Feb 272015

This morning Reverend Kenneth Taylor invited Reverend Scooter Scott , Christ Central Ministries/Nehemiah Project,  to speak with us and update us on their activities.

Soon, they will launch a unique student -led soap business.

The goal through the ministry is to prepare students to become successful and significant adults while teaching them valuable life skilled called “work.  All the profits will be awarded to students in the form of scholarships upon their graduation from High School.

The pilot currently share God’s love with more than 1,000 families in Lexington County through 29 different ministeries.  They are a 501 (c) 3 organization.

Two of the students spoke about their project and their future.

For additional information, contact Scootathome@sc.IT.com.

Feb 232015
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It is official – Rotary Club of Sumter Sunrise Has Heart. Thanks to everyone our “Rotary Has Heart”  morning provided more than three bushels of food for children and the monetary donations amounted to $335

We are proud of our club and the contributions we make to our community and internationally!

Chris took some great photos….so maybe we can get something in the Item.

Thanks for your help!!!!!!

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Feb 132015

Summerville Evening Rotary Club is hosting their annual Rockin The Ville and Weston Cup Golf tournament. Here is a short video details the event.

Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army Receive Major Support from Hilton Head Rotary

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Feb 062015
Hilton Head Island, SC . . . At last week’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island,  Patricia Wirth, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity accepted $67,000 and the Club’s volunteer commitment to build a home in The Glen, Habitat’s new and first development on Hilton Head Island.  Also, Major Bryan Tatterson of the Salvation Army, accepted more than $27,000, the result of the Club’s bellringing during the holiday season.
Rotary Club President Andrea Siebold commented that she was very pleased to make these awards, totaling nearly $100,000, on behalf of Club members whose volunteer and fundraising efforts continue to benefit our local nonprofit organizations and our community in significant ways.
Photo attached (left to right):  Hilton Head Rotary President Andrea Siebold, Major Tatterson, Patricia Worth, and Rotary Immediate Past President Paul Walter.
Jan 082015

The Walterboro Rotary Club donated Christmas toys to 12 fortunate recipients at Forest Hills Elementary. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, Walterboro Rotary in partnership with the schools Angel Tree program helped make sure a dozen needy children’s Christmas were a bit brighter.

This year’s Angel Tree had over 80 names, and thanks to the hard work of the people at Forest Hill and Cindy Riley these kids will get a merry Christmas. Thanks to Walterboro Rotary successful Ireland Creek Bridge Run fundraiser and a matching grant made it all possible.

Dec 202014

five pointsFive Points Rotary’s Membership Co-Chair Patty Cavanaugh conducted the Club’s 1st Red Badge Program Ceremony for Cheryl Stanton and her Sponsor/Mentor Nick Foong.  The Red Badge Program allows new members to integrate more quickly into the Club and the Family of Rotary by accomplishing various Rotary-oriented tasks/activities with the guidance of their mentor.  Congratulations to Rotarian Cheryl, the Club’s 1st Red Badge Graduate!


Dec 122014
If you missed the December 8th meeting, you missed one of the most uplifting hours of Rotary that we have had in a while.  Don’t worry, you can make up the meeting online!!  You’ll find the business portion of the meeting (including the Leadercast reveal ) and Dr. Lincoln’s talk (and the announcement of the 2015-2016 Board) below:  
Dec 082014

SC House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Hartsville) made a special visit to the Florence Rotary Club at the request of Rotary member  / SC Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman (R-Florence).  Upon his taking the position of acting Speaker of the House, Lucas formed three ad hoc committees on ethics reform, infrastructure and management, and House rules and procedures. He is also focusing on infrastructure, education, and workforce development. Lucas was elected to Speaker of the House on December 2, 2014.  Please see the related news article


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Nov 222014

Trident United Way’s Day of Caring provides an opportunity for corporate volunteer teams to partner with agencies and schools to increase community engagement. On November 14, 2014, members of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston participated in two Day of Caring Projects at their partner school, James Simons Elementary coordinated through Charleston Promise Neighborhood.



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(Rotarian Veterans L-R: Bob Miller,  Kathy Jones, Rob Turkewitz, and Luke McPhail;

Rotarian Non-Veteran DOC Coordinator: Alissa Lietzow)

The first project was Honoring Veterans, which was perfectly timed with Veteran’s Day being earlier that week. Some of the Rotary Club’s own veterans shared their stories about life in the military with 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

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Another set of Rotarians helped with the second project, teaching Healthy Habits to 4, 5, and 6 year olds. The main focus was on proper hand washing. Each student left with a neat hand magnet reminding them when to wash their hands.

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Rotarians Photographed Below, L-R: Alissa Lietzow, Sandy Morckel, John Channel, Cooper Coker, [volunteer], and President-Elect Paul Stoney

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Oct 312014
The Chapin Rotary Club recently took part in the “Meals on Wheels” program to deliver delicious lunches to 23 very appreciative senior citizens in the Chapin community.
The lunches included hot soup, sandwiches, fruit ,desert, and a kind greeting. Pictured (L-R) are the Rotarian organizer, Jason White, Crooked Creek Park Director ,Karen McConnell, and Liz Seward .Also participating in food preparation and delivery were Amee White, and Rotarians George McConnell, Barbara Seward, Dr. Ben Sloan, Tanya Calvin, Marsha Clayman, and Margaret Hinson.
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