Scholarship recipients
Four of our scholarship recipients were guests at the July 26 meeting. They each shared with us their plans for college and future work.

  • Maitlyn Rewis – Roy Rickman Scholarship 2020, graduated from Western Carolina University.
  • Bryce Rogers – Roy Rickman Scholarship 2021, rising junior at Western Carolina University.
  • Andrea Terrell – Countryside Chevrolet Scholarship 2023, attending Spartanburg Methodist.
  • Callie Roper – Roy Rickman Scholarship 2023, attending UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall.

Scholarship Chair Susie Ledford provided updates on students who could not attend the meeting.

  • Muhammad Patel – Roy Rickman Scholarship 2022, rising junior at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Reese Ward – 2023 recipient, attending UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall.
  • Bo Kinsland – David Hill Scholarship 2023, attending NC State in the fall.
  • Callie Barnett – Roy Rickman Scholarship 2023, attending Appalachian State in the fall.


Franklin Rotary Club Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship recipients with members of the scholarship committee: (from left) Scholarship Committee Chair Susie Ledford, Bryce Rogers (2021), Callie Roper (2023), Andrea Terrell (2023), Maitlyn Rewis (2020), and committee members Debbie Tallent and Bob McCollum.

Scholarship Committee members Susie Ledford, Bud Siler, President Lee Berger, Debbie Tallent and Bob McCollum. Franklin Rotary Club Scholarship Committee

Scholarship Committee Chair Susie Ledford presented Bud Siler with a certificate of appreciation.

Susie Ledford & Bud Siler are recognized for their service to the Scholarship Committee

Nantahala Bank and Trust made a $2,500 sponsorship contribution to the 2023 Roy Rickman Scholarship Fundraiser. Rotarian and Nantahala Bank CEO Greg Proffitt (second from left) presented the check at the July 26 meeting and is pictured with Jimmy Villiard, President Lee Berger and Bill Swift. Thank you for your support!
Save the Date: Aug. 26 – Roy Rickman Scholarship Fundraiser at Lazy Hiker

Nantahala Bank contributes to Franklin Rotary Club Scholarships

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With school starting back, we will resume packing backpacks for CareNet on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. First workday: Sept. 14. Meet at the warehouse on Bidwell Street.

Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers are needed to help paint at Habitat for Humanity house on Aug. 12. Contact Guy Gooder for details, 828-421-4845.