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St. Andrews Rotary in Charleston Supports Cancer Suvivors through Dragonboat Race

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May 092013
 

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The St. Andrews Rotary Club in Charleston recently participated in the Dragonboat Charleston event to help raise money to support wellness of cancer survivors and cancer fighters.

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Some Rotary Exchange students were in attendance to support the team.

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District 7770 Rotary Youth Exchange Students Visit Truluck Island

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May 092013
 

Recently, 16 Inbound Rotary Exchange Students (who have been attending high school in District 7770 for the 2012-13 school year) and 9 outbound Rotary Exchange students (who will study abroad school year 2013-14) and 1 Short Term Rotary Exchange student (who will got to Switzerland this summer) came together at Truluck Island for fellowship.

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Also included in this picture are 3 previous District 7770 Rotary Exchange students from past years.  Rotarians pictured include: District Governor Elect Lou Mello, RYE District Chair Vicki Tatum, Jay Cook, Nick & Rosemary Hunt and Karen Colie.

If you look carefully, you will see a future exchange student, Tolli Rosol (age 11).

12 different countries from all of the world are represented in this terrific group!

Rotary Club of the Lowcountry Feeds 175 Volunteers at Beach Sweep

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May 092013
 
On Saturday, April 13, the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry cooked hamburgers and hot dogs to feed the 175 volunteers who helped clean up Hunting Island State Park during the 2013 Earth Day/Beach Sweep.
The event was hosted by the Friends of Hunting Island non profit association.  Volunteer groups from all over Beaufort gathered on a warm Saturday to pick up trash and debris that had accumulated all around the beach front park over the winter months.  The park was left in pristine condition!
Following the work, members of the Lowcountry club cooked a much deserved meal for all the volunteers.

Historic Rotary Club of Charleston Enjoys Spring Social

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May 092013
 

April 18, 2013:  Members of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston and their guests enjoyed a celebratory evening at the Francis Marion Hotel, with hotly contested silent and live auctions.

Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the community programs supported by the Rotary Club of Charleston Fund.

Florence Breakfast Rotary Provides Shoes for Southside Middle School Students with Happy Feet Project

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May 092013
 

Florence Breakfast Rotary Club members, in cooperation with Rack Room Shoes in Florence, gave tennis shoes to a number of  Southside Middle School Students Wednesday morning, April 25.  The children were selected by teachers, based on need.  

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Each selected a pair of shoes, some of whom posed for the photo.  As one little boy proudly commented, “This is my first ever pair of Nikes.”  What fun to put such a smile on their faces!

Left to Right, back row, Don Walter, Florence Breakfast Rotary Club President: Roger Little, Rack Room Manager; and Pearl McClain and Lulane Graham, Rack Room staff.

Left to Right, back row, Don Walter, Florence Breakfast Rotary Club President: Roger Little, Rack Room Manager; and Pearl McClain and Lulane Graham, Rack Room staff.

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Left to right, Rotarians Rick Woodard, Jay Laverinc, Don Walter, Michelle Sansbury, Joan Billheimer, Nancy Waring, Carol Adams, and Luke Wilcox.

 

Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Recognizes Student of the Month for April 2013

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May 092013
 

On April 24, 2013 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo recognized the student of the month for April 2013.  Glenn Hutto, Assistant Principal at Irmo Middle School, presented Kristin Bane to the club as this month’s student of the month.  Kristin is the Student Governor of Irmo Middle School, Captain of the JV soccer team and Secretary of the Beta Club.  She also plays the violin and participates in her youth group at church.

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The Rotary club was proud to present Kristin with an award for “service above self” the motto for Rotarians and a gift certificate from Sonic the Irmo/Ballentine location who is delighted to reward students making great choices in our community.  Kristin’s parents, Tom and Cindy Bane were in attendance for the presentation.

Exploring the World at 15 Miles Per Hour

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May 092013
 

Columbia, SC – St. Andrews (Columbia) Rotary Club –

Have you ever wanted to explore the United States? Maybe you thought about driving across the country seeing its natural wonders and friendly people. George Head has, and he has done it traveling 15 miles per hour on a bicycle.

Head, Senior Pastor at West Minister Presbyterian Church, spoke to the St. Andrews Rotary Club about his experience in cycling. The Pastor admits that many people get into cycling for the speed, but he prefers a much more leisurely pace. As he told his Rotarian audience, if you are exerting yourself to the point you cannot have a conversation with your fellow cyclist you are pushing too hard.

After all, to Pastor Head the fun is the trip itself and those you meet on the road. Since he picked up the passion for cycling, Pastor Head has ridden more than 30,000 miles – enough to circumnavigate the globe. He has traveled through 28 states and participated in 52 organized rides such as the RagBrai ride across the state of Iowa. His longest trip was across the United States, starting in the Pacific Northwest and ending at the Chesapeake Bay.

Head told the Rotarians that along the way he has accumulated some sore legs, a few flat tires, and a wonderful bag of stories.

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Pastor George Head (R) and Club President Misty Goldiner (L)

The St. Andrews Rotary Club was chartered in 1976 and is a part of Rotary International, a global network of community volunteers representing 1.2 million members in nearly 200 countries. St. Andrews Rotary serves its community through the annual Dam Run, which supports scholarships for local students and helps keep the streets of Irmo clean through its Adopt-A-Highway program.  The Club meets every Tuesday between 1 and 2 for lunch at the Ryans on Bower Parkway.

 

Daniel Island Rotarians Participate in Annual Bocce Tournament for Special Olympics

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Apr 142013
 
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L to R, Daniel Island Rotary Club Members Amy Flanagan, Stephan Hollis, David Pagliarini, Angela Black Drake, Chad Vail, and Gray Ives.

 

Daniel Island Rotarians participated Saturday April 13 in the 13th annual Special Olympics Bocce Tournament. This event raises funds for athletes to compete in events throughout South Carolina and beyond. The weather was terrific, and the day was enjoyed by all – a great opportunity for Rotary fellowship. Special thanks to Angela Black Drake and her husband Lucas for bringing the food and beverages!

Zone 33 Rotary Peace Symposium Includes Anti-Bullying Message from Beaufort High Students

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Apr 142013
 

Beaufort High students’ anti-bullying show invited to Rotary Zone meeting

BHS StudentsA troupe of drama students from Beaufort High School is attracting growing numbers of fans who support the group’s anti-bullying show, and local Rotarians think so much of the students’ work that they bankrolled a trip to a regional Rotary conference in North Carolina.

“If You See Something, Say Something,” is a collection of dramatic sketches aimed at getting students to intervene or contact responsible adults when they witness their fellow students being bullied.

“It’s a very positive message delivered in a very powerful way,” said Bill Evans, chairman of the Beaufort County School Board and a member of the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry.  “And it’s exciting to see the production’s creativity and energy gaining a wider audience.”

The Zone 33 Rotary Peace Symposium April 5 in Chapel Hill, N.C. attracted Rotarians from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  The Beaufort High group performed last month at an Eastern South Carolina Rotary conference in Myrtle Beach, where the students also participated in a question-and-answer session and discussed ways in which the show might serve as a model for statewide Rotary programs.

Seven Rotary clubs in Beaufort County – Hilton Head, Van Landingham, Sunset, Bluffton, Beaufort, Sea Island and Lowcountry – contributed to defraying the drama students’ traveling expenses to Chapel Hill, and the school district is covering their transportation costs.

Beaufort High Drama Director LaRaine Fess and her students performed their show to sixth-graders across Beaufort County earlier this year.  Rotary Club of the Lowcountry members distributed anti-bullying activity books and bookmarkers to students as they left the assemblies, and both contained the school district’s toll-free anti-bullying hotline numbers (843-322-2435 or 866-611-1102) and e-mail address (bcsdbullyinghotline@beaufort.k12.sc.us).

“Rotary’s partnership with this performance – and the club’s broader partnership with the school district to help prevent bullying – is what schools and communities should be all about,” said Chief Student Services Officer Gregory McCord.  “We continue to receive messages from middle-schoolers throughout the district who talk about how the show has helped to change their attitudes and perceptions, either as an active participant in bullying or as an observer.

“At the end of the day, we have students and the community fully engaged in support of a unified message”, McCord added.

 

Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Recognizes Local Teachers of the Year

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Apr 142013
 

On April 10, 2013 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo recognized the 2012-2013 Teachers of the Year from School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties.  Teachers are very important to the success that District Five enjoys and extremely important to the success of the young people living in this area.  This is a district with a rich history and outstanding teachers.  The club uses this annual program to thank the teachers who mean so much to our children.

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The 2012-2013 Teachers of the Year who were present:  Nancy Blalock (Lake Murray Elementary), Ryan Cole (Chapin Middle), Laura Duncan (Ballentine Elementary), Christy Easler (Dutch Fork Elementary), Kellee Edwards (H.E. Corley Elementary), Megan Elinski (Harbison West Elementary), April Garrett (Irmo Middle), John Goodale (Irmo Elementary), Amanda Goldsmith (Dutch Fork Middle), Samonja Holland (CrossRoads Middle), Erica Livingston (Seven Oaks Elementary), Renee Morris (Leaphart Elementary), and Bob Schiesser (Nursery Road Elementary).

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