Daniel Island club participates in 2nd food drive of the holiday season.

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Jan 072018
 
On December 21st the Rotary Club of Daniel Island completed its second holiday food drive delivering 165 Christmas meals and turkeys to the Cainhoy Community Center and 56 to Seven Farms Apartments on Daniel Island. The meals at Cainhoy are then delivered to families and individuals in the area most in need this holiday season. We’d like to thank Publix at Daniel Island Town Center once again for their support of this community service project! Happy Holidays everyone! IMG_0046IMG_0045

ECCO Executive Director Stephanie Kelley speaks to DI Rotary Club.

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Dec 082017
 
At our December 6th meeting, we were honored to have Stephanie M. Kelley, Executive Director at East Cooper Community Outreach, or ECCO as many people know it by, speak to our club. Stephanie gave a very informative presentation about the organization, giving everyone a reminder that not only do they act as a food bank and a place for basic needs (clothing, household furnishings, etc.), for those in need, but also a place for individuals to receive assistance with financial aid, dental/medical care, prescriptions, counseling, and educational opportunities just to name a few. The Rotary Club of Daniel Island is very proud to have a mutual partnership with ECCO, working with them on various projects as well as them being a beneficiary from our Duck Race in years past. IMG_4527

Club member Steve Slifer, ECCO Director Stephanie Kelley and Club President Todd Musheff

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Stephanie Kelley

For more information or if you’re interested in donating or volunteering, please check out there website: http://eccocharleston.org. Thank you Stephanie!

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

Beneficiaries receive money raised from 2017 Duck Race

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Aug 162017
 
At the Aug. 2nd meeting of the Daniel Island Rotary Club, the beneficiaries that were chosen by the club to receive proceeds raised from the 2017 Duck Race, received their checks from Club President Todd Musheff, 2017 Duck Race Chairman George Jucha, and Barbara McLaughlin from the DI Community Fund. It was a wonderful way to close out the Duck Race season in what was another successful event that, with the help of the Daniel Island Community Fund, raised over $69,000 going to these beneficiaries.  We’d like to thank everybody once again who helped make the race possible, especially all the businesses and individuals that adopted the some 23,000+ ducks.
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photo courtesy of Mary Wessner Photography

Front Row – Karen Whitley, Phillip Simmons Principal – Cindy Hay Johnson, Camp Happy DaysBarbara McLaughlin, DI Community Fund – Tim Young, Doors to Freedom – Barbara Ash, Berkeley County Library Bookmobile.

Back Row: Todd Musheff, Rotary President – George Roberts, East Cooper Meals on Wheels – Aidra Shaw, Cainhoy Principle – Kori Brown, DI Principal, George Jucha, Duck Chairman – Bev Hardin, Carolina Youth Development – Gene Brunson, Director Berkeley County Library – Beverly Hutchinson, Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center

Two Honored for Rotary Foundation Giving

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Jul 262017
 
Capital Rotary president Blake DuBose (right) congratulates club members Katherine Anderson and Paul Gillam for their latest donations to The Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable corporation that funds programs for world understanding and peace.  Anderson and Gillam have earned designation as Paul Harris Fellow plus-one contributors (signifying a $1,000 initial donation, plus an additional gift of $1,000).  Gillam has been a Rotarian for more than 10 years, while Anderson joined the club in 2009. ??????????

Small Gifts and Grant Presentation

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Jul 052017
 
On Wednesday, June 28th the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was able to present four local non-profits with a grant through their small gifts and grants program. This is made possible through the fundraising efforts. Because of this Babcock Center, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Sister Care, and The USO were all able to receive checks at Wednesday’s meeting.  Thank you to the club members for all the hard work you put into fundraising for the club.

2017 Columbia Capital Rotarian of the Year Recognized

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Jun 292017
 
Capital Rotary president Tommy Gibbons awards the 2017 Rotarian of the Year plaque to treasurer Craig Lemrow (left) in recognition of his dedication and loyal devotion to the ideals of “Service Above Self.”  A former Rotarian in Lexington, Lemrow joined the Capital club in 2014.  He’s previously been recognized for multiple contributions to The Rotary Foundation, an international charitable fund that supports programs for world understanding and peace. Craig Lemrow Columbia Capital Rotarian of the Year

District 7770 Honors for Columbia’s Capital Rotary

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Jun 132017
 
Ione Cockrell, area assistant governor for Rotary District 7770, presents two banners to Capital Rotary past president David Boucher (left) recognizing the club’s 2015-16 giving to The Rotary Foundation.  Those donations help strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease around the world.  Current president Tommy Gibbons holds a Leadership Citation badge for 2016-17 participation in local/district community service projects plus contributions for international humanitarian outreach. ??????????

Capital Rotary Fights Hunger with Service Project

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Apr 152017
 
Twenty-one members of Columbia’s Capital Rotary volunteered at Harvest Hope Food Bank to help pack over 150 boxes of groceries for distribution to the needy and elderly.  Their participation was part of Rotary District 7770’s call for community service projects fighting hunger in the first quarter of 2017.  Harvest Hope began in 1981 and since has expanded to feed the hungry across 20 counties in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Greater Greenville regions of South Carolina.  The club counts the food bank’s executive director, Denise Holland, in its membership ranks. IMG_3047 IMG_3055 IMG_3042 IMG_3060

Young Social Entrepreneur Jackson Silverman Shares Story of IHeartHungryKids.org Inception

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Feb 152017
 
February 15, 2017 – Daniel Island, SC – He might be only 11 years old, but Jackson Silverman has already enjoyed the feeling of having an entrepreneurial idea come to fruition. Jackson and his family started a nonprofit organization called I Heart Hungry Kids to fight childhood hunger head on. Jackson and his father Josh visited the Rotary Club of Daniel Island meeting to share this amazing story, and their plans for the future expansion of the project. In partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank’s Backpack Buddies program, I Heart Hungry Kids organizes the labor needed to assemble special backpacks full of nutritious food. Jackson’s idea was to empower kids to help other kids – he described his excitement when the first group of his peers assembled backpacks full of food for kids in need. Since that first event, the idea has grown to reach thousands of kids that may have otherwise gone without.  The backpacks are discretely distributed through Charleston County School District guidance departments each Friday, and the nutritious inside ensure hunger is kept at bay. Jackson has enjoyed accolades for his initiative including a recent trip to Washington DC and being honored with his own day in Charleston, as proclaimed by City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. Read more about Jackson and I Heart Hungry Kids on their website, and check out this story that aired recently on Live 5 News. Jackson even performed his own Ted Talk at the 2016 TEDx Charleston event! Jackson and his family plan to expand the program throughout South Carolina in cooperation with other food banks. IMG_0244
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