The Historic Rotary Club of Charleston bestows the Shining Light award on members who have gone above and beyond in their contribution to the club and community. These members exemplify Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self.
On October 28, President Digit proudly recognized Steve Dopp with this week’s Shining Light Award. Steve is a valued member of our club and his continuous support of the club’s fundraising efforts every year is much appreciated. Steve also stepped to the plate early and set the pace for selling boat raffle tickets by committing to sell five tickets. Thank you, Steve, for your dedication to Rotary and our fund-raising efforts.
On November 11, Michael Saboe was proudly recognized by President Digit as this week’s Shining Light. Michael is currently serving on our Board of Directors as the International Chair. For the past year he has spent countless hours working behind the scenes coordinating our next clean water project with Water Missions International, which will take place in the Spring of 2015. This has been a tedious and lengthy process and his determination to see it through until com-letion is much appreciated. Congratulations, Michael, and thank you for your overwhelming dedication to the club and our efforts to bring clean water to those in need.
On November 18, Cheryl Kaynard was proudly recognized by President Digit as this week’s Shining Light. Cheryl serves on our Education Committee as Operation Warm Chair. Operation Warm is funded by the RCCF and provides children at James Simons with winter coats. This year the decision was made to expand to also provide socks, hats and gloves. Cheryl did an outstand-ing job coordinating our efforts with the school. The delivery of the items to the children was scheduled to happen after the Thanksgiving holi-days, but due to the freezing temperatures this past week, Cheryl rallied her committee and got the coats distributed to the children this past Tuesday before the freeze. Thank you, Cheryl, for your dedication to Rotary and your efforts to ensure that all the children at James Simons have warm coats this winter.
On December 2, President Digit proudly recognized Doug Henderson as this week’s Shining Light. Doug serves our club in so many ways and is always one of the first to volunteer for a project. He currently serves as both Keyway Editor and Chair of the Senior Aging & Issues Committee, which is responsible for coordinating our upcoming Senior Giving Project. We thank him for the time he spends each and every week editing and putting our Keyway issue together. It is a tedious task and he does a fantastic job get-ting Rotary information out to our membership! Also, his enthusiasm for coordinating the gift giving and holiday party for the seniors at the Ansonborough House is much appreciated. Congratulations, Doug, and thank you for your continuous dedication and support of our club!
On December 9, President Digit proudly recognized our newest member, Grace Jennings, as this week’s Shining Light. Grace, who joined us last month, is a former member of the Bennettsville Rotary Club. She has enthusiastically put her volunteer skills to work and jumped in feet first to help with the Holiday Parade of Boats event. All of her hard work and knowledge as an event planner is much appreciated. Congratulations Grace! We are glad to have you as member and thank you for your overwhelming support of our fundraiser!
On January 6, President Digit proudly recognized Fred Sales as this week’s Shining Light. Fred is our outstanding club photographer and nothing can keep him from a Rotary meeting/event — not rain, sleet, snow or even an injury! His enthusiasm for our club and documenting all of our meetings/events is much appreciated. We will have a wonderful pictorial record of our recent history to share with future Rotarians. Thank you, Fred, for your continuous support and dedication to our club. We sincerely appreciate your efforts to ensure the history of our club is well documented!
On January 20, President Digit proudly recognized Ned Jervey as this week’s Shining Light. Ned is doing a phenomenal job as our current program chair. He and his committee have the task of scheduling our keynote speakers each week. Thanks to their efforts we all get to enjoy top-notch speakers at our meetings. Congratulations, Ned! We appreciate your continuous dedication to the club and ensuring that we have outstanding program each week!
On January 27, President Digit proudly recognized Don Baus as this week’s Shining Light. As a new member of our club, Don quickly jumped in with both feet and got involved on several committees. His volunteer efforts on the Vocation Service committee helping to coordinate our weekly Vocational Spotlight and Rotary Windows program, as well as serving on the Keyway committee writing articles is much appreciated. Congratulations, Don! We thank you for your enthusiasm for Rotary and willingness to volunteer your time on several committees to help make our club the best!
On February 3, President Digit proudly recognized Tammy Coghill as this week’s Shining Light. Tammy is a busy Rotarian and wears many hats! She is always willing to volunteer to help a committee or a project. She is very active on the Education Committee as she currently is heading up our efforts with our Y-Achievers program. She has coordinated work place visits (“World of Work Tours”), as well as college visits for the students in this program. Tammy was a valuable member of the Boat Parade committee. She assisted Jeanne with keeping the tickets organized, as well as many other tasks. She was a key volunteer at the actual event. Tammy is also an important member of the Keyway Committee – always taking her turn to write the lead article with a big smile! Congratulations, Tammy! We thank you for your enthusiasm for Rotary and your willingness to volunteer your time on various committees.
More Shining Light Awards to come!