Dec 262017
 

Capital Rotary president Blake DuBose receives banners from clubs in Nairobi and Ireland from Catherine Glen, a former Rotary Global Grant Scholar studying in the field of peace and conflict prevention.  Glen recently received a master’s degree from Queen’s University in Belfast.  She’s currently a visiting research associate at the university’s Center for Evidence and Social Innovation.  Global Grant scholarships support graduate level study in one of Rotary International’s six areas of focus: peace, disease prevention, water and sanitation, maternal/child health, education, and economic/community development.  Glen is a 2011 University of South Carolina graduate and has worked with young people within high-needs communities in the US, Japan, Northern Ireland and Kenya.

ECCO Executive Director Stephanie Kelley speaks to DI Rotary Club.

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Dec 082017
 
At our December 6th meeting, we were honored to have Stephanie M. Kelley, Executive Director at East Cooper Community Outreach, or ECCO as many people know it by, speak to our club. Stephanie gave a very informative presentation about the organization, giving everyone a reminder that not only do they act as a food bank and a place for basic needs (clothing, household furnishings, etc.), for those in need, but also a place for individuals to receive assistance with financial aid, dental/medical care, prescriptions, counseling, and educational opportunities just to name a few. The Rotary Club of Daniel Island is very proud to have a mutual partnership with ECCO, working with them on various projects as well as them being a beneficiary from our Duck Race in years past. IMG_4527

Club member Steve Slifer, ECCO Director Stephanie Kelley and Club President Todd Musheff

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Stephanie Kelley

For more information or if you’re interested in donating or volunteering, please check out there website: http://eccocharleston.org. Thank you Stephanie!

Tiger Corner Farms gives DI Club crash course in container farming.

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Dec 082017
 
At the November 29th meeting, Evan Aluise of Tiger Corner Farms spoke to the club about their aeroponic container farm located in Summerville, SC. What is aeroponic farming you ask? Well in short it’s a method of farming that’s done in recycled shipping containers. Yes that’s right, shipping containers. IMG_4507

Club speaker organizer Steve Slifer and Evan Aluise from Tiger Corner Farms

By growing plants aeroponically, it reduces the risk for soil borne diseases. Because the roots are exposed to more oxygen, the plants grow faster making aeroponics safer and more efficient. It was a fascinating presentation…we highly recommend checking out their website for more information on how aeroponic farming may be changing the way we think about farming: http://tigercornerfarmsmfg.com. Thanks Evan for the informative presentation! tigercorner-2

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photo courtesy of http://www.tigercornerfarms.com

DI Club participates in annual Thansgiving food drive.

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Nov 282017
 
The Daniel Island club participated in one of it’s annual food drives on November 21st, delivering some 165 meals/turkeys to the Cainhoy Community Center for the Thanksgiving holiday. IMG_0836 About 18 Rotatians volunteered for the event and a special thanks goes out to Club member Cecil Mills for helping organize it all.  Thank you Cecil!  We’d also like to thank Publix for putting together the meals and boxing up the turkeys.  We couldn’t have done it without them! IMG_0837 IMG_0838 IMG_0839
Nov 272017
 

 

Doors To Freedom Organization (L to R) Tim Young, Sharon Rikard and President Thomas Taylor.

Summerville Evening Rotary Club presents a five thousand dollar contribution check to Doors To Freedom. Doors to Freedom has been established to provide a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to experience a transformed life. It’s vision is to lovingly support each individual as she overcomes her traumatic past and receives total restoration: body, soul, and spirit. We are committed to providing a place, free of charge, for these girls to call home. Through guided personal growth, life skills training, vocational training and academic education she will find new life, restored hope, and a beautiful future. More information can be found on their website.

The funds were raised by the club through their signature Rockin The Ville Derby Style, a KY Derby Horse Race and Golf tournament and the Summerville Oktoberfest events. #SECRotary

Nov 272017
 

We have completed an amazing World Polio Day/Week Campaign. The results have far exceeded our wildest dreams and YOU are responsible. Please click on the link below or the attachment to view these results.

Thank YOU for your generosity and commitment to Eradicate Polio from the face of the earth. YOU are a special part of our “Countdown to History”,

DG Gary
DRFC Sandee
EPNC Bernie

http://www.directory-online.com/Rotary/Accounts/7770/assets/World%20Polio%20Day-Week.pdf

Southland Young Professionals Consulting Team

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Nov 272017
 

Greetings from the Zone 33-34 Southland Young Professionals Consulting Team!

Rotary International reached out to our zones in June 2016 looking for Rotarians under the age of 45 to start a dialogue and better understand how to attract and engage young professional Rotarians and Rotaractors. We had the opportunity to meet other Rotarians and Rotaractors in Atlanta for a jam-packed weekend. Even though we are from different areas of the country we found we all have the same issues of getting the younger members of our communities to embrace Rotary.

The Zone 33-34 Young Professionals Consulting Team is a small energetic segment of the group who met in Atlanta. Our mission is to serve clubs and districts who desire to recruit, retain, and engage service-minded leaders of all ages through a unique perspective as young Rotarians and Rotaractors.

We have set up a website (http://www.rotaryypteam.us/) for others to communicate with our team and in-vite Rotarians to ask any of our members questions related to gaining the interest of young professionals in their communities. The website also gives individuals information related to what impact our age group has in the world. In addition, we have a Facebook page that is seeing quite a bit of interest, but we can always use more. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/rotaryypteam/ to see all that’s going on and get your questions answered. We have team members ready and waiting to assist. Therefore, just reach out to our team as we are ready to help you any way we can to grow the under 45 population of Rotarians around the world.

— Meredith-Leigh Craig, YP member, Rotarian District 7730, Rotary Club of Kinston Evening, Kinston, NC USA

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