Having trouble logging into the DACdb district database?

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Jan 092019
 

Having trouble logging into the DACdb district database?

Recently the District and Club Database programmers changed the web address. If you have bookmarked the web address on your computer, tablet or laptop, you will be receive a notice to update your bookmarks and follow a new link to https://www.dacdb.com.

Your login and password has not changed, but when you reset your bookmark to the new site, you might need it. If so, email Terry Moore at tr_moore@bellsouth.net or call 843-297-6691 to have your login and password sent to you.

Changing or updating your bookmarks depends on which internet browser you use. Here is a link to instructions to change/update bookmarks depending which one you use.

https://www.bu.edu/tech/services/cccs/desktop/software/troubleshooting/removing-password-from-browsers-saved-password-list/

Any questions, please contact Terry Moore, District Database Manager.

Monday Jan 7th 2019

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Jan 012019
 

Please join us Monday Jan 7th 2019

For our meeting Monday January 7th 2019 we welcome Brian Maynor, Columbia’s own’ lifestyle coach here to make you look and feel great!

“How we look on the outside is a direct reflection of how we feel on the inside, making it impossible to work with one and not the other.” Brian Maynor Over the past decade, Brian Maynor has built a reputation as one of the leading image consultants and style coaches through his signature program, Find Flatter & Flaunt, which helps transform your image; boost confidence and empower you to look and feel your best. Image and the power of how we present ourselves has always been a part of Brian’s life, though it took him awhile to see it. His first job in high school was at a clothing store; he earned a degree in Journalism with a concentration in Broadcasting and went on to work as an attorney. It was that last role where all of the pieces finally came together. As an attorney, Brian managed a federal grant to assist victims of domestic violence both legally and through partnerships with shelters and coalitions. Through working with those survivors he rediscovered the power how we look has on how we feel. Once the grant ended, he had a reignited purpose for helping everyone live the life they’ve always wanted to live instead of feeling resigned to the life they had now, which launched his career as an image consultant. However, it wasn’t long before Brian discovered his clients were searching not just for advice on how to look better, but also for guidance on how to improve the overall quality of their lives. This theme of empowerment has been at the center of his work ever since.
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Dec 192018
 

End Polio Now – the global polio eradication initiative supported by Rotary International – continues to make steady progress against the dreaded disease.  That message was delivered by Dr. Jimmie Williamson (at right in photo with Rotarian Melissa Lindler), guest speaker for Capital Rotary’s Dec. 19 meeting.  Dr. Williamson, a longtime Rotarian and former District 7770 Governor for clubs in eastern South Carolina, was part of a polio immunization team operating out of northern India earlier in 2018.  He said last year there were wild polio cases in only three countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.  Since 1988 there’s been a worldwide reduction in polio cases of 99.9%.  But Williamson said immunization efforts are hampered now by cultural fears in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Rotary International helps provide funding, advocacy and mobilization for End Polio Now’s partnership that also includes the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, UNICEF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dec 192018
 

Capital Rotary Club adopted a local family and provided gifts for the holiday season (shown in photo) as part of the 2018 Midlands Families Helping Families Christmas program, a Palmetto Project and WIS-TV initiative.  Club members had the option of purchasing gifts or making a monetary donation.  The adopted family included two adults and five children.  One hundred percent of the club membership participated, according to Rotarian Catherine Mabry, who oversaw the project.  The family also received a $100 Food Lion gift card.  For 25 years, the Families Helping Families program has provided gifts, clothing, food and other essentials to thousands of Midlands neighbors in need, ensuring that all may share in the joy of the Christmas season.

Social Factors Influence Your Health

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Dec 062018
 

The United States trails its peer developed countries in life expectancy and other health outcomes, despite spending more on healthcare.  Some of this difference is due to genetics and behavior, but social factors are contributors, too, according to Dr. Sarah Gehlert, Dean of the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work and Capital Rotary’s Dec. 5 guest speaker.  Dr. Gehlert (at left in photo with Rotarian Katherine Anderson) said research shows genetics and behavior help determine about 70% of a person’s health risks and outcomes.  The “social factors of health” – things like lifestyle and social stressors – can have an effect up to 15%.  Dr. Gehlert said social factors helping men live longer include being married, participating in religious activities and being affiliated with clubs or similar organizations.  For women, longevity social factors include being married, frequent social contact and taking part in religious activities.  Dr. Gehlert in November received the Insley-Evans Public Health Social Worker of the Year award for her leadership, advocacy and commitment in focusing on social environmental influences on health.  The award was presented in San Diego by the American Public Health Association.

Dec 052018
 

District 7770 Assistant Gov. Eric Davis (right in photo) has honored Columbia’s Capital Rotary for 2017-2018 donations to The Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable arm for programs promoting peace and world understanding.  The honors include (from left in photo) current president Philip Flynn holding a certificate for contributions to End Polio Now, the global partnership that has contributed more than $1.6 billion toward polio eradication since  1988; immediate past president Blake DuBose holding a 100% Foundation Giving banner for clubs that average 100% participation with an average of $100 in per capita giving; and past president Tommy Gibbons holding an Every Rotarian, Every Year banner for clubs that achieve a minimum Annual Fund contribution of $100 per capita during the Rotary year.  Rotary District 7770 includes 80 clubs and about 5,000 Rotarians in 25 eastern counties of South Carolina.

 

CarolinaTIP Seeks Teacher Retention

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Nov 302018
 

The University of South Carolina collaborates with school districts to keep new teachers on the job – hoping to resolve a staffing crisis in public education.  So says Dr. Jon Pedersen, dean of USC’s College of Education and Capital Rotary’s Nov. 28 guest speaker.  Dr. Pedersen (at right in photo with Rotarian Trey Boone) touted the Carolina Teacher Induction Program, known as CarolinaTIP.  It’s a three-year “bridge of support” for recent graduates moving from college student to successful schoolteacher.  CarolinaTIP includes group workshops and experienced educators acting as the new teacher’s confidant, coach and mentor to promote “practical application of teaching theory in the classroom,” Dr. Pedersen said.  The goal is better student learning, increased teacher efficacy and teacher retention.  Dr. Pedersen said the rising tide of teachers quitting the profession causes not only staffing vacancies but also costs districts $23 million yearly for additional recruiting, hiring and training.  A 25% boost in retaining teachers would equal $11 million in savings.  CarolinaTIP’s outcomes are impressive: (1) 100% of participating teachers in 2017 came back to work for the 2018-19 school year; (2) they reported job stress went down and job satisfaction went up; and (3) 100% said the program had positive impact in their classrooms and on their decision to continue teaching.  Dr. Pederson said USC’s College of Education is the state’s largest teacher preparation school and CarolinaTIP, the only program of its kind, demonstrates the university’s commitment to graduates’ success.

Early bird registration is now open on the DACdb database for the 2019 All Club Conference

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Nov 302018
 

This year’s Conference will be held on March 22-24, 2019 at the Marriott Resort and Spa on Hilton Head Island. You can see a brief video regarding Conference via the following link: https://youtu.be/GaerZ73RwZE

The Conference features noted speakers on such subjects as Membership, using Social Media, Rotary Peace Scholarships, Women in Rotary and many others. There will also be a hands-on project – Rise Against Hunger – on Saturday afternoon.

Registration for the All Club Conference is on the DACdb database calendar or by following this link: Active Member Registration

This year’s registration offers several flexible options for participation so we hope to see you there. Sign up before January 1, 2019 and take advantage of the reduced early bird rates!!!

Dean Roberts, Conference Chair

rdroberts29926@hargray.com; 843-422-0978

Rotary Club of Cheraw – Veterans Program on November 7, 2018

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Nov 272018
 

The Rotary Club of Cheraw had its Veterans Program on Wednesday, November 7 at Country Kitchen Restaurant in Cheraw.  The program was planned by Rotarian Hough who is a U. S. Army Veteran.

Many veterans brought items of memorabilia to be added to a static table display to be viewed by attendees.  Colors were posted by Cheraw High School JROTC under the guidance of Gy SGT Henry.  WWII Veteran and POW E. Outen shared his story through an interview format with Hough. Then, Vietnam Era Veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Rev. Howard Rogers, shared his story about the day that he earned his medal in Vietnam.

Thirty-five veterans were honored by the club; Representative Richie Yow, SC State House District 53, who is a veteran, attended the event.

Rotary Club of Cheraw has Outstanding Fundraising Event – October 24, 2018

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Nov 272018
 

The program at the Rotary Club of Cheraw on October 24 was about polio and the Rotary International End Polio Now campaign.  Rotarian Hough discussed the historical background and presented information about the disease and the three endemic countries, outbreak countries, and key at-risk countries.  Questions were raised by attendees about acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and Hough shared information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about its similarities to polio.

During the fundraising portion of the program, two members of the club, each, committed to match 50% of the amount raised by the club.  Total contributions were $1,940.00.  The photo shows members celebrating while wearing their Rotary tee-shirts.  Go Cheraw!

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