Rotary Night at the Ballpark will take place on Friday, May 4th at 7:05PM. Group seats are available and tickets can be purchased for $9 a person or $14 a person. The $14 a person option includes a voucher for chips, a hot dog, and a soda.
The honorary first pitch will be thrown our by a member of the club that has the most seats sold.
Please fill out the form below if you would like to attend.
Temperatures have broken in plenty of time for the Second Annual Putting for Pupils at the Coastal Carolina University Hackler Course.
Registration is just $75 for a day filled with golf, power networking and fun! Registration gets you eighteen holes of golf, an embroidered polo shirt, breakfast, lunch, swag bag and more. Sponsorships are available as well.
Proceeds from Putting for Pupils will go towards Rotary’s annual community projects such as the Dictionary Project, Clothing Closet, Happy Feet and P Cubed. All of these projects benefit students in our local schools.
To register, visit www.carolinaforestrotary.org
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 am Registration, 9:00 am Shotgun
Occasion: Carolina Forest Rotary Second Annual Putting for Pupils
Location: General James Hackler Golf Course, CCU, 107 Citadel Dr., Conway, SC
Contact: Dr. Kevin Kristic (843) 236-7383
Learn More: www.carolinaforestrotary.org or on Facebook @rotaryclubofcarolinaforest
The Carolina Forest Sunrise Rotary Club is an affiliate of Rotary International. The motto of Rotary is “Service above Self”. Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, and form friendships and professional connections while making a difference in their backyards and around the world. For more than 110 years, we’ve bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease. (www.rotary.org)
The Rotary Club of Bluffton, along with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Class of 2018 invites the public to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for
The Imagination Train playground area on Saturday, April 21 st at noon at Oscar Frazier Park.
The Imagination Train is a class project of the 2018 Leadership Class coordinated in conjunction
with the Field of Dreams makeover of the park playground area. Following the ribbon cutting,
attendees are invited to celebrate at the “Party in the Park.”
The Imagination Train project is part of a larger Field of Dreams and playground rejuvenation
project in Oscar Frazier Park. The playground project includes the addition of a 10-Spin and
“cool sand” turf feature and playground area expansion. The train will be the iconic signature
piece in the park and provide families a safe, interactive and historic place to gather and play.
Food will be available for purchase from food vendors Melly Mels, ‘Merican Border, and GMA
on Ice. Music and bouncy houses will be part of the fun. Free event, rain or shine.
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Oscar Frazier Park, 11 Recreation Court, Bluffton
Bring your own chair and blanket!
In conjunction with the ribbon cutting, The Rotary Club of Bluffton is celebrating 30 years of
service to others within our community. Past projects from the Bluffton Rotary Club include the
Rotary Community Center and the Field of Dreams park, built in 2004 and given to the Town.
The club, in partnership with the Town of Bluffton, is working on a park improvement project to
build upon the existing Field of Dreams and create an award-winning, very desirable park with
amenities for all members of the Bluffton and greater Bluffton community. Phase II of the
project, expected to be completed in the spring of 2019, will add a covered Pavilion with
restrooms. Other planned phases include an 8’ wide, quarter mile long walk-run pathway, a
formal event area and a “splash pad”.
On March 20, the Blythewood Rotary Club, in collaboration with students from Lake Carolina Elementary School – Lower Campus and members of Blythewood Presbyterian Church, planted fifty trees in celebration of Rotary International’s “The Year of the Tree.” The trees were planted on the property for the future location of the church.
The Rotary Club of Bluffton had several visitors on Wednesday, March 21 to recognize outstanding service from some members. District Governor Gary Bradham (photo 3) presented the recognitions, with help from Sandee Brooks, Immediate Past District Governor and Deborah Burt, Bluffton Rotary Club Foundation Director. Also on hand for the awards were David Tirard, District Governor Elect, and Assistant District Governor Nancy Riedel. Burt noted ”the Foundation is our charity and as Rotarians supporting the Foundation, it is our opportunity to personally support the work that we do in our communities and around the world. What better way to live a life of ‘Service Above Self’?”
Dan Wood, Steve Tilton, Dee Dee Graham, receiving recognition from DG Gary Bradham for their contributions as Benefactor or Bequest Society members.
DR Gary Bradham and past DG Sandee Brooks visit the Rotary Club of Bluffton to help with some Foundation awards.
District Governor Gary Bradham presents the recognitions
John Kirkland, Dani Breidung and Becki Hale are Bluffton Rotary Club’s newest Paul Harris Society members.
DG Gary Bradham recognized Rotary Club of Bluffton members for multiple Paul Harris achievements: Steve Miller (PHF + 5), Barry Connor (PHF + 8) and Deborah Burt (PHF + 6). Deborah, Steve and Barry are also PHF Sustaining members.
It’s been good to be back in China. After a nice, five week winter break, I’ve gotten back into the swing of things: teaching students, grading papers, volunteering, and living Chinese life. The major hilight for March was pulling off a Rotary Service event with my club members. Here’s a look at March’s adventures with Rotary.
As a child, helping others was an intrinsic part of my upbringing. And ever since I traveled to Ghana as a Rotary Global Ambassadorial Scholar (you can check out my 2014-2015 posts or visit snbutler1.blogspot.com) I have felt a strong need to continue to ‘serve above self’ through Rotary. Fortunately, joining the Rotary Club of Hangzhou has given me that opportunity. Last year, I proposed a Hot Chocolate Service Project idea to my club members. With their support, we were able to organize a Hot Chocolate on the West Lake event to support local Chinese children.
The children at New Sunshine (NSS) undergo treatment at a local hospital in Hangzhou (and at other hospitals around the country as NSS is a national organization). During their Leukiuma radiation treat, they often tire. And because of the nature of cancer, they can’t attend regular school with children their own age. NSS provides in-hospital education for these little ones. Through partnering with a local restaurant, we were able to raise thousands of RMB (Chinese currency) for these children.
Supporters, both foreign and local attended the event. Several of my coworkers joined, as well as Lions Club members from Shanghai. The weeklong fundraiser included a kick-off party and an appreciation night. We all enjoyed wonderful times eating and drinking hot chocolate at the scenic West Lake.
This is what Rotary is all about: having fun and building friendly relations while serving others. I’m so glad that my club members rallied around me, and after four months of planning and collaboration, we were able to have a great event! Rotary Clubs are not plentiful in China, and the government restricts a great deal of our efforts, but fortunately we were able to make this project happen and do good in the community.
This ends the post for March. For April, I’ll discuss my exploration of the beachside town of Xiamen, China!
At the club meeting on March 14, 2018, meeting, President Hough-Everage announced the awards that the Rotary Club of Cheraw earned at the recent district conference. Five Cheraw Rotarians attended the District 7770 Conference at Myrtle Beach on March 9 – 11, 2018. They were Club President Hough-Everage, Assistant Governor-elect Sherrie Chapman, Past District Governor Jimmie Williamson, Foundation Chair Kim Williamson and Club Fundraiser Committee Chair Mel West.
The following awards were presented to the Cheraw club and members at the conference:
1) Rotary International District 7770; Rotary: Making a Difference, 2017-2018, Small Club of the Year Finalist
2) District 7770 Club Leadership Citation: To receive the Club Leadership Citation, a club must develop plans and achieve certain tasks identified by the District Governor and submit the form no later than February 14.
3) Rotary District 7770 Vocational Service Award – Cheraw was one of four clubs in our district that completed the requirements of the 2017-2018 Vocational Service Ribbon
4) Rotary District 7770 Membership Award
5) The Rotary Foundation District Service Award presented to Kim Williamson – Foundation Chair and Annie Hough-Everage – President, from the Rotary Club of Cheraw, for outstanding service in promoting The Rotary Foundation and its goal of world understanding and peace
6) Rotary District 7770 Service Above Self awarded to Dr. Jimmy Williamson for India – National Immunization Day participation.
7) Rotary District 7770 Service Above Self Award awarded to Dr. A. L. Hough-Everage, Rotary Club of Cheraw, Club President, for District Foundation Leadership. “In appreciation of your outstanding leadership and dedicated service to the ideals of Rotary, impactful actions, and meaningful service to Rotary District 7770. You “Made a Difference” in 2017-2018!
We look forward to service in Rotary.