Midtown: Community

Club Notes, Feb. 27

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.

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.

Newcomers Club of Raleigh

The Newcomers Club of Raleigh welcomes all members and prospective members to a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 1, at the J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge #74, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, go to newcomersclubraleigh.org.

Lions Club dinner meeting

The North Raleigh Lions Club will have an open dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Bayleaf Community Center, 11617 Six Forks Road. District Governor Elect Sandy Scarlett will speak about recent advances in eye research. Contact Maggie Crisafi at 919-803-6222 or maggie.crisafi@gmail.com for reservations.

Wake Forest Woman’s Club

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club meets the first Thursday of each month, September through May, at the Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. The March 7 meeting will begin with a social at 6:30 p.m. followed by a community service program and business meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, email Kathy at wakeforestwomansclub@gmail.com or visit the website, www.wake-forest-womans-club.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.