Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mrs. North Carolina speaks at the Rotary Club of Mint Hill

The Official Rotary Club of Mint Hill Banner

Ken, Tina, Joseph, Me, Alvin, Tonya

Alvin honoring me with a gift.  He gave me the official
Rotary Club coin that is a symbol of their service to the community. 

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Program details

On June 24th, I was invited to speak about my journey as Mrs. North Carolina International and my PURPLE PASSION 4 Alzheimer's work.  It was a casual gathering with the Rotary members as we enjoyed lunch together and talked.  We all shared stories and a lot of questions were directed to both Joseph and myself about Alzheimer's disease, PP4Alz, and our programs.  It was a great way to practice for interview with the National Judges! 

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

The Rotary Club is a good fit with PURPLE PASSION 4 Alzheimer's because of the service it provides to the community.  The Rotary gold coin Alvin so generously gave me is engraved with "The Four-Way Test."
It is an excellent symbol to read every so often to keep me grounded through my Alzheimer's Advocacy.  

Of the things we think, say, or do
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

I have been asked to speak at other Rotary Club Chapters in the near future, and I am seeking membership with the Southpark Rotary Club.  The Rotary International Office is located in Evanston, Illinois and Joseph and I are planning to stop by during our trip next month to Chicago.    

Rotary Club International

(wording in above article)
Mrs. North Carolina International Cynthia Griner spoke to the Mint Hill Rotary Club last week. Griner was crowned Mrs. North Carolina International 2010 on February 27th, 2010 at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, NC. This was her second time competing in this prestigious pageant, which honors married women through-out the country and the charitable work that they perform. As a state title holder, she will now compete at the National Mrs. International 2010 pageant in Chicago, IL on July 17th, 2010. She spoke to the club about PURPLE PASSION 4 Alzheimer’s, an organization that seeks to raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s, with particular concern for the CAREGIVERS of Alzheimer’s patients.

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Mrs. North Carolina International
Cynthia Griner