Mocksville Rotarians busy in October

Published 9:18 am Thursday, December 14, 2017

October was a busy month for members of the Rotary Club of Mocksville.

Local author and Davie High graduate, Chris Hoke, shared his first book with Mocksville Rotarians, “The Dorm Room Newsroom” includes some interesting stories of unlikely places from which news was reported.

The Rotarians United To Stop Hunger (RUSH) booth was set up at the Oaks Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14 to collect food for A Storehouse.

Thursday, Oct. 19 was the first Rotary Golf tournament, held in memory of Rotarian Carl Boon.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 was World Polio Day. In commemoration, the club held a special Pancakes for Polio event at the Carolina Bible Camp. Pancakes were enjoyed, as well as a live stream from Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Wash. of the fifth annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Global health experts and celebrities shared the progress on the road to polio eradication. Learn more at

Mocksville Rotarians had a great time “trick or treating” at Somerset Court, thanks to April Rodriguez.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at the local and international levels, from helping families in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit

Members of the local club abide by the motto, “Service Above Self.” Weekly meetings are on Tuesdays at noon in the EnergyUnited Education Center, 182 S. Salisbury St., Mocksville. Visit for a listing of programs.