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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Special item…very unusual……historical event

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Jun 022017
 
Below,
PDG Jimmie Williamson was installed as eighth president of the North Carolina Community
College System on Monday,April 10, and several D. 7770 PDG’s attended.
Shown , left to right,are:
PRID David Michaux,III, Betty Squatriglia,Sarah Michaux, PDG Williamson, and PDG
Bob Squatriglia. Since Jimmie was the “bow tie governor”, Michaux and Squatriglia dressed in the “uniform of the day”—bow ties!

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Rotary has Heart Sumter Rotary Submission

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Apr 242017
 
The Sumter Rotary Club’s Rotary Has Heart community service project is our Farm-to-Table event.
In this, our fourth year of putting on this event, we sold close to 1,000 tickets for $30 each, and raised more than $20,000 to support 4 charities: The CART Fund (founded by members of our club), 4H, United Ministries, and the Shaw Air Force Base’s Warm Heart Fund. Each of our 80 club members was expected to sell 10 tickets, and most did just that.
The event took months of planning by a committee of 6 senior Rotarians and involved several hundred hours of volunteer work.  The event was heavily promoted in both the local newspaper and radio station–thanks to club members who manage those media outlets.
We had 15 sponsors as well as 12 local restaurants and food producers who donated their wares. This was clearly a whole-community effort.
This project not only helped those in need, and helped improve Rotary’s image in the greater Sumter community, it also provided a fun event for community residents who look for things to do without having to travel to Columbia or elsewhere.
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Mar 232017
 

Water and Sanitation

According to Water Missions International

842,000 people die every year globally due to diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation and hand hygiene. That is approximately 2,300 people/day.

Approximately 2.4 Billion people live without adequate sanitation.  That’s 35% of the Global population.

Reductions in time to collect water has been found to increase school attendance.

Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4-$35 economic return.

District 7770 has donated over $100,000 for clean drinking water

Many of our Clubs have donated to the District Water Project.  This Water Project has written and delivered over $100,000 in Water Systems to underdeveloped countries.  I would like to congratulate those clubs that have been a part of these grants.

Rotarians from the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston participated in Water Missions International’s Annual Walk for Water. The funds raised will support safe water community development projects. It was a family-friendly, non-competitive event. Rotarians began their walk with an empty bucket symbolizing the trek that millions take each day to fetch water. Halfway through the walk, buckets were filled with water and the journey was completed.

The Rotary Club of  Bluffon also had a walk for water to support the water system they provided in Peru.  The Bluffton club recently sent a congratulatory Facebook post  “to our friends at Rotary Club Paita Centro in Peru from your friends at the Bluffton Rotary Club in SC.  So grateful to have had the opportunity to partner with you to bring clean water to the wonderful people of Miramar:

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Walter Hughes a Virginia Rotarian has taken several groups to Ghana to provide clean water.  Our District has contributed Global Grant money and talent to these missions.

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Walter said, “I am honored to be a White House Champion of Change. I’m accepting on behalf of Rotarians and friends from a team of more than 80 Rotary clubs in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Ghana, and South Sudan. We are celebrating the end of Guinea worm disease in Ghana in West Africa. It all started with a dream. I’m the lucky guy who gets to witness lives transformed around the world.”    District Rotarians, Dr. Anne Matthews PRIVP, David Michaux PRID, Helen Ryan Rotarian and others accompanied Walter on one such mission.

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Rotarians are being asked to help their communities around Valentine’s Day 2017

The 2017 Rotary Has Heart program is a Community Service Program which is a continuation from last

year’s program, originally initiated by PRIVP Anne L. Matthews and expanded by PRID Robert Hall and now continued by RID Joe Mulkerrin.  I would like all our 80 clubs in District 7770 to do a community service project in the 1st quarter of 2017 and let the community be aware of what Rotary is doing.  We can help those in need and improve Rotary’s image in each of our communities at the same time.  The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board consider this awareness a critical element in our membership strategy which is key to Rotary’s future.

Zone 33-34 Director Mulkerrin announced a recognition program in which all clubs and districts can participate.  Each Governor will select what is considered to be the best Rotary Has Heart club community service project with related publicity in the district.   A club president from Zone 33 and Zone 34 will receive 1,000 Paul Harris recognition points plus a certificate and be recognized at all events after the deadline (March 31, 2017).  The two club presidents can use the 1,000 recognition points to honor a Rotarian or non-Rotarian who has made a significant contribution to their community. The District Governors in each Zone with the highest percentage of participation will receive a painting by George Lewis to auction off to raise funds for PolioPlus or a Water Project or one of the six Areas of Focus.

Each club may decide for itself how it wants to participate. It could be something as simple as donating money to an established program or something as complex as organizing a full-fledged club service project all following the six areas of focus. While this is first and foremost a Community Service Project, it is also a chance for us to show thousands of communities throughout our zones what Rotarians can do to Serve Humanity.

 

  • Reduced meals at a meeting with the cost difference donated to fight hunger in your community.
  •  Provide food or related supplies to a needy organization in your community
  •  Back Pack Buddies
  • Harvest Hope
  • Work with your local food pantry or food providers i.e. Meals On Wheels

Send your pictures and information about your event to Rotary7770News@gmail.com

Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise Learns About United Way Campaign

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Feb 032017
 

Ms.Genie Sherard(left) President of the United Way of Horry County, and Club Member Bob Squatriglia (right) at a Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meeting in which the members learned that UWHC is at the 87% level of 2016-17 Campaign goal of $1.325 million.President Sherard described the three service impact areas: Health, Education and Financial Stability. She described the critical role of volunteers noting ” volunteers make good things happen in our community”,with 300 for Annual Day of Caring, 150 for Reading Day and that the 21 Board members reflect “pure volunteering “. She reported that Rotarian Bob Squatriglia has served UW in a variety of positions over thirty years,and that ” we will miss (departing) Dr.Bob and Betty terribly in the community and in our United Way family.” Persons interested in volunteering for United Way projects should call 843-347-5195 or go to www.UnitedWayHorry.org for more information. The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meets each Wednesday at 7:00am in Beef OBrady’s ,located in the Kroger-Carolina Forest Mall. All are cordially invited to attend a meeting ,enjoy breakfast,and learn more about our community and opportunities to serve in behalf of their Motto keep of”Service Above Self.””

Coffee Tasting at Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library

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Jan 182017
 

 

On Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m., coffee lovers can learn

about the intricacies of coffee from Ranny Starnes and Liv McBryde of Dolce Vita, Downtown

Florence, who will discuss the fundamentals of brewing and tasting coffee. Coffees from two

different growing regions within Latin America and Africa, will be sampled and paired with food

that will enhance the different flavors of each region.

Dolce Vita is Italian for “sweet life” Owner Dr. John Keith opened Dolce Vita opened in the

fall of 2013 as a wine and chocolate tasting room, but now its menu includes: Belgium

Chocolates, specialty coffees – including their own roast, gourmet muffins, desserts, and wines.

This workshop is for adults age 18 and over and is sponsored by Friends of Florence County

Library. Admission is free but space is limited and registration is required. Call the Reference

Desk at (843) 413-7074 to register or visit www.florencelibrary.org for more information. The

Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 South Dargan Street in Florence.

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Capital Rotary member Harry Carter (right) and his wife, Kathy, met Rotary International’s 2016-17 president John Germ at a December reception that was part of the Rotary Club of Columbia’s centennial observance.  The reception saluted major donors who contribute $10,000 to the Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable corporation funding world understanding and peace programs.  Germ, a member of the Chattanooga, TN club, has been a Rotarian since 1976.  Carter is a Capital Rotary past president and was co-chair for Rotary District 7770 major donors for five years. Capital Club Member Meets Rotary International President  
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