Excerpt from the August 2016 issue of the Piedmont Rotarian
Rotary Club of Clemmons
The Rotary Club of Clemmons was chartered in 1993 through the hard work of 10 local individuals and now numbers close to 100 members. For 23 years, the Rotary Club of Clemmons has been serving both local and international communities. We’re not special, but the people we serve are. The Rotary Club of Clemmons actively supports a number of charitable organizations and activities. Organizations like the Clemmons Food Pantry, the Boy Scouts, Cancer Services, the Salvation Army, YMCA Camp Hanes, Sister-to-Sister, and Make-A-Wish foundation have received gifts of cash and service, raised and coordinated by the Clemmons Rotarians. International projects have benefitted people in Nicaragua, Jamaica, Argentina, and Kenya. We've helped build a school in Jamaica and a drinking well at an orphanage in Kenya. Through the Saving Little Hearts of Nicaragua program, we've provided assistance to children requiring open heart surgery and wheelchairs to orphanages. We are also strong supporters of Rotary International's efforts to eradicate Polio and the CART fund. Clemmons Rotarians have got a real soft-spot for kids and Veterans. We sponsor an Interact club at West Forsyth High School and the annual high school speech competition and Shadow Day. We also sponsor the Rotaract Club at Winston-Salem State University. Each year we send dozens of kids to Camp Hanes, and provide college scholarships to graduating seniors from West Forsyth High School. We annually host almost 300 kids for a holiday dinner and tour of the Tanglewood Festival of Lights, and sponsor the leaders of the future at the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference. Clemmons Rotarians have participated in the Flight of Honor for WWII veterans and an annual celebration of our cherished veterans, including the almost 20 veterans in our club. The Rotary Club of Clemmons is also proud and happy to be a diverse club, with 6 female past presidents and two more “in training”. The club has over 30% female members! One thing we all have in common is the desire for fellowship and fun while improving the lives of others.
Sara Migliarese (President 2016-2017)
Sara Migliarese is a transplant from Texas. She moved to North Carolina in 1988 and currently resides in Lewisville, NC. Sara is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Winston-Salem State University and is the director of the WSSU MSFit free clinic for adults with multiple sclerosis. She received her BS degree in biology in 1983 and her MS degree in Physical Therapy in 1985, both from Texas Woman’s University. Sara completed her PhD in Exercise and Sport Science in 2009 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has worked as a clinician and educator for over 30 years, including positions at the Institution for Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, Forsyth Memorial Hospital, and Gentiva Home Health Services, along with teaching at WSSU. Sara received her certification in neurology from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1995, recertification in neurology in 2005 and 2014 from the APTA, and Herdman certification in vestibular rehabilitation in 2008. Sara joined the Rotary Club of Clemmons in 2012 and immediately felt at home. She is a mother, grandmother, and avid hiker. She is passionate about her family, exercise, physical therapy at WSSU, the YMCA, Cancer Services, travel, and a certain special someone in her life, who also happens to be a Rotarian.