Rotary ready for busy October

Published 9:50 am Thursday, October 5, 2017

October is a busy month for the Rotary Club of Mocksville.

The Rotarians Unite to Stop Hunger (RUSH) booth will be set up at the Oaks Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to collect food for A Storehouse for Jesus. Bring canned foods, cereal, boxed dinners, baby food and any other non-perishable foods. Cash donations will be accepted.

The club is stepping away from the annual Rotary Raffle this year. While it’s been a great success over the years and tons of fun, the club is going to hold a different event in memory of fellow Rotarian Mr. Carl Boon. The first Rotary Club Golf Tournament will be Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Pudding Ridge Golf Course. Registration and lunch will be at noon. Scramble starts at 1. Mulligans are available. There will be great raffles and prizes. The entry fee is $60 per player. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. “This is a great way to help make a positive difference in our community through Rotary,” said Stepanie Koefed. The deadline to register is Oct. 6 or the first 120 golfers. For more information, contact Larry Colbourne at 336-936-0041 or, or drop by his office at 232 S. Main St. in Mocksville.

Rotary continues to take a strong leadership role in the effort to eradicate polio, Koefed said. During the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Rotary committed to raise another $50 million each year during the next three years. The Gates Foundation will match those contributions 2 to 1 for up to $100 million a year. Combined, those contributions will add another $450 million toward disease surveillance, responses to outbreaks, and continued vaccinations of more than 400 million children annually.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 is World Polio Day. Join club members for a Pancakes for Polio event at 5 p.m. at the Carolina Bible Camp, 1988 Jericho Church Road in Mocksville. The 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will stream live from Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Wash. to bring together more than 50,000 viewers around the world, including the Rotary Club of Mocksville and guests. Join as global health experts and celebrities share our progress on the road to polio eradication.

Learn more at The cost for the Pancakes for Polio is a $10 minimum donation.