Midtown: Community

Club Notes, April 21

Rotary Club essay winner

Emma Jane Taurence of St. Raphael Catholic School of Raleigh has won the 4-Way Test essay contest sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Raleigh. Tripp Fraley and Matthew Kress, also of St. Raphael’s, took second and third place.

The essay contest honors students who write essays on Rotary’s 4-Way Test of applying ethics to decision-making. Taurence, who has also won second place in the Rotary District competition, spoke on gossip, while Kress and Fraley wrote about cheating in school.

Autism and law enforcement

The Wake County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will discuss law enforcement and the challenges of autism from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W. Lochmere Drive, Cary. Learn how law enforcement officers are trained in dealing with individuals with special needs and how to keep the encounters more positive. For more information, contact Judie at 919-459-2544 or nightskygazer2@aol.com.

Keith Sutton to address League of Women Voters

Keith Sutton, chairman of the Wake County school board, will speak during a brown bag lunch of the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, April 26, at Finlator Hall in Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. He will discuss the “Challenging Issues Facing Wake County Public Schools.” For more information, call 919-783-5995 or visit www.lwvwake.org.

Rotary Peace Program

An information session about the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7506 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. The Rotary Peace Program allows students to pursue a master’s degree in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus. For more information, contact Rusine Mitchell Sinclair at rusinesinclair@gmail.com.

Dress for Success at Soroptimist

Pat Nathan, founder of Dress for Success, will address the Soroptimist International of Raleigh at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Hudson Memorial Church, 4921 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Operations manager Katie Lowek and several other Dress for Success employees will also speak. For more information, contact contactus@soroptimistraleigh.

Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club

The Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club is seeking new members. The club holds weekly or monthly meetings of book club, game and card groups, plus luncheon and speaker programs. For more information on joining, email bas27613@yahoo.com.

Grief support group

Grief support group meetings will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday in classroom 1008 at the Wakefield High School Ninth Grade Center, 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest. Participants will be guided through a series of discussions as well as explore tools to assist them through the grieving process. For more information, email Ami Miano or Meghan Petrie at wakefieldhealingacommunity@gmail.com.