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The Greater Greensboro Marine Corps League Detachment 260 continues to support Triad veterans through the efforts of its annual Military Charity Golf Tournament and Community Service Committee.

Since 2017, the detachment has provided over $400,000 in grants and donated items to various North Carolina veteran-related organizations, primarily in the Triad. These organizations include Partners Ending Homelessness, The Servant Center, Horsepower Therapeutic Riding Academy, Saving Grace K9s, high school ROTC units (Grimsley, Ragsdale, Southeast Guilford, Northeast Guilford, and Reidsville), and individual Marines in need.

On August 8, a check for $50,000 was presented to the Servant Center for the planned construction of a new Veterans Support Center in Greensboro on Glenwood Avenue. The new building will include 21 single rooms with private bathrooms, medical services, kitchen facilities for shared meals and a library.

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Tanya Feagins, Deputy Governor of Zone 5 Rotary District 7690, and Debbie Scott, District Governor of Zone 5 Rotary District 7690, toured the Rotary Club of Guilford August 16.

Scott reviewed the club’s many accomplishments and plans for this year. She noted that she fully supports the club’s outreach to the community and the world.

2022-23 service projects include: a barbecue lunch for local emergency service workers, scholarships for veterans at UNCG, a major renovation project at the Servant Center to support veterans, caring for the hungry with support from BackPack Beginnings and working in Moldova to improve the healthcare system.

Scott noted that each of them supports their district’s theme of “Believing in the Magic of Rotary.”

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The Piedmont Bird ClubThe next field trip is scheduled for August 27 at 8 a.m. at Guilford County Farm, 7315 Howerton Road in Elon.

Some of the birds that may appear include meadowlarks, blue herons, falcons, vireos, swallows, as well as other early migrants.

The event will be canceled in case of bad weather.

For more information, contact Lyn McCoy at 336-708-6841 or [email protected]

The North Carolina Native Plant Society Triad Chapter will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on September 7 in the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library Meeting Room, 1420 Price Park Drive in Greensboro.

The program, “My Favorite NC Native Plant”, will be presented by a panel of expert gardeners. They will recommend a native plant that they have established in their yard.

The chapter hopes to offer the possibility of viewing the program via Zoom after August 27. To register for the Zoom presentation, visit ncwildflower.org. A Zoom invitation will be sent with a link to view the program.

Reidsville Federated Women’s Club celebrates its 58th annual fall market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 23 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 24.

The market will be held at the Zion Baptist Church at 807 Piedmont Street in Reidsville.

There will be crafts, collectibles, artwork, baked goods and more. Lunch is available for purchase daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. while supplies last. Tickets are $1, plus a non-perishable food item to help support local food ministries in Rockingham County. Proceeds benefit local charities and a student scholarship winner.

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of High Point hosts its fifth annual “Tee-Off for Tomorrow” golf tournament on September 26 at the High Point Country Club in Willow Creek at 916 Abbotts Creek Church Road in High Point.

There is a double shotgun departure at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The golf tournament is open to sponsors and teams. Teams that register before August 22 will receive a $50 early bird discount.

For more information, visit bit.ly/TeeOffGolf22 or call 336-881-5436.

Scholarships

Patricia Posey, President of Alpha Rho Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sororityannounced the awarding of two scholarships to high school graduates.

The awards were presented July 22 to Mataeus Funderburk, a graduate of Early/Middle College of GTCC, and Austin Lloyd, a graduate of Middle College of NC A&T.

Funderburk will attend NC State to study zoology. Lloyd will attend NC A&T to study kinesiology.

Joan Miller and Janice Whitted also serve on the committee along with Posey.

Brenda McLean is President of the Alpha Rho Chapter. McLean, Georgia Shepard and Marissa Benton-Brown recently spent a week in New Orleans attending the National Biennial Conference on behalf of the chapter. While there, Funderburk received an additional $1,000 award from the organization’s educational and charitable foundation for his participation in the chapter’s youth group.

For more information, visit http://etaphibeta-alpharho.org.

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