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Rotary Club

Of Pisgah


For its Aug. 31 meeting, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s guest speaker will be Carolyn Barton, Transylvania County Schools’ Director of School Nutrition Services. Barton oversees the Back Pack Buddies Food Program for the county. This program is now in its ninth year serving more than 300 children per week. The program is sponsored by Manna Food Bank, local donations, and Change the World Relief Organization. Each week the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest, along with the Brevard Rotary Club, delivers food packets all over the county.

Barton is directly responsible for federal, state and local regulatory, compliance and reporting requirements, financial management and oversight of the food program, and program offerings, including menu planning, development and publishing. She is a permanent member of TCS-School Health Advisory Council and a frequent speaker at national and state conventions.

For the month of August the speaker chair is Barbara Marr, and the Rotary International theme for the month is Membership and New Club Development.

The public is always welcome to attend the breakfast meetings, listen to the guest speakers, and share a friendly and delicious buffet breakfast at the Pisgah Fish Camp every Wednesday at 8 a.m.

For more information on Rotary service, contact Don Mozley at dpmoz [email protected] or (828) 877-5820 or visit


Art Guild

Shirl Thomas, Brevard artist and member of the Transylvania Art Guild, will be the guest speaker at the next Art Guild meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Center on Ecusta Road behind the Pisgah Forest Elementary School. Thomas likes to take the viewer to some of the wilderness areas she has experienced in her lifetime - to Alaska or to some of the special areas in the mountains of North Carolina. She is striving to achieve a middle ground between abstract and realistic painting, the in-between area that leaves the viewer with a sense of mystery. She will demonstrate how to do a painting with an atomizer, a technique she learned with Mark Mehaffey at a Kanuga Watercolor Workshop.

The public is welcome. For more information call 884-9259.

As a graduate of San Jose State University in California with an art minor, she returned to art after several years of teaching and raising three children. After a few years of creating sculpture, she turned to watercolor, learning her skills from over 20 workshops with nationally recognized teachers

The Transylvania Art Guild is an association of persons interested in visual art and meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Parks and Recreation Center on Ecusta Road.


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