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August 2009

WESTERN FLYER 30 Years 1979 - 2009

MADISON | MAYODAN | STONEVILLE

112 West Murphy St., Madison, North Carolina 27025 • 336-548-6248 • Fax: 336-548-4466 • info@westernrockinghamchamber.com • www.WesternRockinghamChamber.com

WRCC’s July Coffee Hosted by Mayodan United Methodist Church 501 W. Main Street, Mayodan

WRCC EVENTS At a Glance August 20 — Coffee hosted by Aaron’s Sales & Lease, 114 New Market, Madison; 8:00 a.m. August 26 — WRCC Speaker Series, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., held at Dan River Coffee House, 108 W. Murphy Street, Madison; Topic: Creating Value Outside Your Business presented by Cathy Smith of Edward Jones. Space is limited so call the chamber office to reserve your seat, 336548-6248. August 27 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison. August 28 — Ribbon Cutting for Ruby Rose Tea Room, 10:00 a.m., 209 E. Main Street, Stoneville. September 2 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Guest: Mayodan Preservation League September 7 — WRCC Closed for Labor Day. September 17 — Coffee, hosted by Rockingham County Library, 101 N. 10th Avenue, Mayodan; 8:00 a.m. September 24 — WRCC Board of Directors’ Meeting, 8:30 a.m., First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin St., Madison. October 7 — Chamber Radio Program on WMYN Radio (1420 AM) 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Rebroadcast at 6:30 p.m. Guest: United Way

From the Director… Keeping You Informed!

Welcome to your WRCC and the August issue of the Western Flyer. We’ve finalized plans for the first of our WRCC Speakers Series. The event will be held Wednesday, August the 26th at Dan River Coffee House. The topic will be “Creating Value Outside Your Business” and will be presented by Cathy Smith of Edward Jones. In today’s challenging economic times, information on how to plan and prepare for your economic future is critical. The event will run from 10 until 11:00 AM with time for networking before and a Q&A session afterward. Space will be limited so call the chamber offices to reserve your seat today! New Members: It is my pleasure each month to introduce additions to our membership. Please join me in welcoming our newest WRCC member and Silver Member of Distinction… CN Hotels and the Best Western, Deep River located near the Greensboro Airport at 7800 National Service Road. This beautiful property offers 61 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms, deluxe king rooms and king suites. Each room features a microwave, refrigerator, cable television and free high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, exercise facility, guest laundry, business services and meeting/banquet facilities. Be sure to keep them in mind for your lodging needs. You can reach them at 336-454-0333 or www. cnhotels.net. Also, a personal thanks to all current members who have renewed their memberships this past month. We appreciate your continued support.

Future Items: Be sure to take advantage of the WRCC’s marketing opportunities that are a part of you membership package. We are currently taking 2010 reservations for: Community Accents, WRCC’s monthly radio show on 1420 WMYN, Madison/Mayodan/Stoneville, North Carolina’s First AM Radio Network. Community Accents is the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 AM. We highlight a different WRCC member each month. It’s an outstanding opportunity to let folks know, throughout Rockingham County, about you and your business. WRCC Coffees, each month we offer a unique opportunity to meet, greet and network with fellow chamber members as well as potential new members. Our coffee events are hosted and sponsored by chamber members and it’s a great way to learn more about local business. The events are casual, but informative and offer each person present the opportunity to make announcements related to their business. WRCC Window Display, is a great way to display your product and/or service to an average of 2,000 folks who visit the chamber offices each month - plus, the many shoppers and travelers up and down Murphy Street in Madison. If you are interested in any of these marketing opportunities please call, email or drop by the chamber office for additional details. Ongoing Items: WRCC, Members Helping Others is an opportunity for our members who provide services, to assist those organizations in our community who

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Tea Room in downtown Stoneville. Ruby Rose is celebrating their first year anniversary in business!

Board of Directors President Carol Mills (2007-2009) Always & Forever Florist, 336-427-6086

Coffee Reminder: Be sure to join us for our next WRCC Coffee event at 8 AM, Thursday August 20th, at Aaron’ Sales, 114 New Market, Madison (beside Kmart). We have had outstanding turnouts at our recent coffees and I encourage you each to invite two guests; a chamber member who doesn’t regularly attend and a non-member to this and all of our WRCC events.

President Elect/VP Education Development Debbie Claybrook (2008-2010) Stoneville Elementary School, 336-573-4000 Past President Burton Matherly (2006-2008) Rockingham Office Machine & Supply, 336-623-2965 VP Community & Communications Development Flavel Collins (2007-2009) Hospice of Rockingham County, 336-427-9022 VP Economic Development Chief Perry Webster (2007-2009) Madison Police Department

Let us know how we can help your business grow!

VP Membership Development Pam Boerema (2007-2009) State Employee’s Credit Union, 336-548-7410

Warmest regards, Gary Corns, Executive Director Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce – WRCC

VP Organizational Development Ron Wise (2008-2010) Bridgestone Aircraft Tire USA, 336-548-8110 Bryan Wyatt (2007-2009) The Drug Store, 336-573-2200 Kim Haley (2008-2010) Autumn Creek Vineyards, 336-548-WINE

WRCC Board of Directors Meetings

Chris Meeks (2008-2010) Duke Energy, 336-427-1360 Danny F. Smith, Sr. (2008-2010) Flynn Furniture and Carpet, 336-548-2305 Terry Hames (2009-2011) Ray Funeral Home, 336-548-9606

August 27, 2009 September 24, 2009 October 22, 2009 November 19, 2009 December 17, 2009

Oralia Johnson (2009-2011) Remington Arms Company, Inc., 336-548-8508 Hall Roberts (2009-2011) NewBridge Bank, 336-548-1161 Sandy Smith (2009-2011) SANS Technical Fibers, LLC, 336-573-9806

Boards of Director meetings are held at First Citizens Bank Conference Room, 109 N. Franklin Street, Madison, at 8:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Jean Ann Wood (2009-2011) Individual, 336-589-1660

Executive Staff

WRCC Radio Programs

Gary Corns Executive Director, 336-548-6248

September 2 — Mayodan Preservation League October 7 — United Way November 4 — Hospice of Rockingham County December 2 — Mayodan Moravian Church

Becky Scotton Secretary/Treasurer, 336-548-6055 Debra DeLancey Newsletter Editor, 336-427-4882 Fax: 336-427-4766 WRCC: 336-548-6248; Fax: 336-548-4466 Newsletter Subscription Rate: $24ºº a year Page 1 Continued…

are tall on needs, but short on funds. Clubs, churches, libraries and other not-for-profit businesses are eligible. If you, or your company, is a service provider and would like to join the list of participating members, please contact the chamber office. Also, if your organization is in need of services, please let us know as well. Don’t forget that our WRCC CHAMBER RAFFLE is ongoing. I want to thank everyone who has purchased tickets! A big thanks to the folks at House of Stars, for their donation of a 10’x12’ utility building. This is a major fundraiser for the chamber and tickets ($5 each or a book of 5 for $20) are available at the chamber office as well as select member businesses. If your business would like to sell tickets, please drop by the chamber office for details. Ribbon Cutting: Join us for a WRCC Ribbon Cutting at 10 AM, Friday August 28th at Ruby Rose

Coffees August 20 — Aaron’s Sales & Lease September 17 — Rockingham County Library-Mayodan October 15 — United Way November 19 — Hospice of Rockingham County December — American Red Cross

WINDOW Displays August — RCC September — Madison Fire Department October — United Way November — Hospice of Rockingham County December — WRCC

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Meet Our Members… Ruby Rose Tea Room The Ruby Rose Tea Room is located in a classic, 1900’s Victorian-style home in downtown Stoneville, NC. It offers a tranquil setting where you can reconnect with your past as well as a great place for friends and family to meet and create new memories. Visitors to Ruby Rose will receive impeccable service as well as a variety of food choices. Known for their homemade chicken salad and desserts, made fresh daily, Ruby Rose offers High Tea and children’s birthday parties as well as a beautiful backdrop for bridal or baby showers. They can accommodate up to 50 guests, so give them a call when planning your next event. Please join Lisa Crews and her staff in celebrating their one-year anniversary on August 28th at 10:00 a.m. (209 E. Main Street), for a ribbon-cutting celebration. Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Check out what customers are saying about Ruby Rose Tea Room online at www.teamap.com. Couldn’t have picked a more perfect experience to share with my young daughter than High Tea at the Ruby Rose Teahouse. It’s like stepping back in time. The food was excellent and the service was incredible. Wished all restaurants had such great service. Nothing overly formal, very warm southern hospitality by staff and owner. —D. Freitag A truly delightful experience: delicious food (basil chicken salad scrumptious); decor that is a feast for the eyes; friendly, solicitous wait staff; owner visited with individual guests and answered questions. —E. Chapman Was pleasantly surprised at the food and ambience. I was born and raised in Stoneville and Ruby Rose is the best thing that has happened in this town in a very long time. I presently live in Kernersville, but will be back soon. —J. Peterson

Area Events August 13 — Madison Town Aldermen Meeting, 7:00 p.m., held the second Thursday of the month, (agenda meeting held the Tuesday before regular meeting) www.townofmadison.org. August 24 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; Meetings at 3:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham.nc.us. August 24 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m.; www.rock.k12.nc.us September 7 — Labor Day September 10 — Madison Town Aldermen Meeting, 7:00 p.m., held the

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second Thursday of the month, (agenda meeting held the Tuesday before regular meeting) www.townofmadison.org. September 12 — Mayodan Homecoming Festival, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., downtown Mayodan, Highlights include food, arts and crafts, displays, live entertainment, children’s activities, Bingo, and more. Reserve your space now. Fees are $20 per space, $40 if electricity hookup is needed. Deadline for vendor applications is August 31, 2009. For applications call 336-548-6776. For other information call 336-548-2241. September 13 — Grandparents Day September 14 — Mayodan Town Council Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers. (Council meets the second Monday of the month) www. townofmayodan.com September 14 — Rockingham County Board of Education Meeting, Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m.; www.rock.k12.nc.us September 14 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2 nd Floor, Wentworth; Meetings at 6:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www. co.rockingham.nc.us September 14 — Rockingham County Alzheimer’s Support Group Monthly Meeting – 1:00 - 2:30 pm, in the South Day Room of the Penn Nursing Center. The group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. For more information, please call 336-951-6034. September 22 — Autumnal Equinox September 28 — Rockingham County Board of Education Work Session Meeting, Central Office, 511 Harrington Highway, Eden; 6:00 p.m.; www.rock.k12.nc.us September 28 — Rockingham County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Governmental Center, 371 NC Highway 65, Commissioners Chambers, 2nd Floor, Wentworth; Meetings at 3:30 p.m. (Public Hearings – second Monday only at 7:00 p.m.) www.co.rockingham.nc.us. October 3 — Madison Heritage Festival – For vendor and other info contact: Danny Smith, 336-548-2305; Brian Scotton, 336-548-1083; or Bobby Pleasants 336-427-2112. October 5 — Stoneville Town Council Meeting (council meets the first Monday of the month.) www.town.stoneville.nc.us. American Red Cross Blood Drive — For schedule or more information see the website at www.redcrossnet.org; 336349-3434. Community and Workforce Education Courses available at Rockingham Community College – for more information call 342-4261, ext 2140 or check out the website at www.rockinghamcc.edu. Rockingham County Theatre Guild — For current production information, auditions, etc. see the website at www.tgrc-nc.com.

Support Groups & Classes are offered by Annie Penn Hospital (www.mosescone.com) and Morehead Memorial Hospital (www.morehead.org) each month. Please check their websites for details.

Mayodan Homecoming Festival Set For September 12 Welcome special guests, the girl-watchin’ O’Kaysions The Mayodan Preservation League and their fine family of sponsors are proud to continue the tradition of bringing to the community the Mayodan Homecoming festival. The 23rd annual event is to be held Saturday, September 12 in downtown Mayodan from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Homecoming offers an opportunity for the community and beyond to come together for a day of fun to enjoy a wide variety of food, arts and crafts, kid’s activities, live entertainment and more. One of the highlights of Homecoming is the awesome array of live on-stage entertainers. Don’t miss a minute of the lineup beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing into the evening until 10:00 p.m. Plenty of topnotch entertainment for your listening pleasure is featured during the earlier hours of the festival. Opening ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. features the McMichael High School marching band and chorus, along with the ROTC unit presenting our nation’s colors. At 11:00 a.m., the dance students of CC & Co. take the spotlight. The noon hour brings (TBA). At 2:00 p.m., the jazz sounds of the Chris Carroll Trio offer a refreshing new experience for Homecoming patrons. We welcome back to the stage Floydz Circle, a blues cover band from Reidsville, at 4:00 p.m. On stage at 6:00 p.m. is Mayodan’s own The Impacts, five seasoned musicians featuring your favorite rock and roll oldies and beach tunes of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The Impacts have been entertaining audiences since 2005 and are well known in Rockingham County and beyond. The instruments used are vintage style, much like what was used in the original recordings, giving an authentic sound. If you were around in the early days of rock and roll, the sounds of The Impacts will certainly bring back a lot of great memories. If you were not, you will see first hand the excitement of the great music of that era. Whether you like the British invasion, American pop, Motown or Carolina beach music, you will have a blast with the Impacts. Performing for the street dance at 8:00 p.m., we are pleased to welcome to the Homecoming stage The O’Kaysions. Their biggest hit “Girl Watcher” has been a favorite of the shaggin’ and beach music crowd since it hit the charts in 1968. Born right here in North Carolina, the group continues to dazzle audiences with “Girl Watcher” writer Wayne Pittman at the helm. Their

Members of Distincton PLATINUM SealMaster 703 W. Decatur Street P.O. Box 826, Madison, NC 27025 Bob Krebs 336-548-3250 www.sealmaster.com

GOLD Embarq 320 First Avenue NW, Hickory, NC 28601 Patricia Elmore 888-999-7756 www.embarq.com Edward Jones Investments 111 West Academy Street/P.O. Box 892 Madison, NC 27025 Cathy Smith, Investment Representative 336-427-3671 Ray Funeral Home 119 N. Market Street, Madison, NC 27025 Terry Hames 336-548-9606 Rockingham Office Machines & Supply 414 W. Kings Highway, Eden, NC 27288 Burton Matherly 336-623-2965 Wright Printing Service 1510 W. Academy Street/P.O. Box 483 Madison, NC 27025 Daniel & Carol Wright 336-427-4768

SILVER Best Western Hotel, Deep River 7800 National Service Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409 336-454-0333 Boone-Reynolds Funeral Service 7671 NC 770/P.O. Box 184 Eden, NC 27288 336-623-3141 Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc. 802 S. Ayersville Rd., Mayodan, NC 27027 Ron Wise 336-548-8110

BRONZE Barry Z. Dodson, CPA 201 South Market Street, Madison, NC 27025 Barry Dodson 336-548-2625 Garland Rakestraw P.O. Box 13, Stoneville, NC 27048 336-573-9269 Rakestraw Properties Building and Real Estate Services P.O. Box 1, Stoneville, NC 27048 336-552-6402 www.charlesrakestraw.com Thank you for your participation in this program! Contact the Chamber Office for information on how you can become a Member of Distinction.

current song list features favorite selections from the 60s to the 90s. A combination of youth, talent, beauty, energy, enthusiasm and experience help make The O’Kaysions one of the most sought-after groups in the country. Lots of fun and excitement for all ages is offered at Homecoming throughout the entire day. As always, a variety of Homecoming vendors offer food including hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, fries, smoked sausages, fresh

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homemade baked goods, snow cones, funnel cakes, and more to tempt your taste buds. Many talented crafters will be on hand with a variety of hand-made accents for your home and wardrobe including candles, jewelry, glassware, seasonal decorations, and purses, among others. Opportunities abound to support church, civic and school organizations that offer special fundraisers. Visit the Preservation League booth and see what is available in specialty Mayodan logo items including t-shirts and the next in the series of Mayodan Christmas ornaments. The 2009 ornament features the former Elliott Duncan School. Supplies are limited, so get there early to take advantage of this offer. Youngsters will delight at carnival rides, games, rock climbing, face and hair painting. The popular Bingo games sponsored by the Preservation League offer a wide variety of prizes donated by area merchants. These and other surprises await the entire family in the main festival area. The Mayodan Preservation League invites you to bring your lawn chair and spend the day with friends and neighbors at Homecoming. (PLEASE NOTE THAT BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED INSIDE THE FESTIVAL AREA.) This is your day to enjoy and have fun in downtown Mayodan. Come see why so many of your friends like calling Mayodan home. For more information call 336-548-2241 or 336-548-6776.

Eleven Traits of the Best of the Best Excerpted from Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else, by Jon Gordon

1. The Best know what they truly want. At some point in their lives, The Best have a “Eureka!” moment when their vision becomes clear. Suddenly they realize what they really, truly want to achieve. They find their passion. When that happens they are ready to strive for greatness. They are ready to pay the price. 2. The Best want it more. We all want to be great. But only the best of the best are willing to do what it takes to be great. The best don’t just think about their desire for greatness, they act on it. They have a high capacity for work. They do the things that others won’t do, and they spend more time doing it. When everyone else is sleeping, the best are practicing and thinking and improving. 3. The Best are always striving to get better. They are always looking for ways to learn, apply, improve and grow. They stay humble and hungry. They are lifelong learners. They never think they have “arrived”—because they know that once they think that, they’ll start sliding back to the place from which they came. 4. The Best do ordinary things better than everyone else. For all their greatness, the best aren’t that much better than the others. They are simply a little better at a lot of things. Everyone thinks that success is complicated, but it’s really simple. In fact, the best don’t do anything different. They just do the ordinary things better. 5. The Best zoom-focus. Success is all about the fundamentals, and the fundamentals

are little and ordinary and often boring. It’s not just about practice, but focused practice. It’s not just about taking action, but taking zoom-focused action. It’s about practicing and perfecting the fundamentals. 6. The Best are mentally stronger. Today’s world is no longer a sprint or a marathon. It’s a series of sprints combined with a boxing match. You’re not just running, you are getting hit along the way. The Best are able to respond to and overcome all of this with mental and emotional toughness. They are able to tune out the distractions and stay calm, focused and energized when it counts. 7. The Best overcome their fear. Everyone has fears. The best of the best all have fear, but they overcome it. To beat your enemy you must know your enemy. Average people shy away from their fears. They either ignore them or hide from them. However, the best seek them out and face them with the intent of conquering them. 8. The Best seize the moment. When the best are in the middle of their performance they are not thinking “What if I win?” or “What if I lose?” They are not thinking, “What if I make a mistake or miss the shot?” They are not interested in what the moment produces, but are only concerned with what they produce in the moment. When all eyes are watching, they rise to the occasion. As a result, the best define the moment rather than letting the moment define them. 9. The Best tap into a power greater than themselves. The best are conductors, not resistors. They don’t generate their own power, but act as conduits for the greatest power source in the world. It’s not always politically correct, but you can’t talk about greatness without talking about God. It would be like talking about breathing without mentioning the importance of air. 10. The Best leave a legacy. The best live and work with a bigger purpose. They leave a legacy by making their life about more than them. This larger purpose is what inspires them to be the best and strive for greatness over the long term. It helps them move from success to significance. 11. The Best make everyone around them better. They do this through their own pursuit of excellence and in the excellence they inspire in others. One person in pursuit of excellence raises the standards of everyone around them. And they do this in both their work and life...The point is to strive to be your best and inspire others to be their best, because it’s in the striving where you find greatness, not in the outcome.

DEADLINE FOR INSERTS AUGUST 26, 2009 for the SEPT. EDITION of the WESTERN FLYER QUANTITY 340 Drop your inserts by the Chamber Office Email announcements to: ddelancey@westernrockinghamchamber.com

CANCER CHARITY SOLICITING NATIONALLY RAISES MILLIONS, BUT ALMOST NO CASH GOES TO DIRECT AID

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is advising area residents to be wary of a Tennessee-based cancer charity, which is giving less than a penny of every dollar raised in direct aid to help people with cancer. Cancer Fund of America solicits donations across the U.S., including locally, through telemarketers, direct mail and online. The BBB found that more than 99 percent of all cash donations to the organization pay professional fundraising costs, salaries for charity officials, consultant fees and other expenses related to the charity’s operations. “The large gap between Cancer Fund of America’s cash donations and the portion ultimately benefiting cancer patients should be a concern for every potential donor,” said Michelle Corey, president and CEO of the St. Louis BBB. “Even when compared to other nonprofits that rely heavily on professional fundraisers, the charity’s record is unsatisfactory and donors should know that only a fraction of their donation will provide any direct benefit to cancer patients or their families.” Nancy T. Kinney, academic director for the Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program at the University of Missouri St. Louis, said that while she is “not in favor of absolute limits on fundraising overhead,” the costs associated with Cancer Fund of America’s fundraising are “outrageous, no matter how you look at it. Cancer Fund of America and a related support group, Cancer Fund of America Support Services, Inc., reported they raised slightly more than $17 million in 2007, the most recent year in which public information is available. Of that total, Cancer Fund of America reported it donated $54,000 in cash to unrelated groups or individuals – or about 3/10 of 1 percent. Of that $54,000, however, $50,000 went to a court directed cancer charity as part of a settlement with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs. The state alleged the charity gave out deceptive and misleading solicitations to consumers. The salaries and benefit packages for charity president James T. Reynolds, Sr., two sons and a son-in-law totaled more than $537,000 for the same period. Cancer Fund of America and Cancer Fund of America Support Services, Inc., both of Knoxville, Tenn., reported to the Internal Revenue Service that in addition to the $17 million in cash donations, Cancer Fund of America also received $5.8 million in non-cash donations in 2007. In an emailed response to the BBB, Reynolds said that anyone looking at the charity’s work should not ignore $3.3 million in non-cash donations the charity gave to individuals and other organizations in 2007. Some of those donated items, such


as liquid dietary supplements, examination gloves and bed pads, were purchased by the charity, Reynolds said. But he failed to respond when asked what portion of those donated items was purchased and how much was given to the charity. Cancer Fund of America reports it distributed the non-cash items – including over-the-counter medications and personal hygiene products - to a variety of social service organizations and individuals. However, several of the organizations listed in the charity’s federal report appear to have little direct connection with cancer causes. A spokesperson for Angelic Ministries, an organization that works with the poor in the Knoxville region, said it receives “oodles” of items from Cancer Fund of America. Cancer Fund of America reported it gave about $317,000 in donated items to the ministry in 2007, and the spokesperson said much of that was over-the-counter pain and cold medications. She said about half the drug items were expired, but usually only by a few months, and the drugs remained effective. Cancer Fund of America also reported giving nearly $230,000 in donated items to Trinity Rescue Mission of Jacksonville, Fla. A spokesperson there said that organization deals largely with the homeless and not specifically with cancer patients. She said she had no record of ever receiving any donations from Cancer Fund of America, although she said the items could have come through another organization. Reynolds failed to respond when asked specifically about the rescue mission donation. Federal records report that Cancer Fund of America received about $8.8 million in cash contributions in 2007. Slightly more than $8 million of that went to fundraising expenses, including more than $3 million in professional service compensation to Associated Community Services of Southfield, Mich. In August 2008, the Missouri attorney general’s office announced it had settled a lawsuit with Associated Community Services. Also, Federal records show Cancer Fund of America Support Services, Inc. received slightly less than $8.2 million in cash donations in 2007. That organization’s only outgoing grant was for $750,000 – to Cancer Fund of America. The report says its fundraising expenses totaled about $6.1 million. James T. Reynolds Jr., a son of James T. Reynolds Sr., is listed as president of the support group. Rose Perkins, who formerly worked with her husband, Reynolds Sr., at Cancer Fund of America, left that organization several years ago and currently heads Children’s Cancer Fund of America of Powell, Tenn. Records show that Children’s Cancer Fund of America received about $5.4 million in cash donations and $2.2 million in noncash donations in 2007. She reported direct cash to patients at about $382,000, or about 7 cents of every $1.00 raised. Fundraising expenses were reported at nearly $6.3 million, with $3.4 million going to Associated

Community Services. Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Fund of America and Cancer Fund of America Support Services are all considered national charities by the BBB. All three failed to provide information to determine if they meet the BBB’s charitable “Standards of Accountability.” Recent news accounts say that James T. Reynolds Jr. recently became head of yet another cancer organization, this one in Mesa, Ariz., and called The Breast Cancer Society. That charity has not operated long enough to file a federal report with the IRS. The BBB offers the following tips to persons receiving charitable solicitations: Before giving, ask for written information about a charity’s program and finances – especially if you are unfamiliar with the organization. Don’t bend to pressure to give money immediately. A charity that wants your money today also will welcome it at a later date. Be cautious about charities that use names similar to wellknown national organizations. Sometimes, an organization will choose a name in hopes that donors will confuse it with the betterknown charity. Make sure a charity’s Web site has a privacy policy concerning the use of your name, email address or other personal information. Check a charity’s “Form 990” report at www.guidestar.org. The Internal Revenue Service requires most tax-exempt organizations to file a public Form 990. For more information on a charitable organization, you may contact the BBB at (314) 645-3300 or check its reliability report at www.bbb.org.

MADISON HERITAGE FESTIVAL OCTOBER 3, 2009 For vendor and other info contact: Danny Smith, 336-548-2305; Brian Scotton, 336-548-1083; or Bobby Pleasants 336-427-2112.

MAYODAN HOMECOMING SEPTEMBER 12 The Mayodan Preservation League is now accepting applications for vendors for the 23rd annual Mayodan Homecoming Festival scheduled for Saturday, September 12. The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. in downtown Mayodan. Highlights include food, arts and crafts, displays, live entertainment, children’s activities, Bingo, and more. Reserve your space now for you, your business, or your organization’s fundraiser. Fees are $20 per space, $40 if

electricity hookup is needed. Deadline for vendor applications is August 31, 2009. For applications call 336-548-6776. For other information call 336-548-2241.

WEATHER WEB SITES: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.gov National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov NOAA’s Geostationary Satellite Server (infared and water vapor imagery) www.goes.noaa.gov National Weather Service www.nws.noaa.gov

Flyer Included in the mailed edition: Mayodan Preservation League Homecoming Festival September 12

WRCC CHAMBER RAFFLE 10’x12’ Utility Building (donated by the House of Stars)

Tickets Only $5.00 Each (or $20.00 for a book of 5)

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2009 August WRCC eNewsletter  

WRCC EVENTS Welcome to your WRCC and the August issue of the Western Flyer. Hosted by Mayodan United Methodist Church 501 W. Main Street, Ma...

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