Coastal Carolina University Rotaract club installs new officers, 2017-18. (left to right) Margaret Head, President; Skyler Burgess,Public Image,Director;Jennifer Sheprow, Treasurer;Lovenia Williams,Vice President;Griffin Amberson,Secretary; Lucia Zats,public Image, assistant Director. The Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise, and is the premier club chartered in Rotary International District 7770, which includes 80 Rotary Clubs in the midlands and coastal areas of South Carolina. The Rotaract club inducted 19 new members at this same club meeting, and also acknowledged the successful leadership of retiring club officers.
Beaufort resident Nick Hunt is the 2016 recipient of the Rotary Bowl, the Rotary Club of Beaufort’s highest honor. Nick is the 53rd Rotarian to receive the Bowl, which was first awarded in 1936. It is not presented every year, but only when the Rotary Club of Beaufort believes they have a member of who has exhibited significant civic responsibility over time.
For more than 40 years, Nick Hunt has worked tirelessly in both his Rotary Club and his community. He served with the local United Way for five years, he was on the board of the Salvation Army for five years, he recently completed two years as a board member of his church, and he has been a guardian with power of attorney for numerous patients with dementia at Summit Place.
Nick joined the Rotary Club of Beaufort in 1977, and became President of the Club at age 36.
Most notable among Nick’s many achievements has been his and his wife Rosemary’s involvement with the Youth Exchange Program and the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships.
A respected businessman in the Beaufort community, Nick Hunt is the 2016 recipient of the Rotary Club of Beaufort’s most prestigious awards.
Bruce Clemens, an active Rotarian in Guatemala who now lives in Bluffton, spoke to the Bluffton Rotary Club about his current project in San Lucas, Guatemala, through his company Agua del Pueblo, which was formed in 1972. The peoples of San Lucas on the edge of Lake Atitlan have no sewer system and are using polluted waters of the lake as their drinking water source. The project is working to pull water from the deepest area, where the water is not affected by pollution to provide the town with a clean source. Working with Rotary Clubs and Rotary International grants to finance this project and provide education to the people of Guatemala is a major focus for Bruce and his company. Bruce regularly travels to Guatemala with students researching Global Sustainability. For more information contact Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org or check this link:http://www.aguadelpueblo.org/
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017 the Rotary Club of Summerville held its annual recognition luncheon for First Responders at Sticky Fingers Restaurant in Summerville, SC. The club has recognized the service and dedication of specific responders who have distinguished their particular departments by their service, specific duty action and their overall commitment to serving the communities and departments they represent for several years. President Linda Art, (far right) and First Responders Committee chair Tom Russo, (far left) are pictured with the recipients and their leadership.