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Rotary Club of Georgetown Presented Awards from Rotary International

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Feb 192018

Congratulations to the members of the Rotary Club of Georgetown for becoming a 100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club and an Every Rotarian, Every Year Club. Asst. District Governor George Chastain presented Past President Bill Crowther and Rotary Foundation Chair, Alan Walters, with a banner representing the personal contribution of $100 by every member of the club to the Annual Fund during the 2016-17 Rotary year.

Also presented at this meeting was the E.R.E.Y. (Every Rotarian, Every Year) Award for each member donating at least $100 annually to the Annual Programs Fund.

In addition to these awards, the Club was also presented with a certificate of appreciate for their financial support to the End Polio Now: Make History Today Campaign during the 2016-17 Rotary year.

The Georgetown Rotary Club has received these awards each year for a number of years and the club members continue to put forth efforts to maintain 100% club participation.

Vocational Service Project and Paul Allen Ten Star Rotarian Award

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Feb 192018

Rotary Club of Cheraw on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

We began the meeting with Paul Allen Ten Star Rotarian awards being presented by District 7770 Assistant Governor Cynthia Hulon to Rotarian Gregory Sanderson who is a club past president and current sergeant-at-arms. The second honoree was Sherrie Chapman who is a past club president, current membership chair and assistant governor, effective July 1. The last honoree was Club President Hough who will become Club Foundation Chair on July 1.

The Ten Star Rotarian Program recognizes individual Rotarians for service to their club and Rotary.  Upon completing an “Inventory of Service” and earning at least 110 points in leadership and service activities, a Rotarian receives the 10 Star emblem which is worn behind the Rotary pin.  Points are cumulative and may be earned by service in multiple clubs.  The program is endorsed by Rotary International and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Five Points.

AG Hulon also presented two 2016-2017 banners to the club for attaining Every Rotarian Every Year and 100% and 100% Foundation Giving Club.

After introducing Chesterfield Council Members John Bittle and Jay Oliver, and Chesterfield Fire Chief Michael White, President Hough invited them to come forward for a presentation.  Fire Chief White, who has been with the Chesterfield fire department for 45 years, was presented with the Rotary Club of Cheraw Vocational Service Award for distinguished service in the community and dedication to advancing high ethical standards in the work place.

From Tuesday, November 21, through Wednesday, November 22, Fire Chief White coordinated the efforts of at least 100 firefighters from nine departments who responded to the downtown Chesterfield 4-alarm fire that destroyed two businesses, Chesterfield Drug Store and Pink Door, and damaged several nearby businesses that are housed in the historic town.

The second part of our vocational project was a panel comprised of our members who gave ideas about Vocational Service programs and how they can be an important part of our club’s services to its community.  Each of the panel members spoke about his/her unique skills and how s/he can address community needs and help others discover new professional opportunities and interests.


2018 Member to Member Expo

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Feb 192018

Pictured are Johnny Weaver,the speaker, Chicora President Blakely Roof, and Tom Leath,sponsor. Johnny Weaver spoke about the wooden boat show that was going on in Litchfield and in Georgetown.   This has been a tradition for the last 28 years, and is growing each year.  He is also a spokesperson for the South Carolina Maritime Museum in Georgetown.  It is a culturally rich tradition which affords the public the opportunity  to see wooden boats being built.  He stated that the admission to the museum was free.   The Chicora Rotary of Myrtle Beach very much enjoyed the presentation  made by a fellow Rotarian from Bennettsville

Newest Bequest Society Member

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Feb 122018

The Spring Valley Rotary Club recognized it’s newest Bequest Society member on January 25, Martie McParland. Martie’s gift through her estate was made in honor of her being a third generation Rotarion, following in the footsteps of her father and her grandfather. Foundation committee member Brian Dunphy presented her with her “Rotary bling” and her sisters Ann and Beth joined her for this recognition. This is the third new Level 1 Bequest Society member that the Spring Valley Club has honored this club year, in addition to also recruiting four new Rotary Benefactors.

Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island Rotary Readers Program

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Feb 092018

On January 8th, District Governor Gary Bradham was the first Rotary Reader at the Children’s Center for our new Rotary Readers Program.  We presented the first book in the Caldecott Award winning collection we purchased to Center Director Jody Levitt.  Governor Gary charmed the children with his enthusiastic reading and interpretation of the illustrations.  He was a hit with the children!

The rocking chair was created by the grandchildren of member Mary-Stuart Alderman.  Children creating for other children. The Rotary Readers Program is a matching grant project with The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island and a District 7770 Grant.

Georgetown Rotary Club Presents its 12th Annual Shag Festival

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Feb 092018

he Rotary Club of Georgetown will host the 12th Annual Shag Festival on April 21, 2018.  The event will be held on King Street in Georgetown, SC from 7 pm – 11 pm and tickets are on sale now.

Heart n’ Soul will be providing the music and free shag lessons will be offered with a paid admission beginning at 6 pm.      Last year’s event raised over $40,000 including $37,000 donated to Alzheimer’s Research with the remaining going to charities throughout Georgetown County.   This year’s event is expected to be larger than ever.    All proceeds from the event will go towards Alzheimer’s Research,  local/international Rotary projects including Polio eradication, water sanitation in Peru, the Dictionary Program and Project Happy Feet, as well as other local charities.

“This is our 12th year hosting the Shag Festival and every year we’ve not only accomplished our fundraising goals, but continued to increase participation.  This event is a wonderful family-friendly event and we invite all who wish to attend.    Not only is the event an opportunity to bring the community together for common good, but it allows Rotary to give back to the programs in our community,” says Angie Kohl, Public Image Director of the Georgetown Rotary Club.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the Shag Festival page at or by calling 843-843-325-4706.  Event anchor sponsors include 3V SIGMA USA and Coastal Chevrolet.   At this time, other sponsors include Tidelands Health and Georgetown Auto Glass.


The Florence Breakfast Club Rotary spent Saturday helps at All 4 Autism.

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Feb 092018

The Florence Breakfast Club Rotary spent Saturday at All 4 Autism. The day consisted of members building desks, tables, assembling chairs and installing computers, network equipment and a large screen TV for the children at All 4 Autism. This was project was funded by the Florence Breakfast Club’s annual fundraiser with assistance from our Rotary grant. A good time was had by all and the folks at All 4 Autism were excited about their new computer lab.

Walterboro Rotary Club Volunteers at Empty Bowls

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Feb 062018

The Walterboro Rotary Club volunteered at the Annual Lowcountry Empty Bowls soup lunch held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Walterboro on Tuesday, November 14th.  Rotarians served soup to participants.  For ten dollars, each participant receives a hand-made pottery bowl and an opportunity to sample a wide array of homemade soups.  The Empty Bowls project raises funds for local food banks.


Rotarian Bob Sapp is receiving his level three major donor award from District Governor Gary Bradham

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Feb 062018

A level three major donor award is given to someone who has contributed at least $50,000 to The Rotary Foundation.  Bob Sapp is Myrtle Beach Rotary Club’s first level three major donor in the Club’s seventy year history.


The Myrtle Beach Rotary Club held our Teacher of the Year program on Monday, November 13, 2017. 

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Feb 062018

 Jane Williams and Ginger Weldon were charged with the daunting task of filling the shoes of Mary Ellen Greene.  Bill and Mary Ellen Greene moved to Daniel Island this year.  Our community will truly miss the impact of the Greene’s.  Jane Williams and Ginger Weldon did an excellent job of stepping up to the plate.  Our Teacher of the Year program was fabulous!  Attached is a photograph by Matt Sedota of our Teachers of the Year.  The photograph includes President Jim Rozier, Ginger Weldon and Jane Williams.

2018-2019 Teachers of the Year (TOY)


The Academy for Arts, Science and Technology

Robin Jones, Principal

Katherine Thompson, TOY

Myrtle Beach High School

John Washburn, Principal

Alyssa Leibman, TOY

Myrtle Beach Middle

Dr. Janice Christy, Principal

Emily Gray, TOY

Myrtle Beach Intermediate

Deb Colliver, Principal

Rhonette Courson, TOY

Myrtle Beach Elementary

Michelle Greene-Graham, Principal

Tamisha Hines, TOY

Myrtle Beach Primary

Christie Arnette, Principal

Kristen Driscoll, TOY


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