Friends of Vade Mecum

Supporting Hanging Rock State Park

Sertoma is Saved!

The governor signed the budget! That means the property known as Camp Sertoma has been transfered to DENR and the state park system. Nicholas Elmes wrote a great article that sums up where things are at now: Sertoma transfer passes. I want to thank everyone that was part of the Save Sertoma team. Many people worked behind the scenes to…
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Almost There!

We have almost won the fight to Save Sertoma!  For those not checking the Facebook page, here is the latest update: “Sen. Shirley Randleman, our ever-vigilant senator, emailed this morning that we _should_ find out today when the governor will sign the bill that will transfer Vade Mecum-Cheshire Hall-Moore’s Springs to the State Park System.The signing is presently not showing…
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Holding Our Breath

It seems like we are holding our breath, waiting to hear if SB744 has passed. Luckily we have good news from Nick Elmes of the Stokes News: Sertoma supporters anxious for state budget – Randleman, Holloway say budget will pass By Nicholas Elmes The growing budget battle in Raleigh has made some local supporters of Camp Sertoma nervous that clashes…
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NC Senate Bill 744

Jesse Moore on the Save Sertoma Facebook page says: County Commissioner Ronda Jones just sent me an email with a copy of N.C. Senate Bill 744 and said this:“Of course, there is always a possibility that something will happen at the last minute, but I feel 99.99% sure, right now, that this will pass the House. The other commissioners and…
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We Need Your Help

State Parks has finished their assessment of the Vade Mecum and Moore’s Springs properties and concluded they are important assets to the region, the facilities and conservation values fall within the State Park’s mission, and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) does not oppose adding the properties to Hanging Rock State Park. Action for the transfer of the properties…
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History Repeating Itself?

In researching Vade Mecum I came across the full text of The Book “Clover All Over”. It mentions Sertoma 6 times. What I found fascinating is the mention of NCSU acquiring the property in 1980, but not using the facility until 1982. I  hope history is not repeating itself. Let’s all pull together to make sure it doesn’t. On…
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Fund the Parks

I had a great meeting today with Dave Cook with the State Parks at Camp Sertoma. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!  If you want Sertoma to be part of the State Park System we need to let our State Representatives know. Why? Because we need them to FUND the parks. Right now, Hanging Rock does not have the financial resources to…
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What can you do?

I have included the website address for our group on the signs in hope that folks will join our case. 1. Please join our Facebook group – 2. Email or call Bryan Holloway (919) 733-5609 and Shirley Randleman (919) 733-5743 – and tell them THANK YOU for helping Save Sertoma they are our ALLIES and very supportive.…
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Signs Are Here

Carroll Signs and Advertising in King did a great job with the signs. We did a run of 25. They are double sided corrugated vinyl. If you are interested in buying one, they are $9. each leave us a message on the Save Sertoma Facebook page. Once I get enough interest I will print more.