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Avery County Rotary members include, from left, Terry Alexander, Leah Willis, Ed Neff, David Burleson, Bill Goettman, Richard Honeycutt, Brian Yaffe, Gay Deans and Ron Deans.
Photo courtesy Larry Hazen

Originally published: 2013-03-12 14:40:09
Last modified: 2013-03-13 10:37:41

Avery County Rotary – Service above self

One of the more active service organizations in Avery County is the local chapter of Rotary International. Rotary International is a worldwide organization consisting of more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs, all of which are devoted to the ideal of service above self.
Avery County Rotary participates in many charitable efforts throughout Avery County including the creation and ongoing maintenance of the playground at Cannon Memorial Hospital, scholarships to Mayland Community College, the purchase of electronic books for Avery County schools, donations to Grandfather Home and The May Wildlife Center at Lees-McRae College, regular Adopt-A-Highway cleanups in Newland as well as many other efforts to make the local community a better place to live.

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