On December 12, 2015 The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo spent the day doing their annual ringing of the bell for The Salvation Army. Each year rotarians from our club spend the day ringing the bell and raising money. Rotarians and some very important elves spread christmas cheer while getting the word out about rotary and our club, all the while raising money for this very important charity. Merry Christmas everyone!
Daniel Island Rotary, with support from a District 7770 grant and Publix Supermarkets, delivered 167 Thanksgiving meals to the Cainhoy Community Center. The Cainhoy/Huger area was hit hard by flooding in October. Pictured with representatives of the Cainhoy Community Center are the participating Rotary Club members.
Members of the Rotary Club of Spartanburg and Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club joined forces to contribute $5,000 toward relief efforts after record rainfall amounts caused catastrophic flooding in the Palmetto State in October. The funds resulted from Spartanburg’s initial gift of $2,500, which was matched dollar for dollar by the Capital Club. The total donation was split between the Columbia chapter of the American Red Cross and Harvest Hope Food Bank – two organizations that have been active in disaster recovery efforts. Capital Rotary president David Boucher made check presentations to Denise Holland, Harvest Hope director, and to Red Cross director Rebecca Jordan on behalf of both the Upstate and Midlands clubs. Support for emergency agencies following natural disasters is common practice for Rotarians worldwide.
You are officially invited to participate in our upcoming Capital Rotary Club Charity Fishing Tournament ‐ to benefit the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust or “the C.A.R.T. Fund” as known by most Rotarians. Alzheimer’s affects many people ‐ young and old. The purpose of this event is to raise funds to fund Alzheimer’s research. Since its inception in 1995, the C.A.R.T. Fund has contributed over $3 million to Alzheimer’s research. Hopefully through the efforts of C.A.R.T., we will have a cure for Alzheimer’s. 100% of funds raised go towards research grants since all administrative functions are supplied by volunteers. The C.A.R.T. Fund is a 501(C)(3) not‐for‐profit charitable organization which means your sponsorship, contributions and donations may be tax deductible (Please consult your tax professional). More information may be found on the C.A.R.T. Fund’s website at www.cartfund.org – Become a sponsor and register a team today to help us raise money for a great cause. Space is limited (only six boats) – don’t miss your chance to join us. Event Details
- Date: August 7, 2015, 6:00am shove off.
- Guide: Each sponsored team will be paired with a local striped bass fisherman. You will only need to bring a fishing license. Guide will provide everything else! Team size per boat should be kept to four (4) fishermen.
- Sponsor: $500 per boat sponsor fee (includes fish being filleted)
- Location: Dreher Island State Park (3677 State Park Road, Prosperity)
Eight Charleston-area Rotary Clubs (Daniel Island, Goose Creek, Johns Island, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston – Breakfast, North Charleston – Lunch, St. Andrews, and Summerville) combined to make the 2015 Rotary Charity Duck Race a great success. 30,000 rubber ducks raced down the Wando River on a beautiful day. The people who came to the event enjoyed paddleboard and kayak races, a car show, games and activities for children, food and beverages, a band, and prizes for the folks who adopted the first 35 ducks to the finish line, including a new car from Hendrick auto dealers for the first place duck. The real winners were area charities and Rotary programs to change lives and build better communities. Over $120,000 was raised for these purposes bringing the 9-year total raised to over $1,000,000!
Columbia’s WIS-TV and Mungo Homes have honored Capital Rotary Club member Mike Glover for his positive contributions to life in the Midlands. A licensed charter boat captain and Lake Murray fishing guide, Glover earned a Community Builder Award for organizing a fishing tournament for local troops and wounded warriors completely free of charge over the past four years. More than 60 veterans participated in the year’s fishing tournament, which Glover called a heartfelt “thank you” for their service to the nation. Capital Rotary president Mark Bokesch, along with several other club members, was instrumental in Glover’s award nomination. As a Community Builder winner, Glover received a symbolic hard hat and $1,000 from the Michael J. Mungo Foundation to donate to the designated 501C-3 charity of his choice. WIS-TV featured the award presentation during a segment in their local newscast (see below) Community Builders include those who have made a significant impact on a group in the Midlands; who have made the area a better place to live; and who fill a need not served by traditional governmental services/agencies. wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina Link to WISTV featured article: http://www.wistv.com/story/29229288/community-builder-lake-murray-fishing-guide-holds-tournament-for-wounded-warriors
Thanks to the Duck Race, Palmetto Warrior Connection, a local charity that serves veterans, received a check from area Hendrick auto dealers, who registered their ducks in the name of the charity. Pictured are Jermaine Husser, Executive Director of Palmetto Warrior Connection; Dawn Goldys, Hendrick Customer Relations Manager; and Jack Morgan, General Manager of Hendrick Toyota North Charleston. #RotaryDuckRace
Sea Island Rotary distributed funds to four local Beaufort charities at our June 2 meeting. President Larry told club members that this is one of his favorite duties, as we share the proceeds of our fundraising efforts. The charities that received checks at this meeting include CAPA (Citizens Against Child Abuse), Thumbs Up (after-school tutoring for at-risk students), Port Royal Sound Foundation, and the YMCA. Our program was by another charitable organization Dragon Boat Beaufort, which uses races between paddling teams to help raise funds for cancer patients and survivors. A great cause!
Last year Sea Island Rotary Club, along with others from District 7770, participated in a friendship exchange with several clubs from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, District 9370. We recently learned that the Kloof Rotary Club has been trying to find funds to install an addition at the Esibusisiweni Orphanage and Creche (pre-school). This facility is short on space and also needs a kitchen and toilets. Because of this need and our relationship with the District 9370 Rotarians, Sea Island Rotary has allocated a portion of our charitable giving this year to this project.