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Volunteer Opportunity – Johnson Creek Tavern Dollar Pull Fundraiser

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Apr 062018
For the second time, the dollar bills that decorate Johnson Creek Tavern’s walls, ceilings and fans will once again be removed to help send veterans to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C. with Honor Flight Savannah, Inc. 
On April 28, 2018, Johnson Creek Tavern co-owners Jay Lloyd and Coleman White along with Honor Flight Savannah’s Board of Directors will host an event to pull the dollars to benefit veterans. We are seeking active duty volunteers and their families, veterans
or others to help us in the effort to remove the tavern dollars for this generous donation. 
Please fill out the registration form and join us for this unique fundraiser! Should you have any questions regarding this event please contact Jim Weiskopf via email at  

Rotary Night at the Ballpark

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Apr 062018

Rotary Night at the Ballpark will take place on Friday, May 4th at 7:05PM. Group seats are available and tickets can be purchased for $9 a person or $14 a person. The $14 a person option includes a voucher for chips, a hot dog, and a soda.

The honorary first pitch will be thrown our by a member of the club that has the most seats sold.

Please fill out the form below if you would like to attend.

2018 Rotary Night at the Park

Putting for Pupils at CCU Hackler Course

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Apr 062018

Temperatures have broken in plenty of time for the Second Annual Putting for Pupils at the Coastal Carolina University Hackler Course.

Registration is just $75 for a day filled with golf, power networking and fun!  Registration gets you eighteen holes of golf, an embroidered polo shirt, breakfast, lunch, swag bag and more.  Sponsorships are available as well.

Proceeds from Putting for Pupils will go towards Rotary’s annual community projects such as the Dictionary Project, Clothing Closet, Happy Feet and P Cubed. All of these projects benefit students in our local schools.

To register, visit

Event Info:

Date:  Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 8:00 am Registration, 9:00 am Shotgun

Occasion:  Carolina Forest Rotary Second Annual Putting for Pupils

Location:  General James Hackler Golf Course, CCU, 107 Citadel Dr., Conway, SC

Contact:  Dr. Kevin Kristic (843) 236-7383

Learn More:  or on Facebook @rotaryclubofcarolinaforest

On Rotary:

The Carolina Forest Sunrise Rotary Club is an affiliate of Rotary International.  The motto of Rotary is “Service above Self”.  Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world. For more than 110 years, we’ve bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease.  (


Bluffton Rotary Party in the Park

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Apr 062018

The Rotary Club of Bluffton, along with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Class of 2018 invites the public to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for

The Imagination Train playground area on Saturday, April 21 st at noon at Oscar Frazier Park.
The Imagination Train is a class project of the 2018 Leadership Class coordinated in conjunction
with the Field of Dreams makeover of the park playground area.  Following the ribbon cutting,
attendees are invited to celebrate at the “Party in the Park.”

The Imagination Train project is part of a larger Field of Dreams and playground rejuvenation
project in Oscar Frazier Park. The playground project includes the addition of a 10-Spin and
“cool sand” turf feature and playground area expansion. The train will be the iconic signature
piece in the park and provide families a safe, interactive and historic place to gather and play.

Food will be available for purchase from food vendors Melly Mels, ‘Merican Border, and GMA
on Ice.  Music and bouncy houses will be part of the fun. Free event, rain or shine.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Oscar Frazier Park, 11 Recreation Court, Bluffton
Bring your own chair and blanket!

In conjunction with the ribbon cutting, The Rotary Club of Bluffton is celebrating 30 years of
service to others within our community. Past projects from the Bluffton Rotary Club include the
Rotary Community Center and the Field of Dreams park, built in 2004 and given to the Town.
The club, in partnership with the Town of Bluffton, is working on a park improvement project to
build upon the existing Field of Dreams and create an award-winning, very desirable park with
amenities for all members of the Bluffton and greater Bluffton community. Phase II of the
project, expected to be completed in the spring of 2019, will add a covered Pavilion with
restrooms. Other planned phases include an 8’ wide, quarter mile long walk-run pathway, a
formal event area and a “splash pad”.


Imagination Train Ribbon Cutting Flyer

Blythewood Rotary Tree Planting

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Apr 062018

On March 20, the Blythewood Rotary Club, in collaboration with students from Lake Carolina Elementary School – Lower Campus and members of Blythewood Presbyterian Church, planted fifty trees in celebration of Rotary International’s “The Year of the Tree.” The trees were planted on the property for the future location of the church. 

District Governor Gary Bradham visits Bluffton Rotary Club

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Apr 062018

The Rotary Club of Bluffton had several visitors on Wednesday, March 21 to recognize outstanding service from some members. District Governor Gary Bradham (photo 3) presented the recognitions, with help from Sandee Brooks, Immediate Past District Governor and Deborah Burt, Bluffton Rotary Club Foundation Director. Also on hand for the awards were David Tirard, District Governor Elect, and Assistant District Governor Nancy Riedel. Burt noted ”the Foundation is our charity and as Rotarians supporting the Foundation, it is our opportunity to personally support the work that we do in our communities and around the world. What better way to live a life of ‘Service Above Self’?”

Dan Wood, Steve Tilton, Dee Dee Graham, receiving recognition from DG Gary Bradham for their contributions as Benefactor or Bequest Society members.

DR Gary Bradham and past DG Sandee Brooks visit the Rotary Club of Bluffton to help with some Foundation awards.

District Governor Gary Bradham presents the recognitions

John Kirkland, Dani Breidung and Becki Hale are Bluffton Rotary Club’s newest Paul Harris Society members.

DG Gary Bradham recognized Rotary Club of Bluffton members for multiple Paul Harris achievements: Steve Miller (PHF + 5), Barry Connor (PHF + 8) and Deborah Burt (PHF + 6). Deborah, Steve and Barry are also PHF Sustaining members.

Update from Ambassadorial Global Scholar, Sierra Butler

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Apr 062018

It’s been good to be back in China. After a nice, five week winter break, I’ve gotten back into the swing of things: teaching students, grading papers, volunteering, and living Chinese life. The major hilight for March was pulling off a Rotary Service event with my club members. Here’s a look at March’s adventures with Rotary.

Our Rotary Hot Chocolate Service project Flyer, March, 2018

As a child, helping others was an intrinsic part of my upbringing. And ever since I traveled to Ghana as a Rotary Global Ambassadorial Scholar (you can check out my 2014-2015 posts or visit I have felt a strong need to continue to ‘serve above self’ through Rotary. Fortunately, joining the Rotary Club of Hangzhou has given me that opportunity. Last year, I proposed a Hot Chocolate Service Project idea to my club members. With their support, we were able to organize a Hot Chocolate on the West Lake event to support local Chinese children.

Fellow Rotarians and coworkers, ordering charity drinks and dinner, March 13, 2018
Flavorful salad, March 13, 2018
A tasty beef and mango dish, March 13, 2018

The children at New Sunshine (NSS) undergo treatment at a local hospital in Hangzhou (and at other hospitals around the country as NSS is a national organization). During their Leukiuma radiation treat, they often tire. And because of the nature of cancer, they can’t attend regular school with children their own age. NSS provides in-hospital education for these little ones. Through partnering with a local restaurant, we were able to raise thousands of RMB (Chinese currency) for these children.

Supporters, both foreign and local attended the event. Several of my coworkers joined, as well as Lions Club members from Shanghai. The weeklong fundraiser included a kick-off party and an appreciation night. We all enjoyed wonderful times eating and drinking hot chocolate at the scenic West Lake.

Posing with our newest club member, Sophie, and a check to benefit NSS Charity, March 20, 2018

This is what Rotary is all about: having fun and building friendly relations while serving others. I’m so glad that my club members rallied around me, and after four months of planning and collaboration, we were able to have a great event! Rotary Clubs are not plentiful in China, and the government restricts a great deal of our efforts, but fortunately we were able to make this project happen and do good in the community.

Posing with RCHZ members, new friends, and my coworkers on kick-off night, March 13, 2018

This ends the post for March. For April, I’ll discuss my exploration of the beachside town of Xiamen, China!

Bluffton Rotary Club Inducts New Members

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Mar 302018

The Rotary Club of Bluffton is excited to have four new members, inducted last week by District Governor Gary Bradham.

Photo left to right: District Governor Gray Bradham, Bruce Trimbur, Alan Johnson, Jan Sinclair, Jim Evans












2nd photo – New members and Sponsors


Congressman Mark Sanford visits Bluffton Rotary Club

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Mar 302018

Congressman Mark Sanford visited the Rotary Club of Bluffton and gave an update on recent legislative bills being worked on, including the “right-to-try” legislation that would allow seriously ill patients to have access to treatments that have passed at least the first level of testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This legislation would give hope to end of life patients who are willing to take a chance on experimental treatments. To follow Sanford’s weekly updates:

Rotary – Cheraw – Volunteers at NETC Middle School Explorers Event

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Mar 302018
Rotary Club of Cheraw members responded to the request for volunteers to assist with the anticipated group of over 800 students at the first NETC Middle School Explorers Event.

Shown on this photo are Rotary Club of Cheraw President Hough and Robert Teal, along with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., members Herbert H. Gould and John T. Henegan.  Other Rotarians who worked the event were Dr. Kyle Wagner, Sherrie Chapman, and James Dixon.

Eighth graders from Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Dillon Counties were on the NETC campus in Cheraw on March 29.  The students explored the campus, learned about different careers, and got information about the certificate and degree programs that NETC has for high school students and high school graduates.  Students and volunteers heard presentations about advanced manufacturing, allied health, dual enrollment, public service, student life, and scholarship opportunities.

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