Alzheimer’s Fund-Raiser Coming August 17

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Jul 112018
 

Rotary clubs in South Carolina’s Midlands will hold a gala fund-raiser in Columbia Friday evening, Aug. 17 to benefit the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund.  Tickets are now available, along with sponsorship opportunities and item donations for life and silent auctions.

The black tie optional event will be held at the historic event venue at 1208 Washington St. from 7 to 11 p.m. Advance tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple.  Tickets at the door will be $125 per person or $200 per couple.  Admission includes live music, heavy hors d’oeurves, open bar and free valet parking.

Sponsorships range from $250 to $5,000 and include a pre-event champagne reception, event tickets, advertising listings and additional promotional considerations.  More information about tickets and sponsor information is available at www.cartgala.org.

Gala organizers hope to raise $40,000 for the CART Fund.  One hundred percent (100%) of CART donated funds go to grants for cutting edge, high-impact research aimed at preventing or finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  The CART initiative began in South Carolina over 20 years ago and has since been adopted by Rotary clubs throughout the United States.  Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and South Carolina ranks number 1 in deaths from the disease.

Sea Island Rotary (Beaufort) Needs A Few Good Rotarians!

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Jan 132018
 

Subject: Sea Island Rotary (Beaufort) Needs A Few Good Rotarians!

Fellow Rotarians,
Sea Island Rotary Club of Beaufort wishes you well and wants to invite you to participate in one of our major Annual fundraisers.
The Sea Island Adventure Biathlon will once again be held on beautiful and pristine Hunting Island State Park Saturday March 17th at 11 a.m. We have put on this race in our community for over 10 years and it has been a tremendous success for us. We have a three pronged approach to the race: 1) as a monetary fundraiser with the proceeds going back into our local Rotary charities 2) to promote health and fitness in our community 3) Club camaraderie.

Our Request:

• Please make your fellow Rotarians aware of this VERY unique race. We need more participants to ensure continued success. We have found that all clubs have at least some of those “weekend athletes” that enjoy this type of endeavor or that members have friends who would be interested.
• The race begins at 11 a.m. which allows for travel to Beaufort. Better yet, spend the night or weekend in Beautiful Beaufort
• The race is designed as a “doable” challenge. While we may have some high octane participants, most are there for the pure fun of the event.
• If you haven’t visited Hunting Island and experienced the maritime pristine natural beauty of the island you are in for a TREAT.
• The race (link provided) consists of an approximate 5 mile paddle by kayak or paddle board (dolphins included free of charge) followed by an approximate 4-5 mile beautiful trail run. One can participate solo, relay (1 person paddles, 1 person runs), or tandem (2 person kayak with both people running as Team).

Help us continue to make this race a tremendous success while enjoying the camaraderie of Rotary.
Check out our link: http://www.huntingislandbiathlon.com or visit http://goraceproductions.com/hunting-island-adventure-biathlon-registration-page/ to register directly.

If a member has a particular race question they may reach out to Sea Island Rotary Past President & Past Race Director Jack Cunningham. Email: jack_cunningham@ml.com, cell: 843 252 3131, wk: 843 524 7057.

Nov 272017
 

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,

Johnny Moore
District Governor Nominee
District Membership Chair

Sep 062017
 

Come and join the Summerville Evening and Summerville Oakbrook Rotary Clubs celebrate Oktoberfest.

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.

2017 Bojangles Southern 500 NASCAR Cup Series Sunday September 3 2017

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Aug 282017
 

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 michaels399@gmail.com and C. 919-923-0689

Jul 252017
 

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.

 

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