Midtown: Community

Club Notes, May 12

Wake Forest Woman’s Club celebrates year

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club celebrated its roots and traditions during its year-end banquet on May 2.

In a local annual tradition begun in 1971, members honored the recipient of the club’s Continuing Education Scholarship. Catherine Mary Foley, known as Katie, is a senior at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School and will attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall with plans to earn an undergraduate degree in biology. She says her ultimate goal is to become a physician for Doctors without Borders, which focuses its practice on residents of Third World countries.

Officers were installed for 2013-2014: President Gorland McBride, First Vice President Marilyn Bonnett, Second Vice President Martha Loftin, Corresponding Secretary Judy Davison, Recording Secretary Salina Gary, Treasurer Kathy Norris, Chaplain Susan Smith and Parliamentarian Dawn Nakash.

Several members were also recognized for their achievements:

The Lydia Lowie Award presented to Wendy O’Neal for her service across a wide range of club activities;

The Helen Saintsing Johnston Award to Dawn Nakash for her work in the arts;

The Thelma Wright Award to Kathy Norris as the outstanding new member;

The Ursula Wilkinson Award to Betty Franklin for support of her community service program;

The Alline Johnson Wiggins Award to Sandi Schwarz in recognition of her club spirit;

The Minnie Newton Award to Joy Taffar for her loyal gift of time and support to the club; and

The Pauline Hildebrand Award to Barbara Kingrey for leadership of a specific project area.

The Clubwoman of the Year – which is the only award given by vote of the club membership instead of executive committee selection – was presented to Salina Gary for representing the ideals of the club through her involvement in the community and in her personal life.

For more information about the club, go to www.wake-forest-womans-club.com or email wakeforestwomansclub@gmail.com.

Wake Democratic Men’s meeting

Dr. David McLennan, chairman of the political science department at William Peace University, will address the Wake Democratic Men’s Club at 6 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Clarion Hotel, 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. To register, email awdellingerjd@yahoo.com.

Arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue

Kristine Olivotti of Aquatic Physical Therapy and Beyond will discuss physical therapy with the Raleigh Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/CFIDS support group at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Heritage Senior Living, 1200 Carlos Drive, Raleigh. For more information, call 919-782-6784.

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.

Grandparents’ autism support group

A group for grandparents of children with autism will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Autism Society of North Carolina office, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh. For more information, email wcgrands@gmail.com.

People We Are seeks members

People We Are, a group for self-advocates with developmental disabilities, is seeking new members. The group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, May 14 and May 28, at the Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh. The group works to develop speaking skills in regards to matters of public policy, employment and housing and discusses the rights, issues and needs of people with developmental disabilities. For more information, call 919-832-8660 or email tmoore@arcnc.org.

NC WARN at Senior Democrats meeting

Members of NC WARN, a nonprofit focused on tackling climate change, will address the Wake County Senior Democrats at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Crabtree Marriott Hotel, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. A Dutch lunch will be held at 11 a.m., followed by the program. For more information, visit www.wakedems.org/sdwc.

Sierra Club lecture on climate change

The N.C. chapter of the Sierra Club will hold a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Frank Princiotta, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division, will discuss global climate change. For more information, visit www.nc2.sierraclub.org.

Substitute Teachers Association

The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at St. Timothy’s School, 4523 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. For more information, email stawakecounty@gmail.com.

Diabetes support group

Dr. Ernest Daniels will present on It’s Spring – So, Let’s Spring Into Action for Great Health at the diabetes support group meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Milner Church, 1950 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Mary Clark at 919-604-3519.

Live lobster fundraiser

The Exchange Club of North Raleigh will hold its annual lobster sale from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1, at the Quail Corners parking lot, 1613 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh. Live Maine lobsters can be ordered for $15 each. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 29. Proceeds will benefit the prevention of child abuse and other community projects. For more information or to place an order, call 919-782-2820 or email frhester@bellsouth.net.

Teen to Adulthood to discuss guardianship

Stacy Cash and Ke’pe Harrison, guardianship specialists with The Arc of Wake County, will hold a Teen to Adulthood session on guardianship from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Millbrook Exchange Community Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. The group is for parents who want to learn about transition services and issues for teens and young adults with disabilities. For more information, call 919-832-8660.

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.