Nov 142016
 
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.
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Rotary Club of St. George recognizes Interact Students of the Quarter

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Nov 102016
 

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!

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Oct 312016
 

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”.

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Photo by Ralph Jones
Oct 262016
 

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

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Oct 262016
 

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.

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Oct 262016
 

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!

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Oct 242016
 
The staff at Lee Funeral Home and Crematory in Little River and volunteers from the Rotary Club of Little River load a truck with emergency supplies destined for the devasted town of Nichols, SC.  The supplies will be delivered to the Harvest Church in Green Sea, SC which is a distribution center for Nichols and the surrounding area.
The folks at Lee Funeral Home organized the drive and asked the Rotary Club to help.  As there is no Rotary presence in Nichols, it seemed natural for Rotary to get involved and lend its presence.  Rotary provided goods and services, volunteers and added financial support to the effort.  Many, many folks in our community donated to this cause.
The drive continues.  School supplies are also needed.  Contact the Rotary Club of Little River for information.
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Oct 242016
 
Rotary Club of Little River President Dana Black-Bolch presents checking the amount of $2055 to Lucille Serok of the Help4Kids organization.

Rotary Club of Little River President Dana Black-Bolch and Past District Governor Craig Hill present donation of $1000.00 to Athletic Director of Coastal Carolina University Matt Hogue. Mr.Hogue was the guest speaker at the Oct. 19th meeting.

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