By David Rogers. October 9, 2017. BLOWING ROCK, NC — If giving away money makes one popular, The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock has a lot of friends this week after distributing $31,250 to local non-profit agencies on Monday, the service club’s largesse made possible by August’s record-setting Rotary Charitable Auction. One by one, club president invited almost a dozen charity representatives to the podium to receive their checks and give up to a two-minute report on their organization’s respective mission and recent activities. The organizations included Blowing Rock CARES, Hospitality House, OASIS, Western Youth Network, Mountain Alliance, WAMY, Hunger & Health Coalition, Community Care Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, and the Crossnore School.