Walterboro Rotary Club

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Nov 272017

The Walterboro Rotary Club was happy to serve soup at the Empty Bowls event.The funds raised help local churches operate their food pantries.

Dedication of the Rotary House

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Nov 272017

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.

Rotary – Cheraw – Veterans Program

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Nov 272017
The Rotary Club of Cheraw celebrated a veterans program last week at the regularly scheduled meeting.  The Cheraw High School Cadet Corp under the direction of Gunnery Sergeant Henry posted the colors at the program.
Guest speaker was SGM James T. Flemming (Ret).  A resident of Chesterfield county, Flemming was a team leader in Company C 75th Rangers during the Vietnam War.  Among other combat actions, he participated in the Rescue Mission in Grenada as a First Sergeant with the 82nd Airborne Division.  He culminated his career as Sergeant Major of G3 Operations for the 18th Airborne Corp, encompassing forty-two thousand troops and three Army Divisions: the 101st Air Assault Division; Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the 24th Infantry Division; Fort Steward Georgia.  He has established Flemming Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC; Flemming Funeral Home of Pageland, SC; Flemming Funeral Home of Cheraw, SC; and James Flemming Funeral Director, Charlotte, NC.  He is a licensed funeral director in North Carolina and South Carolina and serves on numerous boards and associations.
Forty-one guests comprised of military, veterans and spouses, attended the lunch meeting that was sponsored by the Rotarians in Cheraw.  Club President Hough-Everage is also a United States Army veteran with 7 1/2 years of active duty service.
At the conclusion of the program, Greg Sanderson was honored as the club’s Rotarian of the month for his outstanding work as committee chair for the recent golf tournament fundraiser.  This major fundraiser funds scholarships, Palmetto Girls State program, Interact Club at Cheraw High School, Cheraw High SAT Wall of Fame, and Christmas Gifts through Standing in the Gap Ministries, and various other community support organizations.

Cheraw Club – 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Nov 272017
The Rotary Club of Cheraw celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at Kevin Lear on Main Street in Cheraw, SC.  The club was chartered on November 10, 1967 and was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bennettsville.
Charter members of the club in 1967 were Jack Baker, Charles Ingram, M. L. Koontz, and Fred Harris.  Bill Kinney of the Bennettsville Rotary Club spoke at the program and shared a reading from the original minutes of the meeting where the members of Bennettsville Club approved the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Cheraw.
District 7770 Governor Gary Bradham was the keynote speaker and presented a certificate on behalf of Rotary International President Ian Risely.  In addition, Governor Bradham presented Club President A. L. Hough-Everage with her 8+ Paul Harris pin.  PDG Jimmie Williamson honored his father-in-law, Robert (Bob) Dickens, with a Paul Harris Fellow.
Cheraw Mayor Andy Ingram honored the club with a resolution, “On the Occasion of Their 50th Anniversary.”  Club President A. L. Hough-Everage presented each club member with a custom Rotary Club of Cheraw 50th Anniversary pin.
Kim Williamson chaired the planning committee for the anniversary program.  The Rotary Club of Cheraw is the home club of Past District Governor Jimmie Williamson.

Marine Anniversary and Veterans Day observances

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Nov 272017
Pictured  are the veterans who attended the Chicora  Rotary luncheon meeting in Myrtle Beach.  The second picture is Col. Jacobs, Pres. Blakely Roof and the speaker Marine  Lt. Col. Hal Laughlin.
Lt Col.Laughlin gave a very enlightening speech about veterans, the US Military with emphasis on the US Marine Corps and how they are deployed around the world.  It was a pleasure to have Lt. Col. Laughlin speak on the 242 Anniversary of the birthday of the Marines and the day before Veteran’s Day.
Lt. Col. Laughlin served as an infantry officer in the Marines for 23 years, retiring in 1996. He served around  the globe in a variety of command and staff positions. He is currently an adjunct research staff member of the Institute for the Defense Analysis (IDA).

Rotaract Club of CCU goes Glamping (Glamour Camping)

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Nov 272017


I hope all is well. I’ve attached another short article about the Rotaract glamping trip they had recently been on. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do. I’ve also attached an image with the photo credit to Theresa Calabrese.




Rotary Club of Beaufort Honors Outstanding Military Service Members

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Nov 272017








Unit commanders and their cadre from Beaufort’s three military installations nominated service men and women for recognition by the Rotary Club of Beaufort as their Service Members of the Year.  A committee comprised of Rotarians who are military veterans selected the most outstanding candidate from each of the installations, and they were honored at a military recognition ceremony hosted by the Rotary Club of Beaufort at its November 8th luncheon meeting.  Criteria for selection emphasized outstanding military service and significant volunteer activities benefiting the local community.

Pictured are (left to right):  Suzi Oliver, President, Rotary Club of Beaufort; Staff Sergeant Jessica C. Navarro, USMC, representing the Marine Corps Recruit Depot; Staff Sergeant Juan C. Maravilla, USMC, representing the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort; and Petty Officer Second Class Adam Henneman, representing the Naval Hospital Beaufort.

Each received a plaque and a check for $200.

The recognition ceremony was preceded by a presentation of the US flag and the flags of each of the military services conducted by a joint service color guard from area Jr. ROTC units – the Army from Bluffton High School, the Marine Corps from Battery Creek and Whale Branch High Schools; the Air Force by Beaufort High School, and the Navy by Hilton Head High School.

Dictionary Project Summerville Rotary

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Nov 272017



The Rotary Club of Summerville is in the midst of its 2017 Dictionary Project. More than 1,500 dictionaries have been delivered (or are on the way!) to 11 area schools, Trident Literacy and the Dorchester District Two English as Second Language program.  Pictured- Rotary Club of Summerville members at Cane Bay Elementary.

Summerville Rotary- World Polio Day

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Nov 272017

The Summerville Rotary Club partnered with their meeting site location, Sticky Fingers in Summerville, in support of World Polio Day. The restaurant agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from dinner sales on 10/24 in support of the worldwide effort. The event was promoted through members and on social media and raised $1072.65. Coupled with the matches from the District and the Gates Foundation, the event’s end result was a $4290.60 gift to end polio.

Rotary Club of Summerville: See what’s going on!!

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Nov 272017







Summerville Rotary Club honored the Student and Teacher of the month from Dubose Middle School. And Summerville YMCA CEO Gary Lukridge gave the club an insider’s look into the world of officiating high school football.

  • 221: SRC Student of the Month Chase Ringler and Teacher of the Month Jennifer Dreyer from DuBose Middle School, along with Chase’s parents, DMS Principal Ted Brinkley, SRC President Jaye Elliott, and Colin Martin.
  • 224: SRC heard from Gary Lukridge, CEO of Summerville Family YMCA, on football officiating.
  • 227: SRC received an update from the North Charleston Rotary Club on the Rotary Roundball Classic.



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