Georgetown Rotary Club: Meeting Needs and Touching Lives in Georgetown County Together

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Dec 022017
 

The Georgetown Rotary Club is involved in many efforts to make its community a better place.   Every month, the club serves lunch at the Friendship Place, a service that it has fulfilled for a number of years.   For more than 14 years, the Friendship Place has fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless and worked to creatively and cost-effectively meet the unmet needs of the citizens of Georgetown county.

The club is honored to be a part of such a worthwhile organization and playing it’s part in, “Meeting Needs And Touching Lives Together” in the community.   For more information about the Friendship Place, visit their website at http://friendshipplaceinc.org/.

USC Law School Anchors City’s Legal Corridor

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Nov 302017
 

Since opening earlier this year, the University of South Carolina’s new School of Law has become the anchor for a “law corridor of Columbia” running along Gervais Street, says dean Rob Wilcox.  He told Capital Rotary members on a tour Nov. 29 (he’s at far right in photo) that the legal district also includes the S.C. Supreme Court, the State House and the National Advocacy Center, which trains attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department.  The three-story, $80 million law school features 17 classrooms and two realistic courtrooms.  Wilcox said its design has a purpose and an impact that goes beyond mere aesthetics.  “It’s designed to send a message to our students – it’s not just college anymore,” he explained.  “It’s the beginning of your profession.  Different things will be expected of students here.  There are responsibilities that come with this.”  USC’s School of Law is one of the nation’s oldest and the state’s only nonprofit law school.  Its new home occupies nearly an entire city block at Bull and Gervais streets.  Capital Rotary’s tour was part of the club’s Fifth Wednesday program featuring local field trips in place of a regular meeting.

DI Club participates in annual Thansgiving food drive.

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Nov 282017
 
The Daniel Island club participated in one of it’s annual food drives on November 21st, delivering some 165 meals/turkeys to the Cainhoy Community Center for the Thanksgiving holiday. IMG_0836 About 18 Rotatians volunteered for the event and a special thanks goes out to Club member Cecil Mills for helping organize it all.  Thank you Cecil!  We’d also like to thank Publix for putting together the meals and boxing up the turkeys.  We couldn’t have done it without them! IMG_0837 IMG_0838 IMG_0839
Nov 272017
 

 

Doors To Freedom Organization (L to R) Tim Young, Sharon Rikard and President Thomas Taylor.

Summerville Evening Rotary Club presents a five thousand dollar contribution check to Doors To Freedom. Doors to Freedom has been established to provide a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking to experience a transformed life. It’s vision is to lovingly support each individual as she overcomes her traumatic past and receives total restoration: body, soul, and spirit. We are committed to providing a place, free of charge, for these girls to call home. Through guided personal growth, life skills training, vocational training and academic education she will find new life, restored hope, and a beautiful future. More information can be found on their website.

The funds were raised by the club through their signature Rockin The Ville Derby Style, a KY Derby Horse Race and Golf tournament and the Summerville Oktoberfest events. #SECRotary

Nov 272017
 

Social media and the Internet make it easier to spread “fake news” today, but there are several key factors for judging the reliability of what we hear and see reported locally and nationally, according to John Monk, a writer for The State newspaper since 1997.  Monk was Capital Rotary’s Nov. 15 guest speaker, sharing what he’s learned after some 40 years as a journalist in South Carolina.  To judge a story’s merits, Monk suggested readers or listeners should: (1) see if the story comes from a major news organization that carefully checks facts before publication; (2) consider the personal reputation and reliability of the reporter; and (3) remember that news is a “continuing conversation” that “hopefully is not the final word.”   He told Rotarians that “there is a good deal of evidence that propaganda spreads through fake news.”  Monk is a Maryland native, attended Davidson College and spent five years as Washington correspondent for The Charlotte Observer.

Nov 272017
 

We have completed an amazing World Polio Day/Week Campaign. The results have far exceeded our wildest dreams and YOU are responsible. Please click on the link below or the attachment to view these results.

Thank YOU for your generosity and commitment to Eradicate Polio from the face of the earth. YOU are a special part of our “Countdown to History”,

DG Gary
DRFC Sandee
EPNC Bernie

http://www.directory-online.com/Rotary/Accounts/7770/assets/World%20Polio%20Day-Week.pdf

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