Nov 012013
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November is Rotary Foundation Month and it is a good opportunity to review your personal commitment to The Rotary Foundation and its programs. If you have not already made your personal contribution to the Foundation this Rotary year, please support our Foundation by making a contribution before the end of November.

If you are not a Paul Harris Society Member, please consider becoming one. Remember, it is only $84 per month if you contribute through ROTARY DIRECT. Check with David Tirard (davidtirard(at)aol(dot)com; 843-757-1956) if you have questions.

If you are financially able to, please consider becoming a Major Donor. Contact Jaime Moore (jaime_moore(at)bellsouth(dot)net; 843-408-5419) for information on the different ways to reach Major Donor status. One easy way that may have tax benefits is to donate appreciated stock. The table below also highlights several different ways of giving to the Foundation.

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Sep 282013

October is Vocational Service Month in the world of Rotary. What is vocational service? If you are an active, engaged Rotarian, you probably view vocationalservice as a way of life, even if you find it difficult to articulate a clear definition.

The concept of vocational service

The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:

• High ethical standards in business and professions

• The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations

• The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society

As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:

• Talk about your vocation in your club, and take time to learn about fellow members’ vocations.

• Use your professional skills to serve a community.

• Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to behave ethically through your own words and actions.

• Help a young person achieve his or her career aspirations.

• Guide and encourage others in their professional development.

If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service. And if vocational service motivates and energizes you, then you’re in the right place, because vocational service is the very essence of Rotary. It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations.

From Rotary International’s Vocational Service Handbook

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Sep 162013

new generations monthSeptember is New Generations Month in the World of Rotary.

What is New Generations, you ask?

The New Generations initiative seeks to involve young people in Rotary service. Here are several ways your club can participate in New Generations Month, direct from the new web site.

Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.


Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.


Follow Rotaract on FacebookTwitterSlideshare, and Storify to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world.

To find a Rotaract club in your area, contact your local Rotary club.


Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.


Follow Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.

To find an Interact club in your area, contact your local Rotary club.


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship


Follow RYLA on Facebook to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.

RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs. To learn more about a RYLA event in your area, contact your local Rotary club.








East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club Donates 100 Bikes to Toys 4 Tots

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Dec 112012

The members of East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club donated 100 bikes to Toys 4 Tots, enabling needy children around the Charleston area to get a bike for Christmas. ECB Rotarians have participated in this effort since 1998 and have given over 1,400 bikes to area children during that time. Rob Fowler and Marine organizers were on hand at the meeting, which will be featured on News Channel 2.

East Cooper Breakfast Rotary meets Tuesday mornings at 7:30am at the Cooper River Room at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park. Come out and join us!

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