Feb 152017
 

News Release: Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island

Celebrates 50 Years of Community

Service

Date: February 5, 2017

For Release: February 9, 2017

For Further Information, Contact: Robert Oetjen (843) 689-1384

Hilton Head Island, SC. . . . The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island celebrated its 50 th anniversary last evening with a gala at the Sonesta Resort. Chartered in 1967, the Club is part of Rotary International, an

organization of business and professional people united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standard, and build peace and goodwill in the world. The Hilton Head club has played a major role in the development of the Town. Among its most recognized local achievements are:

  • Initiating the Island Rec Center;
  •  Building a permanent home for Deep Well;
  •  Expanding the Memory Matters facility;
  •  Providing more than $400,00 0 in college scholarships to local students;
  •  Recognizing annually student scholars, teachers, and public service officers;
  •  Implementing Safety Town for island children;
  •  Establishing the Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame at Honey Horn;
  •  Providing informational kiosks along the island’s bicycle paths;
  •  40 years of ringing the bell for the Salvation Army;
  •  25 years of volunteering for the Heritage Golf Tournament: and
  •  Broadening community service by giving birth to four other Rotaryclubs in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

As an active member of Rotary International, the Club has:

  • Provided more than $165,000 to support eradication of polio worldwide;
  •  Established the Gift of Life program to provide on Hilton Head life- changing reconstructive surgery to youth from underdeveloped counties;
  •  Sponsored student and professional exchange programs worldwide; and
  •  Sponsored safe water, disaster relief, medical, dental and mental
  • heath programs on four continents.

In recognition of its service, the Rotary Club of Hilton Head was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Community Organization of the Year Award in on three occasions. At last evening’s gala event, the Club

was presented proclamations of commendation from Mayor David Bennett and Congressman Mark Sanford.

 

As a 50 th anniversary gift to the community, the Rotary Club of Hilton Head island has developed a series of 50 attractive commemorative panels to be installed along the Island’s many miles of leisure paths. These panels will provide residents and visitors brief “factoids” on Hilton Head’s cultural heritage and natural history, as well as identify local points of interest

 

The Club’s 155 members are committed to continuing service here and abroad. Anyone interested in pursuing membership is invited to check out the Club’s website at www.hiltonheadrotary.org or to call the office at (843) 686-4100. The Club meets every Thursday at 12:30 pm at the Sea Pines country Club.

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Congratulations to the members of the Conway Rotary Club for becoming a 100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club. Asst. District Governor Drew Hanson presented Past President Shannon Jordan and President Amanda Brown with a banner representing the personal contribution of $100 by every member of the club to the Annual Fund during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The Conway Rotary Club has reached this goal for the past several years.

 

Also presented at this meeting was the E.R.E.Y. (Every Rotarian Every Year) Award for each member donating at least $100 annually). We are very proud of the Conway Rotary Club for reaching these outstanding goals.

 

Left to right in picture. Shannon Jordan (Past President), Amanda Brown (President) and Asst. District Governor Drew Hanson.

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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

Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise Learns About United Way Campaign

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Ms.Genie Sherard(left) President of the United Way of Horry County, and Club Member Bob Squatriglia (right) at a Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meeting in which the members learned that UWHC is at the 87% level of 2016-17 Campaign goal of $1.325 million.President Sherard described the three service impact areas: Health, Education and Financial Stability. She described the critical role of volunteers noting ” volunteers make good things happen in our community”,with 300 for Annual Day of Caring, 150 for Reading Day and that the 21 Board members reflect “pure volunteering “. She reported that Rotarian Bob Squatriglia has served UW in a variety of positions over thirty years,and that ” we will miss (departing) Dr.Bob and Betty terribly in the community and in our United Way family.” Persons interested in volunteering for United Way projects should call 843-347-5195 or go to www.UnitedWayHorry.org for more information. The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meets each Wednesday at 7:00am in Beef OBrady’s ,located in the Kroger-Carolina Forest Mall. All are cordially invited to attend a meeting ,enjoy breakfast,and learn more about our community and opportunities to serve in behalf of their Motto keep of”Service Above Self.””

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On Wednesday, January 25, 2017 the Rotary Club of Summerville held its annual recognition luncheon for First Responders at Sticky Fingers Restaurant in Summerville, SC. The club has recognized the service and dedication of specific responders who have distinguished their particular departments by their service, specific duty action and their overall commitment to serving the communities and departments they represent for several years. President Linda Art, (far right) and First Responders Committee chair Tom Russo, (far left) are pictured with the recipients and their leadership.

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On Saturday, January 14, the St. George Rotary Club hosted it’s first annual oyster roast fundraiser and social.  There were over 150 guests in attendance. Guests enjoyed a chili cook-off, door prizes, silent auction, and of course oysters! A good time was had by all!

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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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Jan 242017
 

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Please join Lagunitas Brewing Company for a Non-Profit Networking Mixer! Come meet our Community Giving and On-site Events team to learn more about how your Nonprofit can benefit from our Product Donation Program and utilize the two nonprofit spaces available for fundraisers at our new Taproom in Charleston!

EVENT DETAILS:

  • 3rd Floor Loft at Lagunitas TapRoom
    161 E Bay St
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • 4:20 pm Welcome, Mingle & Munchies
  • 4:40pm Presentation & Questions

Space is limited. Please rsvp only two guests per nonprofit.

We expect to reach capacity before the deadline of Monday, February 13, 2017, so don’t wait to RSVP.

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