Celebrate with Us!

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Join us to help celebrate Judge Edward McCormick’s 50 years with Rotary and his years of service to his community. Show your support for the many outstanding service projects of the Rotary Club of Lillington by becoming a sponsor for this event. Sponsors will receive first priority on the limited number of tickets available for the Gala. Many have called the previous Cornelius Harnett Galas “the premier social events in Harnett County.” This year’s event, on April 22, 2017 at the Harnett County Government Complex, will be from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00pm, and will feature live music by Leon Jordan’s Continentals – the most well regarded dance band in central North Carolina. Our caterer will provide extravagant hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.

Our sponsors’ generosity in past years has enabled the Rotary Club of Lillington to provide (1) scholarships to local college-bound seniors, (2) a personal dictionary for every third grader in two local schools, (3) funding for the Buddy Backpack program in Harnett County, (4) a stipend for the Harnett County Teacher of the Year (5) support for world-wide Polio eradication, as well as many other community and humanitarian projects.

Click here to join us for this community celebration, and help us support our communities, both local and around the world, by becoming a sponsor, and by joining us at the Gala.

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The Costs of Malware

HCS Tech

The costs of malware on a business can be mild to staggering, and that’s what Lewis Pope and Jim Hauer spoke to our club about this week.

Club member Leon McKoy’s program this week had Jim, owner of HCS Tech, Harnett County’s own top-notch computer service business, and Lewis, who works at HCS Tech specializing in computer system security talking to us about malware and how to watch out for it, as well as protect against it.

Lewis spoke to us about the dangers of viruses and malware, concentrating his remarks to the different types of malware and how it can effect a business, or individual. He talked about how malware can be introduced to a computer by opening an attachment in an email, or by doing so on a website that may seem trustworthy, but on closer inspection, is not.

He also spoke about ransomware and how difficult it is to recover from this sort of scheme, and password theft and its financial implications.

HCS Tech has offerings to help businesses avoid and recover from such devastating events – the investment could well be worth the investment.

(pictured left to right: Jim Hauer, Leon McKoy and Lewis Pope)

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Buddy Backpack of Harnett County

Bob Doberstein of Buddy Backpacks of Harnett County with Club President Karen Kratz

Our speaker this week was Bob Doberstein of Harnett County’s Buddy Backpack program which is dedicated to providing nutritious supplements to children for the growing of healthy, strong, minds and bodies.

Bob told us that Buddy Backpack serves over 1,200 children in Harnett County, and about the expenses involved. He also told us how Sam’s Club and grocers help out by providing some minor discounts on food purchased and the logistics of ordering, picking up and delivering the food to the Buddy Backpack storage facility.

Bob and his wife, Carrie, started Buddy Backpack about ten years ago. Together with the generous help of volunteers putting the meals together and delivering them to the schools each week, no child goes hungry over the weekends.

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