Club News

Apr. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM


President David Nestor opened the April 15 meeting of The Sanford Rotary and called on Deloris Jenkins to lead the Rotary Prayer. Tom Spence directed the group singing of “Easter Parade.”   

Visiting the club were Joe Clancy and Kent Womack.

Richard Hayes won the 50/50 raffle of $20.  

President Nestor announced a brief board meeting would be held immediately after today’s meeting.

Under “bragging,” David Nestor thanked Doug Mikesell for working with his son.  

Nestor then called on Tony Lett for the Rotary Minute. Lett asked members to be sure to look at the April edition of The Rotarian Magazine. He said the article, “How Important are Immunizations?” was worth the time to read.

Nestor asked Poly Cohen to introduce his grandson, Jonathan Scott Carpenter Jr., to the club for his induction into The Sanford Rotary Club. Carpenter is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Industrial Distribution and Logistics. He now works in the family business, Lee Iron and Metal in Sanford.   

Tommy Rosser introduced the program, “Breakthroughs for Success in Action,” by Ed Gideon — a licensed Business Coach. He mentors business owners to help them develop the successful business they seek. He conducts workshops and seminars for business owners, is frequently scheduled as a speaker, he has authored Breakthroughs for Success and articles on achieving success. He is a business developer and trusted advisor. Gideon holds a graduate degree in Systems Management/Analysis from the University of Southern California, undergraduate from the University of Texas-Austin, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer with Airborne training.

Nestor thanked Gideon and told him that, in appreciation, a dual-language children’s book will be donated in his name to the Lee County Library.   

David Foster led the Pledge of Allegiance and Poly Cohen, the Four-Way Test.


The Brownstone Home and Garden Club will meet Wednesday, April 30, at 10 a.m. at the Enrichment Center.


Are you wanting to learn to quilt? Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters Guild meet two Saturdays a month at the McSwain Center and throughout the year host quilting workshops. If you are interested in learning to quilt, call N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County at (919) 775-5624. 

TOPS #NC 218

TOPS #NC 218 Sanford (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets on Mondays with weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. and meeting at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 202 Summit Drive. Call Margaret Shepherd at (919) 258-6910 or James King at (919) 258-6233. 


The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon believes that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. 

The Sanford, N.C., District 7, Central Carolina Al-Anon family group meetings are held on Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m. at the Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main St., on Thursdays from noon-1 p.m. and on Fridays from 8-9 p.m. at the AA Building, 319 N. Moore St.

N.C. CHRISTIAN CYCLISTS #129The North Carolina Christian Cyclists #129 meet at the Golden Corral the first Saturday of the month from 9-9:30 a.m. for breakfast and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for the meeting. Weather permitting, a chapter ride follows the meeting. Newcomers are welcome. The chapter serves western Lee County and Harnett County.


The Central Carolina Toastmasters — a local chapter of Toastmasters International — meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at Wilkinson Hall, Room 271, at Central Carolina Community College, Kelly Drive, Sanford, at 6:30 p.m., and every first and third Tuesday of the month at Moen Inc, 2609 Cox Mill Road, Sanford, at noon. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, visit 

Reservations are necessary for the Tuesday Moen meetings, but not needed for the Monday meetings. For more information concerning Central Carolina Toastmasters, call Cynthia Wilt at (919) 748-7054.


Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women that share a desire to quit drinking. The Central Carolina Group meets at 319 Moore St., Sanford. Meeting times include: Monday–Saturday at noon, Sunday–Saturday at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 8 p.m. All meetings at Moore Street are open to the public except the Tuesday 12 and 6 p.m. and the Thursday 6 p.m. meetings. The Anonymity Group meets at Jonesboro Methodist Church, 407 W. Main St., Sanford, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. (919) 776-5522.