- September 13, 2019
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Join NCER for our next luncheon on Friday, September 13th at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary at 11:45am for our monthly luncheon.
We are pleased to welcome Barry Porter, Regional Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross as our speaker.
Barry Porter will present Red Cross, it’s not a building at 100 Peachtree Lane
As the nation’s premier provider of blood products and a key leader in disaster response and recovery, we will explore not what makes Red Cross work, but rather who makes our work possible and how each person present has likely been impacted by Red Cross without even knowing it.
Your three take-aways from the presentation will be:
- that the Red Cross movement was birthed in the mind, heart and vision of one man,
- that the movement is impacting the world daily in incredible ways, and
- that gifts of time, money and blood through the Red Cross make an impact in your community.
Barry Porter, has a rich and diverse 38-year history with the American Red Cross, and has served as the Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern North Carolina Region since June of 2008. He has previously worked for Red Cross in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Alabama.
His Red Cross experience started as a volunteer as part of an assignment for a college freshman psychology class. Barry credits his volunteering as a key reason that following his college he received the opportunity to work for the Red Cross.
Daily, Barry and his team of 48 paid staff, and volunteer staff of more than 4,100, help prevent and alleviate human suffering, across 53 counties in eastern North Carolina, by mobilizing the power of those volunteers and the generosity of financial and blood donors to meet the needs of hundreds of people.
Through its disaster programs that support single family disasters such as home fires to large scale events such as hurricanes, to aiding military families during a family emergency, to recruiting blood donors to meet the needs of area hospital patients, or teaching lifesaving skills such as CPR and AED usage to first responders…the American Red Cross is as relevant today…as it was when founded by Clara Barton in 1881.
Barry is married to Paula and she is an elementary science and math teacher at Wake Christian Academy in Raleigh. They are the proud parents of Jessica, a teacher in Charlotte, and Logan, a business analyst in Chicago.
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Venue: Prestonwood Country Club
Venue Phone: 919-467-2566
Venue Website: http://www.prestonwoodcc.com/Address:
Prestonwood Country Club is a private club located in Cary, NC, a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle. With 54 holes of championship golf, dining, fabulous tennis and aquatics facilities, a state-of-the-art fitness center and active Kids club, there is something for everyone.