The Surry Community College Machining Club recently donated $500 to the Children’s Center in Dobson. Funds donated were collected as a result of the Machining Club’s recent Port-a-Pit Barbeque Chicken fundraiser.
The Machining Club is composed of students pursuing curriculum studies in Computer-Integrated Machining who enjoy industry-related field trips and helping the community.
The club hosts several fundraisers each year and donates a portion of the proceeds to several causes. Throughout the course of the 2016 – 2017 school year, the club has donated $1,000 to various organizations. The remaining funds are used for field trips and activities for club members like the winter break trip club members took to Charleston, South Carolina, to tour Detyens Shipyard and learn about machinist career opportunities in the shipping industry.