Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Kate Daniels,
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.  

Recent Speakers

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Stephen Walsh,
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
Bruce Griffin,
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
Sherry Archibald,
Executive Director, United Way of Wayne County, and
Bethany Perry,
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
Adam Twiss,
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. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Chrissy Smith,
Community Liaison, Partnership for Children of Wayne County
At our meeting last week, we heard from Chrissy Smith, who currently holds a dual advocacy role as a family law attorney and community liaison with the Partnership for Children Wayne County. As an attorney she has focused her practice in family law and Guardian Ad Litem cases. Serving as community liaison for the Partnership for Children Wayne County she works collaboratively with local and statewide agencies seeking to improve outcomes for children and families in the areas of health, family support and access to affordable, quality early education. She has helped lead the conversation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and building resilience within the community.

Chrissy presented a great overview of the Partnership for Children of Wayne County.  Click here to view the handout from this program.  Click here for the Think Babies Card.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Kevin Johnson,
Wayne County Extension Director and Extension Agent - Agriculture
Kevin Johnson is the current County Extension Director and Extension Agent for Agriculture for the Wayne County Cooperative Extension.  He is responsible for all county operations including personnel, financial management, and overseeing the design, implementation and evaluation of adult and youth educational programs. 

At our meeting last week, Kevin presented a program on flooding in Wayne County - its causes and effects.  It was a very interesting program.  We always enjoy hearing from Kevin.  He has a wealth of knowledge about Wayne County
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Scott Satterfield,
Business and Property Development Specialist, DGDC
Launch
Last week we met in the Parish Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and I feel safe in saying that everyone enjoyed the change in scenery.  Our plan is to try to schedule these "off site" meetings more frequently and if they are well received, we'll try to make it more regular.  It does take a bit more planning and work behind the scenes but is doable on an occasional basis.

Julie Metz was scheduled to present to us but was still recovering from eye surgery but we were glad to have Scott Satterfield with us to share information about the Launch project.  Launch is a collaborative effort between local and state, public and private entities to provide a sort of business and entrepreneurial incubator for Goldsboro and Wayne County.  The project will provide educational and tutoring opportunities to those individuals who are selected from an application process that they hope to begin soliciting applications for late this year or in early 2020.  Scott will keep me posted of their progress and I will let everyone know when their website is up and running or when they have more information available.  We will get Julie rescheduled for a later date.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Dustin Pittman,
Chair of CALM, Coalition for Addiction and Life Management
Last week, we heard from Dustin Pittman.  We will hear from Dustin Pittman, chair of CALM, Coalition for Addiction and Life Management.  Pittman is an attorney with Strickland Agner Pittman in Goldsboro.  He leads the community based non-profit substance use coalition. 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Tim Salmon,
City Manager, City of Goldsboro
Last week, we welcomed City Manager Tim Salmon to our meeting.  Mr. Salmon joined the City of Goldsboro as the City Manager in April 2019.  He shared some of his ideas for the city but also answered many questions from the Rotarians in attendance.  
 
Click here to view his bio.  
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Teresa Cottle,
Cottle Farms
This week, we welcomed Teresa Cottle from Cottle Farms to our meeting.  Cottle Farms is a leading provider of "U-Pick" strawberries in Wayne County and the surrounding area.  It would not be Spring or Summer around here without seeing one of the many Cottle Farms tents on the side of the road with a table full of fresh strawberries.  What began in 1964, Cottle Farms has become one of the leading strawberry plant suppliers on the East Coast and now grows and ships products from other regions of the United States as well as an international program with blueberries from Chile, Peru, Argentina, and British Columbia.  Visit their website for more information:  Cottle Farms
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Dictionary Day
On October 29th, we met at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church for a box lunch and to label and distribute dictionaries for our annual Dictionary Project.  Each year, our club presents a dictionary to each third grade student in Wayne County - public school, private school, and home school.  This year, we are delivering a total of 1,448 dictionaries to each third grade student to keep as their own.  We are honored to be able to provide these books to the students.  Please check back for more pictures of our Rotarians visiting classrooms and speaking with the students!

Links Related to Past Speakers

Cottle Farms
City of Goldsboro
Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation
Wayne County Cooperative Extension
Partnership for Children of Wayne County
Goldsboro Event Center
Paramount Theatre
United Way of Wayne County
Goldsboro Family YMCA
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
US Selective Service
NC Child
Our State Magazine
Wings Over Wayne Air Show 2019
Agribusiness Program, University of Mount Olive
Wayne County Development Alliance
County Manager/Wayne County
Leadership Wayne County
Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust (CART)
University of Mount Olive
Duke Energy
Spirit AeroSystems
4 Day Movement

Sherwood Williford

Philip Gerard

Eastern Carolina Veterans Cemetery

NC Division of Marine Fisheries

Edgewood Community Developmental School

Office of the NC State Auditor

Wayne UNC Health Care

Jim Meachen - The Automotive Reporter

Wayne County Sheriff's Office

Case Farms

Wayne County Health Department

Goldsboro Salvation Army

Ready NC

Wayne County Museum

Mount Olive Pickle Company

HomeFront Room Revival

Wayne County Manager's Office

Dr. Elliot Engel

Kitty Askins Hospice Center

Wayne County Cooperative Extension

Open Broadband

Paramount Theatre

Three Eagles Beer Festival

Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers

The Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center

StreetSafe

Rotary Foundation

STEM East

Habitat for Humanity Goldsboro-Wayne

Goldsboro Family YMCA

North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program


Wayne County Development Alliance

Rotary District 7720 Foundation

T.A. Loving Company

Rotary District 7720

Duke Energy

County of Wayne

Make a Difference Food Pantry

Down East Wood Ducks

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Wings Over Wayne Air Show

University of Mount Olive

Bill Thompson Downhome

Leadership Wayne County

Wayne-UNC Health Care

Wayne Community College


Golden LEAF Foundation

Greater Neuse FCA

City of Goldsboro

Goldsboro Police Department

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