Dr. Daniel Moses (left in photo) was inducted into Capital Rotary Club by his sponsor, club president Blake DuBose, in late April. Moses, a native of Hartsville, SC, received graduate and undergraduate degrees from Kennedy Western University and Coker College. He has extensive experience in human resources management/consulting and has been recognized as an author, poet, lecturer and vocalist. Locally he performed with the SC Philharmonic Chorus, Columbia Choral Society and Town Theatre’s Show Stoppers. He was named a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky and has been active in a number of academic, community, business and political organizations.
Want to learn more about the management of the district? During the last district Assistant Governors training, the district started videotaping the presenters. This was our first attempt and should be getting better with experience. Here is an opportunity to review several presenters and maybe file for a make up with your club for reviewing. Here is the YouTube link.
The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner welcomes the following guest speakers/events during the month of May:
May 3rd – Paul Stoney, CEO/President, YMCA of Greater Charleston
May 10th – Dr. Eddie Ingram, Superintendent, Berkeley County School District
May 17th – Scarlett A. Wilson, 9th Circuit Solicitor
May 19th – Women’s Habitat Build Volunteer Opportunity
May 24th – Angela Muirhead, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Beautiful Gate Center
May 31st – Rotary Day
The Rotary Club of Moncks Corner meets every Thursday, at 12:30pm at Gilligan’s Restaurant in Moncks Corner.
The newly renovated Field of Dreams playground celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, April 21, with a ribbon-cutting, speeches, music, food trucks, face painting, bouncy houses and, most importantly, lots and lots of children! The Bluffton Rotary Club, in partnership with the Town of Bluffton and the 2018 Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber Leadership class spearheaded the renovations which included an Imagination Train, 10-spin, new artificial turf and new trees. New tabby sidewalks, fences, trellis swings, benches and a bike rack will be installed in the next couple of weeks to complete this first phase of the park improvement project. Next on the list, for phase 2, is a covered pavilion with restrooms, planned for the spring of 2019! Other phases will include a 8’ wide walk/run connecting pathway, formal event garden space and a splash pad/fountain. For more information or to help, check out: www.blufftonrotary.org/page/field-of-dreams
Myrtle Beach Chicora Rotary started Waves of the Future-Rotary’s Celebration of Horry County Schools six years ago to serve as an annual fundraiser and to give back to Horry County Schools. But Waves has done so much more than that! Since 2013, we have been able to watch over 3,000 students perform on one of the best theaters in the country, The Carolina Opry. We have been able to donate over $65,000 to Horry County Schools Fine Arts Programs. We have been able to raise an additional $90,000 to fund projects such as Dictionary Project, Project Happy, Freedom Readers, Street Reach and Water Sanitation Projects in Peru. Waves of the Future’s impact goes beyond Horry County, because of its success, Myrtle Beach Chicora Rotary has been able to provide clean water and sanitation for generations to come in Peru.
This year Waves sold out The Carolina Opry with 1,200 tickets and we donated $15,177.00 to Horry County Schools!
On Wednesday, April 11, Rotarian Terry Rogers was honored as the 2016-2017 Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Cheraw. This delayed honor was due to Terry’s extensive travel for his job and his travel on behalf of our International project.
Terry has made a tremendous difference in many lives within the U.S. and beyond. He leads the efforts and makes the trips for our ongoing wheelchair project in Chile.
We now have 1 repair shop up and running with 5 volunteers, excluding the Rotarians. We hope to have the 2nd workshop in the near future.
This past year, we distributed or repaired 26 wheel chairs. We also distributed 22 other mobility equipment to families such as walkers, bedside commodes or crutches.
Our partner Rotary Club of San Bernardo has approximately 80 members that have contributed in different levels.
Terry is a very deserving individual and exemplifies “Service Above Self.”
Donors to the Rotary Foundation are supporting positive change for communities around the world, according to Deborah Burt, a Bluffton Rotarian since 2007 and Capital Rotary’s guest speaker on April 25. Burt (at right in photo with Felicia Maloney) is Paul Harris Society chair for District 7770 in eastern South Carolina. Society members donate at least $1,000 yearly to the Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable fund for world understanding and peace programs. Burt said the Paul Harris Society – named in honor of the Chicago attorney who founded Rotary in 1905 – was established in 1999 and has about 20,000 participants worldwide. There are 315 Society supporters in District 7770, including seven in Capital Rotary. Burt said the Columbia area club also has 56 Paul Harris Fellows – giving at least $100 annually to the Foundation – plus 40 Benefactors – those who’ve arranged for $1,000 donations from their estates – and four Bequest Society members giving $10,000 or more via estate planning. Over the years Capital Rotarians have contributed a total of $315,667 to the Rotary Foundation. Burt noted the Foundation’s cost effectiveness means about 91% of the money goes for programs rather than administration.
The Rotary Club of Darlington recently held the annual Rotary Club Auction fundraiser at the Darlington Country Club. Almost $6000 was raised to support academic scholarships, as well as the Club’s other projects.
On Thursday, April 12th, the Club welcomed new member Antonio “Tony” Thomas (right), pictured here with Club President Greg Hasselbring, and sponsor Kim Hasselbring.