On Veteran’s Day, the Rotary Club of Little River helped dedicate the Rotary House at the Veterans Welcome Home & Resource Center in Little River. The club has strongly supported the Veterans Center since it began. Rotarians pictured from left to right are: Roland Meyer, Don Brainerd, Donna Levinski, President Paula Yanis, Craig Hill, Vickie Harrison and Jackie Andrews.
Unit commanders and their cadre from Beaufort’s three military installations nominated service men and women for recognition by the Rotary Club of Beaufort as their Service Members of the Year. A committee comprised of Rotarians who are military veterans selected the most outstanding candidate from each of the installations, and they were honored at a military recognition ceremony hosted by the Rotary Club of Beaufort at its November 8th luncheon meeting. Criteria for selection emphasized outstanding military service and significant volunteer activities benefiting the local community.
Pictured are (left to right): Suzi Oliver, President, Rotary Club of Beaufort; Staff Sergeant Jessica C. Navarro, USMC, representing the Marine Corps Recruit Depot; Staff Sergeant Juan C. Maravilla, USMC, representing the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort; and Petty Officer Second Class Adam Henneman, representing the Naval Hospital Beaufort.
Each received a plaque and a check for $200.
The recognition ceremony was preceded by a presentation of the US flag and the flags of each of the military services conducted by a joint service color guard from area Jr. ROTC units – the Army from Bluffton High School, the Marine Corps from Battery Creek and Whale Branch High Schools; the Air Force by Beaufort High School, and the Navy by Hilton Head High School.
The Rotary Club of Summerville is in the midst of its 2017 Dictionary Project. More than 1,500 dictionaries have been delivered (or are on the way!) to 11 area schools, Trident Literacy and the Dorchester District Two English as Second Language program. Pictured- Rotary Club of Summerville members at Cane Bay Elementary.
The Summerville Rotary Club partnered with their meeting site location, Sticky Fingers in Summerville, in support of World Polio Day. The restaurant agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds from dinner sales on 10/24 in support of the worldwide effort. The event was promoted through members and on social media and raised $1072.65. Coupled with the matches from the District and the Gates Foundation, the event’s end result was a $4290.60 gift to end polio.
Summerville Rotary Club honored the Student and Teacher of the month from Dubose Middle School. And Summerville YMCA CEO Gary Lukridge gave the club an insider’s look into the world of officiating high school football.
- 221: SRC Student of the Month Chase Ringler and Teacher of the Month Jennifer Dreyer from DuBose Middle School, along with Chase’s parents, DMS Principal Ted Brinkley, SRC President Jaye Elliott, and Colin Martin.
- 224: SRC heard from Gary Lukridge, CEO of Summerville Family YMCA, on football officiating.
- 227: SRC received an update from the North Charleston Rotary Club on the Rotary Roundball Classic.