Feb 152017
 

Beaufort resident Nick Hunt is the 2016 recipient of the Rotary Bowl, the Rotary Club of Beaufort’s highest honor.  Nick is the 53rd Rotarian to receive the Bowl, which was first awarded in 1936.  It is not presented every year, but only when the Rotary Club of Beaufort believes they have a member of who has exhibited significant civic responsibility over time.

For more than 40 years, Nick Hunt has worked tirelessly in both his Rotary Club and his community.  He served with the local United Way for five years, he was on the board of the Salvation Army for five years, he recently completed two years as a board member of his church, and he has been a guardian with power of attorney for numerous patients with dementia at Summit Place.

Nick joined the Rotary Club of Beaufort in 1977, and became President of the Club at age 36.

Most notable among Nick’s many achievements has been his and his wife Rosemary’s involvement with the Youth Exchange Program and the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships.

A respected businessman in the Beaufort community, Nick Hunt is the 2016 recipient of the Rotary Club of Beaufort’s most prestigious awards.

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Feb 152017
 

A special moment between two long -time friends and fellow PDGS , Bob Squatriglia (left) and
David Michaux ,III (right) as Bob presented David with a suitably decorated post hole digger as a ” departing the District memento “. Bob and Betty Squatriglia are relocating from Conway (District 7770) to Fort Mill ( District 7750) next month, after nearly forty years in Conway and our  district.The move will place them within nmt 35 mins from their four children and 11 grandchildren in the DelWebb Carolina Orchards community.
Bob is Vice President Emeritus for Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University, where he was known as “Dr.Bob”, and David is Past Director of Rotary International. The tool is suitably wrapped with a “Carolina Blue ” ribbon on the handles and a “Rotary gold” ribbon on the blades, also  denoting the “blue and gold of Rotary”. Squatriglia served as District Secretary to then District Governor Michaux in 1984 -85, and Aide to the Director to then RI Director Michaux in 2000-2002, and General Chairman of Michaux’s Zone 33-34 institute in 2000-1. Squatriglia served as District Governor in 1987-88. The inscription on the handle reads” to D 3, a P.H.D. from a Ph.D.”, (sic) a Post Hole Digger from a  Ph.D.( Dr.Squatriglia). Both PDGs always subscribed to the late PDG and PRID J.Lambert (Lambo) Schwartz credo of ” a Little Rotary and a Lot of Fun”-and this memento event  is in that same tradition of their dear friend and longtime mentor.

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Feb 152017
 

Members of the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise enjoyed an interesting panel of members on the dual subjects :” The History of Rotary and Our Club, and Why I am a Rotarian”, and,consistent with the theme of “Rotary has Heart” ,,canned goods were collected and presented to the Churches Assisting People (CAP) program based in Conway. Members above (left to right) are:Past District Governor Bob Squatriglia,long time member Ralph Jones, Charter Club President Bob White, and one year member James Steadman. The Club meets each Wednesday at 7:00am in Beef OBrady’s,located in the Carolina Forest- Kroger Mall, and visitors Invited to attend, enjoy a free breakfast and learn about our community and opportunities to serve consistent with the Rotary theme of “service above self”.

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Feb 152017
 

On Tuesday January 31st, President Bill Crowther and President Elect Pete Little with assistance from Capt. Jerry Liberatore of Midway Fire/Rescue installed AEDs purchased by the Rotary Club of Georgetown at The Beck Recreation Center and the Georgetown County Senior Citizen Center. Additional AEDs are to be installed at the Howard Recreation Center and at Eight Oaks Park. All will be in the IOS and Android App AED Registry which can be downloaded free from the App store and shows the nearest AED location.

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Feb 152017
 

The Rotary Club of Okatie and Bluffton Self Help are pleased to announce the 2017 Feed the Children fundraiser. This year, our event will take place from Tuesday, February 7th until Wednesday, February 15th . Feed the Children was created with a simple purpose – to help alleviate hunger and food insecurity for children throughout Bluffton. When dining at the restaurants below, diners are provided with a donation envelope when they cash out their bill. This is an opportunity to make an immediate impact in the fight against hunger in our area. All Donations will go to Bluffton Self Help to help them refill the food pantry. This year our participating restaurants are: Sigler’s Rotisserie and Seafood, The Cottage, Dolce Vita, Fat Pattie’s, Captain Woody’s, Old Town Dispensary, and the Farm. Please join us for this tasty fundraising opportunity. For questions, contact Juliana Leister with the Okatie Rotary at 843-384-8010.

Feb 152017
 

News Release: Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island

Celebrates 50 Years of Community

Service

Date: February 5, 2017

For Release: February 9, 2017

For Further Information, Contact: Robert Oetjen (843) 689-1384

Hilton Head Island, SC. . . . The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island celebrated its 50 th anniversary last evening with a gala at the Sonesta Resort. Chartered in 1967, the Club is part of Rotary International, an

organization of business and professional people united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standard, and build peace and goodwill in the world. The Hilton Head club has played a major role in the development of the Town. Among its most recognized local achievements are:

  • Initiating the Island Rec Center;
  •  Building a permanent home for Deep Well;
  •  Expanding the Memory Matters facility;
  •  Providing more than $400,00 0 in college scholarships to local students;
  •  Recognizing annually student scholars, teachers, and public service officers;
  •  Implementing Safety Town for island children;
  •  Establishing the Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame at Honey Horn;
  •  Providing informational kiosks along the island’s bicycle paths;
  •  40 years of ringing the bell for the Salvation Army;
  •  25 years of volunteering for the Heritage Golf Tournament: and
  •  Broadening community service by giving birth to four other Rotaryclubs in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

As an active member of Rotary International, the Club has:

  • Provided more than $165,000 to support eradication of polio worldwide;
  •  Established the Gift of Life program to provide on Hilton Head life- changing reconstructive surgery to youth from underdeveloped counties;
  •  Sponsored student and professional exchange programs worldwide; and
  •  Sponsored safe water, disaster relief, medical, dental and mental
  • heath programs on four continents.

In recognition of its service, the Rotary Club of Hilton Head was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Community Organization of the Year Award in on three occasions. At last evening’s gala event, the Club

was presented proclamations of commendation from Mayor David Bennett and Congressman Mark Sanford.

 

As a 50 th anniversary gift to the community, the Rotary Club of Hilton Head island has developed a series of 50 attractive commemorative panels to be installed along the Island’s many miles of leisure paths. These panels will provide residents and visitors brief “factoids” on Hilton Head’s cultural heritage and natural history, as well as identify local points of interest

 

The Club’s 155 members are committed to continuing service here and abroad. Anyone interested in pursuing membership is invited to check out the Club’s website at www.hiltonheadrotary.org or to call the office at (843) 686-4100. The Club meets every Thursday at 12:30 pm at the Sea Pines country Club.

Feb 092017
 
On February 4th, 2017 dedicated volunteers of The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo spent their Saturday morning cleaning up litter from our adopted highway in Irmo. Through the Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt-A-Street programs, we take part in preserving and maintaining streets throughout the Midlands, particularly for us the Irmo area. We remove litter from our segment of road at least four times a year for two years. The benefits are significant to our local community.  Not only does it serve as an educational tool against littering, it establishes stewardship of our public lands.  This program helps advance tourism, development, and quality of life for all of our citizens by improving the appearance of our area and saves taxpayer dollars by performing a valuable public service on a volunteer basis. It takes us all to keep our community beautiful and we are proud to be part of this program.
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