Coastal Carolina University Rotaract club installs new officers, 2017-18. (left to right) Margaret Head, President; Skyler Burgess,Public Image,Director;Jennifer Sheprow, Treasurer;Lovenia Williams,Vice President;Griffin Amberson,Secretary; Lucia Zats,public Image, assistant Director. The Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise, and is the premier club chartered in Rotary International District 7770, which includes 80 Rotary Clubs in the midlands and coastal areas of South Carolina. The Rotaract club inducted 19 new members at this same club meeting, and also acknowledged the successful leadership of retiring club officers.
Consistent with the theme of ” A LITTLE ROTARY AND A LOT OF FUN” first espoused by the late J. Lambert ” Lambo ” Schwartz, past director of Rotary International, the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise established the “member classification of Bob”, which was acknowledged at a recent club meeting. Pictured above (left to right) are members: Bob Squatriglia,Bob White and Bob Lepore. Each is a long -time Rotarian with a unique background and membership linked through the practice of “sharing Rotary” through sponsorship. Bob White, a Rotarian of 50 years, is a retired public school superintendent who upon retirement and relocation from New Jersey,later became the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise. Bob Squatriglia, a Rotarian of 39 years, was later sponsored by Bob White as he transferred membership from the Rotary Club of Conway. Squatriglia, in turn, sponsored Bob Lepore, a Rotarian of 23 years, who relocated from the Rotary Club of Brick (NJ). The three Bob’s total 132+ years of Rotary service.Squatriglia is Vice President Emeritus of Student Affairs,Coastal Carolina University, and Lepore is franchise owner of Fire House Subs and is a retired firefighter. The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meets each Wednesday at 7:00 am in Beef OBrady’s,located in the Carolina Forest Kroger Mall. Visitors are always invited to attend and enjoy a free breakfast while learning about service opportunities in our community.
Beaufort resident Nick Hunt is the 2016 recipient of the Rotary Bowl, the Rotary Club of Beaufort’s highest honor. Nick is the 53rd Rotarian to receive the Bowl, which was first awarded in 1936. It is not presented every year, but only when the Rotary Club of Beaufort believes they have a member of who has exhibited significant civic responsibility over time.
For more than 40 years, Nick Hunt has worked tirelessly in both his Rotary Club and his community. He served with the local United Way for five years, he was on the board of the Salvation Army for five years, he recently completed two years as a board member of his church, and he has been a guardian with power of attorney for numerous patients with dementia at Summit Place.
Nick joined the Rotary Club of Beaufort in 1977, and became President of the Club at age 36.
Most notable among Nick’s many achievements has been his and his wife Rosemary’s involvement with the Youth Exchange Program and the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships.
A respected businessman in the Beaufort community, Nick Hunt is the 2016 recipient of the Rotary Club of Beaufort’s most prestigious awards.
A special moment between two long -time friends and fellow PDGS , Bob Squatriglia (left) and
David Michaux ,III (right) as Bob presented David with a suitably decorated post hole digger as a ” departing the District memento “. Bob and Betty Squatriglia are relocating from Conway (District 7770) to Fort Mill ( District 7750) next month, after nearly forty years in Conway and our district.The move will place them within nmt 35 mins from their four children and 11 grandchildren in the DelWebb Carolina Orchards community.
Bob is Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University, where he was known as “Dr.Bob”, and David is Past Director of Rotary International. The tool is suitably wrapped with a “Carolina Blue ” ribbon on the handles and a “Rotary gold” ribbon on the blades, also denoting the “blue and gold of Rotary”. Squatriglia served as District Secretary to then District Governor Michaux in 1984 -85, and Aide to the Director to then RI Director Michaux in 2000-2002, and General Chairman of Michaux’s Zone 33-34 institute in 2000-1. Squatriglia served as District Governor in 1987-88. The inscription on the handle reads” to D 3, a P.H.D. from a Ph.D.”, (sic) a Post Hole Digger from a Ph.D.( Dr.Squatriglia). Both PDGs always subscribed to the late PDG and PRID J.Lambert (Lambo) Schwartz credo of ” a Little Rotary and a Lot of Fun”-and this memento event is in that same tradition of their dear friend and longtime mentor.
Blythewood Rotary Club member, Dr. Cheryl Guy, recently appeared on the nationally televised game show, Jeopardy! A long-time fan of the game, Dr. Guy has been trying to become a contestant for nearly 30 years. In January 2016, she took the online test, along with 70,000 other adults. In May, she was invited to audition in Charleston, SC. This was her third audition in the last 10 years. Finally, in September, the call came to fly to California for a taping of the show. On January 12, 2017, her show aired and she won in an exciting Final Jeopardy to become the Jeopardy champion and return for a second show on January 13. On the second show, despite having the lead going into finals, she missed the question and finished in 2nd place for the day. However, it was an exciting experience and a dream come true. Cheryl spoke to the Blythewood Club about her experience and many members of the club attended a viewing party for the Jan. 12 show. She has also been invited to speak to the Spring Valley Rotary Club on February 9, 2017.
Members of the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise enjoyed an interesting panel of members on the dual subjects :” The History of Rotary and Our Club, and Why I am a Rotarian”, and,consistent with the theme of “Rotary has Heart” ,,canned goods were collected and presented to the Churches Assisting People (CAP) program based in Conway. Members above (left to right) are:Past District Governor Bob Squatriglia,long time member Ralph Jones, Charter Club President Bob White, and one year member James Steadman. The Club meets each Wednesday at 7:00am in Beef OBrady’s,located in the Carolina Forest- Kroger Mall, and visitors Invited to attend, enjoy a free breakfast and learn about our community and opportunities to serve consistent with the Rotary theme of “service above self”.
Bruce Clemens, an active Rotarian in Guatemala who now lives in Bluffton, spoke to the Bluffton Rotary Club about his current project in San Lucas, Guatemala, through his company Agua del Pueblo, which was formed in 1972. The peoples of San Lucas on the edge of Lake Atitlan have no sewer system and are using polluted waters of the lake as their drinking water source. The project is working to pull water from the deepest area, where the water is not affected by pollution to provide the town with a clean source. Working with Rotary Clubs and Rotary International grants to finance this project and provide education to the people of Guatemala is a major focus for Bruce and his company. Bruce regularly travels to Guatemala with students researching Global Sustainability. For more information contact Bruce at email@example.com or check this link:http://www.aguadelpueblo.org/