Rotary luncheon with RYE students

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Aug 012017
 
Rotary Club of Hilton Head Youth Exchange coordinators, Lindsay Bunting and Bob DeValentino
organized a lunch  with the club’s SEVEN RYE (Rotary Youth Exchange) students.   Our 3 students that went on exchange last year (Dylan Brown, Lily Gallagher,Caitlyn Campbell) all recently returned home.  Our three outbound students for 2017-18  (Arianna Serpe, Virginia Lloyd, Gracie Pietz) are soon leaving for their year abroad.  And our inbound student, FedericaMarongiu, is on an extended exchange and returns home to Italy the end of July!!!   Countries represented by these students are Italy, Spain, Peru, Slovakia, Czech Republic.  All agreed it was a delightful lunch at Hudsons on the Docks and enjoyed sharing experiences and expectations.. Also attending were  Peter Cooper and President Karen Cully!!
Jul 252017
 

Do you worry about Alzheimer’s?  We do not have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but we must find one.  Finding a cure starts with you.  Give generously to the CART Fund through your Rotary Club.  We had a successful Alzheimer’s Gala on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.  Those in attendance had a terrific time enjoying a great meal, very good featured speaker music from the WhitsEnd Band and an entertaining auction.

Rotary District 7770 is the home district of CART, having been started at the Rotary Club of Sumter by Roger Ackerman in 1995.  Every year the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund gives research grants focused on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and the money raised through the gala will go toward that effort.

 

News release from Capital Rotary – Blood Drive

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Jul 222017
 

Capital Rotary Drive Helps Answer Emergency Blood Appeal

In the middle of an emergency appeal facing critical blood shortages, Capital Rotary’s summer blood drive collected 65 units to benefit up to 195 people.  Rotarians (from left) John Guignard, Chris Ray, Blake DuBose and Bryan Goodyear await their turn to participate in the service project that’s supported the American Red Cross with 516 blood donations – potentially saving 1,548 patients’ lives – over the past seven years.  “Thanks to our volunteers and donors, we lived up to Rotary International’s 2017-18 motto of ‘Making a Difference’,” said DuBose, president of the Columbia-area club. 

Capital Rotary Drive Helps Answer Emergency Blood Appeal

Leadership from New Philip Simmons High School Visits Daniel Island Rotary Club

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Jun 272017
 
At the June 21 meeting of the Daniel Island Rotary Club, new “Iron Horse” Football Coach Eric Bendig and Assistant Principal & Athletic Director Brion Packett from Philip Simmons High School shared about the wide range of programs to be offered when the school opens in August 2017 for students from the lower Berkeley County region.PSHS Visit to DI RotaryAt the June 21 meeting of the Daniel Island Rotary Club, new “Iron Horse” Football Coach Eric Bendig and Assistant Principal & Athletic Director Brion Packett from Philip Simmons High School shared about the wide range of programs to be offered when the school opens in August 2017 for students from the lower Berkeley County region. They shared their excitement about the new facilities and encouraged Rotarians to visit the school website for a 3D Fly Through of the buildings: http://www.bcsdschools.net/domain/5670 Both agreed the academic and athletic programs would be top notch. They also described the school’s focus on Project-based Learning, especially in the robust Career and Technology Education program to be offered. Rotary Club of Daniel Island looks forward to supporting the mission of this new high school for our community!

Rotary Club of the Lowcountry 13th Annual Memory Links Golf Tournament Benefitting Alzheimers Research A Success!

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Jun 132017
 

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President Alan Beach and his team ready to take on the competition at Ocean Creek Golf Course at Fripp Island.
Board Secretary Peach Morrison, former Club President Jeff Althoff and Incoming President Elect Cliff Mrvcka with their team armed for victory!
Volunteers from Alzheimer’s Family Services in Beaufort and surrounding area. This 13th Annual Memory Links Golf Tournament was a successful fundraising effort again this year due to the hard work of all the Rotary members, Alzheimer’s volunteers and business sponsor support. This was a team effort on a beautiful Saturday to again raise money for a cause that affects so many of us—directly and indirectly. This event was the epitome of Service Above Self.

Carolina Forest Rotary Fundraiser

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Jun 132017
 
As the attached flyer shows, the Carolina Forest Rotary is having a fundraiser on June 14at Firehouse Subs on Rt 501 near the WalMart store. A percentage of the sales that evening will be donated to Rotary for the many charitable activities in which Rotary is involved.
We would appreciate any coverage that you can give this event.Firehouse Rotary Fundraiser

Rotary Clubs Sponsor Youth Exchange Students

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Jun 032017
 

Media Release from Rotary Club of Beaufort:

One of the major programs of Rotary is sponsoring youth exchange programs.  This past year, two exchange students attended Beaufort area high schools – Emma Anderson from Denmark who attended Beaufort High School and Karolina Struhárová from the Czech Republic who attended Beaufort Academy.  Recently, both made presentations to the Rotary Club of Beaufort summarizing their year in the United States.

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Emma Anderson from Denmark with Rotary Club of Beaufort President Willie Mack Stansell.  Emma attended Beaufort High School this past year as a youth exchange student.

Karolina Struhárová from the Czech Republic with Rotary Club of Beaufort Willie Mack Stansell.  Karolina attended Beaufort Academy this past year as a youth exchange student.Emma Anderson Karolina Struhárová

Bluffton Rotary

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Jun 022017
 

Rotary Gives to Back to the Greater Bluffton Community

This month the Rotary Club of Bluffton donated $5000 to the Greater Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine. Pictured below: Executive Director of BJVIM, Pat Tomey and Rotarian President, Michael Putich
Rotary Club of Bluffton presented pretigous Paul Harris Awards to several members of the local chapter.  Pictured;  President-Michael Putich, Pike Jones, Chierie Smith , David Hussey, John Anderson and District Manager Nancy Reidel.
Al Stokes, Director of DNR’s Waddell Mariculture Center speaks at the weekly breakfast on condition of our waterways.

Five Points Rotary Program

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Jun 022017
 
Once a year the Five Points Rotary Club has a Teacher Appreciation Day. Teachers and the Principals attending the meeting and teachers are given a plaque and gift certificate.
This is one of our best programs of the year. Thank you Derek Gruner for arranging this program. And thank you Emerson Smith for the photo.
pictured l/r: T=teacher; P=Principal
(Rosewood ES) T-Heather Gilbert, P-Elizabeth Williams
(AC Moore‎ ES) T-Randall Clamp, P-Luvenia Baker
(Dreher HS) ‎P-Jeanne Stiglbauer, T-Rebecca Smith-Hill
(S. Kilbourne ES) P-Samantha Carlisle, T-Maylin Tennis
(St Martin de Porres) P-Sister Roberta Fulton, T-Doris Arvelo
(Hand MS) T-Robert Harris, P-Brian Goings
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