Feb 072018
 

At a mid-year assembly to review Capital Rotary’s accomplishments to date in the 2017-2018 Rotary year, president Blake DuBose thanked members for achieving highlights that included:

  • Attaining a current membership level of 61 Rotarians; plans are under way to create a new online proposed member application form plus an online explanation of membership responsibilities.
  • Donating 936 free dictionaries to third-graders in 14 Richland County District One schools.
  • Collecting 65 units of blood at the annual Red Cross Blood Drive, each donation helping to save the lives of up to three people.
  • Making a $1,000 donation for Harvest Hope Food Bank’s “Back Pack” and “Kids Café” programs to feed hungry children.
  • Supporting domestic and overseas relief efforts with a total of $8,000 in donations for natural disaster victims in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
  • Taking part in the World Polio Week international campaign to eradicate polio.  The club raised $882, matched by Rotary District 7770 for a total donation of $1,764
  • Assisting three local college students with scholarships that will total $5,000 per year each.
  • Sponsoring two families through the Families Helping Families organization.  Members contributed $625, then matched by the club, for a total donation of $1,250 used to purchase Christmas wish-list items such as clothing, toys, personal items, food and furniture.
  • Continuing community service projects with weekly Meals on Wheels delivery and annual volunteering at Harvest Hope Food Bank.
  • Supporting The Rotary Foundation with 55 Paul Harris Fellows ($1,000 donation), 40 Benefactors ($1,000 donation via will), four Bequest Society members ($10,000 donation upon death), six Major Donors (donation greater than $10,000) and eight Paul Harris Society members ($1,000 donation yearly).
  • Exceeding the club goal ($1,680) for PolioPlus contributions (total $2,38 to date).
  • Publicizing our activities with 45 club website and social media posts; reaching 6,181 people through social media; 2,262 website visitors; 40 postings on District 7770’s website and newsletters; 59 press releases posted by local media; and seven monthly club activity recaps e-mailed to members.

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