Mar 262017
 
Capital Rotary president Tommy Gibbons welcomes University of South Carolina senior Arianna Miskin to a recent club breakfast meeting.  Miskin hopes to qualify for a Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship to attend University College of London and earn a master’s degree in pediatrics and child health.  Successful Global Grant scholars may be funded for graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.  Miskin, a Brooklyn, NY native, earned two USC Honors College research grants and has been active in student government, homeless outreach, homecoming and numerous other campus activities.  She’s also been a volunteer for medical programs and afterschool child care during her collegiate career. Arianna Miskin Columbia Capital Rotary        
Mar 222017
 

It was “Ladies Day” at Spring Valley Rotary last week, when we inducted three new members, Brenda Milton, sponsored by Martie McParland and Patsy Brewer, Gwen Rawls, sponsored by Paula Matthews and Gina Pollack, sponsored by Stevie Johnson. Our club continues to have the highest percentage of women Rotarians in our District, just one of the many ways we are a diverse Rotary Club. Thanks to these members for sponsoring new members.

 

Brenda Milton is a retired Media Specialist in Richland District One with 31 years of service in the Army Reserves. She currently  volunteers with Richland School Districts 1 and 2, serving as a mentor to students and assisting teachers in the class room. Gina Pollack is First Citizens Bank Branch Manager and is new to Columbia as of September of 2015, relocating from Massachusetts. Gwen Rawls is the owner of Gwen Rawls Italian Shoe Boutique in Trenholm Plaza.
Welcome to our newest Spring Valley Rotarians.

 

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Mar 222017
 
Ms. Carla Schuessler, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Horry County, was the guest speaker at the March 15 meeting of the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise. In her talk she explained the work of the local Habitat, including how the organization works with individuals and families to purchase a home with an interest-free mortgage. The  process includes the selection of those who qualify, financial education and training in many areas to help ensure that the new home owner(s) will be successful.
More information on Habitat for Humanity, including volunteer opportunities, can be found at HabitatMB.org or by contacting Ms. Schuessler at (843) 650-8815 or Carla@habitatmb.org.
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 where Krogers is located. Guests are always welcomed. For more information visit CarolinaForestRotary.org or call (843) 903-1223.
Rotary’s motto is “Service Before Self”
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Mar 222017
 

The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner welcomes the following speakers for the remaining meetings in March:

 

March 16th : David McNair and Stephanie Mangini – Volvo

March 23rd : Greg Cook, Banks Construction – Nexton Interchange

March 30th : Clint Eisenhauer, Senior VP – South Carolina Ports Authority

 

Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for the 2nd Annual Taste of Berkeley Wine Tasting at the Old Santee Canal Park, Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 7:00pm.   Tickets are on sale now for $25 per person.  Please contact Julie Metts at  julie.metts@santeecooper.com if you are interested in purchasing tickets.

 

The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner meets each Thursday at 12:30pm at Gilligan’s Restaurant in Moncks Corner.

Mar 222017
 

Poetry Night at the Florence Library

 

February 27, 2017 (Florence, SC) – The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library will host “Poetry Night at the Library” on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Local poet and former Florence County Library employee, Gloria D. Wilson, will be hosting this fun evening where you can express yourself along with fellow poetically inclined folks. Attendees can bring one poem or one page of poetry to share, or if they don’t have a poem to share, they are welcome to come anyway and support Florence’s poets.

This workshop is for adults 18 and over and is made possible by Friends of Florence County Library. Admission is free but space is limited and registration is required. Call the Reference Desk at 843-413-7074 to register or visit www.florencelibrary.org for more information.  The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library is located at 509 S. Dargan Street in Florence.

Mar 132017
 

Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise guest speaker-member- Bob Squatriglia (right) appears above with current Club president Kevin Kristick (left) and Club president-elect (2017-18) Elizabeth Howland (center) at a recent meeting. Squatriglia’s club valedictory (he and Betty are relocating to Fort Mill,SC this month) was in three parts: ” Why I am a Rotarian”, “How I came to Conway  and Coastal Carolina University”,” Making CCU a Better Place”.He served as Rotary International District 7770 Governor in 1987-88, is Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs at CCU, and was in that position and also consultant , 1977-2010. The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meets at 7:00 am every Wednesday at Beef Obradys, Kroger-Carolina Forest Mall. Guests are cordially invited to attend and enjoy a free breakfast while learning about our community and opportunities to serve others consistent with the Rotary motto : “Service Above Self”.

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Mar 132017
 

Women Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Beaufort pose for a group photo to commemorate International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th. The guest speaker at the Club’s weekly meeting on Lady’s Island was Chelsea Roland (back row, 3rd from left), a former Rotary sponsored Youth Exchange student, who continued her education at the College of Charleston, then graduate studies in Vancouver, British Columbia through the Rotary Funded Studies Program.

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Mar 072017
 
Past president David Boucher (left) and sponsor Darren Foy (right) join in ceremonies inducting Walker Williams into the Capital Rotary Club.  Williams, a portfolio designer for Anchor Investment Management, is a Columbia native who earned a finance degree from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.  He was a banker, securities trader and small business owner for 11 years.  Williams is married to the former Laura Pinnell of Augusta; the couple has three children.  Williams also has been active in the Boy Scouts, the Hammond School board of directors, the vestry at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and the Executives Association of Greater Columbia. Walker Williams Columbia SC          
Mar 062017
 

Author and former Franciscan Monk Bill Beltz, from the Rotary Club of Oakatie (left) is congratulated by Rotary Cub of Beaufort President Willie Mack Stansell (right) following his March 1st presentation to the Rotary Club of Beaufort.  Bill spoke of his time as a Franciscan Monk and about his recently published book “The Buried War,” which told the story of his father, a World War II veteran who suffered from PTSD following his return from the Pacific Theater of Operations.

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Mar 062017
 
Each month, volunteers from the North Charleston Rotary Club assist the Lowcountry Food Bank. Through this community service project, club members help package the bulk food supplies for distribution to those in need.
We were excited to participate in the 2017 Rotary Has Heart program as we celebrated Valentine’s Day while helping the Food Bank’s effort to fight hunger in our community.
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(Pictured l-r: Ike Ryba, Ed Weiss, Jim Gooden, Jim Beltz (Club President), Kevin Isaac, Elizabeth Goodwin, and P.J. Johnson)
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