The West Wateree-Lugoff Rotary Club recently awarded its annual scholarships to five Lugoff-Elgin High School seniors for outstanding accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom. Each student was awarded $1,000 and spoke at a recent club meeting about their college plans. Since 1990 the club has awarded 110 scholarships to LEHS seniors totaling $70,000, all of which was raised by club members. Shown are LEHS guidance counselors Darcella Pindar and Delacie McNeice, scholarship recipients Ashleigh Chaney, Tyler Harhart, Emma Russell, Dena Stanley and Jamie Stroud. In back are West Wateree Rotary Club scholarship committee chairman Bud Goodrich and club president Eric Rundlett. The club fundraising event for the scholarships is the Wild Game Dinner, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Old McCaskill’s Farm at 377 Cantey Lane south of Camden off U.S. 521.
The CART Rotary Cruise registration has been extended to May 25.
Sailing: November 12th to 17th
Charleston – Nassau – Half Moon Cay 5 Days
- Cruise helps fund C.A.R.T Research for Alzheimer’s.
- Cruise on Carnival’s Cruise ship Ecstasy From Charleston to Nassau and Half Moon Cay
- Dates Nov. 12th to 17th.
- From $502.92 per person, based on double occupancy.
- Deposit Requirement $200 pp. Final Payment due August 1 2016
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Alecia Klauk, the new executive director of Chapin We Care, visited with the Chapin Rotary Club and presented an overview of their current activities.The organization, established in 1986, is a Christian ministry that provides food and warmth to those in need in Chapin and the surrounding communities. In 2015, We Care assisted 2,149 families with more than 228,000 pounds of food and almost $74,000 in utility, kerosene and gasoline assistance. To learn more about We Care, visit them online at www.chapinwecare.org.
$50,000 provided to local non-profit organizations and for scholarships in 2016
The Rotary Club of Spring Valley awarded its 2016 community grants on March 10 to forty-one local non-profit organizations. In addition, six $1,500 scholarships will be awarded in May to Northeast Columbia graduating seniors, bringing Spring Valley Rotary’s total community contribution this year to $50,000.
The awards were made possible through the success of the club’s annual pecan sale with 100% of the proceeds from the annual fundraiser being returned to the community. “Our members were thrilled with the success of our fundraising efforts this year in light of our current economy, the devastating floods last October and we are proud to support so many worthy organizations,” said club president Bill Oliver. “Add this to our more than $50,000 contribution this year to The Rotary Foundation to support additional local and international Rotary projects, and we’ve had our most successful fundraising year in the history of the club,” said Oliver.
Recipients of the 2016 community grants include: Agape Worship Center, Alston Wilkes Society, AMIKids, Bethany Christian Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts Indian Water Council, CART Fund (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research), Catawba Trail Elementary, CollegeTransitions, FaithHome, Frank & Anya Martin Foundation, Gateway to the Army Association, God’s Storehouse, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Heartworks Ministry-Jubilee Academy, Killingworth Home, Lourie Center, Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc., Mid Carolina Middle School, PacificHelps, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital – Cribs for Kids Program and CAMP KEMO Programs, Palmetto Health Foundation – Bernice Smith Fund for the Palmetto Health Cancer Center, Palmetto Place, Project Hope, Project Josiah Restoration, Prosperity Project, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Ronald McDonald House, Senior Resources, Sexual Trauma Services, Signature Project, Sister Care , Sons of American Legion, SQ Rescue, STOP HUNGER NOW, The Therapy Place, Transitions, USO , Vital Connections ,Wreaths Across America and Youth Corp.
The Rotary Club of Spring Valley was founded in 1978 and has more than 115 members dedicated to implementing the ideals of Rotary in Northeast Columbia. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. The club meets every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Northeast Presbyterian Church on Polo Road. To learn more about joining Rotary visit www.springvalleyrotary.com or contact membership chairman Doug Bridges at (803) 530-1732 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Valley Rotarian Dan Toma is shown with Sandra K. Owensby, Executive Director of the Lourie Center, a recipient of a Rotary Community Grant. A total of $50,000 was given by the club this year to support local non-profit organizations and its scholarship program.
Rotary Youth Exchange, District 7770, is pleased to announce that Lizzie Russler has been awarded the prestigious Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina! The Morehead-Cain Scholarship is one of the oldest and most distinguished merit scholarships in the nation. Students from all around the world compete to earn a four year and full ride to the University of North Carolina. Also, there are generous stipends for summer travel, research, internship opportunities, and entrée into the elite Morehead network.
Lizzie is a Rotary Youth Exchange Alumnus. She was able to go to Switzerland for her exchange in 2013-2014. We would like to thank Charleston Breakfast Rotary Club for sponsoring Lizzie when she was on her exchange. Below is a picture of Lizzie and her wonderful parents. We are very proud of what Lizzie has accomplished thus far and can’t wait to see what the University of North Carolina has in store for her!
Members of the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise and their daughters ( picture #2)are pictured as registration volunteers at the 19th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and Half Marathon held on March 3-4-5 . Over 5000 marathoners and 1500 support volunteers participated in the popular weekend event. Proceeds from the nationally recognized event support numerous community charities. The Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 am at Beef O’Brady’s at the Kroger-Carolina Forest Mall. Guests are cordially invited to attend and enjoy a free breakfast while learning about our community and the many opportunities to practice the Rotary Credo of “Service Above Self”.