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Cabarrus Club Has Fun While Helping Children at Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital Pediatric PavilionMonday, January 24, 2022 By: Robert Kirk
For those of you who may have missed the “find your inner child” service project today during our club, let me say, I have rarely seen so much intensity of focus while coloring a picture! Each member was given a page to color, then asked to place her/his name and age at the top of the masterpiece, share a get well wish, and turn it in. Yep, fun, laughter, and camaraderie – that would be us!
The finished product of a zip-lock bag with a coloring book, box of 24 crayons sporting the Rotary gold foil seal and wishes for getting well – all were delivered to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pavilion.
Once again, “service above self” with a healthy dose of fun thrown in for us, hope, and encouragement for the 28 kids under sterling healthcare providers in the hospital. Grateful we have such a wonderful medical community in which to live.
Yeah, a rich time coupled with an amazing program from an Appalachian Trail Through-Hiker, Bo White (Trail Name: BBQ). Love the spirit captured by this life-changing adventure. Well done, Darci and Jay White – much to be proud of.
As found on https://rotary7680.org/cabarrus-club-has-fun-while-helping-children-at-jeff-gordon-childrens-hospital-pediatric-pavilion/. Thank you to Jennifer Kendrick for publishing this on the district website.
Remembering Bill HarrisThursday, January 6, 2022 By: Robert Kirk
Though it has been over a year since our community lost its “quiet pharmacist” in the person of Bill Harris, the Rotary Club of Cabarrus County honors his legacy with a presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow Award.
Receiving on his behalf is Ms. Sherrie McDonald of Harrisburg Hometown Pharmacy, where Bill Harris embodied ‘service above self,’ and was loved by all.
Presenting the Paul Harris Fellow award is Robert Kirk, Rotary Club of Cabarrus County Club President alongside Woody Hathaway, Club Foundation Committee Chair.
Harrisburg Hometown Pharmacy (5006 Hwy 49 South) has created an amazing memorial pharmacist museum of sorts, and the public is cordially invited to see this impressive display – of both love and caring, as well as a walk through a bit of pharmacological history.
Paul Harris Fellow
Awarded Posthumously to Rotarian L. William “Bill” Harris
By the Rotary Club of Cabarrus County in memory of Rotarian Bill Harris
who, while serving as the “hometown pharmacist,” embodied a depth of character and kindness that elevated his professional skill to that akin to the ‘healing balm of Gilead.’ Bill Harris took “service above self” to heart, expressed with humility and gentleness, for the purpose of helping the whole person. By so doing, he strengthened all who came across his path.
With deepest appreciation and respect, this award is presented for display at the Harrisburg Hometown Pharmacy where Bill Harris last served, and evidenced by:
Robert Kirk, President Woodrow W. Hathaway Jr, Chair
Rotary Club of Cabarrus County Club Foundation Committee
Rotary Club of Cabarrus County LogoWednesday, December 30, 2020Just copy this logo for use in any of our club media needs.