The Rotary Club of Daniel Island recognized and thanked member Uula Torttila who is returning soon to his home country of Finland. Uula has been in the United States on work assignment for the past two years and has been an active member of the Daniel Island Club. The Club, also known as the Duck Race Club, presented Uula with a yellow duck signed, with good wishes, by all club members. Uula will rejoin his home Rotary Club in Finland. #Rotary #Rotary7770 #DanielIsland
For the third year, we will be holding a District Conference Literacy Project by collecting new books suitable for grades Pre K – 6th grade.
This year’s book donations will benefit two schools in the Richland One district whose students, families and faculty were impacted greatly by the Fall flood. 98% of the kids at Gadsden Elementary School in Gadsden, SC and 79% of the students at Horrell Hill Elementary in Hopkins, SC qualify for free or reduced lunch. Both schools are located in lower Richland County, an area that has a much higher level of poverty than the state average. Many students were already in great need and then the flood came and took the little they had. Your donations will go to kids and schools that have been through so much.
All Rotarians who attend conference are asked to bring a book with them to donate. Not attending conference? Your club may be holding a club-wide book collection drive so you can still participate. No book drive in your club? Just purchase a book and give it to one of your club members who is attending conference.
Thank you so much for helping to spread the gift of literacy in District 7770. #Rotary #Rotary7770
This morning the Rotary Club of Daniel Island was pleased to welcome KaMar Galloway from Google. KaMar is the project manager for Google CS-First, a program that increases access and exposure to computer science for middle school students through after school and summer programs. For more information please visit: www.cs-first.com. #Rotary #DanielIsland #Google
On August 26, Rotary District Governor Rod Funderburk addressed the Rotary Club of Daniel Island. Consistent with Rotary’s global theme to be a gift to the world, DG Rod emphasized three key themes — “Cure” – finalize the eradication of polio and tackle Alzheimers; “Compassion” – give back to the community in ways that have sustainable impact; “Communication” – tell the great story of Rotary clearly, positively, and frequently. #Rotary7770 #Rotary
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island recognized club member Faith White as its Rotarian of the Year. Rotary Club President Chad Vail cited Faith’s many contributions to Rotary and our community including leadership of the Daniel Island Commemorative Park, the Daniel Island Speaker’s Series, and a Rotary Scholarship Program.
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island installed club President Mike Sudzina and officers and directors for its Rotary fiscal year beginning July 1. Pictured are Greg Brainerd, Fred Klare, Chad Vail, Gray Ives, Mike Sudzina, Cecil Mills, Peter Mumola, Bill Thielfoldt, and Bill Stevens. Directors not pictured are Jim Morrill, Bill Cannon, David Pagliarini, and Todd Musheff.
Thanks to the Duck Race, Palmetto Warrior Connection, a local charity that serves veterans, received a check from area Hendrick auto dealers, who registered their ducks in the name of the charity. Pictured are Jermaine Husser, Executive Director of Palmetto Warrior Connection; Dawn Goldys, Hendrick Customer Relations Manager; and Jack Morgan, General Manager of Hendrick Toyota North Charleston. #RotaryDuckRace
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island delivered 140 Easter meals to the Cainhoy Community Center for families most in need in the Cainhoy/Huger area. Pictured with Miss Ella Chisolm of the Community Center are Rotary Club members Bill Thielfoldt, Mike Sudzina, Russ Long, Bob Wood, Larry Wetzel, Bill Stevens, Peter Mumola, Jerry Bacon, and Cecil Mills.