Sep 132016

Mt Pleasant Rotary welcomes our 2016-17 Rotary Youth Exchange student, Luiza Jacome Buczynski, shown arriving at the Charleston airport from Brazil. Luiza is shown with PDG Lou Mello, Sophia Zimmermann and her son Max. Sophia will be the first Host Family for Luiza, who will be attending Wando High School.


Sep 122016

This month’s Social was held at Key West Crazy Restaurant & Bar located at 4492 Waterfront Ave. in Little River. A great time was had by the members of the Rotary Club of Little River and our guests. The beautiful view, tasty food and fantastic service combined to make it a wonderful night for all. Please check back in the coming days for the location of next month’s festivities. Remember the first Tuesday of every month will have us showing the love to a local business. Come join us and spend some time with the “Little Club With A Big Heart “.

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Sep 012016
Longtime Capital Rotarians Tommy Phelps (left) and Mark Bokesch (right) have been recognized for giving to the Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable corporation that funds world understanding and peace programs. They were thanked by David Boucher, Foundation gifts chairman and Capital Rotary’s immediate past president. Phelps and Bokesch are each Paul Harris Fellows plus-one, representing an initial $1,000 contribution, plus an additional $1,000. Phelps - Bokesch 2

Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise inducts new member James Steadman

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Aug 192016
James Steadman ( third from left) became the newest  member of the  Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise recently, and is shown receiving his Rotary lapel pin from his wife, Andrea(center) as furnished by Club President Kevin Kristick (left) as Inductor Bob Squatriglia ( right) looks on. Steadman is assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of South State Bank, Carolina Forest. He is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University and Leadership Grand Strand. He and wife Andrea, also a CCU graduate, are the parents of daughter, Elyana.  The Carolina Forest club meets each Wednesday at 7:00 am at Beef O’Brady’s in the Kroger – Carolina Forest Mall and cordially invites guests to attend and learn about opportunities to serve our community.
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Thank you.
Bob Squatriglia
Aug 172016

St. Andrews-Charleston RC welcomes Enzo from France.  The new Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) year has begun and St. Andrews-Charleston RC is hosting Enzo.  He is 16 years old and will be attending James Island Charter High School.  Enzo is from a small town called Saint Doulchard.  He plays tennis and the piano.  He will be a junior in high school.
The Rotary Club of St. Andrews has participated in RYE for many years. The club Youth Exchange Officer is Rory Parsley. Pete Dubay serves as the club Rotary Youth Exchange Counselor is pictured here with Enzo as he arrived at the Charleston airport.
If you know any interested students who would like to study abroad in 2017-18, please contact Vicki Tatum at Children and grandchildren of Rotarians are welcome to participate!image1

Aug 152016
Capital Rotary member Neda Beal is honored as the club’s 2016 Columbia Capital Rotarian of the Year by past president David Boucher (left) and Blake DuBose, president-elect for 2017-2018.  Beal was recognized for guiding service projects in local flood relief, in distributing dictionaries to third-graders in Richland School District One and in volunteering at Harvest Hope Food Bank.  She serves on the club’s 2016-2017 board of directors and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, signifying donations to the Rotary Foundation that funds international charitable programs. Neda Beal Rotarian of Year 2016  
Aug 072016
exchange student arrival The Varn family recently welcomed the Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s 16/17 exchange student Manuela Amhof from Switzerland at the Charleston International Airport. Manu (her nickname) will attend Bishop England High School this year as a senior. Thank you Scott and Laura Varn for hosting the first portion of her stay on Daniel Island, and for sharing this picture of her arrival in Charleston!
Aug 042016
Catherine Glen, a Global Grant Scholar for 2016-2017, is welcomed to Capital Rotary’s weekly meeting by president Tommy Gibbons.  The 2011 University of South Carolina graduate taught special education students in rural Japan for the past three years.  Her Rotary Global Grant scholarship funds a year of graduate study at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, hosted by the Rotary Club of Belfast.  Glen is seeking a master’s degree in the psychology of childhood adversity.  She formerly worked with youth in treatment for substance abuse and mood disorders at the Medical University of South Carolina and was a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer. ???????????????????????????????
Jul 252016
Charter membersChip & Ann 20151202_081219_resized Chip Lyerly: It is with great sadness that we make this posting. Our club lost a dear friend and founding member on Thursday July 21, 2016. Chip Lyerly’s service will be held on Friday July 30th,  2016 at 2:00PM at St. Simon and St Jude Episcopal Church, 1110 Kinley Rd, Irmo.  Please continue to keep Michelle and family in your prayers. Chip was an active member of our club and we have many fond memories of his “Service above Self” acts, particularly organizing the youth shadowing project. H
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