Carolina Forest Rotary Krispy Kreme Dash

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Sep 142017
 

Carolina Forest Rotary Krispy Kreme Dash

What do doughnuts and runners have in common? Participation in the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest 5K fundraiser for their annual community youth service projects! Competitors in this USATF certified event will have the option of competing in the Doughnut Challenge or as a Casual Participant.  Those confident in their Running and Doughnut Eating capabilities will run half the 5K course and then eat one dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts before continuing on with the second half of the race for an opportunity to win prizes and awards.  Since the course has been measured and certified, area runners can also strive to beat their personal best times.  Best of all, it’s all for a great cause!

The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise has a variety of service projects that cater to the young children and students in our local community. Proceeds for the Carolina Forest Rotary Krispy Kreme Dash will go to fund annual service projects the Rotary Club sponsors throughout the year. Examples of these programs are the P Cubed project:  Happy Feet, Clothing Closet, School Supplies, and The Dictionary Project. Each of these projects targets a specific need with young children and families in our community such as literacy advancement, and financial assistance.

Of course we have an alternate option to being a competitor for the faint of heart. You can register as a casual runner/walker where you can just take home your dozen doughnuts after the race rather than scarfing them down at the half waypoint. All participants of the Carolina Forest Rotary Krispy Kreme Dash will receive a race t-shirt to go along with their one dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts. T-shirts are guaranteed if registered prior to October 23rd.

The race will be held on Saturday, November 4th at 8:00am. The USATF certified course will begin on Greenleaf Circle in Myrtle Beach, adjacent to the new Krispy Kreme on Rodeo Drive. For both the competitor and casual runner/walker registration, the race fee is $30 with a $2.50 sign up fee until September 30th. After September 30th, the race fee will increase to $35 plus the $2.50 sign up fee. Registration will be taken online prior to the race at https://goo.gl/Q6r8mv. Hope to see you there! Please contact Kevin Kristick for questions or sponsorship opportunities at cvmbghunter@yahoo.com.

Spring Valley Rotary Club sponsors Gift of Life patient

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Sep 142017
 

The journey began September 8th for our Gift of Life patient, 8-year-old Lourdes Iputi from American Samoa. Thanks to Dr. Stu Hamilton for coordinating this very special project for the Spring Valley Rotary Club. Her first outpatient procedure is set for Thursday, Sept 14 at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital in Columbia. Pediatric Opthalmologist Dr. Alexander Pogrebniak will be doing a “complex extracapsular cataract removal.”  The second eye will be then be done on Sept. 21st. Dr. Hamilton, a retired pediatrician, identified this child as a possible Gift of Life patient while on a medical mission trip this summer in American Samoa. In cooperation with the Mission of Hope and Rotary’s Gift of Life program, and with lots of work on Dr. Hamilton’s part, this child will be given the gift of sight.
Rotary…..we make a difference.

News from Summerville Rotary Club

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Sep 142017
 

SCDOT District 1 Commissioner Robby Robbins visited Summerville Rotary to give an update on the road work made possible by the roads bill.

Member Fred Hoose was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow (x2). Pictured left to right: Herman Dixon, Fred Hoose, Jaye Elliott

Economic Development Pays Off for Central South Carolina

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Sep 132017
 

Eight of the state’s central region counties are enjoying the fruits of economic development efforts seeking new business and employment – to the tune of investments totaling over $12 billion and creation of more than 68,000 jobs.  That’s what Capital Rotary Club members heard from Sept. 13 guest speaker Mike Briggs, shown talking with Rotarian Andy Markl (back to camera).  Since 1997, Briggs has been president and CEO of the Central SC Alliance, a regional public-private partnership dedicated to stimulating economies in Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties as well as the City of Columbia.  The alliance has been especially successful in boosting global investment.  Briggs said more than 22,000 workers in the area are employed by foreign affiliates, and there are businesses from over two dozen countries represented region wide.  He said the most important keys to continuing economic expansion are (1) a workforce dedicated to becoming more highly skilled and (2) an abundance of suitable buildings and site locations to quickly accommodate business needs.

 

 

Lottery Chief Touts Public Gaming for Public Good

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Sep 072017
 

Matthew Pollard (center), a member of Capital Rotary’s programs committee, welcomes South Carolina Education Lottery chief operating officer Tony Cooper (left) and assistant controller Brian Ford to the club’s Sept. 6 meeting.  Cooper told Rotarians the lottery is not gambling but rather “public gaming for the public good” because proceeds fund higher education scholarships, K-12 school programs, and community resources including libraries and ETV.  Since the lottery started selling tickets in January 2002 it has resulted in education appropriations of more than $4.6 billion to counties all across the state.  Cooper has overseen day-to-day lottery operations since start-up.  Previously he was executive director of the District of Columbia Lottery & Charitable Games Board and was president of the Powerball Game Group.

Minor League Baseball Honors Local Rotarian

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Sep 062017
 

Capital Rotarian Abby Naas has been named Female Executive of the Year for the South Atlantic League.  Naas joined the staff of the Columbia Fireflies minor league baseball team in January 2015 as marketing and public relations vice president.  She became a Capital club member later that same year.  Naas now will be the South Atlantic League’s nominee for the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award, an industry-wide honor presented annually by Rawlings and minor league baseball.  Prior to joining the Fireflies, Nass was twice named Midwest League Female Executive of the Year while working for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in Indiana. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Fireflies)

Rotary Donation Helps Feed Hungry Kids

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Sep 062017
 

Capital Rotary president Blake DuBose presents a $1,000 check supporting child feeding to Denise Holland, CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank.  The funds will go for (1) a BackPack Program providing child-friendly, nutritious, easy-to-open food to last the weekend for needy children and (2) the Kids Café Program serving an average of 300 children over 3,100 nutritious, warm meals monthly at 13 after-school sites including churches, community centers and Boys & Girls Clubs.  DuBose said Harvest Hope has worked since 1981 to alleviate childhood hunger, a concern embraced by Rotary International worldwide.

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.

Florence Breakfast Growing Membership

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Sep 062017
 

The Florence Breakfast Rotary Club was excited to welcome three new members this morning. Jesus Cruz, Sandy Allen and Celly Kahn became Rotarians held this morning along with their sponsors. Welcome all to the Florence Breakfast Rotary Club.

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