Chicora Rotary Club Seaker, David Roper

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Jul 272018
 

Pictured are Chicora Rotary President Angelika Senn and speaker David Roper director of public service and chief of police for Coastal Carolina University.  Mr. Roper manages, plans, coordinates and implements all public safety for Horry County Georgetown Technical College and Coastal University. His staff oversees safety for faculty, staff and visitors and he is responsible for all police/security for all athletic events. He has a depth of experience with SLED with 40 agents reporting to him.   He was also a SLED SWAT team member and also as a detective for the Horry County Police Department for three years .

The Chicora Rotary was very pleased to have such an outstanding  individual speak at our club.

Chicora Rotary Club Speaker James Furry

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Jul 272018
 

Pictured our James Furry retired supervisory Special Agent for the  Federal Bureau of investigation ,his wife and President Angelica Senn  .Jim brought us up-to-date with what’s happening currently in the FBI he went over his extensive career of over 40 years of service  This service included surveillance of a Russian officer countering  Italian organize crime in the US and developing an overall strategy to prevent money laundering in the United States In view of today’s headlines it was a very interesting topic and the Chicora Rotary was very pleased to have Mr. fury as a speaker  Mr. Furry has published his memoirs in a book called Fidelity Bravery and Integrity,  My Story.

Capital Rotary Inducts Catherine Mabry

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Jul 242018
 

New Capital Rotary member Catherine Mabry (center in photo) is welcomed to the club’s ranks by president Philip Flynn and sponsor Chris Myers.  Mabry, who handles community outreach for Shives Funeral Home, received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Alabama.  She previously worked in retail positions and in physician services at Baptist Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.  A member of and current elder for Eastminster Presbyterian Church, she is married to commercial realtor Hank Mabry, a former Rotarian, and the couple has two adult children.

Spring Valley inducts First New Member of the 2018/2019 Rotary Year

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Jul 202018
 

On July 18th we inducted our first new member of the 2018/2019 Rotary year, Jamal Singleton. Jamal is a mortgage loan officer with Bank of America originally from Port Royal, SC moving to Columbia in 1999. Jamal was inspired to be a Rotarian so that he can support our community service projects. He is sponsored by Deraux Branch. Welcome Jamal (to the right of membership director Sharleen Craig).

Mount Pleasant Rotary Club Community Members Honored

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Jul 202018
 
The Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant is filled with members who care about and work in our community.  Two of our long-standing members were recognized by the Mount Pleasant Magazine as “pillars of the community” for their contributions towards the betterment of Mount Pleasant.  Congratulations John Royall and Billy Simmons.

Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island Board Installation and Installation of District Governor

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Jul 202018
 

Attached please find a photos from the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island about the installation of our club’s new officers and directors, headed by President Larry Sanders, our club’s first African American President,  and also about the installation of our club member David Tirard as District Governor for Rotary District 7770.  District Governor Tirard is being installed by club member Bernie Reidel who is a former District Governor.

Spring Valley Rotary Club Year End Party

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Jul 132018
 

Spring Valley Rotary Club held their year end party on June 19th at Spring Valley Country Club.  The Party was a celebration of 40 years as a club and the completion of 40 service projects in the Rotary year in honor of the 40 years.  Since Spring Valley was chartered in 1978, our theme for the evening was, Disco Time.  Jennifer Reed’s team did a wonderful job with decorations, please see attached picture.   Marty Wells, the outgoing President was the emcee for the evening and did a great job.  4 past presidents from the 4 different decades gave remarks.  For those of you on Facebook, this link will take you to the video of the evening, Rotary Club of Spring Valley, Year End Party Video on Facebook

A huge shout out needs to go to Michael Burney, Spring Valley Rotarian, for putting this video together.  We look forward to another exciting year, Spring Valley Rotary kicks off the new Rotary new with meeting on July 12th.

Spring Valley Rotary Club hosts Red Cross Blood Drive July 24th

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Jul 132018
 

Spring Valley Rotary Club has scheduled a Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, July 24 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church located at 125 Sparkleberry Lane  in Northeast Columbia.

Donors need to be a minimum of 17 years of age and in general good health. Individuals who are 16 years of age can donate if accompanied by a parent. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To make an appointment, call Diane Junis at (803) 873-0254 or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org. (Type in the sponsor code of SV Rotary and follow the directions.) Appointments are strongly encouraged and walk-ins may need to wait. For questions regarding donor eligibility, call the Red Cross at (803) 251-6000.

RapidPass allows you to start the blood donation process from the comfort of your home or office and save time at the donation site. Please visit: redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to read and complete your medical history the day of your scheduled donation. Then print your RapidPass and bring it with you or show it on your mobile device.

Main Street Rotary Members Highlight Downtown Columbia District for Foreign Dignitary

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Jul 132018
 

Main Street Rotary Members Highlight Downtown Columbia District for Foreign Dignitary

On July 5th, Members of Main Street Rotary Club (MSRC) of Columbia assembled to highlight the revitalization of downtown Columbia district to visiting Consulate-General of Japan, Mr. Takashi (Thomas) Shinozuka, who is also a fellow Rotarian from Atlanta Rotary Club.  Mr. Shinozuka was in Columbia to meet with Representative Joe Wilson.  As the Consulate General of Japan, Mr. Shinozuka is tasked to strengthen economic and cultural relations between Japan and the United States, particularly with the four states in his jurisdiction: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.  Mr. Shinozuka reports that more than 1,300 Japan-related businesses are located within the Southeast, and some 20,000 Japanese national have chosen to call the Southeast home.

The hosting group included the following members of MSRC: President Matthew Morrison; Karel Givens, Jeremy Becraft, Scott Middleton and Patricia Junqueira.  Karel Givens is Vice President of Administration and Development with City Center Partnership, a nonprofit organization that promotes downtown economic development. Jeremy Becraft is Mast General Store Manager, downtown Columbia ‘s pioneer  retailer. He is also on the board of City Center Partnership, and First Thursday on Main.  Scott Middleton is the founder and chief executive of Agape Senior and LTC Health Solutions, headquartered on Main Street.  He is also a major catalyst/developer for downtown Columbia’s district with restaurants (Michael’s, Good Life Café), retail (Shops on Main), wellness studio (ReVive), entertainment (The Grand) among other businesses spaces on the 1600 block of Main Street.  Patricia Junqueira is Vice President of Business Services with First Community Bank, with an office in the downtown Columbia district.

Pictured: Scott Middleton, Patricia Junqueira, Matt Morrison, Mr. Shinozuka, Karel Givens and Jeremy Becraft.

For information, please contact MSRC President Matthew Morrison at MSRCpresident2018@gmail.com.

Consulate General’s website: http://www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp/CGshinozuka_aisatsu_E.html

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