Myrtle Beach Rotarian General Bob Reed (center) was guest speaker at Veterans Luncheon Program,Belin Memorial Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet on November 10, as part of annual Veterans Day observance. Myrtle Beach Rotarian and USMC CPT (former) David Michaux (left)
Introduced General Reed,Carolina Forest Sunrise Rotarian and USArmy CPT (former)Bob
Squatriglia (right) presented General Reed with a token of veteran remembrance from the Coastal Carolina University Rotaract Club. General Reed, former NATO commander, informed the audience of veterans and guests of current and future NATO activities and challenges.
The program included an opening prayer ,a flag ceremony, pledge of allegiance, a salute to the armed forces, singing of ” God Bless America “, John Wayne’s ” America-Why I Love Her” video, remarks by Navy CPT. Bob Morehead and closing prayer.
The Rotary Club of St. George awarded 2 Interact Student of the Quarter awards at it’s Nov. 9 meeting. The Interact student is chosen by their school sponsor based on the qualifications of a Rotarian, the 4-way test, and service to the community, school, Interact club and Rotary club. The winners for this quarter (in center of picture) were Miss Mary Ellis O’Cain from Dorchester Academy and Mr. TayShawn Hill from Woodland High School. Congratulations to both of our winners and thank you for all you do for Interact and Rotary!
The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise learned the latest news about the Wall Fellows Program, Craig Wall College of Business, Coastal Carolina University,at a recent club meeting. Pictured above(left to right): Mickayla Smith, Wall Fellow, Marine Science Department, Club member Porter Medley, Gina Cummings, Director ,Wall Fellows Program.Since 1994, 120 CCU alumni are Wall Fellows who have successfully completed the program “designed to develop the communication, behavioral skills and organizational skills necessary to excel as a global citizen and professional leader while growing the specific gifts and talents of each student.” The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meets at 7:00 am each Wednesday at Beef OBrady’s , Carolina Forest-Kroger Mall, and visitors are always welcome to learn about opportunities to serve our community in the highest tradition of the credo ” service above self”.
Photo by Ralph Jones
Congratulations to Summerville Evening Rotary for winning the Public Image Award
for Zone 33 & 34 with the Best Video for how their club is “a gift to the world.”
Beating out 29 Districts with 1580 Clubs and 68,740 members.
Presenting the award to Wayne Putman was then District Governor, Rod Funderburk.
To see the video,go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgiBhYNhsYw
The Mt Pleasant and East Cooper Rotary Clubs joined together for the 10th annual Rotary Happy Feet at Target in Mt Pleasant.
276 students received free shoes and socks and a total of 35 Rotarians, 6 Wando Interact ors and 4 College of Charleston Rotaractors helped students shop for shoes.
Mt Pleasant Rotary coordinates with 15 local schools for lists of students and each student is then provided with a letter to present at the Happy Feet event.
Our own PRIVP Anne Matthews in Ghana working with health screenings for 50 villages in Ghana. This is Anne’s 4th time to Ghana doing humanitarian work. She previously went with Walter Hughes and this time she is representing the Rotary Action Group, Family Health Days. Rotarian Miriam Fisher of the Five Points Club accompanied Anne. This is doing good in the world, the sole purpose of our Rotary Foundation.
50 sites this week reaching 50,000 members of families who do not have access to health care services. Third year of this program in Ghana and my 4th time to do humanitarian work in Ghana. Rotarian Miriam Fisher is with me. Many thanks to the clubs and districts in Rotary Zones 33 and 34 for funding this global grant. You have made a difference in so many lives here!