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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Oct 242016

The Rotary Club of Little River held it’s October Social at The Star Tavern 4310 McCorsley Ave, Little River. The event was a great success thanks to our host Ron and his wonderful staff. Star Tavern’s kitchen is doing amazing things, do yourself a favor and go check them out.

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Oct 242016
The Rotary Club of St. George has begun it’s Rotary Reader Project for 16-17!  Each month we go out into every elementary school within our district and read to the students. We read to a different age level each month. Our Rotarians have been very active in this project and all have enjoyed reading to the students! The students are happy to see us come and we all enjoy our time together. We also involve our Interact students in this project. The Interact students at Dorchester Academy read to their elementary students each month. Pictured are some of our readers in action!rotary-readers-sges1
Oct 172016
leaphart-es-book-pres-10-12-16 Wednesday, October 12th the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo presented Leaphart Elementary School with books the club has collected. Each book is signed by one of the clubs guest speakers.  On hand for the picture was Superintendent Dr. Steve Hefner, former club president Harold Crawford, current club president Jacq Buck, a group of first-grade students and their teacher.

The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island has announced the new Hall of Fame inductees for 2016: Emory S. Campbell and Caroline “Beany” Newhall.

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Sep 302016

2016 Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame Honorees

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 29, 2016

For Further Information Contact: Hank Noble, Chair, Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame

(843) 815-6014 hnoble29910@gmail.com

Hilton Head Island, SC . . . The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island is pleased to announce that

Emory S. Campbell and Caroline “Beany” Newhall will be inducted into the Hilton Head Island

Hall of Fame on November 10, 2016.


Emory S. Campbell is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the cultural and

environmental heritage of the Lowcountry. Born and raised on Hilton Head Island, he was

Valedictorian of his high school class, earned a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Savannah State

College, and a Master’s degree in environmental engineering from Tufts University. Throughout

his career – first as Environmental Health Engineer for the Beaufort-Jasper Health Center and

then as Executive Director of the Penn Center on St. Helena’s Island – Emory worked vigorously

to implement public health measure in impoverished rural areas and to preserve and enhance

the rich Gullah heritage of the Sea Islands. He spearheaded the efforts to reestablish the family

connection between the Gullah people and the West African nation of Sierra Leone, and, in 2008,

was elected Chairman of the Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, empowered

by the U.S. Congress to develop a program to commemorate Gullah culture in the Lowcountry.

Mr. Campbell has been featured in numerous documentaries, news magazines, films, radio and

television programs, is author of the Gullah Cultural Legacies guidebook, and currently serves of

President of the Gullah Heritage Consulting Service, conducing educational programs and

managing Gullah Heritage Trail Tours on Hilton Head Island. Emory S. Campbell truly has been a

beacon for his culture and people.


Caroline “Beany” Newhall (1904-1991) is being honored for her role as an environmentalist in

preserving the original island habitat and natural beauty of Hilton Head Island. A graduate of

Smith College, she moved to Hilton Head Island in 1954. She persuaded island developer Charles

Fraser to set aside a 50-acre tract of “green space” that became the Audubon Newhall Preserve

on Palmetto Bay Road. Later she was instrumental in development of the Whooping Crane

Conservancy in Hilton Head Plantation. As founder and first president of the Hilton Head Island

Audubon Club, Beany lead tours of the Preserve and other wildlife areas, protecting native

species and coastal waters from the downside of rapid development. It was through her

activism and leadership that German chemical company BASF was kept from building a plant on

Victoria Bluff across from Hilton Head Island, preventing pollution of precious coastal waters

and damage to local sea life. As a result of this decisive defeat, other industrial interests were

discouraged from locating here, and the natural island environment and water quality have been

preserved. In recognition of her many contributions, she was given the Good Citizenship Award

and named Woman of the Year by the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce in 1972; the Audubon

Newhall Preserve and the boardwalk at Whooping Crane Conservatory carry her name; and

Beany Newhall Day was celebrated in 1985 and again in 2010. The impact of her contributions

will be felt for generations to come


The Hall of Fame was initiated in 2012 by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island as a gift to the

community to acknowledge innovative and community-minded island residents. Selection of

inductees is made by an anonymous group of longtime community leaders. Recipients are honored

with bronze plaques at the Hilton Head Hall of Fame site at the Coastal Discovery Museum on

Honey Horn Plantation. Earlier inductees included:

2012 — Charles Fraser, Fred Hack, Charlotte Heinrichs, Charles Simmons, Jr.

2013 – Tom Barnwell, Billie Hack

2014 – Ben Racussin

2015 – Dr. Peter LaMotte, Dr. Jack McConnell

Rotary will host a buffet luncheon and induction ceremony at the Sonesta Hotel at noon on

Thursday, November 10, 2016, at which time recognition of the honorees will be made and the

plaques presented. Members of the community are invited to attend. Cost is $20 per person

with checks made payable to the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island, P.O. Box 5771, Hilton Head

Island, SC 20038. Deadline: November 4, 2016.

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Sep 262016

Past Club President and our club’s Membership Committee Chair, Cindy Gettig (left) is pictured with our District 7770 Membership Chair, Johnny Moore (right) at a recent Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meeting. Jonny brought some exciting and impactful insights for engaging new members.

Photo Credit: Ralph Jones


Sep 232016
Our Speaker on 9/20/2016 was Horry Georgetown Technical College President Neyle Wilson.
Neyle spoke to the future of the workforce in Georgetown and Horry Counties. Young people are leaving the two counties to find jobs elsewhere. We need to attract and maintain high paying industries to our area to keep our children and grandchildren here.
The answer according to Neyle is the expansion of HGTC into high tech training. The middle class jobs of the future will be in high tech,… and if we have the trained workforce available, industry will follow.
HGTC will break ground on a new building on the Horry Campus by the beginning of 2017, and plan to break ground on the Georgetown Campus by 2018. New training will be offered in welding- all metals, mechatronics, and robotics.
In closing, Neyle stated that parents must get over the old idea of the dirty, noisy old style manufacturing plant. The floor at Boeing is as clean as at your home. We need a change of mindset to aim today’s youth toward the jobs of the future.
For more info contact Pete Little
Sep 192016
img_1751 Rotarians Fred Klare, Mary Murray, and Bill Stevens represented the Daniel Island Rotary Club at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 18th. The event was very successful raising over $250,000 for Alzheimer’s support, care, and research! More info here on the event and the organization: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2016/SC-SouthCarolina?pg=entry&fr_id=9288
Sep 142016


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The Bluffton Rotary Club is working on an international project to bring clean water to the community of Miramar, Peru. The community consists of 2,800 people who make up 700 families. The current water source is contaminated causing diarrheal illness, cholera and malaria. These illnesses prevent the people of the community from attending school or work.

The contaminated water is a primary factor perpetuating the continuous cycle of poverty and illness plaguing this community. A housewife from the community expressed it best by saying “a healthy person can function in all respects, but when we are sick we cannot perform our activities. We pay for water that is not purified and we must spend additional funds on gas to boil the water. We know that water is contaminated, but there are things we still do not know and would like to learn to care for our health.”

For those of us who live here on the beautiful pristine May River it is hard to image the life of the people of Miramar. The Bluffton Rotary Club saw the need and committed to making a difference in Miramar. Earlier this year, we completed the process of applying for and receiving a grant from Rotary International to fund a portion of the project and the work, much of it done by the local people in the community of Miramar, now well underway with an expected completion date of early fall. However, our work is not done. We still need to raise the remaining funds to complete this project and we need your help. Please join us on September 24th at the Oyster Factory Park from 10:00am to 1:00pm for a fun day as we Walk for Water to raise money to finalize the funds needed for this project.

People in third world countries typically have to walk 3.5 miles to get water – water that we would not consider drinking. For our walk, we will begin at the Oyster Factory Park on Wharf Street in Bluffton, walk 1 mile, fill up a bucket of water, then return a mile to the May River at the Oyster Factory Park for awards, refreshments and entertainment.

Registration to walk is $10 for adult, $5 for children 10 – 17 and free for children under 10. Or you may choose to form your own team. For registration details or questions, please contact our event coordinator, Mary O’Neill via email at MaryAOneill6@aol.com.

If you cannot walk, we would be more than happy to take a small donation. Please save the date – September 24, from 10:00am – 1:00pm for our Walk for Water!

Remember: we live in the beautiful town of Bluffton, SC and know firsthand the importance of clean water.  We all work to protect our very own May River.  I hope you will walk to raise the necessary funding for the Bluffton Rotary’s project in Peru.  We walk to raise awareness of the importance of clean water not only at home but worldwide. We walk for water!

Click below to download the application.

Walk for Water appeal

Hold Harmless 2016 Rotary Walk for Water

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