East Chapel Hill Rotary e-Bulletin
Friday November 5, 2010
Friday's guest speaker was Pete Brennan, a 1958 Consensus All-American and ACC Basketball Player of the Year, and a member of UNC's 1957 National Championship team. Pete's path to playing hoops at Notre Dame was interrupted by a Coach McGuire promise to his father to ensure Pete was in regular attendance at Sunday mass if he would play for UNC. To Chapel Hill he came. Pete spoke highly of a couple of key figures in his life that drove him to becoming both a basketball star and the first college attendee in his family of 10 siblings. Also noteworthy was his experience in competing against Wilt Chamberlain and playing alongside Lennie Rosenbluth, one of the best shooters of all time.
Fred Kiger kicked off the session with a fine "Separated at Birth" slideshow to the tune of graduation. Mr. Rotary doubles as Master Yoda, Say Sayowitz is the "Most Interesting Man in the World", and Dan Bruxvoort as Alexander Julian. Only a few top picks amongst many that were spot-on. Thanks to Fred for yet another banner production.
Jerry Benson provided the member minute and educated the crowd on Playboy's publishing enhancements. Pretty interesting path to Chapel Hill as well, thanks Jerry.
President Lee reported on the club's success in exceeding the Polio Pledge Drive goal of $13,500, with the current tally standing north of $17,000. Thanks to those who have worked hard to make this happen.
Other announcements included the upcoming meeting at Russ Hapgood's home on 11/10 @ 6:30 for those interested in the 2011 Honduras trip; and the annual Bike Night to take place this year on 12/2 at the Legion Hut, 6pm with pizza and beverages.
Go Heels ~~ Beat VA Tech.
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