Nov 272017
 

 

Doors To Freedom Organization (L to R) Tim Young, Sharon Rikard and President Thomas Taylor.

Summerville Evening Rotary Club presents a five thousand dollar contribution check to Doors To Freedom. Doors to Freedom has been established to provide a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to experience a transformed life. It’s vision is to lovingly support each individual as she overcomes her traumatic past and receives total restoration: body, soul, and spirit. We are committed to providing a place, free of charge, for these girls to call home. Through guided personal growth, life skills training, vocational training and academic education she will find new life, restored hope, and a beautiful future. More information can be found on their website.

The funds were raised by the club through their signature Rockin The Ville Derby Style, a KY Derby Horse Race and Golf tournament and the Summerville Oktoberfest events. #SECRotary

Nov 142017
 

Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club has made donations for two humanitarian causes – one to eradicate polio, the other to provide disaster relief in the U.S. and overseas.

The club raised $882 that will be matched with District Designated Funds to become a donation of $1,764 for the worldwide campaign to eradicate polio.  Ending polio has been a mission of Rotary International since 1985.  Rotarians have contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.

Capital Rotary’s contribution – and the resulting match from District 7770 in eastern South Carolina – was made to celebrate World Polio Day/Week.  World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis.

The local club’s disaster relief donation totaled $8,000 earmarked for rebuilding lives and communities following hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, plus the September earthquakes in Mexico. “We are coordinating through Rotary for the best way to distribute our funds to make a difference,” said Capital president Blake DuBose.

“Our board voted for this donation because we remember when Columbia was impacted by a 1,000-year flood in 2015 and an outpouring of support came from all parts of the country,” DuBose added.  “The greater Columbia area was the beneficiary of an incredible amount of giving then, so we’re doing what we can in the same spirit now.”

Oct 082017
 

World Polio Day is October 24, our District is offering World Polio Week – October 22-28 where all $’s raised during the week of October 22-28 will be Matched by the District’s DDF up to $25,000 (The matching DDF funds will NOT count towards the Club’s Polio Goal.  ONLY $’s raised by the Club count towards the Club’s Polio Goal!)

* DDF-District Designated Funds-Money that comes back to our District after 3 years

Here are some options:

Good Option – Raise Polio $’s at Your Weekly Meeting (Member Match?) For the Week of October 22-28

Better Option – Plan a Rotary Club Polio Fund raiser For Tuesday, October 24 (Or that Week)

Best Option -Plan a Community Polio Fundraiser (Public Invited) For Tuesday, October 24 (Or that Week)

Attached is the club submission form to be returned to:

PDG Bernie Riedel

12 Old Fort Ln,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

Bernie@RiedeiComputers.Com

Or Fax: 843.681.3784 Cell: 843.816.4450

Rotary Donation Helps Feed Hungry Kids

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Sep 062017
 

Capital Rotary president Blake DuBose presents a $1,000 check supporting child feeding to Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank.  The funds will go for (1) a BackPack Program providing child-friendly, nutritious, easy-to-open food to last the weekend for needy children and (2) the Kids Café Program serving an average of 300 children over 3,100 nutritious, warm meals monthly at 13 after-school sites including churches, community centers and Boys & Girls Clubs.  DuBose said Harvest Hope has worked since 1981 to alleviate childhood hunger, a concern embraced by Rotary International worldwide.

Clemson and Carolina Ticket Annual Fundraiser

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Sep 062017
 

The Florence Breakfast Rotary is kicking off its annual fundraiser. This is a great chance for you Clemson and Carolina fans to show your colors by purchasing a ticket for $10 per chance, to be raffled off on November 8th, for two tickets to the Clemson/Carolina game plus $250 spend money to use for refreshments, tailgating or whatever your heart desires. Second prize is two of your favorite team shirts plus $50 cash. If you are interested in purchasing tickets please contact Jay Lavrinc at lavrjl@aol.com for your chance to win. Show your colors and purchase a ticket this funding will be used to support our local All 4 Autism organization.

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.

 

Jan 242017
 

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Please join Lagunitas Brewing Company for a Non-Profit Networking Mixer! Come meet our Community Giving and On-site Events team to learn more about how your Nonprofit can benefit from our Product Donation Program and utilize the two nonprofit spaces available for fundraisers at our new Taproom in Charleston!

EVENT DETAILS:

  • 3rd Floor Loft at Lagunitas TapRoom
    161 E Bay St
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • 4:20 pm Welcome, Mingle & Munchies
  • 4:40pm Presentation & Questions

Space is limited. Please rsvp only two guests per nonprofit.

We expect to reach capacity before the deadline of Monday, February 13, 2017, so don’t wait to RSVP.

Dec 212016
 

The Walterboro Rotary Club donated Christmas toys to 28 children at Forest Hills Elementary. Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Walterboro Rotary in partnership with the schools Angel Tree program helped make sure dozens of needy children’s Christmas were a bit brighter.

This year’s Angel Tree had over 70 names, and thanks to the hard work of the people at Forest Hill and Cindy Riley these kids will get a merry Christmas. We couldn’t help our community without the support of our great community. Thanks to Walterboro Rotary successful Ireland Creek Bridge Run and a matching grant from Rotary International it was possible to spread the Christmas cheer.

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Dec 122016
 
The Rotary Club of Bluffton donates to Matthew Effort
The Rotary Club of Bluffton donated $5000 to Bluffton Self Help to aid in their Hurricane Matthew efforts in the wake of the storm disaster crippling area residents.
The Rotary Club of Bluffton is a non for profit organization that is a part of Rotary International serving communities around the world.  The club serves the greater Bluffton area and supports global initiatives.
Pictured are Bluffton Self Help representative, Gwen Chambers and Bluffton Rotarian President, Michael Putich of Robinson and Grant.
For more information, please contact them at blufftonrotary.org
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