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”.
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce Joe Cox of Crescom Bank and Sarah Baxter of Horry Telephone Company as our newest members. Our club looks forward to doing great things together within our community.
News Release: Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island
Celebrates 50 Years of Community
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.
Congratulations to the members of the Conway Rotary Club for becoming a 100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club. Asst. District Governor Drew Hanson presented Past President Shannon Jordan and President Amanda Brown with a banner representing the personal contribution of $100 by every member of the club to the Annual Fund during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The Conway Rotary Club has reached this goal for the past several years.
Also presented at this meeting was the E.R.E.Y. (Every Rotarian Every Year) Award for each member donating at least $100 annually). We are very proud of the Conway Rotary Club for reaching these outstanding goals.
Left to right in picture. Shannon Jordan (Past President), Amanda Brown (President) and Asst. District Governor Drew Hanson.