Oct 082017

Polio Sucks Challenge for #WorldPolioDay

The World Polio Day is Tuesday, October 24, 2017. It is a one day, one focus, ending Polio operation.
Polio eradication has been a mission of Rotary International since 1985. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.
Rotary District 7770, the Eastern District of South Carolina, created the “Polio Sucks Challenge” to raise funds to continue the efforts of giving “two precious drops” to eliminate Polio in the world.
The challenge is to suck a slice of lemon publically or contribute to our GoFundMe account. Share your videos on social media programs with hash tags #PolioSucksChallenge, #RotaryDistrict7770, #WorldPolioDay, #EndPolio, #DoGoodHaveFunTellSomeone and challenge others to do the same.


Alzheimer’s Gala Funds to the CART Fund

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Sep 262017

Do you worry about Alzheimer’s?  We do not have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but we must find one.  Finding a cure starts with you.  Every year the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund gives research grants focused on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  Rotary District 7770 sponsored an Alzheimer’s Gala at the Gaillard Center in Charleston in July to have fun and to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.  Thanks to many people dedicated to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, the event raised $12,320.  A check representing the funds raised through the gala was presented to Roger Ackerman for the CART Fund on Tuesday, September 25.



Florence Breakfast Club

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Aug 052017

Today the Florence Breakfast Rotary Club welcomed two new members to our club. Johnny Rishmawi and Jerry Poston were inducted into the club. Johnny was sponsored by Gerry Braun (Past President) and Jerry was sponsored by Jay Lavrinc (Current President). Welcome Johnny and Jerry to Rotary. We are looking forward to your involvement in Rotary and the community.


Cayce-West Columbia Rotary recognizes 3 local students with $1500.00 Scholarships

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Aug 012017

(Cayce) The Cayce-West Columbia (CWC) Rotary Club recognized 3 outstanding local high school students with $1500.00 scholarships each at their club Tuesday lunch meeting.

The students competed at their respective high schools and were selected among a distinguished group of applicants. The selected students all represent academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities and most importantly the Rotary’s motto of “Service above Self.”

The recipients of the CWC Rotary Scholarships for 2017 are:  Miss Kellie Wooten of Airport High School who plans to attends the University of SC/Aiken, Mr. Robert Frederick of Swansea High School who plans to attend Clemson University and Mr. Zion Carroway of Brookland-Cayce High School who plans to attend Furman University.

Monthly, the CWC Rotary Club recognized high school Students of the Month for their scholarship, leadership, sportsmanship and for their community service. The club provides four $1500.00 scholarships a year for local students as part of the club’s service to the community.

Image attached: Mr. Robert Frederick, Swansea High School; Mr. Neil Stalker, Rotary Scholarship Chair; Mr. Keith Finley, Rotary Club President; Miss Kellie Wooten, Airport High School and Mr. Zion Carroway, Brookland Cayce High School


The Cayce-West Columbia (CWC) Rotary has been serving the community since 1962. CWC Rotary meets Tuesdays for Lunch from 1:00 -2:00pm at the Brookland Baptist Church Conference Center, West Columbia. The mission of the CWC Rotary is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance understanding, goodwill and peace through it fellowship of community leaders. Please visit the CWC Rotary Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CWCrotary/ for additional information or to inquire about being a lunch guest at an upcoming meeting.

Guest speaker – Capital Rotary

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Jul 232017

Rotarians get tips on social media management

Rotarian Katherine Anderson welcomes public relations expert Robert Butt as the guest speaker for a Capital Rotary Club meeting.  Butt, president/chief creative officer for Marking Performance, LLC, has 32 years of experience in branding and strategic communications.  He briefed club members on “outrage management” – how a business or organization can best respond to complaints voiced on the internet and on social media.  Butt has been recognized for public service by the American Advertising Federation and received an “Aid to Advertising Education” Award from the University of South Carolina, where he’s also an adjunct professor in the College of Mass Communication & Information Studies.

Rotary speaker tips on social media

St. George Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year

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Jul 222017

The St. George Rotary Club recently held it’s end of year banquet. We were very proud to recognize our club Secretary, Cathy Byron, as Rotarian of the Year! Cathy has been the backbone of the club for several years as our Secretary. She is involved in every activity that the club has, attends all conferences and training sessions, keeps the club on track, and so much more! Congratulations Cathy!

We also installed our new club President, Andrew Gentry, and our new President-Elect, Brett Camp. We are looking forward to a great year!

Spring Valley’s New Officers for the 2017/18 Rotary Year

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Jul 142017

The Rotary Club of Spring Valley begins another Rotary year with great leadership by our elected officers: Marty Wells, President, Monica Geyer, Secretary, Stevie Johnson, President-Elect and Wayne Magee, Vice President. Not pictured are Immediate Past President Wendy Fuess and treasurer Theresa Todd. Thanks for your leadership!


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Florence news

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Jul 052017

Rotary Club of Florence provided over $10,000 in grants to local non-profits in FY 2016/17. The recipients include Junior Leadership of Florence County, Friends of Revolutionary Rivers, Florence Darlington Technical College’s Weird Wonderful Science Camp, Chrysalis Center, Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Pee Dee, and Mercy Medicine.

Upcoming Capital Rotary July Blood Drive

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Jun 272017
For our 2017 Blood Drive, our club has an ambitious goal of 68 units of blood! We need your help so register and bring a friend! Download Capital Rotary Blood Drive Flyer (PDF) When: Wednesday, July 12th, 10am-4pm Where: CBRE Building, 1st Floor, 1333 Main Street, Columbia, SC Register Online!
  1. Visit redcrossblood.org
  2. In the navy blue box “Find a Blood Drive” in the top-right, enter sponsor code “caprotary”
  3. To the left, select the blood drive location at CBRE Building
  4. You’ll need to sign in (if you’ve registered before) or create an account
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The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner

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Jun 192017

The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner will hold its annual Officer Installation Dinner on Thursday, June 29th, beginning at 5:30pm at Gilligan’s in Moncks Corner. 


Officers for the upcoming fiscal year are:

Kimberly Nolte – President (returning)

Susan Jackson – President Elect

Dot Gatlin – Treasurer

Angela Pinson – Secretary

Jerry Stuckey – Sergeant in Arms (returning)


We will also recognize the following Rotarians for earning the Paul Harris Fellow designation:


Kimberly Nolte

Ray Smith

Steve Jones

William Peagler

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