Blood drive set Wednesday at SCC

Staff Report

April 14, 2014

DOBSON — A blood drive hosted by the Surry Community College Machining Club will be held on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the SCC Gymnasium on the Dobson campus.

The club hopes to collect 50 pints through the daylong drive. Food and drinks will be provided to the participants, compliments of Save-A-Lot, Bojangles and McDonald’s.

Appointments are encouraged and will be honored at the blood drive. Interested persons may contact Corey Easter at (336) 386-3219 and leave a message. Appointment times will be confirmed by a return telephone call.

The Surry Community College Machining Club is comprised of students enrolled in the Computer-Integrated Machining Technology curriculum. The Machining Club participates in community service activities along with attending tool shows and visiting companies that employ machinists. Machining Instructor Corey Easter is the faculty advisor, and the club is in its first year of existence.

“The purpose of the Machining Club is to give the students a way to work together to achieve goals while keeping the activities machining based,” Easter said. “Teamwork in machining is essential. We make parts that mate with other parts so each person has to manufacture the part to spec.”