On December 10th, 2015 we had 16 Inbound Students from 13 different countries travel to Disney World! We had two vans packed full of excited Rotary Youth Exchange students. During their 6 ½ hour drive to Disney, the students participated in face painting. Each student had their country flag painted on their face. Below is a picture of all the students arriving at Disney with their faces painted! The students were able to meet other exchange students from the Florida area. They had such an amazing time in Disney meeting new exchange students. Below is a picture of all the exchange students representing their country with their own flags! If your club is interested in sponsoring an exchange student, please contact Vicki Tatum at email@example.com or Allison Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating the success of the Happy Feet program to benefit our local Bluffton elementary schools. Bluffton Rotarians Jay Parks and Deb Boshaw give commentative shirts to each school representative.
One of the best things about our Bluffton Rotary is to lend a helping hand to our local organizations that need funding and are doing great, needed things in our community. Below, President Mike Covert presents the Director of Waddell Mariculture Center with a check for $3000
The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry celebrated their annual Christmas party December 5th. President Jeff Althoff and his wife, Valerie, were the gracious hosts this year. Club members were asked to bring gift certificates to be donated to Capa. The highlight of the event was the surprise presentation of four Paul Harris Fellows.
Scott Klumb, wife, Nicole with Foundation Director, Kerry Bunton
Excitement was in the air on November 23, as Eau Claire North Columbia Rotarians celebrated their 30th annual tribute to student achievement. More than 50 young people from Eau Claire Cluster schools entertained us, cheered in delight and proudly displayed certificates and treasured Kindle readers awarded to them for their successes in the classroom and in the community.
Joining Rotarians in the celebration were Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Columbia City Councilman Sam Davis, business and community leaders, principals from each of the nine area schools and, of course, parents who all proudly shared in their children’s success.
The Thanksgiving tradition began in 1985 as collaboration with College Place United Methodist Church and included a dinner for residents of local community care homes who joined the students and families for fellowship and recognition. Over the years, ECNC Rotary has presented honors to two generations of area students. This year the club and its sponsors provided the Kindle Fire readers to further enrich academic involvement by students.
Many thanks to all our schools for their continued dedication to nourishing the minds and bodies of our youth, to the community for its inclusive support of our schools, to College Place UMC for its ongoing commitment to the spiritual and academic growth of area students, and to Eau Claire North Columbia Rotarians for making this historic event a success.
Edward E. Taylor Elementary School students were among nearly 50 young people to be recognized in November at ECNC Rotary’s 30th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration of Student Achievement. Pictured are (l-r, rear) Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon, Eau Claire Community Council President Christie Savage, North Columbia Business Association Chairman Donald Gist, EE Taylor Principal Debbie Hunter, and Rotary President Coco Mann. Students pictured are Taijvey Wilkins, Ashleigh Williams, Trevor Johnson, Marcus Pearson, Shaniya Williams and Zanobia Richardson
See more pictures of our honorees on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Eau-ClaireNorth-Columbia-Rotary-248920935132979/
On November 10, 2015, the Rotary Club of Sumter Sunrise celebrated a World’s Greatest Meal event during their breakfast meeting when the program was presented by DRFC Lou Mello. The club members contributed $370 that morning to help eradicate polio. This represents $1,100 contributed toward polio eradication after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation match is applied. This total is enough to provide approximately 1,850 oral polio vaccines or approximately 1,000 injectable vaccines – truly a Gift to the World!