The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner welcomes the following guest speakers during the month of June:
June 1st – Cpl. Kimber Gist, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office
June 8th – Angela Williams, Local Author
June 15th – Rotary Day
June 22nd – George Druyos, Executive Director, Berkeley Habitat for Humanity
June 29th – No Lunch Meeting – Installation of Officers 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner meets every Thursday, 12:30pm at Gilligan’s Restaurant in Moncks Corner.
(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.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson addressed the Rotary Club of Georgetown at their regular Tuesday meeting located at Eddy Chacon’s restaurant overlooking beautiful Winyah Bay on May 2nd. His main topic was on human trafficking: Sex trafficking and trafficking in the rural farm areas for immigrant workers. He compared trafficking to modern day slavery. He stressed the outreach programs that the AG’s office is actively engaging in with high school students to educate them on the dangers of social media and the predators that are out there waiting. He also touched on what his office is and the legislature is doing about domestic violence.
Spring Valley Rotary, USC Rotaract and Catawba Trail EarlyAct Clubs join together to pack 15,120+ meals for Rise Against Hunger
A total of 60 volunteers were onsite Saturday April 22nd at the Columbia Metropolitian Convention Center participating in aRise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event coordinated by the Spring Valley Rotary Club.
Thanks in part to a $3,500 contribution from the Rotary Club of Spring Valley and a $1,000 contribution from the USC Rotaract Club, three arms of the Rotary family joined the movement to end hunger in our lifetime. Our goal was to pack15,120+ meals on April 22nd and the mission was accomplished! These meals will be distributed to school children world-wide.
About Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distrubtes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
About Spring Valley Rotary Club
Rotary is the world’s oldest service club (founded in 1905 by Paul Harris) and also one of the largest global humanitarian organizations. Chartered in 1978 and with a membership of 115 men and women, the Spring Valley Rotary Club meets for lunch and a timely and stimulating program every Thursday from 1 to 2 pm, at Northeast Presbyterian Church on Polo Rd in Northeast Columbia. The club invests $50,000 annually in local non-profit organizations and scholarships and contributes another $30,000 to the Rotary Foundation for use globally.
About USC Rotaract Club
Rotaract (which stands for Rotary in Action) is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. Chartered in 2012 on the campus of the University of South Carolina, and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Spring Valley, the USC Rotaract Club is one of 9,522 clubs spread around the world with 291,006 members.
About Catawba Trail Early Act Club
EarlyAct is a school wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. The Catawba Trail Elementary School EarlyAct club was chartered in 2016 and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Spring Valley. The mission of EarlyAct is to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through the active participation of its student members so that with comitted citizenship and effective leadership they may improve the quality of life of their school, local and global communities. EarlyAct members can then become members of an Interact Club, at the High School level.
Last week the Rotary Club of Summerville celebrated it’s 70th Anniversary. We had a big event to celebrate this milestone. Several of our members shared some memorable moments from past club meetings and past club members. We had 105 in attendance for this celebration including the Mayor of Summerville, Wiley Johnson and Assistant District Governor, Jaime Moore. Our Club member Herman Dixon worked extremely hard on coordinating this event and making it such a huge success.
Horry County Councilman Johnny Vaught spoke to the Rotary Club of Carolina Sunrise at the breakfast meeting on April 5. He discussed and answered questions on a number of issues, including the Council’s efforts to improve the parking rates in the city of Myrtle Beach for county residents who do not live in Myrtle Beach, the status of several roads projects, the suit (regarding bears) to stop paving International Drive, the issues involved if Carolina Forest wished to incorporate, and the matter where a resident asked for a special zoning exception involving chickens in a residential area.
Breakfast meetings of The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise are held every Wednesday from 7 to 8 am at Beef O’Brady’s in the Carolina Forest Shopping Center. Guests are always welcomed.