The Georgetown Rotary Club is involved in many efforts to make its community a better place. Every month, the club serves lunch at the Friendship Place, a service that it has fulfilled for a number of years. For more than 14 years, the Friendship Place has fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless and worked to creatively and cost-effectively meet the unmet needs of the citizens of Georgetown county.
The club is honored to be a part of such a worthwhile organization and playing it’s part in, “Meeting Needs And Touching Lives Together” in the community. For more information about the Friendship Place, visit their website at http://friendshipplaceinc.
Summerville Evening Rotary Club presents a five thousand dollar contribution check to Doors To Freedom. Doors to Freedom has been established to provide a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to experience a transformed life. It’s vision is to lovingly support each individual as she overcomes her traumatic past and receives total restoration: body, soul, and spirit. We are committed to providing a place, free of charge, for these girls to call home. Through guided personal growth, life skills training, vocational training and academic education she will find new life, restored hope, and a beautiful future. More information can be found on their website.
Social media and the Internet make it easier to spread “fake news” today, but there are several key factors for judging the reliability of what we hear and see reported locally and nationally, according to John Monk, a writer for The State newspaper since 1997. Monk was Capital Rotary’s Nov. 15 guest speaker, sharing what he’s learned after some 40 years as a journalist in South Carolina. To judge a story’s merits, Monk suggested readers or listeners should: (1) see if the story comes from a major news organization that carefully checks facts before publication; (2) consider the personal reputation and reliability of the reporter; and (3) remember that news is a “continuing conversation” that “hopefully is not the final word.” He told Rotarians that “there is a good deal of evidence that propaganda spreads through fake news.” Monk is a Maryland native, attended Davidson College and spent five years as Washington correspondent for The Charlotte Observer.
World Polio Day 2017 Viewing and Rotary Club Polio Fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Cheraw joined the historic progress toward a polio-free world, while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease in Chesterfield, SC, on World Polio Day 2017. Rotary Club of Cheraw President Hough-Everage hosted a World Polio Day Broadcast at the Chesterfield County Library, Main Street, Chesterfield, SC, with light refreshments being served.
Then on Wednesday, October 25, the Cheraw Rotary Club members held a club fundraiser for polio at their regular club meeting. Foundation Chair Kim Williamson painted “pinkies purple” for attending donors at both events. In addition the Rotary Club co-sponsored a walk in Chesterfield, SC, on the previous Saturday to get the word out about World Polio Day to the community.
On Veteran’s Day, the Rotary Club of Little River helped dedicate the Rotary House at the Veterans Welcome Home & Resource Center in Little River. The club has strongly supported the Veterans Center since it began. Rotarians pictured from left to right are: Roland Meyer, Don Brainerd, Donna Levinski, President Paula Yanis, Craig Hill, Vickie Harrison and Jackie Andrews.