Jan 182017
The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise inducted a new member at its last meeting.
Club custom always includes the member’s spouse as a guest at the  meaningful ceremony.
Shown in the photo above (left to right) are new member sponsor Carlos Scheer,
new inductee Ernie Turnes, Peggy Turnes, past district governor and new member inductor Bob Squatriglia. New Rotarian Turnes is the third new member sponsored by Scheer, a club record for the year. The Club meets each Wednesday at 7:00am at Beef
OBrady’s located in the Carolina Forest- Kroger Mall. Guests are always cordially welcome to enjoy breakfast while  learning about service opportunities in our community and region, consistent with Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”.
Jan 092017
Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise Charter  President Bob White  ( left) stands with Past District Governor and club member Bob Squatriglia (right)  as they hold the national flag of Lithuania following Squatriglia’s talk on ” Two Heroic Women” describing the lives and accomplishments of two Lithuanian -born family members.  Squatriglia described the obstacles overcome  and the sacrifices made by two exceptional women in behalf of their family and the Lithuanian medical community.
The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meets each Wednesday at 7:00 am at
Beef OBrady’s located in the Carolina Forest – Kroger Mall. Guests are cordially invited to join us for breakfast and learn about community service opportunities and our community.
Dec 302016
Mac Burdette is the executive director of Patriots Point Development Authority.  He is responsible for the operation and management of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and for the development of almost 400 acres of property on the Charleston harbor.  Before assuming the duties of executive director at Patriots Point in 2010, Mr. Burdette served for 25 years as the city administrator for the Town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Mr. Burdette received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Clemson University.  He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a colonel in 2003.  During the Persian Gulf War, he served in Southwest Asia. A native of Simpsonville, SC, Mr. Burdette and his wife, Ann, currently reside in Mount Pleasant.
Dec 222016
Capital Rotary Club member Mike Montgomery (right) has been honored for donations to The Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable corporation that funds programs for world understanding and peace. Montgomery is a Paul Harris Fellow plus-four donor, representing an initial $1,000 donation, plus four additional gifts of $1,000 each. He was recognized by past president David Boucher (left), the Capital club’s chairman for Foundation giving. Mike Montgomery Paul Harris Fellow +4
Dec 212016

This years Christmas Party was held at the Parsons Table 4305 McCorsley Ave, Little River (843) 249-3702. Our host Ed Murray and his great staff provided a truly festive atmosphere and fantastic food not to mention stellar service. Our hats off to them for making our event so very special.

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Dec 212016

Cliff Mrkvicka brought a unique guest to a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry.  The photo below shows Cliff holding the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Champion’s Trophy, which will be presented to the winner of the bowl game played between Louisiana Tech and Navy on December 23 in Fort Worth, Texas.  To quote the banner that has accompanied the trophy on its recent tour of military bases, “The trophy is forged from decommissioned hardware parts from the United States Armed Forces and blended into one proud monument.  It’s forged from the guts of a U.S tactical fighter jet, a 40-ton transport plane, an attack helicopter, and our hometown namesake combat ship, the USS Fort Worth.  The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Champion takes home a testament to strength, heroism, and sacrifice.”  Thanks Cliff, for giving us a chance to learn more about (and hold!) this handsome, HEAVY, and special trophy.


Dec 122016
District 7770 Foundation Chair Bernie Riedel recognizes two Little River Rotary Club members,Donna Levinski and Club President Dana Black for reaching the next level in the Paul Harris Society. Fellow Society members are on hand to show support.
Pictured from left to right Doug Roderick, Marty Richardson, Dana Black, Susan Cunnup, Bernie Riedel, Donna Levinski and Craig Hill.

Daniel Island Rotary Fall Service Projects Success

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Nov 292016
  Rotary Club of Daniel Island has had a terrific start to the 16/17 Rotary year. Here is a quick snapshot of various community service projects undertaken by Rotarians so far this year in the club’s Southern Berkeley County service area, and beyond.
  • Walk to end Alzheimer’s – Walk to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care.  Our club raised over $1,400 for this worthy cause.  Lead Organizer: Bill Thielfoldt
  • Dictionary Project – Rotarians provided dictionaries to every third grader at DI Elementary, Cainhoy, & Phillip Simmons schools with 240 dictionaries delivered.  Lead Organizer: Derek Epperson
  • Charleston Seafarers Project –  6th year of providing merchant seaman, at sea during the Christmas holidays, with wrapped boxes containing toiletries and other necessities.  100 boxes provided.  Lead Organizer: Pat Richards
  • Meals on Wheels Blankets – Blankets were wrapped and given to Meal on Wheels recipients to keep warm during the Winter.  100 blankets provided. Lead Organizer: Billie Bacon
  • Baldwin Carson Outreach Community Center – In a partnership with the Daniel Island Community Fund, Rotarians provided funds for new playground facility.  The Daniel Island Community Association assisted with installation of the equipment and Rotarians provided a wooden border and mulch making this a great place for children to play.  Lead Organizer: Tom Richards and special thanks to Ed Heavey for his carpentry skills and leadership.
  • Lowcountry Food Bank – “Fresh for All” initiative providing fresh vegetables and fruits to those in need in the Cainhoy community.  Lead Organizer: Jim White
  • Cainhoy Food Drive – 171 meals delivered to the Cainhoy Community Center for local residents.  This is the first of three food drives being funded in part by Rotary District Grant funds.  Thanks to Publix who provided the meals at cost and donated an additional 40 whole turkeys!  Lead Organizer: Cecil Mills                 
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