Apr 162016

Did you know that there will be a district 7770 Young Professional Summit on May 21?  We are inviting Young Rotarians, Young at Heart Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors to come together to talk about and discover what Rotary does well, dream about a future Rotary, design strategies to achieve that vision, and deliver on that change in their own clubs and communities.  The event will be at the Scholars Academy at Coastal Carolina University, 104 Chanticleer Drive, Conway, SC on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.  You can register on the district 7770 calendar.  Registration fee is just $15 per person.  Attached is a video from the Rotary International YP Summit last year to give you an idea of what is in store for you in Conway on May 21.  Space is limited, so sign up soon and bring your friends.


Apr 132016

The Rotary Club of Hilton Head is presenting its annual Safety Town program for children ages 4-6 on Saturday, May 21, 2016 where children have fun and learn about safety!  Registration is now open at www.hiltonheadrotary.org; we will appreciate your help in getting this information to local families.  The morning session is 9:30 am-12 noon and the afternoon session is 1:00-3:30 pm at the Hilton Head Island High School.

This free program helps children ages 4-6 learn about safety while providing fun learning experiences.  The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Deputies, the Hilton Head Island Fire and Rescue and the Hilton Head Island Regional Health Center will be providing hands on safety experiences for your child.  The program is designed with the goal of preventing injuries and teaching children how to be safe.  The children will love driving the pedal cars around our outdoor “town” complete with miniature buildings.  The hazard house is a great way to teach home safety.  The hospital will be teaching first aid skills to the children.

Contact hhrotary@sc.twcbc.com or visit our website at www.hiltonheadrotary.org for more information.


Senator Lindsay Graham will address Columbia Rotary on Monday, April 18, 2016.

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Apr 102016
Graham-080106-18270- 0035 Columbia Rotary will feature a special guest on Monday, April 18, 2016.  US Senator Lindsay Graham will speak to the club.  Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend.  We hope you will invite a few guests and get there early as Senator Graham always draws a large crowd to hear his remarks.
Apr 042016
Capital Rotary Club president David Boucher did not think of himself as a long-distance runner when he took up jogging 25 years ago – but now he has circled the globe by completing 24,902 miles (the circumference of the earth) on daily three-mile stints downtown. It’s fitting that Boucher celebrated his last ‘round the world lap in March during the Rotary District 7770 conference at the Columbia Convention Center.  Not only did he run the distance, but he also celebrated the last 900 miles by raising money for Rotary’s CART Fund for Alzheimer’s research. Using his Facebook page and club announcements, Boucher solicited sponsors at a penny-per-mile for the 900 mile finish. He’s also collected change off the streets while jogging for the past year-and-half in Columbia – a total of $68.86 in coins of various denominations.  This money, too, was donated to CART, and Boucher invited Capital Rotarians to match it by contributing $68.86 on their own. The overall donation goal was $10,000.  As of late March, Boucher’s efforts had brought in more than $7,000 with additional checks to come.  The CART Fund – Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust – was started by a Rotarian in Sumter County in 1999 and has been adopted by many clubs since that time. One-hundred percent of the money collected is used as seed money for cutting edge research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  CART has provided over $5 million in grants since its founding. Boucher's World Lap Finishes
Mar 182016

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”.




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Play Jeopardy at the District Conference

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Mar 152016

District 7770 Rotarians:

One of the speakers at the district conference will be Ben Ingram, Jeopardy Tournament of Champions Winner from Florence, SC.

Click below to hear what Ben has to say.


We will play three Rotary Jeopardy games with three contestants each.  The winner of each game will go on to play in the Rotary Jeopardy Tournament of Champions on Saturday Night.  We have great prizes but you have to participate to win.  And, it is all about Rotary so you are sure to know the “questions.”

To sign up to play Rotary Jeopardy, contact Mary Gasque at mary@gasque.com.

Looking forward to hearing from all of you Rotary savvy Rotarians.


Mar 082016
For the third year, we will be holding a District Conference Literacy Project by collecting new books suitable for grades Pre K – 6th grade.
This year’s book donations will benefit two schools in the Richland One district whose students, families and faculty were impacted greatly by the Fall flood. 98% of the kids at Gadsden Elementary School in Gadsden, SC and 79% of the students at Horrell Hill Elementary in Hopkins, SC qualify for free or reduced lunch. Both schools are located in lower Richland County, an area that has a much higher level of poverty than the state average. Many students were already in great need and then the flood came and took the little they had. Your donations will go to kids and schools that have been through so much.
All Rotarians who attend conference are asked to bring a book with them to donate. Not attending conference? Your club may be holding a club-wide book collection drive so you can still participate. No book drive in your club? Just purchase a book and give it to one of your club members who is attending conference.
Thank you so much for helping to spread the gift of literacy in District 7770. #Rotary #Rotary7770
Mar 082016

Troy Crump, president of the Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club, was honored at their annual Charter Night dinner with an award called the “Four-Way Test Award”, presented by Rotary District Governor Rod Funderburk.  The award recognized Troy’s personal commitment to Rotary’s motto of “service above self”, and to his integrity in both his professional and personal relationships. Joining Troy in acceptance of the award was his wife Kelly. The Four-Way Test establishes the criteria for the things Rotarians think, say and do : first, is it the truth ; second, is it fair to all concerned ; third, will it build good will and better friendships ; and fourth, will it be beneficial to all concerned.  The Club meets for breakfast and informational speakers at Crooked Creek Park every Thursday, 7:30-8:30 am.  For more information, contact Marsha Clayman at marshamclayman@aol.com.

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March 18-19, 2016

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

We are going to celebrate the accomplishments of the clubs in district 7770 at the district conference on March 18-19.  But we would like for you to join us for the fun and fellowship.  The food is going to be great, the venue is terrific, the program is entertaining, and you will not be bored.  The video below is an invitation to come and have fun with us as we celebrate your gifts to the world.


We look forward to seeing all of you at the Conference.

Do Good, Have Fun, Y’all Come.





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