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Chicora Rotary Guest Speaker Major Dennis Esch

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Nov 182018

Pictured  are Pres Angeliki Senn and speaker Retired Major Dennis Esch. We were fortunate enough to have Major Esch introduced by retired Brig. General David Nagy  Mr. Esch is a retired Air force fighter pilot,who flew many types of jet aircraft including T-37, 38, F-4E Phantom and F-16A.  On the eve of Veterans Day Major Esch delighted the Rotary audience with military stories of unique situations that went from humorous to hair-raising .  Major Esch’s career took him to places like Webb, Texas and Ramstein, Germany when the Cold War was at its peak. He remained in the  National Guard and Reserve until 1995 .In his civilian career flew as a Captain with American Airlines , flying  B-727, A-300, B-757 and B-767.  The Chicora Rotary was very proud to have such an excellent speaker and brave veteran speaking  at the Myrtle  Beach Chicora Rotary Club.

Chicora Rotary Guest Speaker Judd Kuhn

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Nov 182018

Pictured are Chicora’s Pres. Angelika Senn and guest Judd Kuhn. Mr. Kuhn is a community involved businessman.  He is military veteran who is very concerned about the treatment of all veterans, but specifically the Special Operations Wounded Warriors, (SOWW)  These are heros who have served our country far and about the requirements of their positions, in many cases sacrificing their own personal safety and exposing their own bodies injury and possible death.  Their distinct purpose of SOWW is to recognize their sacrifices, aid in their rehabilitation by mending their strains of their many sacrifices, and to provide strength and comfort, all with our sincerest expressions of gratitude.  The Myrtle Beach area should be very proud to have a very successful businessman who devote much of his time and efforts to this worthy cause.   Mr. Judd and his staff’s presentation was well received by the Chicora Rotary.  We are also proud to be affiliated with this extremely patriotic program.

Rotary Club of Charleston News

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Nov 122018
The Rotary Club of North Charleston recently presented checks to several local community groups in support of their missions.

This year’s recipients included Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Foundation, Trident Literacy, Cannon Street YMCA, Parklands Foundation, Water Mission, Midtown Productions, Military Magnet, Lowcountry Autism Foundation, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, and Respite Care.

In addition, Father to Father along with Communities in Schools each received grants of $2,500 each.

The grants totaling more than $12,000 were funded by our participation in the Rotary Duck Race and other fundraising events.

Several club members were also recognized for their volunteer contributions. Pictured receiving their plaques from Yan Agrest are Don Smith, Elizabeth Goodman and Burnet Mendalsohn.

Chicora Rotary New District Governor

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Nov 122018

Pictured are Chicora Rotary President Angelika Senn and District 7770 Governor  David Tirard. Governor Tirard visited the Chicora Rotary October 19, 2018. Everyone was impressed with the international experience of our new District Governor. He was born In England and with the depth of his travels  he truly has a good understanding of the various problems facing Rotary. At the meeting he provided a blueprint for his governorship for the year. After the meeting he met with the board and discussed methods to resolve District and International issues.
His major agenda items are keeping current Rotary members active and  increasing membership. His presentation was well received by the Chicora Rotary of Myrtle Beach.

Moment of Silence Held for Rotarian Norman Reeves

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Nov 122018

A most wonderful man and Rotarian who has inspired us by his words and actions passed away yesterday. Norman Reeves, who lived a most outstanding life to the age of 102 had 100% attendance for all of his 73 years in Rotary. His passion for Rotary took him to every meeting for which he was medically able, international conventions (where he once served as the Sergeant-at-Arms for Rotary founder Paul Harris!). He participated in Club projects, and where the work was too strenuous, he found some way to contribute sitting down. His Santa outfit attracted many Salvation Army donors.. He could tell the corniest jokes to make us laugh, right up to the end. He will be our hero, our role model, and absolutely our inspiration for years to come.  The Funeral will be held on Friday, November 2 at First Presbyterian Church, where he attended as regularly as Rotary and taught a Sunday School class for many years. Rest in peace, our dear Norm, and prayers for comfort for all the Reeves family.

Rotarians of Hampton County Joined by Guests to Bring Awareness to Polio

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Nov 122018

While the Rotary Club of Hampton County works to serve and support its local community through literacy, wellness, youth leadership, and environmental outreach programs, its efforts also extend internationally through their dedication to polio eradication. On October 22, the Rotarians of Hampton County were joined by District Governor David Tirard and Assistant Governor Bill Steadman to bring awareness to polio and the efforts being taken to eradicate the virus. Each year, on October 24, Rotary International spotlights the fight on World Polio Day.

In 1916, polio, a highly infectious disease which targets the nervous system, killed about 6,000 people in the United States and paralyzed thousands more. Rotary International and the World Health Organization joined hands in 1988 to launch the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Throughout the years, they were joined by other organizations, including the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The GPEI is determined to completely eradicate polio so that no child will ever again suffer from the virus.

At the launch of GPEI, there were an estimated 350,000 polio cases in 125 countries. In 1994, the Americas were identified as being free of polio. Today, the virus exists in only three countries. As of September 9, 2018, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria had a reported total of 17 polio cases.

While these three are the only polio-endemic countries, the threat of the virus to all nations will continue until the world is polio-free.  The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. A new polio outbreak can begin simply from a polio-infected person entering a polio-free nation, such as the United States.

Every step taken counts in the campaign to eradicate polio. If you wish to join the Rotary Club of Hampton County and all Rotary clubs around the world in making the polio virus a nonthreat, contact Hampton County Rotary President Sarah Lyn Tuten at (864)423-9043 or visit

Chicora Rotary Speaker Kristi Faulk

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Oct 292018

Pictured are Chicora Rotary President Angelica,  Speaker Kristi Falk and Sponsor Robert Sansbury..Kristi is the founder and executive director of The Diabetes Wellness Council .  Kristi is passionate about the positive effects “true wellness” has on the lives of children and adults in South Carolina. She gave an interesting presentation about the program that her organization offers.  The name of the program is LEARN HOW TO LIVE THE KETO WAY.  Kristi is a Diabetes Educator, a DPP Lifestyle Coach, a Ketogenic Coach and a Wei Institute Consultant with a focus on lung and kidney health.The Chicora Rotary  appreciated Kristi’s professional presentation on a subject that is on nearly everyone’s mind.  We thank her for the presentation and we are proud that we are a part of the overall program to educate and assist anyone who has Diabetes.

Rotary Club of Lowcountry – 22nd Annual Family Oyster Roast

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Oct 292018

Saturday, November 3,2018

6pm -10pm

Live Oaks Park, Port Royal

Tickets:$30 each
All you can eat & drink oysters, beer, wine, soda, hot dogs, chili & desserts

Door Prizes, Live & Silent Auction Items

Sponsored by

Live Music by Mike Kavanaugh
Oyster knives available to purchase
Tickets can be purchased at Port Royal
Police Department, Bay Street Jewelers &
Lowcountry Insurance Services.
For more information call Kathy Crowley
843-252-6119 or email


Rotary Club of the Lowcountry’s 22nd Annual Oyster Roast Flyer-6

Rotary Club of the Lowcountry Presents Check For $12,800 to United Way of the Lowcountry

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Oct 292018
Rotary Club of the Lowcountry recently presented a check in the amount of $12,800 to United Way of the Lowcountry to be distributed among several groups. Representatives from Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail, Adaptive Gold Experience, Habitat for Humanity, HELP of Beaufort, Hopeful Horizons, CAPA, YMCA, Special Olympics, SMILE Mobile, Friends of Hunting Island, Wreaths Across America and Team Beaufort member and weightlifter Dade Stanley were in attendance.
Money is raised by Rotary Club members through yearly fundraisers including Port Royal Charity Crab Race held in conjunction with the Port Royal Soft Shell Crab Festival and the Annual Family Oyster Roast held the first weekend in November. Rotary International is a service organization who values service above self. Rotary Club of the Lowcountry meets Friday morning at 7:30 am at Golden Corral on Robert Smalls Parkway. The club always welcomes people interested in becoming members.


Team Beaufort weightlifter Dade Stanley pictured with his mother and Team Beaufort weightlifting coach Ray Jones.
Club President Cliff Mrkvicka presents the check to United Way of the Lowcountry Philanthropy Specialist Mae Armoly Young.

Okatie Rotary Polo For Charity

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Oct 222018

The 2018 Polo for Charity match is just around the corner! As hundreds gather to tailgate and enjoy the Lowcountry’s only annual polo match, Okatie Club Rotarians have been planning this event all year. Through their strategic efforts, widespread community support and a small army of civic volunteers, the 25th Polo for Charity is set to be the best one yet!

Okatie Rotary’s Polo for Charity is the club’s largest annual fundraising event. Their small (but mighty!) group consists of 20 members who prioritize every aspect of polo to ultimately make a major impact on the Lowcountry community. “Polo is an all-hands on deck, full day effort with countless additional hours of planning and soliciting,” said Tony Leister, Okatie Rotarian and Polo Committee Chair. “The club counts on each member, our families, and civic volunteers to make Polo a success,” he said.

The primary recipient of this year’s event is the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes. 20 LFWMH volunteers will be on site at the polo match, including a representative from K9s for Warriors, a program LFWMH is connected to that matches combat-wounded veterans with support dogs. A large portion of the proceeds from polo will be given to this worthy organization to go toward purchasing a support dog for a Lowcountry wounded veteran, to be named Okatie!

Also new to polo will be a group of 65 students from the (SCAD) Savannah College of Art and Design equestrian team. They are eager to volunteer in an equine-related charity event that also promotes involvement with other equestrian communities. Their head coach, Ashley Henry, lives in Rose Hill. As the wife of a veteran, the K9 for Warriors program holds a special place in her heart. “Anything my team can do to support both warriors and animals is phenomenal,” said Ashley. The team will be around to walk horses, assist the riders and help with crowd control.

SCAD volunteers are not the only student participants from the Lowcountry in this year’s match. Elliott Lentz, a student from Hilton Head Christian Academy, will be singing a patriotic song after the national anthem. Students from the college level Rotary affiliate Rotaract at USCB and the high school level Rotary affiliate Interact clubs at May River High School and Bluffton High School will also be volunteering their time to help with setup and cleanup.

The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton will be represented with five to ten volunteers from the Keystone and Torch Club leadership group. This is the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton’s 10th year helping with the match. In the past, Club alumnus Aaron Jenkins was a national anthem singer.

Polo for Charity is a unique event that truly relies on the community to make the match a reality. The event will take place on Sunday, October 28th at Rose Hill Plantation. Gates open at noon and the match begins at 2pm. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please call 843-298-3055 or 843-384-8010, email or Facebook – Okatie Rotary Polo For Charity.

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