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Democrats Of Dunn’s Rock

The Democrats of Dunn’s Rock will hold their quarterly potluck at the Connestee Fire Station on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m.

The speaker will be Earle Rabb, an author, university lecturer, and philanthropic organizer. He will speak of the importance of being involved in local service and ways for individuals to “give back” to the community.

Democrats and independent voters are invited.

Democratic Women’s Club

The Democratic Women’s Club will meet Monday, Jan. 23, at the Pisgah Fish Camp. Jeff McDaris, superintendent of the Transylvania County Schools, will be the guest speaker for the January meeting. The superintendent will bring members up to date on the current status of the local schools. This will include the impact of state funding cuts on the local district for this current school year.

The Democratic Women’s Club meets at 11 a.m. for self-host lunch followed by the program beginning at noon. Visitors are welcome.

Rotary Club Of Brevard

Rotary Club of Brevard President Steve Pulliam will discuss strategic planning at the club’s Tuesday, Jan. 24, meeting, which will be held at the Quarry Restaurant at noon.

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest

The Jan. 25 meeting of the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest will feature Lydia Odell, personal trainer, race director, and fitness motivational speaker. Odell will discuss race directing for the 10K and 50K trail races in DuPont, getting fit for a new you, and personal training opportunities.

This 8 a.m. breakfast meeting is held at Glen Cannon Country Club.

The Rotary International theme for January is “Rotary Awareness.” The club program chair for the month is Joan VanOrman.

For information on Rotary service contact, Don Mozley at dpmozley@ comporium.net, call (828) 877-5820 or visit http://www.pisgahforestrotary.org.

Sierra Club Pisgah Group

In a presentation entitled “Voice of the Rivers Wrestles Rising Rapids on the Rappahannock River,” Dr. Resa Chandler will elaborate on the rich and life-changing human experience that Brevard College’s Voice of the Rivers (VOR) offers.

VOR expeditions focus on interdisciplinary study of a river from its headwaters to the sea. Brevard College students from diverse backgrounds and majors joined together to paddle such rivers as the Mississippi, Savannah, French Broad, Broad, PeeDee and Green rivers. A handful of students even went so far as to traverse Argentine Patagonia in sea kayaks. Join the Sierra Club at its Jan. 26 meeting as Resa guides audience members along Virginia’s historically and socially drenched Rappahannock River, the most recent VOR exploration.

Chandler is an associate professor of exercise physiology and the coordinator of the exercise science degree at Brevard College. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin and has taught at various institutions such at SUNY Brockport, Xavier University School of Medicine at Bonaire, and Columbia Basin College before settling down in Brevard almost 5 years ago.

Her academic interests extend to carbohydrate metabolism and exercise, ergogenic aids, and cellular and molecular exercise physiology. She enjoys camping, Hiking, mountain Biking and trail running in the area.

In 2011 she was the co-leader with Dr. John Buford on Brevard College’s Voice of Rivers teaching medical practices of the 1800s.

The meeting will be held at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Church on South Broad Street at Varsity Street, one block south of the library. There will be light refreshments with socializing at 7 p.m .; the meeting starts at 7:30. Non-members are welcome, Sierra Club meetings are open to all.

For more information call 884-8611 or 884-8377.

 
 

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