High school exchange program
Host families needed: ERDT/Share!, a nonprofit, needs host families for teens from Europe, Asia and Latin America who will be arriving in August for enrollment in Lake Norman area high schools for the 2016-17 school year. They are in need of American families, with or without children, to provide a home and a caring environment for them to learn about the American way of life. The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance and have adequate spending money for their personal expenses. For information, call Jennifer Bolt, at 704-490-8517 or go to www.erdtshare.org.
Huntersville Chamber of Commerce: The Board of Directors elected officers through 2016. Those officers are: Jeff Neely, principal of Neely Management Consulting, president; Walter Siegenthaler, executive vp/Daetwyler, vice president; Marlene Huneycutt, Huneycutt & Associates, treasurer; Sandra Brennan, Burkert Fluid Systems, secretary; Jill Swain, executive director.
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For questions on membership or other items regarding the Huntersville chamber, email HuntersvilleChamber@gmail.com.
Emergency Notification Provider selected: County officials have selected Hyper-Reach to provide a new emergency alert system that will give a rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired.
The county expects to have the service fully operational by the end of June.
In addition, Hyper-Reach provides Iredell Emergency Communications with access to the Wireless Emergency Alert system developed by FEMA, enabling broadcast text messages to most mobile phones made since 2011. And there’s a free smartphone app for iPhones and Android devices that allows users to display and organize messages for specific addresses that are important to them.
The County plans to use the service primarily for alerts about weather and environmental hazards, criminal activity and missing persons. Landline phones are automatically enrolled, but mobile phones are only included when people enroll. Residents and people who work in Iredell County are encouraged to enroll now by going to the website http://hyper-reach.com/nciredellsignup.html.
You now can publish your events each week online and in the Community News sections of The Charlotte Observer.
The list of events you can publish includes: workshops, social gatherings, club meetings, civic group meetings, support group activities, festivals, sign-ups for athletic events and other news that will be part of our “Happening nearby” calendar. Area news about places of worship also is part of the print and online publications.
You can enter the calendar items yourself. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com, click on “Add Event,” and enter your information. Enter items online at least two weeks in advance.
Each Wednesday the calendar and religion news for the region will be published in Lake Norman News. More complete lists will be published online at www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/. Click on the Lake Norman tab.
Please send faith-related news to Erica Batten at firstname.lastname@example.org.