The Rotary Club of Daniel Island delivered 140 Easter meals to the Cainhoy Community Center for families most in need in the Cainhoy/Huger area. Pictured with Miss Ella Chisolm of the Community Center are Rotary Club members Bill Thielfoldt, Mike Sudzina, Russ Long, Bob Wood, Larry Wetzel, Bill Stevens, Peter Mumola, Jerry Bacon, and Cecil Mills.
Helping Hands for Harvest Hope Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club members showed they “have a heart” in February by volunteering at Harvest Hope Food Bank. Nearly 20 Rotarians from Capital Rotary Club helped pack groceries for distribution to the needy and elderly in lieu of a weekly club meeting. Harvest Hope is headquartered in Columbia but works to meet the needs of hungry people in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Greater Greenville regions of the state. It feeds more than 35,000 people weekly. In the first picture below, bagging donated drinks are (in background from left) Blake DuBose, Jay von Kolnitz, Mark Bokesch, Trey Boone, John Guignard and Ann Elliott, along with (foreground left) Ione Cockrell and Denise Holland (foreground right).
South Carolina native Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on the air. In addition to her impressive background in the field of entertainment and news media, Leeza is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving.
After caring for her mother who battled Alzheimer’s disease, Leeza created what she wished she and her family had. She opened Leeza’s Care Connection (http://www.
leezascareconnection.org), a community support center offering free programs, services and resources for family caregivers encouraging them to call on their courage and summon their strength for the long caregiving journey ahead. Recently, she joined the cast of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice in order to raise funds and awareness for Leeza’s Care Connection, winning as project manager multiple times. Because of her winning streak on the show, Leeza recently announced that she will be opening a new caregiver support center this year in her hometown.
Daniel Island Rotary members delivered 144 Thanksgiving meals to the Cainhoy Community Center. The Community Center identifies families in the Cainhoy area most in need of this support at this time. With the support of Publix Supermarkets, each family received a frozen turkey and staples to provide a meal for eight people.
I just donated at The 4th Annual Main Street Battle for Blood at the Agapé Conference Center on Main Street and I ran into fellow Rotarian, Michael Kohn. Hope a lot of Columbia Rotarians were able to roll up their sleeves and donate today. If anyone got some good photos for the website, please send them my way! (email@example.com) Have a great weekend, everyone!
Last night the Rotary of the Vista Night’s members added stickers to all the books and art materials to be donated to the Gonzales Gardens “Here Comes Kindergarten” project. We also put stickers in all of the dictionaries we are donating to Bradley Elementary. As you can see, we had a lot of fun and got finished in record time!