Pat Richards, a member of the Daniel Island Rotary Club and Literacy Chair for Rotary District 7770, was recognized by District Governor Jimmie Williamson at the recent district conference with the Rotary Club Builder Award. Pat led the district wide literacy project this year which culminated in hundreds of books being boxed up at the conference thanks to book drives at many District 7770 Rotary Clubs.
Eighth grade Social Studies students at Cainhoy Elementary Middle School are embarking on an exciting adventure into their community’s past – thanks to a special donation of books on the history of the Cainhoy Peninsula provided by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island and the Daniel Island Historical Society. Representatives from both organizations, (Sara Cooper, Beth Bush and Bill Thielfoldt), visited the school on March 7 to deliver 30 copies of the book, entitled “Behind God’s Back: Gullah Memories of Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, Daniel Island and Thomas Island.” The students were each given a personal copy of the book, signed by the author, Herb Frazier. #Charleston #Rotary7770
Congratulations to Mike Sudzina, who was elected by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island to serve as president for the 2015-2016 Rotary Year. He has been a member of the club for 7 years and has served as Vice President, Membership Chair, Duck Race Chair and Community Service Chair for the club. Mike is a graduate of Bucknell University, earned an MBA at Temple University and served in the US Marine Corps. He was the Director of Professional and Scientific Relations for Procter and Gamble’s Oral Care Division prior to retiring in 2006. He has also served as Vice President of the American Dental Association Foundation, was Vice President of the American Dental Education Association and was on the boards of visitors of five Dental Schools. He currently is a volunteer at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and serves as Chairman of the Board for the USS Yorktown Foundation. He and his wife Mary moved to Daniel Island in 2006. #Rotary #Rotary7770 #Charleston #DanielIsland
Daniel Island Rotary members delivered 144 Thanksgiving meals to the Cainhoy Community Center. The Community Center identifies families in the Cainhoy area most in need of this support at this time. With the support of Publix Supermarkets, each family received a frozen turkey and staples to provide a meal for eight people.
Today the members of the Rotary Club of Daniel prepared and delivered dictionaries to all third grader students at the Cainhoy School and on Daniel Island. As part of the club’s literacy program the club deliveries dictionaries to all third grade students each year.
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island and the Daniel Island Foundation presented checks to Goodwill’s Palmetto Warrior Connection program that serves veterans in need. Pictured (left to right) are Jermaine Husser, Executive Director of Palmetto Warrior Connection; Dani Hermann, from the Daniel Island Company; Robert Smith, President and CEO of Palmetto Goodwill; and Michael Sudzina, President-elect of the Rotary Club of Daniel Island. (photos by Mary Wessner)
District Governor Jimmie Williamson spoke to the club members on September 24th, 2014, encouraging the club to keep up its great works and to also “light a candle,” particularly in the areas of a community service project, support of Polio Plus, and support of the CART fund program to fund Alzheimer’s research. #Rotary #Rotary7770 #DanielIsland