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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Rotary club of Lake Murray-Irmo foundation chair Jeff Baldwin and Rotary club of Lake Murray-Irmo treasurer Jim Wellman were present at the presentation of monies raised to go towards the snack pack program for Richland-Lexington School District 5 children, December 2, 2016, at Ameris Bank in Irmo.   img_2428

Daniel Island Rotary Fall Service Projects Success

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Nov 292016
 
  Rotary Club of Daniel Island has had a terrific start to the 16/17 Rotary year. Here is a quick snapshot of various community service projects undertaken by Rotarians so far this year in the club’s Southern Berkeley County service area, and beyond.
  • Walk to end Alzheimer’s – Walk to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care.  Our club raised over $1,400 for this worthy cause.  Lead Organizer: Bill Thielfoldt
  • Dictionary Project – Rotarians provided dictionaries to every third grader at DI Elementary, Cainhoy, & Phillip Simmons schools with 240 dictionaries delivered.  Lead Organizer: Derek Epperson
  • Charleston Seafarers Project –  6th year of providing merchant seaman, at sea during the Christmas holidays, with wrapped boxes containing toiletries and other necessities.  100 boxes provided.  Lead Organizer: Pat Richards
  • Meals on Wheels Blankets – Blankets were wrapped and given to Meal on Wheels recipients to keep warm during the Winter.  100 blankets provided. Lead Organizer: Billie Bacon
  • Baldwin Carson Outreach Community Center – In a partnership with the Daniel Island Community Fund, Rotarians provided funds for new playground facility.  The Daniel Island Community Association assisted with installation of the equipment and Rotarians provided a wooden border and mulch making this a great place for children to play.  Lead Organizer: Tom Richards and special thanks to Ed Heavey for his carpentry skills and leadership.
  • Lowcountry Food Bank – “Fresh for All” initiative providing fresh vegetables and fruits to those in need in the Cainhoy community.  Lead Organizer: Jim White
  • Cainhoy Food Drive – 171 meals delivered to the Cainhoy Community Center for local residents.  This is the first of three food drives being funded in part by Rotary District Grant funds.  Thanks to Publix who provided the meals at cost and donated an additional 40 whole turkeys!  Lead Organizer: Cecil Mills                 

Daniel Island Rotary Delivers 171 Complete Thanksgiving Meals

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Nov 222016
 
Daniel Island, SC – November 22, 2016 – Rotarians assembled early Tuesday morning at the Publix on Daniel Island to load 171 grocery bags, each complete with all the ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Publix provided the food at net cost and donated an additional 40 whole turkeys to the effort. Rotarians delivered the meals to the Cainhoy Community Center. Local leaders and church elders in the Cainhoy community ensured the meals reach the identified recipients, even if they are unable to pick them up at the community center. “This is the 14th year in a row for the Rotary Thanksgiving Food Drive, one of 3 annual food drives the club undertakes”, explained Rotarian Cecil Mills, long time leader of the project. rotary-food-drive-nov-16-3 rotary-food-drive-nov-16-2  “This long standing initiative targeting hunger in our club’s immediate service area is one of our most important projects.” said club president Gray Ives. “We are thankful for the support for our food drives from Publix, District 7770 Matching Grant funds and the Daniel Island Community Fund”, added Ives. Thanks to all that made this another successful food drive! rotary-food-drive-nov-16 In addition to 3 annual food drives, Daniel Island Rotary Club regularly assists with distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables in the Cainhoy community in cooperation with the Lowcountry Food Bank and other local organizations.    
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