You are invited to a night out at the ballpark. Friday, May 19, 2017 has been designated as Rotary Night with the Columbia Fireflies. It will be an opportunity for Rotary club members to have a great social time. Tickets are $9.00 each and food vouchers are $5.00. We will all sit together along the first base line and have a great time. Bring your family and friends and join us for a wonderful time together at the ballpark.
Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobility or health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Living longer means more years spent in the struggles that accompany old age. Some senior citizens may become hungry and alone. For millions of Americans, Meals on Wheels is literally the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check help them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they gain greater quality of life, need fewer hospital stays and live longer.
At the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission’s two community parks, Crocked Creek and Seven Oaks, Meals on Wheels are delivered 5 days a week to seniors in the community. The Commission operates seven meal routes that serve 40-60 seniors per day. One of those routes is covered twice per week by volunteers from the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. The picture shows John Slavich, one of the many volunteers from the club, preparing to hit the road with meals for some of the seniors in the Irmo area. This act of service provides the senior with a warm, nutritionally balanced meal, a wellness check, and a friendly visit. This act of service also reminds our Rotarians that service above self is a vital part of Rotary membership.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian’s leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary. Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business and professional persons who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and club. Participants will not learn everything about all of Rotary’s programs, but they will gain a greater appreciation for the avenues of service and programs of Rotary International.
We had a very successful Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Horry Georgetown Grand Strand Campus. We had three graduates: Keith Finley (Cayce-West Columbia), Karen Cully (Hilton Head Island) and Daniel Simmons (Sanford). Join us at future events for a good time of learning and making new friends. Registration for future events can be done online at www.rli33.org.
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.
In a very special ceremony on Friday, July 8th, member Jim Manning was recognized for 50 years of membership in Rotary International. Pictured with his wife, Dorothy, and 2015-16 President Amy Quenneville, Jim receives Letters of Recognition from District 7770 Immediate Past Governor Rod Funderburk, from current District 7770 Governor Sandee Brooks, and from both the Lexington (SC) Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Glasgow (KY). District 7770 Assistant Governor Lisa Smith is pictured presenting Jim with his custom award to commemorate his “Service Above Self” for over 50 years.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian’s leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary. We often refer to these events as the Rotary Learning Institute. The purpose of RLI is to strengthen our clubs and strengthen our Rotarians. Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and throughout the world (Service Above Self). With that service, comes a learning experience in the areas of leadership, team building, planning, marketing, communication and organization. RLI provides an opportunity to enrich that learning through sharing experiences and ideas with other Rotarians throughout the region.
Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business and professional persons who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and their club while becoming more knowledgeable Rotarians. Participants will not learn everything about all of Rotary’s programs, but they will gain a greater appreciation for the avenues of service and programs of Rotary. Visit our web site for locations and other details: www.rli33.org. Rotarians are welcome to attend sessions in District 7770 or in neighboring districts.
Please find a link to a short video about RLI: https://youtu.be/N04p0kdrlgM
- Visit www.redcrossblood.org
- Click the Blue “Make a Blood Donation Appointment” button in the top right corner of the website
- If you have not previously register, you may need to register using your email address
- Enter Sponsor Code CapRotary
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 www.facebook.com/FlorenceRotary5k.
District 7770 held its third annual RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) event June 25-27. Very special thanks to Akil Ross for chairing a dynamic and fun RYLA event for 65 delegates at Columbia College. The two and a half days of presentations on leadership styles and personality classifications were fun, informative and left everyone excited for their future as leaders. This years’ service project included packing 10,152 bags of food in two hours with Stop Hunger Now. Many thanks for the leadership and dedication to the futures of our youth of those who helped with the event.