Oriental Rotary ~ Since 1951, An Award-Winning Service Club in the Sailing Capital of North Carolina

Oriental Rotary Club Honors Outstanding Scholars
Oriental Rotary Club honored Pamlico County’s Ten Outstanding Scholars and their parents at a dinner on Monday May 18th.  These students demonstrated superior academic and extra curricular achievements during their high school tenure. 

Pictured left to right including their college selection and intended major are:
Front Row
Gretchen Steiger            NC State, Political Science and Communications
Becky Ackiss                ECU, Elementary Education
Xiao Liu                         UNC at Chapel Hill, Pre-Med
Meredith Colon              UNC at Chapel Hill, Political Science, Intl. Bus., Law
Amanda Moore              Appalachian State University, Business Management
Back Row
Cougar Caroon               Coast Guard Reserve. UNC Wilmington. Marine Science
Adam Balfour                 UNC at Chapel Hill, Physics
Zachary Cross               UNC at Chapel Hill, Computer Science
Ross Cahoon                 Duke, Engineering
Tyler Cahoon                 Campbell University, Pre-Pharmacy

Oriental Rotary’s 17th Annual Tarpon Tournament
Whittaker Pointe Marina
Lat. 35deg 01'44.84" N, Lon. 76deg. 40'54.71" W
5001 Marina Drive
Oriental, North Carolina 28571
July 24-26, 2009

The Rotary Club of Oriental is pleased to announce its 2009 Tarpon Tournament July 24 - 26, a catch and release event with over $22,000 in cash & prizes for the winners.  The tournament benefits the Oriental Rotary Scholarship Fund, providing academic scholarships to worthy high school seniors and community college students from Pamlico County.

Whittaker Pointe Marina will be the base for this year’s tournament. This lovely and spacious marina hosted the ‘07 and ‘08 Tarpon Tournaments. Saturday evening Oriental Rotary will sponsor a barbecue dinner, raffle and musical groups. A Sunday afternoon concert is planned and Rotary will sell hot dogs and hamburgers.  The public is invited to all festivities.  Details regarding ticket cost and purchase points will be available at a later date.


During the February 9th Meeting, Past President Jim Berry
awarded Paul Harris Fellowships to
Doug Carmichael, George Link, and Sam Myers.
Pictured with these Rotarians are their wives:
Lewellyn, Ryan, and Mary Helen, respectively.

Oriental Rotary Club’s Centenarians
Hugh Midyette (center) displays Oriental Rotary Club’s Centenarian Plaque honoring those members whose combined age and and years in Rotary total 100. Left to right:  Henry Mahlmann, Jim Ragan, Jack Mason, Bob Fasnacht, Pete Parham, John O’Shaughnessy, John Bond, Philip Heckhaus.  Oriental Rotarians honored these gentlemen during our 29 September Meeting.

Tarpon Tournament
(Right to Left)
John Mitchell, Tournament Director, John Deaton, James Wooster,
Gene Wooster, and Ed Braun, Club President

New Officers
(Right to Left)
Jim Berry, Past President; John Mitchell, President Elect; Roy Hoffman, Past Director; Bob Andrews, Sgt at Arms; Jeremiah Day, Director; Bob Mininni, Director; Debbie Iannito, Director; George Link, Director; Roger McDaniels, (seated) Secretary; Ed Braun, President. Fred Eustis, District 7720, Zone 8 asst. Gov.

Photos by John J. Mitchell

*The 2009 FY Budget is now available for viewing on the secure Members Page below the Members Listings. If you have forgotten the password, please contact a Board Member.

Your Board 2008-2009
President: Ed Braun
Treasurer: Tim Fowler
Secretary: Sam Alitto
President Elect: John Mitchell
Sergeant-At-Arms: Bob Andrews
Past President: Jim Berry

Board of Directors
Club Service:  Sam Myers
Vocational Service: Bob Mininni
International Service: George Link
Community Service:  Jeremiah Day
Communications: Debbie Iannitto

Weekly Program Coordinator:  Larry Walker

A Global Network of Community Volunteers


Oriental Rotary Club

P.O. Box 205, Oriental, NC 28571

Ed Braun, President

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Oriental, NC

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