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.
- Visit redcrossblood.org
- In the navy blue box “Find a Blood Drive” in the top-right, enter sponsor code “caprotary”
- To the left, select the blood drive location at CBRE Building
- You’ll need to sign in (if you’ve registered before) or create an account
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:
Annually, each of the local law enforcement jurisdictions submit nominations to the Rotary Club of Beaufort for an individual from their department to be recognized as the Rotary Club of Beaufort as their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Pictured here (left to right): Deputy Law Enforcement Officer Phil Amsterdam, Department of Natural Resources; Patrolman III Michael Phelan, Beaufort Police Department; Investigator Fred Pascoe, Port Royal Police Department; and L/Cpl David Stephens, South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Based on the recommendations submitted, Patrolman III Michael Phelan was then selected by a Rotary Club of Beaufort selection committee as the overall Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Each recipient received a monetary award, and Patrolman III Phelan additionally received a plaque that will be displayed in the Beaufort Police Department until next year’s selections are made.
The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner welcomes the following guest speakers during the month of May:
May 4th =- Dana Beach, SC Coastal Conservation League
May 11th – Keith Gourdin, History of Northern Berkeley County
May 18th – Mitchell Metts, 2008 and 2014 Sales Tax Road Projects
May 25th – Bonnie Wade, Dear Vietnam Vet
The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner meets every Thursday, 12:30pm at Gilligan’s Restaurant in Moncks Corner.
Dragonboat Race Day is coming up soon:
Saturday, June 24!
DragonBoat Beaufort is giving a $75 discount
for teams registered before MAY 1!
How do I form a team?
Find at least 20 friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc. who want to PADDLE FOR A PURPOSE! You will also need a drummer.
Go to www.dragonboatraceday.com and register.
How much time does it take?
All teams must attend at least one practice the week before Race Day. During a one hour session we will teach your team how to properly paddle a dragonboat, tips on how to maximize performance and dragonboat safety. We will provide you with an expert coach and steerer. You also need to be at Dragonboat Race Day on June 24 for a day of fun and racing!
What does it cost?
Depends on what type of team you register:
- CANCER SURVIVOR TEAM – $650 (Limited to teams with at least 8 cancer survivors paddling in each race) or $32.50/team member plus a $50 fund raising commitment.
- LOCAL COMMUNITY TEAM – $750 or $37.50/team member plus a $50 fund raising commitment.
- OUT-OF-TOWN TEAM – $950 or $47.50/team member.
Remember – there is a $75 discount for teams registered before May 1!
What do I get?
- Tent on festival grounds
- 42-foot dragonboat, paddles and PFDs are provided
- Professional oarsman
- Expert coaching
- A day of serious fun for a great cause!
- A chance to earn medals and awards!
Why is there a fund raising commitment?
Dragonboat Race Day is a fund raiser for DragonBoat Beaufort, the local cancer survivor/supporter racing team. We provide cancer survivors a chance to connect with other survivors and experience the joy of dragonboating on our beautiful Beaufort River. We leave cancer at the dock by providing cancer survivors the opportunity to heal and regain physical and psychological strength and wellness through the camaraderie and competition of dragon boat paddling and racing. We also have an Outreach program where we make grants to local cancer patients with needs they are unable to afford or for which they lack coverage. We have provided food, paid rent and utility bills, and provided transportation to medical treatments. We will help you with a fund raising page and a means to reach out to your social contacts for fund raising!
To register your team go to:
call (843) 473-4477