Civic notes, March 5

March 3, 2014 

Kiwanis migration

Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club president Rita Foley introduced James Johnson, a member of the Kiwanis Club in Statesville, at the Feb. 3 meeting of the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club of Durham. Johnson spoke briefly about his leadership role in promoting Key Leader and the Carolinas Key Leader Weekend, May 2-4, at Lake Wylie, S.C. The Key Leader program inspires young people to achieve their personal best through service leadership. Johnson recently relocated to Durham, where he is employed in sales at a local auto dealership. President Foley invited Johnson to join the Tobaccoland Kiwanis Club.

Heart Health Month

The members of Emmanuel AME Church, 2018 Riddle Road, Durham, acknowledged Heart Health Month by wearing red on Sunday, Feb. 16. A presentation of heart health issues was given by Leatrice Martin-Short, Duke Heart Center’s director of community outreach.

Veterans honored

The Lions Club is welcoming veterans who served in the U.S. military by waiving the entrance fee for the first 5,000 who join a Lions Club. The Durham Lions Club currently has 16 veteran members and is seeking more.

Junior Leadership Durham

Junior Leadership Durham is a community-wide program designed to shape the future of high school students by developing leadership skills and promoting teamwork through fostering self-confidence and personal growth. Through active participation, students will interact with business, community and government leaders to gain an in-depth knowledge of Durham and will explore ways to contribute to their community. Class #12 will begin in September with approximately 25 selected students. There is no charge to the students.

Ninth grade students attending Durham public, private, charter, or home schools are encouraged to submit an application.

Student applications are due March 24, and can be downloaded from the Junior Leadership Durham website www.juniorleadershipdurham.org. Questions can be directed to Robin Odom at 919-477-4913.

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