Joan Coffey, above center, is the newest Paul Harris Fellow to be recognized by Caldwell County Rotary Club. Coffey's husband, Rotarian John Coffey, above right, made the presentation possible. Club Secretary Charles Beck, above left, presided during the presentation of a certificate, medallion and lapel pin. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International in 1905. The international service organization now represents some 1.2 Million members in over 32,000 clubs around the world. The award is considered Rotary's highest honor and recognizes individuals who have made contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
 
 

 
 

Courtney Wright, above left, has been named the Rotarian of the Year by outgoing Caldwell County Rotary President Kent Greer, right. Wright is Principal at Sawmills Elementary School and headed up the club's CART Fund effort. The Coins for Alzheimer Research project raises funds to finance research into the cure for the disease.
Wright also assumed the Presidency for Caldwell County Rotary.


 

Kent Greer, above right, has served as President of Caldwell County Rotary Club during the 2017-18 club year. Greer received his President's plaque from club secretary Charles Beck, aboveleft, during a special celebration with spouses at 1841 Café.
Greer is Director of Financial Return with the local Chick-fil-A.

 


During a special evening gathering with their spouses at 1841 Cafe, Caldwell County Rotary recognized Bruce Cannon, above left, for his 36 years of perfect attendance. A local attorney, Cannon, has served in a variety of capacities in the club. He is a charter member, past President and recipient of Rotary's highest honor, Paul Harris Fellow. He currently serves as Chairman of the club's scholarship committee. Club Secretary Charles Beck, above right, made the presentation. Formed in 1982, Caldwell County Rotary meets each week at 6:44 a.m. at Clarence's Friendly Lunch.

 


 

Caldwell County Rotarians celebrate a year of service to the community with presentation of perfect attendance awards to club members. Front row, above left to right: Kent Spears, 6 years; Bill Sproul, 7 years; Chris Cole,10 years; Kay Crouch, 17 years; Kent Greer, 2 years; John Coffey, 1 year.Back row, left to right: Kevin Miller, 4 years; Charles Beck, 20 years; Bud Watts, 3 years; Bruce Cannon, 36 years; Seth Nagy, 6 years.

 


 

Rotarian Kent Spears, above right, told members of the Caldwell County Rotary Club about final preparations for the 8th annual Rotary Chili Cook-off. The event is set for Monday February 26th at the 1841 Restaurant in downtown Lenoir. Tickets are being sold by club members and may be purchased in advance at the restaurant. Club President Kent Greer, above left, assisted Spears with the display of the event's banner.


 

Rotarian John Coffey, above right, has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Caldwell County Rotary Club. It is the highest honor a Rotarian can receive. Coffey, who serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Blue Ridge Energy, is a veteran of the utility industry having previously worked in Indiana and Virginia before moving to Lenoir in 2015. Club President Kent Greer, above left, made the presentation to Coffey.


Bob Laws, above right, Executive Director of the Caldwell House, accepts a $250 contribution from Caldwell County Rotary Club. Club President Kent Greer, above right, made the presentation.
Caldwell House is a non-profit in-patient substance abuse treatment facility. Their goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for alcoholics and addicts as they recover and re-enter society. The funds will be used to facilitate on-going efforts at Caldwell House.