.” After 32 years of Rotary membership, I can tell you that many of the most meaningful events in my life would have never happened had I not shared a weekly meeting with my trusted Rotary friends.

Five years ago, I engaged Rotary in a very successful initiative that revived my club after years of decline. This project ultimately led me through 30 months of District Governor preparation and formal training. What I’ve learned and will continue to learn through Rotary service will enrich my purpose on this earth for the rest of my life.  

Since 1985, many positive changes have taken place in Rotary. My challenge to you is to learn all that you can about Rotary so that you too can say, “I’m Proud to be a Rotarian.” 

I look forward to visiting your club over the next 10 weeks and hope that you will plan to take advantage of this year’s District Training Assemblies and especially the District Conference in Asheville on April 4-6, 2014.

I look forward to a year of Engaging Rotary, Changing Lives.



Old Dominion/Rotary Golf Tournament

Submitted by Dave Weiss

Central Johnson County Rotarians (from left to right)  John Dunn, Keith Dimsdale, Richard Daugherty, Lin Byrd Sr.

The 8th annual Old Dominion/Rotary golf tournament benefitting the Boys and Girls Home of NC was held Monday June 3rd at Pine Needles Golf Club in Southern Pines.

An enjoyable afternoon of golf and fellowship was had by all on this championship course that has hosted two US Women’s Opens in the recent past. The tournament raised $15,575 for the BGHNC and I will present a check in that amount to Gary Faircloth, President of the BGHNC at our upcoming July Board meeting. This year is the first time the field allotment has been filled. In fact, a few teams had to be turned away.

A special thanks to PDG Charley Hatch for all his hard work to bring the event together. We are so appreciative of the support of District 7710 Rotarians each year in making this tournament a success in helping the kids at the BGHNC. This tournament has raised $130,800 over eight years. Rotarians do make a difference by continuing their years of support for the Boys and Girls Home. Save Monday, June 2nd for next year’s event!

Letter to Tornado Alley

Submitted by Rick Carnagua

July 5, 2013

Foundation for Oklahoma Rotary, Inc.
Bi-District Tornado Disaster Fund
PO Box 13800
Oklahoma City, OK 73113-3800
Attn: Governor Phil Moss

Dear Governor Phil,

Governor Phil, attached you will find a check for $12,500.00 from District 7710, located in North Central North Carolina. With the Tornado Disaster you recently endured we can only hope and pray this will help in some way to re-establish some of the homes, replace some of the personal loses or even help with some of the enormous medical bills our brothers and sisters in Oklahoma have endured.

In closing, using Governor Ricks Theme, we hope you find “Peace through Service,” and mine we pray this will once again help “Make Dreams Real.”

Service Above Self,
Governor Rick Carnagua
Chair, Disaster Relief

PDG Don Buckner
Chair, Charitable Trust Foundation

DG Leigh and Pug attend RI Convention in Lisbon

District Governor Leigh and wife Pug represented District 7710 at the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal in June.  Incoming Rotary International President Ron Burton from the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma addressed over 20,000 Rotarians (representing 154 countries) on his theme of "Engage Rotary, Change Lives."


"Print for Polio"

It was also announced at the convention that for the next five years The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary's Polio Plus contributions 2 for 1 up $35 million per year.  It's estimated that another 1.5 billion dollars will be needed to erradicate polio.
Governor Leigh is assembling a committee to sell framed prints of the painting below that was unveiled at the Installation & Awards Banquet on June 18th.  All proceeds will benefit Polio Plus.

Wakefield Rotary Club Hosts

Lucky 13 Reverse Raffle

Submitted by Angela Jamison, Wakefield Rotary Club

Wakefield Rotarians Donna Bishop, Terence Everitt,
Teresa Black and President Louis Mullinger are selling tickets to the first annual Lucky 13 Reverse Raffle

Friday the 13th will be somebody's lucky day. The Wakefield Rotary Club's Lucky 13 Reverse Raffle & Dinner will be held at 7:13 pm on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at The Factory Millroom in Wake Forest.

Only 100 tickets will be sold for $113 each, and the cost includes admission for two to the buffet dinner and reverse raffle drawing party, two drink tickets and one chance to win a grand prize of $2,013. Childcare will be available during the event at the Factory Kerr YMCA for $5 per child. Online preregistration is required.

“We’ll be drawing tickets throughout the evening until the last ticket is drawn to win the grand prize. Every 13th ticket drawn will also win cash,” explains Wakefield Rotary President Louis Mullinger. “There will be a silent auction, a raffle for a Barrel of Booze and 50/50 raffle. DJ Brian Pate will be our master of ceremonies and play music during the dinner & drawing party,” he adds.

Proceeds from the event go towards youth projects in Wake Forest initiated by local members of the world’s largest service organization who value service above self. Tickets may be purchased from any Wakefield Rotary member or by emailing
info@wakefieldrotarync.com or calling Hartsfield & Nash at 919-556-3698. For more info about the Lucky 13 event and to pre-register for childcare, visit www.wakefieldrotarync.com.