Down East Seniors Club

Published 4:28 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022

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The Down East Seniors Club held their May 4 meeting at the Blind Center of NC in Washington. 

President Roy Whichard led the meeting. Jim Hackney played for the singing of “God Bless America” and the group pledged allegiance to the flag. Charles Smith gave the opening prayer and Hackney presented factoids for the date in history. 

Curtis Brookshire introduced Clay Barber as the speaker. Barber is the Environmental Projects Coordinator for Sound Rivers whose mission is “to monitor and protect the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds covering nearly one quarter of North Carolina, and to preserve the health and beauty of the river basin through environmental justice.” Barber is a graduate of ECU with a BS in Recreation and Park Management and an MS in Sustainable Tourism. He also holds a certificate in Stormwater Management from NCSU. One of Sound Rivers local projects is the Storm water runoff project at BCCC which reduces and treats storm water runoff from campus buildings, streets and parking lots. This runoff ultimately goes into Broad Creek. Another project is the “Trash Trout” currently being installed on Jacks Creek in Washington. The purpose of the trash trout is to catch and remove floating trash and to study the breakdown of plastics into microplastics in the creek.

Curtis Brookshire won the 50/50 drawing. 

Bobby Roberson, Washington City Councilman and DES member, will be the speaker at next week’s meeting. 

The Down East Seniors Club is a group of older men in the Washington area who meet for fellowship and an interesting program Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 and make contributions to local charities. 
For more information email Julius Brauer at