One of the major fundraisers for the Forest Acres Rotary Club is the sale of season parking passes for Carolina Football home games. Palmetto Citizens Credit Union has been kind enough to partner with us over the years to utilize their Shop Rd location parking lot during games. All proceeds from this project go to local charities. We are usually sold out by this time, but this year we have several spaces still available. They have several spaces available at a cost of $330 per parking space. The location is Palmetto Citizens Credit Union Bank at the corner of Shop Road and George Rogers Blvd. All proceeds go to local charities. For information about purchasing a season parking pass contact: George Shissias at 803-787-5065 or email@example.com.
Want to attend the 2017 Bojangles Southern 500, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday September 3 2017?
The Darlington Rotary Club is doing a fundraiser involving the NASCAR race here on Sunday, September 3rd. This is a new project we have never done before and I wanted to spread the word about it to the entire district.
The way the fundraiser works is our Rotary Club has tickets discounted by $10 for sale at $30 in the Colvin Grandstand and every $30 race ticket sold includes a $5 donation to Rotary. We have a website set up with the Raceway at www.darlingtonraceway.com/rotary where anyone can go online and pick out their seat(s) in Colvin Grandstand for the race and raise money for Rotary. This is available until August 25th and I would love to e-mail this link and the details out to everyone in the District in case anyone wanted to attend the race or knew someone who wanted to attend the race here, since this would be a fun and unique way to benefit Rotary. Contact Michael Smith with questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and C. 919-923-0689
Tickets are only $20 and include:
- All-You-Can-Eat Buffet (6PM – 7:30PM)
- $1.00 Beers (6PM – 8PM)
- Post-Game Party with DJ Spinderella (best known as a member of the hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa)
- Free Bounce House Wristbands for Kids
To purchase tickets, use the PROMO CODE “Rotary” online here, or call Ryan at (843) 918-6003. See attached flyer for additional information.
We hope that members from all the greater Grand Strand area Rotary Clubs will feel welcome to attend for a night of fun, fellowship, and baseball!
District Governor Gary Bradham August Message
Rotary: Making a Difference is truly a message of our times. The month of July has been an exciting time in my Rotary story. Having visited, at this point, twenty-five clubs in our district, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many unique Rotarians, all making a difference.
District 7770 has historically been one of the leaders in giving to The Rotary Foundation. It has been amazing to hear about what clubs are doing with the funds returned to them from The Rotary Foundation giving from prior years. Each club brings solutions to their specific community needs. Each Rotarian enthusiastically contributes to improving the lives of so many while essentially writing his or her own Rotary story. The clubs have, through their diverse ways, addressed a variety of community needs. Some of the projects include Happy Feet, Back Pack Buddies, Homeless Shelters, Anti-bullying, and a plethora of Literacy Projects. Rotarians are truly People of Action providing exceptional community service through impactful actions and meaningful service. The current giving to the Foundation is what paves the way for community service projects in the future. Not only does the Foundation provide for community needs, but the current giving continues to provide future Global Grants for desperately needed and sustainable projects world-wide. On September 8th at the Club Foundation, Membership, and Public Image Fall Training Seminar, the District Rotary Foundation Chair, PDG Sandee Brooks, will offer an opportunity for training in District Foundation Programs, how to obtain Global Grants, and how to increase donor giving. It is vital that we continue to support and give to The Rotary Foundation.
Since August is Membership and New Club Development Month, clubs should use their Rotary Stories to showcase “What is Rotary?” and “Who is Rotary?” to perspective members. All it may take to attract new members is simply… an invitation and then showcasing your community service projects. These projects may fulfill a sense of purpose to prospective members who may be looking for ways to make a difference. In August, the District Membership Chair, Johnny Moore, will host a Membership Summit with the Assistant Governors and Membership Advocates to develop best practices and intentional strategies to grow membership throughout the district. With these tools, at the Fall Membership Training Seminar on September 8th, Club Membership Chairs will have the opportunity to select what might work best for their specific clubs. Member recruitment is an essential internal priority as we strengthen and grow our clubs.
By sharing our member’s stories, project involvement, and fun through fellowship, clubs will increase public and community awareness. Public awareness provides the mechanism to attract diverse professionals of all ages, and service-above-self minded people. At the Club Leadership Fall Training Seminars on September 8th, the District Public Image Chair, Mary Gasque will provide examples and successful avenues to enhance the Public Image Program. Our Rotary stories are important for others to know “What is Rotary?” and how they can “plug in” to our organization. Club leaders are encouraged to attend the Fall Training Seminars. I am confident that District 7770 will make a difference in 2017-18. Gear Up and Get Excited About Rotary!
Gary C. Bradham
District Governor, 2017-18
Ok this might be considered a selfish plug, sorry.
The Summerville Evening Rotary Club has just created the a “charitable contribution foundation” within the club and made it as a 501C3 non-profit organization. I know many clubs around the district have formed 501C3 organizations within their clubs for various projects.
BUT did you know Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice? There is no increase in price for the shopper. To register your 501C3 organization with Amazon is very easy by sending in your official IRS exempt letter and a voided out check where you want the funds to be sent. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com
Until you get your organization registered with Amazon Smile, please consider selecting the Rotary Club of Summerville Evening Charitable Foundation Inc. as your choice on Smile.Amazon.com.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Champagne Reception in Grand Lobby 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Live Auction Tom Crawford of Low Country Live Channel 4 News
Guest Speaker: Mr. Arnold Donald
President and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation
Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Black Tie Optional Tickets are $125 each, $200 a couple. Sponsorship’s available.
Rotary District 7770 is sponsoring a Gala on Saturday July 22, 2017 to benefit the C.A.R.T. (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund. We are inviting every Rotarian regardless of club or district affiliation to join in this opportunity to raise money for C.A.R.T. as well, non-Rotarian’s are invited to participate. We are proud to support C.A.R.T. for Alzheimer’s research.
On line registration with payment by credit card is available.
For Active Rotarians here and for non-members or guests registration here.
(Information provided by Rotary E-Club of Canada One)
If an e-mail like this or similar comes into your inbox, please trash it and don’t reply to it. It’s one of many “phishing” scams:
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The Summerville Evening Rotary Club is gearing up for its annual
Weston Cub Golf Tournament May 5 and the “Rockin’ the Ville”
Derby Party on May 6th at Miler Country Club in Summerville.
This golf tournament and Rockin The Ville event focuses around
the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby, and is our largest and
most anticipated fundraiser of the year. We hope you can join us!
All proceeds from the 2017 Rockin’ the Ville Derby Party directly
support both the local and international charities the Summerville
Evening Rotary Club serves. Some of which include: Children in Crisis, Dorchester
Habitat for Humanity, Katie’s Krops, Back Pack Buddies, Water Missions and Alzheimer’s
Research and others.
Friday May 5 at 1 PM and Saturday May 6, 2017 at 5 PM