Aug 172016

Macie McMillan is a rising 5th grader at Myrtle Beach Intermediate, and this is her 5th year of raising money to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to less fortunate students.  She spoke to the Myrtle Beach Rotary Club Monday, August 15 about her project.  She has bought and filled 126 backpacks this school year.  Rotarian Dionne Buonto gave her 50 unused backpacks, and other Rotarians gave generously so that Macie could fill even more.

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Aug 022016
SI Rotary shrimp 2016

SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016

Around 3 pm – Waterfront Park, Beaufort, SC


5,000 shrimp dropped in the water, the first 10 shrimp to cross the finish line share $5,000 in cash prizes. The first 100 have a chance to win a Car or Boat worth $39,000.

Proceeds benefit Rotary Smile Mobile Dental Clinic

Shrimp Race held in conjunction with the Downtown Beaufort Shrimp Festival.

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The Rotary Club of Florence will be having the Forget-Me-Not 5k Color Run/Walk to Beat Alzheimer’s on August 20th at Florence-Darlington Technical College. All clubs are invited to participate. Sponsor sheets and registration forms are attached. More information can be found at





Jun 242016

The Rotary Club of Beaufort awards at least three $1,000 scholarships each year to outstanding Beaufort students who will enter college in the fall or to recent winners who are attending college. The award was established in memory of Lieutenant General George Forsythe who retired to Beaufort from the Army and became an active member of the community and president of this Rotary Club.

The 2016 winners are: (l-r) Bailee Jones (Battery Creek HS – To College of Charleston), Maya Dixon (Beaufort Academy – To Clemson),  Mattie Jo Thomas (Beaufort HS – To USC Columbia), and Candace Brink (Beaufort HS – To USC Columbia) .

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Jun 222016
John Guignard (center) is the latest Paul Harris Fellow for Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club, signifying a $1,000 donation in his name to the Rotary Foundation in support of world understanding and international peace projects.  Guignard has been serving as chairman of the club’s annual Christmas wreath sales fundraising effort.  Capital Rotarian Chris Ray (left) assisted with Guignard’s donation.  Also pictured is Mark Bokesch, the club’s Foundation gifts director. John Guignard - Paul Harris Fellow

Rotary Club of Georgetown receives $1000 Donation from Band Heart ‘n Sould toward Alzheimer’s Research

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Jun 112016

Pictured is Doug Neal of the band Heart ‘n Soul presenting a check for $1000 for Alzheimer’s research to President Keith and the Co-chairs of the Shag Festival, Nat Kaminski and Keith Wilson. Heart ‘n Soul has been the band at the Annual Shag Festival Presented by the Rotary Club of Georgetown for the last three years. Thanks Doug!

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Jun 062016

Have you given to the CART Fund this year?  The CART Fund is dedicated to raising funds to provide “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research in hopes of finding a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.  The goal of the CART Fund is to encourage exploratory and developmental Alzheimer’s disease research projects within the United States. This is accomplished by providing financial support for the early and conceptual plans of those projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. These projects should be distinct from those designed to increase knowledge in a well-established area unless they intend to extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.


In May 2016, the CART Fund awarded $600,000 in research grants bringing to a total of $5.8 million since the inception of the CART Fund.  CART Fund by-laws require that 100% of all donated funds must go to Alzheimer’s disease research.  We need your help to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  Will you donate today toward finding a cure?


The following link is to Carl White’s Life in the Carolinas Alzheimer’s Special entitled Remembering No More: A Story of Change.


May 262016

The Rotary Club of Lexington’s fundraising efforts throughout the year are directed at supporting college-bound students from Lexington School District 1. Pictured with scholarship chair Pandra Lemrow (far left) and club president Alison Ford (far right), the scholarship recipients are (left to right) Kaitlyn Thompson (LHS), Lauren Berman (LTC), Blaire Rikard (RBHS), Charlsey Maner (WKHS) and Kelsey Barnes (LHS).

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May 262016
Perry Lancaster (left) and Allison Atkins (second from left) are the newest Paul Harris Fellows for Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club, signifying a $1,000 donation in their names to the Rotary Foundation to support world understanding and peace projects.  Lancaster is a clothing sales professional active in community charitable work.  Atkins is community relations and development director for the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council.  Capital Rotarian Mike Montgomery (far right) assisted with Lancaster’s and Atkins’ donations, while Mark Bokesch is the club’s Foundation gifts director. New Paul Harris Fellows Perry & Allison 2 (1)
May 022016

The Rotary Club of Sumter Sunrise participated in the City Of Sumter’s Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Swan Lake in Sumter.  The club, in partnership with Central Carolina Technical College, displayed a portable water purification system similar to one that might be supported by Rotary in developing countries.  Sumter Sunrise Rotarians also sold raffle tickets for a 50qt Yeti Cooler which was donated by a club member to raise money for a literary project and coat closet drive to support a local Elementary School.


Pictured from left to right are Rotarians Meree McAlister, Mark Mossell, Kristin Hallal, Greg Harris and Penny Pratt.



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