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Hospital's medical auxiliary holds annual membership coffee

The annual May Membership Coffee of the Rowan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary took place May 29 at the home of Joan Rusher on Confederate Avenue.
Carole Simmons welcomed Chuck Elliott, CEO of RRMC, Rick Parker, vice president of clinical and support services, and Julie Gainer, director of volunteer services.
The event was catered by Escape the Daily Grind.
The RRMC Auxiliary exists to render services to persons who are patients or families of patients. Through hours of service, raising funds for special projects, donating equipment and furniture, and extending help for indigent care, members are an important division of the medical center’s customer relations department.
Yawn Patrol
Yawn Patrol Zone Toastmasters met May 20 at United Cabarrus Insurance. The Rev. Jeffrey Hoffner was toastmaster for the evening. Ken Carroll was voted Best Table Topics, Jeff Hoffner Best Speaker and Ann Carroll was voted Best Evaluator. Kenneth Jones and Toni Stovall were welcomed as guests to the meeting.
Newly elected officers for 2008-09 are: Ann Carroll, president; Lisa Fowler, vice president of Education; Mike Craig, vice president of Membership; Ken Miller, vice president of Public Relations, Jeff Hoffner, secretary/treasurer; and Ken Carroll, sergeant at arms.
Community MusicThe Catawba Community Music Program hosted several spring recital events for students enrolled in the program.
Piano recitals were held May 18 in the Peeler Crystal Lounge at Catawba College. Students represented the piano studios of Community Music piano faculty members including Tina Brown, Erin Harper, Susan McClain and Angela Robbins.
Students participating included Maryn Miles, Elena Turnbull, John Louis Dunham, Daniel Engwall, Sarah Lynn Carlton, Max Patel, Max Fisher, Matt Washko, Mimi Webb, Grace Steinman, Amelia Steinman, Chloe Burks, Meghan Maxey, Julia Honeycutt, Kayla Honeycutt, Asia Kemp, Ike Emerson, Alexis Kemp, Kathryn Swaim, Samantha Washko, Anna Flynn, Madeline Hoskins, McKenzie Stevens, Alex Reed, Sam Shores, Jessica Walters, Allison Murphy, George Mobley, Rachel Hopler, Gabe Steinman, Mason Jennings, Jarvis Vinson, Maryclaire Farrington, Nathan Malnar, Kendall Welch, Callie Alexander, Hannah Smith, Grace Faller, Jonathan Barbee,Amy Leonard, Ann Fisher Lindsay, Tom Ansboro, Jennie Kribbs, Taylor Morris, Gillian Morris and Alex Thomas.
A recital for students in the Pre-Piano class, instructed by Angela Robbins, was held May 13 in the Music Annex at Catawba College. Students participating included Grace Chamberlain, BeBe Dunham, Victoria Jones, Logan Stach, Jeremy Geter, Kevin Sullivan and AnnaPatel.A concert for the new ensemble, The Catawba Youth Wind Ensemble, was held May 18 in the Hoke Music Annex at Catawba College. The ensemble is co-directed by Debbie Koontz and Dr. Steve Etters.
Members of the ensemble who participated included flute: Laura-Katherine Barker; clarinet: Eli Duncan, Sydney Gardner; alto saxophone: Rayford Harrison, Marshall Wood; trumpet: Chad Carl, Silas Moorefield, David Weaver; trombone: Andy McLendon, Matthew Smith, Zachary Weaver; and percussion: Nathaniel Carl and David Duncan.The Catawba Children’s Choir presented a May Day Recital May 1 in the Hoke Music Annex at Catawba College. Directed by Amy Joye-Bailey and accompanied by Dr. Julie Chamberlain, the ensemble members participating in the program included Chloe Burks, Elly Burks, Ann Fisher Lindsay, Grace Steinman, MacKenzie Wagamon, Katherine Paul, Anna Chamberlain, Grace Chamberlain, Kendra Key, Erica Archer, Seth Wolter, Ariel Wolter and Sarasota Serulneck.
Piano Guild Catawba College Community Music students enrolled in the piano studio of Angela Robbins participated in the Piano Guild Auditions on April 26.
Students included George Mobley, Gabe Steinman, Rachel Hopler, Anna Chamberlain and Mason Jennings. All of Robbins’ students scored a superior rating at this year’s guild auditions, the highest rating that can be received.

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