Mar 122017
 
The Charleston Duck Race’s duck mascot made an appearance in the North Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Block Party this weekend. St. Patrick’s Day marks the unofficial start to duck adoption season for clubs participating in the race, and members of the North Charleston Breakfast Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Daniel Island offered ducks for adoption during the event. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped with this event, including Interact and Rotaract members from the Charleston region. The 11th annual Charleston Duck Race is scheduled for June 10, 2017 – More info and duck adoptions available here: www.CharlestonDuckRace.com Charleston area Rotary Clubs participating in the 2017 duck race include:100118_RCDI_Duck-logo
  • Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant
  • Rotary Club of North Charleston – Breakfast
  • Rotary Club of North Charleston
  • St. Andrews Rotary Club (West Ashley)
  • Rotary Club of Daniel Island
  • Rotary Club of John’s Island
  • Rotary Club of Summerville
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Feb 232017
 

The St. George Rotary Club is pleased to announce its new officers for the 2017-18 year:

President: Andrew Gentry
President-elect: Police Chief Brett Camp
Secretary: Cathy Byron
Treasurer: Jean Clayton
Foundation Chair: Butch Byron
Membership Chair: Susan Walters
The Club is also proud to welcome new member Maggie Bryant. Maggie is our first corporate member! She is already very active in our club.
We also recognized member Susan Walters as a first time Paul Harris Fellow! Susan is new to the club this year and has already stepped up to be a Paul Harris Fellow! (Pictured is Susan Walters getting “pinned” by our Foundation Chair and Area Assistant Governor Butch Byron).
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Feb 232017
 

The Rotary Club of Columbia East celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special Valentine’s Day luncheon on Tuesday, February 14th.  Members were invited to bring their spouses and all in attendance were treated to a fantastic lunch provided by Seawell’s Catering.  Spouses were presented with roses by the club and following the meal, entertainment was provided by “Make Mine a Double” barbershop quartet.

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Feb 152017
 

Consistent with the theme of ” A LITTLE ROTARY AND A LOT OF FUN” first espoused by the late J. Lambert ” Lambo ” Schwartz, past director of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise established the “member classification of Bob”, which was acknowledged at a recent club meeting. Pictured above (left to right) are members: Bob Squatriglia,Bob White and Bob Lepore. Each is a long -time Rotarian with a unique background and membership linked through the practice of “sharing Rotary” through sponsorship. Bob White, a Rotarian of 50 years, is a retired public school superintendent who upon retirement and relocation from New Jersey,later became the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise. Bob Squatriglia, a Rotarian of 39 years, was later sponsored by Bob White as he transferred membership from the Rotary Club of Conway. Squatriglia, in turn, sponsored Bob Lepore, a Rotarian of 23 years, who relocated from the Rotary Club of Brick (NJ). The three Bob’s total 132+ years of Rotary service.Squatriglia is Vice President Emeritus of Student Affairs,Coastal Carolina University, and Lepore is franchise owner of Fire House Subs and is a retired firefighter. The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meets each Wednesday at 7:00 am in Beef OBrady’s,located in the Carolina Forest Kroger Mall. Visitors are always invited to attend and enjoy a free breakfast while learning about service opportunities in our community.

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Feb 152017
 

A special moment between two long -time friends and fellow PDGS , Bob Squatriglia (left) and
David Michaux ,III (right) as Bob presented David with a suitably decorated post hole digger as a ” departing the District memento “. Bob and Betty Squatriglia are relocating from Conway (District 7770) to Fort Mill ( District 7750) next month, after nearly forty years in Conway and our  district.The move will place them within nmt 35 mins from their four children and 11 grandchildren in the DelWebb Carolina Orchards community.
Bob is Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University, where he was known as “Dr.Bob”, and David is Past Director of Rotary International. The tool is suitably wrapped with a “Carolina Blue ” ribbon on the handles and a “Rotary gold” ribbon on the blades, also  denoting the “blue and gold of Rotary”. Squatriglia served as District Secretary to then District Governor Michaux in 1984 -85, and Aide to the Director to then RI Director Michaux in 2000-2002, and General Chairman of Michaux’s Zone 33-34 institute in 2000-1. Squatriglia served as District Governor in 1987-88. The inscription on the handle reads” to D 3, a P.H.D. from a Ph.D.”, (sic) a Post Hole Digger from a  Ph.D.( Dr.Squatriglia). Both PDGs always subscribed to the late PDG and PRID J.Lambert (Lambo) Schwartz credo of ” a Little Rotary and a Lot of Fun”-and this memento event  is in that same tradition of their dear friend and longtime mentor.

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Feb 152017
 

The Rotary Club of Okatie and Bluffton Self Help are pleased to announce the 2017 Feed the Children fundraiser. This year, our event will take place from Tuesday, February 7th until Wednesday, February 15th . Feed the Children was created with a simple purpose – to help alleviate hunger and food insecurity for children throughout Bluffton. When dining at the restaurants below, diners are provided with a donation envelope when they cash out their bill. This is an opportunity to make an immediate impact in the fight against hunger in our area. All Donations will go to Bluffton Self Help to help them refill the food pantry. This year our participating restaurants are: Sigler’s Rotisserie and Seafood, The Cottage, Dolce Vita, Fat Pattie’s, Captain Woody’s, Old Town Dispensary, and the Farm. Please join us for this tasty fundraising opportunity. For questions, contact Juliana Leister with the Okatie Rotary at 843-384-8010.

Feb 032017
 

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Rotarians are being asked to help their communities around Valentine’s Day 2017

The 2017 Rotary Has Heart program is a Community Service Program which is a continuation from last

year’s program, originally initiated by PRIVP Anne L. Matthews and expanded by PRID Robert Hall and now continued by RID Joe Mulkerrin.  I would like all our 80 clubs in District 7770 to do a community service project in the 1st quarter of 2017 and let the community be aware of what Rotary is doing.  We can help those in need and improve Rotary’s image in each of our communities at the same time.  The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board consider this awareness a critical element in our membership strategy which is key to Rotary’s future.

Zone 33-34 Director Mulkerrin announced a recognition program in which all clubs and districts can participate.  Each Governor will select what is considered to be the best Rotary Has Heart club community service project with related publicity in the district.   A club president from Zone 33 and Zone 34 will receive 1,000 Paul Harris recognition points plus a certificate and be recognized at all events after the deadline (March 31, 2017).  The two club presidents can use the 1,000 recognition points to honor a Rotarian or non-Rotarian who has made a significant contribution to their community. The District Governors in each Zone with the highest percentage of participation will receive a painting by George Lewis to auction off to raise funds for PolioPlus or a Water Project or one of the six Areas of Focus.

Each club may decide for itself how it wants to participate. It could be something as simple as donating money to an established program or something as complex as organizing a full-fledged club service project all following the six areas of focus. While this is first and foremost a Community Service Project, it is also a chance for us to show thousands of communities throughout our zones what Rotarians can do to Serve Humanity.

 

  • Reduced meals at a meeting with the cost difference donated to fight hunger in your community.
  •  Provide food or related supplies to a needy organization in your community
  •  Back Pack Buddies
  • Harvest Hope
  • Work with your local food pantry or food providers i.e. Meals On Wheels

Send your pictures and information about your event to Rotary7770News@gmail.com

Feb 032017
 

Interact Club of Hilton Head Island High School sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island

braved cold temperatures and bitter winds this past Saturday and participated in their monthly

“Beach Sweep” of Mitchellville Beach Park as part of their monthly commitment to Community

Service. Contact Paul Heitmann at paulheitmannrotary@gmail.com for more information or adopt

your own beach by going to www.mycoast.org Interact Club of Hilton Head Island High School

participates in a “Beach Sweep” every month on the 3 rd Saturday of the month, weather permitting.

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Jan 242017
 

Fellowship Event at Hudson’s

 

Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island fellowship event at Hudson’s Seafood House on The Docks on Friday January 20th.   DG Sandee Brooks, PDG Bernie Riedel, DGE David Tirard enjoyed socializing with over 60 Rotarians and their spouses.  The next fellowship event is planned for February 17th from 5:30-7:00 at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks.  Contact Paul Heitmann (paulheitmannrotary@gmail.com) for more information.  All clubs are welcome!

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Jan 242017
 

Rotary Club of Little River’s first Social of the New Year. Our location for the first Social of 2017 was held at Clark’s Seafood & Chophouse 720 U.S. 17 N, Little River 843-399-8888. Clark’s provided the perfect setting for our members and guests to enjoy a beautiful evening. Attentive service and great food combined to ensure a fantastic time was had by all. Special thanks to their staff for their efforts.

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