Tuesday, July 23, 2019
President and Executive Director, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
At our last meeting, we welcomed one of our own, Kate Daniels, who is the President and Executive Director of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. Kate provided a "Chamber Update" to our club as well as a Facebook Live feed to those following online. Kate and her staff work tirelessly to engage in public policy and talent development as well as boosting economic development and networking.
For over 121 years, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce has helped to foster relationships that generate powerful results that benefit the entire community. Already this year, the Chamber has held more ribbon cuttings than it did in all of 2018. As Kate will tell you, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is in the connection business. The business of connecting missions, resources, people, and opportunities.
We were proud of the work Kate and her staff do every day and are even more proud to call her one of our own.
For more information about the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, visit their website.
To view Kate's live video from this Rotary meeting, click here.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Greenville Noon Rotary Field of Honor
On July 30th, we welcomed Stephen Walsh from the Greenville Noon Rotary. Their club recently completed a Field of Honor fundraising event on the Greenville Town Common. This fundraiser involved selling flags to honor individuals. The flags were displayed in the Greenville Town Common for approximately two months. Tags were placed on each of the flags noting the honoree and the Greenville club worked with city officials to keep the field lit and maintained during the two-month period.
The Goldsboro Rotary Club is planning a similar fundraiser that will be held in the spring/summer of 2020. We are excited about this endeavor and hope the community will embrace this opportunity to honor community members, family members, active-duty military personnel, and retired military personnel. Stay tuned to our website and social media outlets for more information in the coming months.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
District Governor Tracey Ivey
On August 6th, we welcomed our own District Governor Tracey Ivey for her official visit. DG Tracey is serving as District 7720's District Governor for the 2019-2010 Rotary year. Prior to our regular meeting, the Board met with DG Tracey to go over her plan for this year as well as to review our club's goals.
We are excited that she is in this position of leadership and wish her the best of luck in her time as District Governor.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
CEO of the Goldsboro Family YMCA
At our last meeting, we were able to reschedule Bruce Griffin after having to cancel a few weeks ago. Bruce gave us a very informative presentation on the history of the YMCA nationwide but also of our Goldsboro YMCA. The Goldsboro Y is one of the most successful endeavors in eastern North Carolina and boasts the only Olympic-size swimming pool east of I-95. We are very lucky to have such an excellent facility in Goldsboro.
For more information or to join, click here!
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Executive Director, United Way of Wayne County, and
Campaign Committee Chair
At our last meeting, we were joined by our own Sherry Archibald, Executive Director of the
United Way of Wayne County and Bethany Perry, this year's campaign
chairwoman. Sherry and Bethany shared with us some great information about what the
United Way does and ways in which it helps our community. Their reach is far and the
need is great for volunteers and financial contributions. If you are interested in either,
contact Sherry or Bethany, or visit their website.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Director, Paramount Theatre and Goldsboro Event Center
Last week, we welcomed Mr. Adam Twiss. Adam is the Director of the Paramount Theatre and the Goldsboro Event Center. He was hired in the spring of 2019. His background in both theatre, as producer, director, actor, administrator and educator, as well as facility and event management are uniquely suited to his new role.
Adam comes to Goldsboro from Barton College, in Wilson, where he served as Professor of Theatre and Director of the Theatre Program since 2008. Along with programming, administration, operations, and curriculum development at the College, Adam established many collaborative performing arts initiatives within the community, and oversaw construction of the state-of-the-art Kennedy Family Theatre on Barton’s campus.
A New England native, Adam has worked extensively throughout the country as a professional actor, director, producer, and educator. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.; B.F.A. in Architectural Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston; and an M.F.A. in Theatre from Trinity Rep Conservatory (now Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium) in Providence, R.I.
As an NCAA soccer and ice hockey player, Twiss learned the value of teamwork, which translates to all of his efforts within the theatre – a distinctly team-oriented art form. He serves on several arts-related boards and is actively involved with his children’s schools and sports activities. If you have spent any time in the Northeast (especially during baseball season), you have undoubtedly seen the mustached man by the name of W.B. Mason, a commercial character Twiss has portrayed on TV, in print, on billboards, and on the iconic yellow W.B. Mason trucks since 2001.