Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Rotary Social on August 24

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Aug 192017

Greetings Rotarians!
Mark your calendar and please make plans to attend the Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Rotary Social on August 24th. Gates open at 6:00PM.

Tickets are only $20 and include:

  • All-You-Can-Eat Buffet (6PM – 7:30PM)
  • $1.00 Beers (6PM – 8PM)
  • Post-Game Party with DJ Spinderella (best known as a member of the hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa)
  • Free Bounce House Wristbands for Kids

To purchase tickets, use the PROMO CODE “Rotary” online here, or call Ryan at (843) 918-6003. See attached flyer for additional information.

We hope that members from all the greater Grand Strand area Rotary Clubs will feel welcome to attend for a night of fun, fellowship, and baseball!

2017 Bojangles Southern 500 NASCAR Cup Series

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Aug 162017

Want to attend the 2017 Bojangles Southern 500, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday September 3 2017?

The Darlington Rotary Club is doing a fundraiser involving the NASCAR race here on Sunday, September 3rd. This is a new project we have never done before and I wanted to spread the word about it to the entire district.

The way the fundraiser works is our Rotary Club has tickets discounted by $10 for sale at $30 in the Colvin Grandstand and every $30 race ticket sold includes a $5 donation to Rotary. We have a website set up with the Raceway at where anyone can go online and pick out their seat(s) in Colvin Grandstand for the race and raise money for Rotary. This is available until August 25th and I would love to e-mail this link and the details out to everyone in the District in case anyone wanted to attend the race or knew someone who wanted to attend the race here, since this would be a fun and unique way to benefit Rotary. Contact Michael Smith with questions: Email and C. 919-923-0689

District Governor Gary Bradham August Message

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Aug 142017

District Governor Gary Bradham August Message

Rotary: Making a Difference is truly a message of our times.  The month of July has been an exciting time in my Rotary story.  Having visited, at this point, twenty-five clubs in our district, I have had the pleasure of meeting so many unique Rotarians, all making a difference.

District 7770 has historically been one of the leaders in giving to The Rotary Foundation.  It has been amazing to hear about what clubs are doing with the funds returned to them from The Rotary Foundation giving from prior years.   Each club brings solutions to their specific community needs.  Each Rotarian enthusiastically contributes to improving the lives of so many while essentially writing his or her own Rotary story.   The clubs have, through their diverse ways, addressed a variety of community needs.  Some of the projects include Happy Feet, Back Pack Buddies, Homeless Shelters, Anti-bullying, and a plethora of Literacy Projects.  Rotarians are truly People of Action providing exceptional community service through impactful actions and meaningful service.  The current giving to the Foundation is what paves the way for community service projects in the future. Not only does the Foundation provide for community needs, but the current giving continues to provide future Global Grants for desperately needed and sustainable projects world-wide. On September 8th at the Club Foundation, Membership, and Public Image Fall Training Seminar, the District Rotary Foundation Chair, PDG Sandee Brooks, will offer an opportunity for training in District Foundation Programs, how to obtain Global Grants, and how to increase donor giving.  It is vital that we continue to support and give to The Rotary Foundation.

Since August is Membership and New Club Development Month, clubs should use their Rotary Stories to showcase “What is Rotary?” and “Who is Rotary?” to perspective members.  All it may take to attract new members is simply… an invitation and then showcasing your community service projects.  These projects may fulfill a sense of purpose to prospective members who may be looking for ways to make a difference.  In August, the District Membership Chair, Johnny Moore, will host a Membership Summit with the Assistant Governors and Membership Advocates to develop best practices and intentional strategies to grow membership throughout the district. With these tools, at the Fall Membership Training Seminar on September 8th, Club Membership Chairs will have the opportunity to select what might work best for their specific clubs.  Member recruitment is an essential internal priority as we strengthen and grow our clubs.

By sharing our member’s stories, project involvement, and fun through fellowship, clubs will increase public and community awareness.  Public awareness provides the mechanism to attract diverse professionals of all ages, and service-above-self minded people. At the Club Leadership Fall Training Seminars on September 8th, the District Public Image Chair, Mary Gasque will provide examples and successful avenues to enhance the Public Image Program.  Our Rotary stories are important for others to know “What is Rotary?” and how they can “plug in” to our organization.  Club leaders are encouraged to attend the Fall Training Seminars.  I am confident that District 7770 will make a difference in 2017-18. Gear Up and Get Excited About Rotary!

Gary C. Bradham

District Governor, 2017-18

District 7770

Capital Rotary’s David Boucher Vies for District Honor

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Aug 102017
Rotary District 7770 Gov. Gary Bradham (right) congratulates Capital Rotary past president David Boucher as the club’s nominee for a Four-Way Test Award to be presented at the March 2018 district conference.  The award is predicated on the “Rotary Four-Way Test” set of guidelines adopted in 1942 as a standard for ethics in business management.  The 4-Way Test considers the following questions in respect to thinking, saying or doing: Is it the truth?  Is it fair to all concerned?  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?  Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Screen Shot 2017-08-10 at 5.45.28 PM

Rotary District Leader Lauds “People of Action”

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Aug 092017
Rotary members make a difference in the world because they are people of action, doing good in the spirit of service above self.  That’s the message Rotary District 7770 Gov. Gary Bradham delivered to Capital Rotarians at their weekly breakfast meeting Aug. 9.  An Air Force veteran and Rotarian for more than 10 years,  Bradham said the organization’s “power and  value” is in collective accomplishments that exceed what each club member might achieve alone.  His goals as leader of 4,000 Rotarians districtwide include supporting club effectiveness and strength, promoting humanitarian service, and boosting Rotary’s public image and awareness.  Capital Rotary was the 26th club Bradham has visited since becoming governor earlier this summer.  He and club president Blake DuBose (left in photo) also promoted attendance at next year’s district conference. Blake BuBose & Dis Gov Bradham

The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner

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Aug 052017

The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner welcomes the following guest speakers during the month of August:


August 3rd – Lowell Wakker – Rotary Group Study Exchange Program

August 10th – Sylleste Davis, S.C. House Representative, District 100

August 17th – Marietta Hicks – Roscoe Reading Program

August 24th – Randy Robinson, Berkeley High School Football Coach

August 31st – Lonnie Carter, CEO Santee Cooper


The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner meets every Thursday12:30pm at Gilligan’s Restaurant in Moncks Corner. 

Capital Rotary Speaker Details Hospice Support

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Aug 052017

Capital Rotary program committee members Philip Flynn (left) and Mike Montgomery welcome
guest speaker Elisa Strickler to the club’s Aug. 2 breakfast meeting. Strickler, who holds a
Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina, is the Hospice
and Palliative Care Foundation’s grants and programs specialist. She explained how the
foundation provides finance, education, technology and bereavement support to patients and
families facing terminal illness. Since its founding in Spartanburg in 2000, the foundation has
grown to serve and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of families in every county of South

Past President Florence Breakfast Rotary

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Aug 052017
Today the Florence Breakfast Rotary Club thanked Past President, Gerry Braun, with a plaque and a Past President pin for his excellent service in 2016-2017. During his term the membership has grown and the project with Palmetto Youth Academy was completed. Thank you Gerry for your great service to Rotary.

Florence Breakfast Club

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Aug 052017

Today the Florence Breakfast Rotary Club welcomed two new members to our club. Johnny Rishmawi and Jerry Poston were inducted into the club. Johnny was sponsored by Gerry Braun (Past President) and Jerry was sponsored by Jay Lavrinc (Current President). Welcome Johnny and Jerry to Rotary. We are looking forward to your involvement in Rotary and the community.


Free Money From Amazon!!

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Aug 032017

Ok this might be considered a selfish plug, sorry.

The Summerville Evening Rotary Club has just created the a “charitable contribution foundation” within the club and made it as a 501C3 non-profit organization. I know many clubs around the district have formed 501C3 organizations within their clubs for various projects.

BUT did you know Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice? There is no increase in price for the shopper. To register your 501C3 organization with Amazon is very easy by sending in your official IRS exempt letter and a voided out check where you want the funds to be sent. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at

Until you get your organization registered with Amazon Smile, please consider selecting the Rotary Club of Summerville Evening Charitable Foundation Inc. as your choice on

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