Spring Valley Awards Scholarships

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Jun 192017


Continuing a twenty-nine year tradition

SV Rotary Scholarship press release 6.16.17

The Spring Valley Rotary Club recognized six outstanding local high school students with a $1500 scholarship at a recent club lunch meeting.

The scholarship recipients from Spring Valley High School are: Paige Ashworth who plans to attend Clemson University majoring in architecture; Maya Ingram, enrolling at the University of South Carolina majoring in biological sciences and Litzel Martinez-Garcia who will attend Columbia College as a speech pathology major. Recipients from Ridgeview High School are: Lahsen Grich who will attend the University of South Carolina majoring in nursing; Tajah Pinkard enrolling at Spelman College majoring in psychology and Dasya’ Young who will attend Furman University majoring in biology.

Selection is based on the student’s academics, extracurricular involvement, financial need and an interview. Awards were made by the club’s scholarship committee led by Rotarian Denise Barth. The club provides applications to high school guidance counselors in February and selections are made annually in April. Spring Valley Rotary has been awarding these scholarships for the past twenty-nine years with proceeds from the club’s annual pecan sale. The club provides six scholarships annually for local students as part of the club’s service to the community.

Founded in 1978, the Rotary Club of Spring Valley has 110 members dedicated to service above self.  Rotary is the world’s oldest service organization (founded in 1905) and is one of the largest global humanitarian service organizations. Visit www.springvalleyrotary.com or contact Sharleen Craig at 803-917-0053 for more information.  The club meets for an excellent buffet lunch and program every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Northeast Presbyterian Church located at 601 Polo Road.

SV Rotary Scholarships 4.27.17

Photo caption:

Spring Valley Rotary Scholarship committee member Patricia Fernald and Club President Wendy Fuess are pictured with six graduating seniors who received a 2017 Rotary scholarship. They are (left to right), from Spring Valley High School: Paige Ashworth, Maya Ingram and Litzel Martinez-Garcia and from Ridgeview High School: Lahsen Grich, Dasya’ Young and Tajah Pinkard.

Five Points Rotary Program

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Jun 022017
Once a year the Five Points Rotary Club has a Teacher Appreciation Day. Teachers and the Principals attending the meeting and teachers are given a plaque and gift certificate.
This is one of our best programs of the year. Thank you Derek Gruner for arranging this program. And thank you Emerson Smith for the photo.
pictured l/r: T=teacher; P=Principal
(Rosewood ES) T-Heather Gilbert, P-Elizabeth Williams
(AC Moore‎ ES) T-Randall Clamp, P-Luvenia Baker
(Dreher HS) ‎P-Jeanne Stiglbauer, T-Rebecca Smith-Hill
(S. Kilbourne ES) P-Samantha Carlisle, T-Maylin Tennis
(St Martin de Porres) P-Sister Roberta Fulton, T-Doris Arvelo
(Hand MS) T-Robert Harris, P-Brian Goings

Special item…very unusual……historical event

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Jun 022017
PDG Jimmie Williamson was installed as eighth president of the North Carolina Community
College System on Monday,April 10, and several D. 7770 PDG’s attended.
Shown , left to right,are:
PRID David Michaux,III, Betty Squatriglia,Sarah Michaux, PDG Williamson, and PDG
Bob Squatriglia. Since Jimmie was the “bow tie governor”, Michaux and Squatriglia dressed in the “uniform of the day”—bow ties!


Councilman Speaks to Rotary

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Jun 022017

Horry County Councilman Johnny Vaught spoke to the Rotary Club of Carolina Sunrise at the breakfast meeting on April 5. He discussed and answered questions on a number of issues, including the Council’s efforts to improve the parking rates in the city of Myrtle Beach for county residents who do not live in Myrtle Beach, the status of several roads projects, the suit (regarding bears) to stop paving International Drive, the issues involved if Carolina Forest wished to incorporate, and the matter where a resident asked for a special zoning exception involving chickens in a residential area.

Breakfast meetings of The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise are held every Wednesday from 7 to 8 am at Beef O’Brady’s in the Carolina Forest Shopping Center. Guests are always welcomed.

For more information visit CarolinaForestRotary.org or call (843) 903-1223.

Solicitor Richardson-speaks to Conway Rotary Club

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Jun 022017

Bill Long, 90 Year Old Birthday Boy and Perfect attendance Rotarian introduces  Mr. Jimmy Richardson, Our Solicitor, to The Rotary Club of Conway.  Mr. Richardson, gave us an update from his department and what is being implemented to try and get a handle on the Herion epidemic in our area.


Florence Rotary Club prepares Beauty Trail

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Jun 022017

The Rotary Beauty Trail in Florence opened on April 2nd with new signage and a burst of color.  The trail features azaleas, yellow jessamine, dogwoods, and wisteria throughout Florence’s historic residential area. This annual project involves a large number of club members (pictured here.)


More info may be found at http://www.scnow.com/news/article_717a3bea-1347-11e7-a476-a714781d9657.html

Summerville Evening Rockin The Ville & Weston Cup Golf Tournament

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Apr 222017
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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.

Click Here for Event Ticket Information

Friday May 5 at 1 PM and Saturday May 6, 2017 at 5 PM


Alzheimer’s CART Gala Event Scheduled for July 22, 2017

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Apr 202017


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.

Link to sharable Invitation

Link to Sponsor Form

Link to Sponsor Benefits Form

Apr 142017

You are invited to a night out at the ballpark.  Friday, May 19, 2017 has been designated as Rotary Night with the Columbia Fireflies.  It will be an opportunity for Rotary club members to have a great social time.  Tickets are $9.00 each and food vouchers are $5.00.  We will all sit together along the first base line and have a great time.  Bring your family and friends and join us for a wonderful time together at the ballpark.


Conway Rotarian Honored with the Distinguished Service Award

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Apr 142017

Livingston presented Conway Rotary Distinguished Service Award


George Livingston was presented the Dr. Carl Busbee Distinguished Service Award  at a recent special meeting of the Conway Rotary Club.  Livingston is a Past President and an active member of the Conway Rotary Club.  Altman was selected by Steve Williams, the previous award winner.   (L-R Steve Williams and George Livingston.)


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