Pictured are the busy Chicora Rotarians working at the Street Reach facility that serves and shelters the homeless in the Myrtle Beach area. This is a quarterly project for the Chicora Rotary Club this Rotary year. We are proud to be able to help our less fortunate neighbors who are experiencing difficult times. Huge Thanks to Frank Clark for organizing the Street Reach service project. Frank spent the afternoon running around in the pouring rain to gather and deliver supplies. Thanks also to Alice Yerkes and Brightwater Retirement Community for donating potato salad and baked beans. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to those Rotarians who were not deterred by the rain and came out to prep, cook, and serve. Eight members fed about 130 hungry people who were super grateful. Well done team Chicora!
The Chicora Rotary again had the pleasure of inviting Macie McMillan and her younger sister to tell us about their pet project that has turn into a large scale operation. It all started several years ago when Macie. who is a 7th grader started the project, by asking her friends and family to bring backpacks instead of presents to her birthday party. The next Summer she began activity asking everyone she saw at church and in her neighborhood to sponsor a backpack. This little entrepreneur grew this great little idea into a major funding of assistance for less fortunate classmates To date she and her program have donated 1138 backpacks to schools in Horry County Every year she comes to Chicora Roary for assistance, last year we funded enough to purchase 30 backpacks and this year we gave her funds enough to buy 24 backpacks. These funds only represent those funds collected at the meeting. she gave her address to the entire club so they could send in additional funds,if they desired. The Chicora wishes Macie well on the wonderful civic project.
The Chicora Rotary is very proud of our participation in the Paul Harris Foundation. Pictured are two Rotarians Dale Zelglin and Tom Leath , both Past Presidents, receiving their PHL pins, Dale achieved the 3rd PHF award and Tom achieved his 7th PHF award The first picture shows Dale receiving his while the second picture show Tom receiving his award Some statistics that the Chicora Rotary Club is proud of include, We have 48 PHF, 42 of them are multiple PHF Fellows, we are a 100% PHF Club, we have been a 100% PHF Sustaining member club for 8 straight years. Our club and club members have contributed over $401,300.00 to the Rotary Foundation since we were chartered in 1979. This is no small task but with the excellent support of the members the boards the presidents and the outstanding leadership of our Foundation officer ,Mr Marc Smith ,we have achieved almost impossible goals.
Pictured is our past president Jory Taylor and speaker patrolman Kenneth Harlow and canine Roscoe and the second picture is Roscoe and a couple of his cute little friends. Patrolman Harlow is a member of the canine team with Roscoe He is certified in drug detection, tracking and article searches. This college educated Myrtle Beach police officer is an Intrical part of the excellent police force protecting the resort town of Myrtle Beach. The Chicora Rotary is very proud to be closely associated with patrolman Harlow and the Myrtle Beach Police Department. The Rotarians feel safer with Roscoe on patrol.
Special thanks to Patrolman Harlow and Roscoe
Please view the article below to see how the Rotary Club of Georgetown helped local kids obtain free swimming lessons.
Pictured are Chicora Rotary President Angelika Senn and speaker David Roper director of public service and chief of police for Coastal Carolina University. Mr. Roper manages, plans, coordinates and implements all public safety for Horry County Georgetown Technical College and Coastal University. His staff oversees safety for faculty, staff and visitors and he is responsible for all police/security for all athletic events. He has a depth of experience with SLED with 40 agents reporting to him. He was also a SLED SWAT team member and also as a detective for the Horry County Police Department for three years .
The Chicora Rotary was very pleased to have such an outstanding individual speak at our club.
Pictured our James Furry retired supervisory Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of investigation ,his wife and President Angelica Senn .Jim brought us up-to-date with what’s happening currently in the FBI he went over his extensive career of over 40 years of service This service included surveillance of a Russian officer countering Italian organize crime in the US and developing an overall strategy to prevent money laundering in the United States In view of today’s headlines it was a very interesting topic and the Chicora Rotary was very pleased to have Mr. fury as a speaker Mr. Furry has published his memoirs in a book called Fidelity Bravery and Integrity, My Story.