The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley had an active week in our community, with donations to several area non-profit organizations and a weekend clean-up along Highway 107 S.
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Though some may recognize him from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom on television, Stan Brock has long since turned his star power and influence to more domestic matters. The “Barefoot Cowboy” cast aside his shoeless fame to put boots on the ground in some of America’s most remote regions, delivering free healthcare to the hardest to reach areas and citizens of the country.
Cashiers Rotarian Dr. Bill Mobley brought to life Brock’s story and dedication to helping those less fortunate during a presentation on RAM (Remote Area Medical), the organization founded by the former TV star. Dr. Mobley, a retired urologist who now calls Cashiers home, volunteers with RAM and spoke about how one man’s passion can, in fact, help change the world.
The mountains of Western North Carolina offer more than 3000 miles of rivers, lakes and streams, making this area a premier destination for fishermen and anglers from across the country. The crystal clear waters brimming with freshwater trout play an indispensable role beyond sport and tourism, though. Increasing awareness and mindfulness of this vital resource is the goal of Trout in the Classroom, an educational program that’s recently found a home in Cashiers.
Don Thomas, President of Southwestern Community College, and Brett Woods, Director of SCC Foundation, joined Cashiers Rotary to update the club on SCC’s achievements and initiatives. SCC, which recently added yet another Top 10 national ranking to its long list of accolades, continues to be a shining light of Western North Carolina’s educational landscape.