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.
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.
The Rotary clubs in Florence delivered 1500 dictionaries to third-grade students in the Florence area. A box of dictionaries was also sent to an orphanage school in Belize that teaches English.
Pictured from left to right Doug Roderick, Marty Richardson, Dana Black, Susan Cunnup, Bernie Riedel, Donna Levinski and Craig Hill.
- 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
The Rotary Club of St. George awarded 2 Interact Student of the Quarter awards at it’s Nov. 9 meeting. The Interact student is chosen by their school sponsor based on the qualifications of a Rotarian, the 4-way test, and service to the community, school, Interact club and Rotary club. The winners for this quarter (in center of picture) were Miss Mary Ellis O’Cain from Dorchester Academy and Mr. TayShawn Hill from Woodland High School. Congratulations to both of our winners and thank you for all you do for Interact and Rotary!