Dec 122016
 

This weeks Rotary Club of Little River Food Drive which has been expanded to include many new areas,was a great success as 3847 pounds of food were collected to be distributed to needy families in our community. Thanks to all involved for contributing to make this Holiday Season more enjoyable for all our neighbors.

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Dec 052016
 

The Hartsville Rotary Club completed two service projects for the Christmas Season. They hosted a pizza party for the Darlington County Foster Children which included a surprise visit from Santa.  They also Rang the Bell for the Salvation Army, competing with Kiwanis for total amount raised!

 

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Oct 242016
 
The staff at Lee Funeral Home and Crematory in Little River and volunteers from the Rotary Club of Little River load a truck with emergency supplies destined for the devasted town of Nichols, SC.  The supplies will be delivered to the Harvest Church in Green Sea, SC which is a distribution center for Nichols and the surrounding area.
The folks at Lee Funeral Home organized the drive and asked the Rotary Club to help.  As there is no Rotary presence in Nichols, it seemed natural for Rotary to get involved and lend its presence.  Rotary provided goods and services, volunteers and added financial support to the effort.  Many, many folks in our community donated to this cause.
The drive continues.  School supplies are also needed.  Contact the Rotary Club of Little River for information.
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Oct 242016
 
Rotary Club of Little River President Dana Black-Bolch presents checking the amount of $2055 to Lucille Serok of the Help4Kids organization.

Rotary Club of Little River President Dana Black-Bolch and Past District Governor Craig Hill present donation of $1000.00 to Athletic Director of Coastal Carolina University Matt Hogue. Mr.Hogue was the guest speaker at the Oct. 19th meeting.

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Sep 142016
 

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The Bluffton Rotary Club is working on an international project to bring clean water to the community of Miramar, Peru. The community consists of 2,800 people who make up 700 families. The current water source is contaminated causing diarrheal illness, cholera and malaria. These illnesses prevent the people of the community from attending school or work.

The contaminated water is a primary factor perpetuating the continuous cycle of poverty and illness plaguing this community. A housewife from the community expressed it best by saying “a healthy person can function in all respects, but when we are sick we cannot perform our activities. We pay for water that is not purified and we must spend additional funds on gas to boil the water. We know that water is contaminated, but there are things we still do not know and would like to learn to care for our health.”

For those of us who live here on the beautiful pristine May River it is hard to image the life of the people of Miramar. The Bluffton Rotary Club saw the need and committed to making a difference in Miramar. Earlier this year, we completed the process of applying for and receiving a grant from Rotary International to fund a portion of the project and the work, much of it done by the local people in the community of Miramar, now well underway with an expected completion date of early fall. However, our work is not done. We still need to raise the remaining funds to complete this project and we need your help. Please join us on September 24th at the Oyster Factory Park from 10:00am to 1:00pm for a fun day as we Walk for Water to raise money to finalize the funds needed for this project.

People in third world countries typically have to walk 3.5 miles to get water – water that we would not consider drinking. For our walk, we will begin at the Oyster Factory Park on Wharf Street in Bluffton, walk 1 mile, fill up a bucket of water, then return a mile to the May River at the Oyster Factory Park for awards, refreshments and entertainment.

Registration to walk is $10 for adult, $5 for children 10 – 17 and free for children under 10. Or you may choose to form your own team. For registration details or questions, please contact our event coordinator, Mary O’Neill via email at MaryAOneill6@aol.com.

If you cannot walk, we would be more than happy to take a small donation. Please save the date – September 24, from 10:00am – 1:00pm for our Walk for Water!

Remember: we live in the beautiful town of Bluffton, SC and know firsthand the importance of clean water.  We all work to protect our very own May River.  I hope you will walk to raise the necessary funding for the Bluffton Rotary’s project in Peru.  We walk to raise awareness of the importance of clean water not only at home but worldwide. We walk for water!

Click below to download the application.

Walk for Water appeal

Hold Harmless 2016 Rotary Walk for Water

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Aug 252016
 

Hello,

This is Carter Grant, the president of the Rotaract Club of USC. Our sponsor club is the Spring Valley Rotary Club and our USC faculty advisor is Louis Dessau from the Rotary Club of Five Points. I would like to advertise our big fundraiser this semester in the district newsletter, the information for it is below, along with a map of where the lot is. There are 50 spaces, all first come first serve, but we want to open this opportunity up to Rotarians first as they are our Rotary family first and foremost!

The spaces for this fundraiser are around the Stadium Village Loft’s common area outside parking at address 1051 Market Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201. The space we are promoting is on the land directly outside of the Loft’s fenced-in parking lot. The spots are $225 for the 7 game season. This is significantly less than our competitors, mainly because we offer just parking spaces and not tailgating spaces- so there are no bathrooms and no space for a tailgate. This opportunity is best suited for someone who is just looking to park close to the stadium/another tailgate. Customers may pay via check, made out to Rotaract Club- USC and sent to PO Box 1644 Columbia, SC 29202. They can also pay via PayPal, although there is normally a 2.9% charge for using. Rotaract can charge customers via your email or phone number if they’d like to pay electronically. All of Rotaract’s proceeds will benefit the Carolina Rotaract Club, through supporting our local charities and helping to send some Rotaractors to the RI Convention in May 2017 in Atlanta. Contact USC Rotaract President Carter Grant at csgrant@email.sc.edu or 904-302-2303 if interested. Here’s a labeled, aerial view map of the lot:

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Carolina Forest Sunrise – Warm Bodies Update -Rotaract President’s Report

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Aug 222016
 

We had over 60 people come together to spend $1,400 of the grant money to supply Waccamaw Elementary and Carolina Forest Elementary with clothing they desperately need during the school year. We were able to purchase 48 pairs of shorts, 88 t-shirts, 100 pairs of underwear, 100 pairs of flip-flops, 105 pairs of pants, and 185 pairs of socks. This was only the first round of shopping.

It was a huge success as far as productivity and results go. We left the University around 9:30 this morning on a CCU motor coach. When we arrived, we were able to break into 10 groups of six. Each group had an American student as a team leader that was given the packet of what they needed to purchase. The team leaders were briefed yesterday about what they had to do and some things they might run into so they would be able to guide the group.

We divided and color-coded the groups. Green was responsible for select Carolina Forest needs, and orange was responsible for Waccamaw needs. Two checkout lanes helped divide the clothes, and sort them for the schools with ease. Since the project went so smoothly, photos and everything were completed by 11a.m. We were able to bring people together from different cultures to participate in something so universal- service. Rotary’s motto, “service above self,” was an action shared today by so many people. An exciting day for Partners In Service.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Theresa Calabrese, President
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Aug 172016
 
The Rotary club of Carolina Forest sunrise  on Saturday conducted Project Happy Feet:
Serving fifty four pupils from Waccamaw Ekementary School with new shoes, in cooperation with Payless Shoes. The school staff identifies students in need, schedules them and their parents for the project, at which Rotarians assist the students in selecting new shoes to ” start off the school year on happy feet”. The group picture includes Rotarians, Rotaract Club of CCU   and Rotary  family members, along with school  and store staff. This is the fifth year of this program ….more than 300 students have been served in this program
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