Early Bird pricing is running out! It expires December 31.
Early Bird pricing is running out! It expires December 31.
Greetings again on behalf of the District Membership Team! As the holidays approach and the end of the first half of the Rotary year approaches with them, it is appropriate that we take a look at where we are in terms of Membership growth. Through the end of October we have shown an almost 1% gain in Membership so far since July 1st. Congratulations! Membership growth is not easily accomplished. It takes dedication and commitment from every member. And, it takes courage (as Dabo says, and with apologies to you Gamecocks, Bring Your Own Guts) by the club leadership to keep this challenge in front of the club and to lead the change required to bring focus to this vital area of Rotary’s future.
As you may have heard, Membership growth is Rotary’s #1 Internal Priority. As such it deserves the very best we can do to spread the influence of Rotary. I’ve said before that if we could spread the influence of Rotary to all mankind, the world would finally know peace. The only way we can spread that influence is one new member at a time. The goal of the District 7770 Membership Event Grant is to aid your club in addressing this #1 Internal Priority. I am attaching to this email a copy of the grant application. Look it over. It’s very simple. And, if you will run, with commitment and courage, the strategies it is intended to support, you will absolutely grow your club! How much more good can you do in your community with increased membership? How many more new ideas can you get from people you may not even know yet? How much more fun can you have at your social events? What kind of leaders might you find? And, lastly, how much more good can Rotary do in the world as new members become engaged by going or giving?
Yes, we have a 1% gain right now. But, we cannot rest! We need to make a concerted effort to push through to the end of this Rotary year if we are going to see the kind of success I know you can all achieve. I can’t grow membership in your club. Your Assistant Governor can’t grow membership in your club. Your regional Membership Advocate can’t grow membership in your club. Only you and your club members, with your leadership, can expand the influence of Rotary. The rest of us will surely help where we can and if you invite us in to do so. Remember these 10 powerful words – “If it is to be, it is up to me!” If your club will be lead to membership growth this year, it is up to you. Get your grant and let’s get going!!
Yours In Rotary Service,
District Governor Nominee
District Membership Chair
Only 122 Days until the Early Bird Pricing Expires. Register on the District March 2018 Calendar in DACdb.
The Summerville Rotary Oktoberfest is jointly hosted by the Summerville Evening and the Summerville Oakbrook Rotary clubs. This is our sixth year hosting the event which have been very successful in the past, the most successful were hosted in Hutchinson Square, Historic Summerville where we will be again this year. The funds raised are jointly shared by both clubs and placed into charitable giving accounts. No funds raised during the event are used for operating club expenses.
Want to attend the 2017 Bojangles Southern 500, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday September 3 2017?
The Darlington Rotary Club is doing a fundraiser involving the NASCAR race here on Sunday, September 3rd. This is a new project we have never done before and I wanted to spread the word about it to the entire district.
The way the fundraiser works is our Rotary Club has tickets discounted by $10 for sale at $30 in the Colvin Grandstand and every $30 race ticket sold includes a $5 donation to Rotary. We have a website set up with the Raceway at www.darlingtonraceway.com/rotary where anyone can go online and pick out their seat(s) in Colvin Grandstand for the race and raise money for Rotary. This is available until August 25th and I would love to e-mail this link and the details out to everyone in the District in case anyone wanted to attend the race or knew someone who wanted to attend the race here, since this would be a fun and unique way to benefit Rotary. Contact Michael Smith with questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and C. 919-923-0689
Do you worry about Alzheimer’s? We do not have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but we must find one. Finding a cure starts with you. Give generously to the CART Fund through your Rotary Club. We had a successful Alzheimer’s Gala on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Those in attendance had a terrific time enjoying a great meal, very good featured speaker music from the WhitsEnd Band and an entertaining auction.
Rotary District 7770 is the home district of CART, having been started at the Rotary Club of Sumter by Roger Ackerman in 1995. Every year the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund gives research grants focused on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and the money raised through the gala will go toward that effort.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Champagne Reception in Grand Lobby 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Live Auction Tom Crawford of Low Country Live Channel 4 News
Guest Speaker: Mr. Arnold Donald
President and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation
Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Black Tie Optional Tickets are $125 each, $200 a couple. Sponsorship’s available.
Rotary District 7770 is sponsoring a Gala on Saturday July 22, 2017 to benefit the C.A.R.T. (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund. We are inviting every Rotarian regardless of club or district affiliation to join in this opportunity to raise money for C.A.R.T. as well, non-Rotarian’s are invited to participate. We are proud to support C.A.R.T. for Alzheimer’s research.
On line registration with payment by credit card is available.
For Active Rotarians here and for non-members or guests registration here.
The Summerville Evening Rotary Club is gearing up for its annual
Weston Cub Golf Tournament May 5 and the “Rockin’ the Ville”
Derby Party on May 6th at Miler Country Club in Summerville.
This golf tournament and Rockin The Ville event focuses around
the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby, and is our largest and
most anticipated fundraiser of the year. We hope you can join us!
All proceeds from the 2017 Rockin’ the Ville Derby Party directly
support both the local and international charities the Summerville
Evening Rotary Club serves. Some of which include: Children in Crisis, Dorchester
Habitat for Humanity, Katie’s Krops, Back Pack Buddies, Water Missions and Alzheimer’s
Research and others.
Friday May 5 at 1 PM and Saturday May 6, 2017 at 5 PM
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