Midtown: Community

Club Notes, Feb. 24

BPW panel of speakers

The Business and Professional Women of Raleigh will present a panel of speakers on the power of nonprofits to transform communities at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Dinner will begin at 6:15. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.bpwraleigh.org.

Wake autism chapter to meet

The Wake County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W. Lochmere Drive, Cary. The topic will be Behavior Intervention and Planning: Practical Strategies for Parents and Caregivers. For more information, email nightskygazer2@aol.com.

Voller to address Democratic women

Randy Voller, newly elected chairman of the N.C. Democratic Party, will address the Democratic Women of Wake County during a luncheon meeting Thursday, Feb. 28, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The cost, payable at the door, is $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $5 for anyone wishing to attend but not eat. For reservations, email democraticwomenwakecounty@gmail.com or call 919-467-0151. The reservation deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Substitute Teachers Association of Wake

The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Red, Hot and Blue, 6615 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. RSVP to stawakecounty@gmail.com.

Support group for autism, ADD

The support group for the biomedical treatment of autism, ADD and others will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. This month’s speakers will be two mothers whose sons have recovered from autism diagnoses after being treated for their underlying medical conditions. For information, contact Beth Secosky at 919-539-4668 or bsecosky@nc.rr.com.

Optimist Club oratorical contest

Northern Wake Optimist Club is holding an oratorical contest on the topic “Why My Voice is Important.” Applications and typed oration must be received by Sunday, March 31. The speech must be 4-5 minutes long. The contest is set for Sunday, April 7.

The contest is open to high school students 19 and younger as of Dec. 31, 2012. For the official rules and to apply, go to www.optimist.org and search “Oratorical Contest.”

Winners will be invited to give their orations at the club’s Tuesday, April 23 meeting. At the district level, $5,000 in scholarships will be given to the top three winners.

Club offers scholarships to women

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh offers scholarships to college students residing in Raleigh. Scholarships of $250 to $1,500 are offered to women 30 or older, who are attending a college or community college in North Carolina after a break in their education.

For requirements and an application, go to www.womansclubofraleigh.org. For more information, email scholarships@womansclubofraleigh.org or call 919-782-5599.

Rescue Mission Boosters seek members

The Raleigh Rescue Mission Boosters Club is seeking new members to help meet the needs of the mission through community outreach, projects and support. The club meets at 10 a.m. the second Monday of each month at 314 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. For more information, contact Emalie Levine at emalielevine@gmail.com.