What: Wine & Food Tasting
When: March 21
Benefits: Local charities and scholarships
Hosted by: Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise, Florida
Details: Cuisine from local restaurants and wines from Amelia Island Wine Co. For more information: ameliaislandrotary.com/
What: Ice Fishing Derby
When: February 8-9
Who: Rotary Club of Meredith, New Hampshire
Details: The most successful anglers in various categories win cash prizes. You can also enter your name for daily cash drawings.
For more information: www.meredithrotary.com/
What: Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
When: January 18-19
Where: Venice-Nokomis Florida
Benefits: Local youth organizations
Details: Festival featuring painting, jewelry, ceramics, glass, photography, sculptures, mixed media and crafts. For more information: www.venicenokomisrotary.org/
rWhat: Kristy Kreme Dash
When: November 2
Hosted by: Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise, South Carolina
Benefits: Club projects
Details: Complete a 1.5 mile walk or fun, devour a dozen doughnuts, then race another 1.5 miles. For more information: www.carolinaforestrotary.org/meetings-events/
So we're finally moved into our new house/office. Our new contact information is:
Kudzu Survey Associates
810 English Ridge Drive
Mars Hill, NC 28754
You see all kinds of things at job sites, but a tame deer (a deer that thought he was a dog) is a first for us.
When: June 8
Hosted by: Rotary Club of Bettendorf, Iowa
Benefits: Local charities
Details: New England-style lobster boil, silent and live auctions.
For more information: www.facebook.com/bettendorfrotary/
Helping to pack meals for Rotarians Against Hunger and Manna Food Bank. The goal was to pack 225,000 meals. Great event, well organized and fun.
What: Chocolate Festival
Where: Blacksburg, Virginia
Who: Hosted by Rotary Club of Blacksburg, Virginia
Benefits: Local and international charities, scholarships, and community projects
Details: Chocolate tastings, live music, beer and wine garden, activities for kids
For more information: www.facebook.com/blacksburgchocolatefestival
Steven Higley, Professional Land Surveyor based in Western North Carolina.