Charleston Rotary’s Shining Stars

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Sep 212014
 

Every week the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston bestows the Shining Light award on a member who has gone above and beyond in their contribution to the club and community.  These members exemplify our motto of Service Above Self.

On July 29, President Digit proudly presented this week’s Shining Light Award to Ricky Bailey. With 34+ years of perfect attendance, Ricky is a long time, dedicated member of our Rotary club. He does many things to help out “behind the scenes” of meetings. He arrives early and stays late to help Carroll load her bags into the car; maintains our badge board and keeps it current; and helps out weekly at the Sergeant-At- Arms table. He also volunteers his time regularly for our Adopt-A-Highway pick-up. He is also always willing to help out a member in need. We truly appreciate all Ricky does to help our meetings run smoothly each week. He truly exemplifies our motto of Service Above Self. Congratulations and thank you, Ricky, for all you do for our club!

Bailey

On August 5, Tom Leonard was this week’s Shining Light Award recipient. President Digit recognized Tom for his expertise in strategic planning to help the club gain the focus and plan in order to have better member retention and overall experience. His skills have also helped the club to become more effective helping in the community. Tom truly exemplifies our motto of Service Above Self and we appreciate all he does for our club. Congratulations, Tom!

Leonard

On August 12, we had a two-fer! President Digit proudly presented this week’s Shining

Light Award to Sandy Morckel and Liz Marr, who went above and beyond the call of duty to brave the torrential downpours, helping give out school supplies to 800 children at Hooties Homegrown Round-up. Their commitment to helping the kids in our community and to the club is exemplified by their Service Above Self. Congratulations and thank you, Sandy and Liz!

Marr and Morckel

On August 19, President Digit proudly presented this week’s Shining Light Award to David Baggs. David can be seen at the door at every meeting greeting both members and guests. It makes him happy to greet and know everyone in the club. Congratulations and thank you, David, for your efforts in making sure everyone has a warm greeting each week! Excuse the blurry photo – we said he’s shining so brightly, the photo came out blurry!

Baggs

On September 2, President Digit proudly presented Mike Schmidt with this week’s Shining Light Award. Mike was one of the individuals that made our BBQ social last Tuesday evening such a big success! We couldn’t have done without his hand delivered nautical themed linens for all the tables! His generous donation and commitment to helping our club was greatly appreciated. Congratulations, Mike, and thank you for your continuous dedication to our club!

Schmidt

On September 9, President Digit proudly presented this week’s Shining Light Award to Past President Sue Sommer-Kresse. Sue has been instrumental in coordinating and leading our Global Scholar program. Her extensive knowledge and dedication to this program and the students involved is very much appreciated. Congratulations, Sue, and thank you for your continuous support of our club and for all your efforts into making the Global Scholar Program so successful! We couldn’t do it without you!

Kresse

Photo credit to Fred Sales, Historian

Historic Rotary Club of Charleston Enjoys Spring Social

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May 092013
 

April 18, 2013:  Members of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston and their guests enjoyed a celebratory evening at the Francis Marion Hotel, with hotly contested silent and live auctions.

Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the community programs supported by the Rotary Club of Charleston Fund.

Historic Rotary Club of Charleston Hosts Holiday Social at Halls Chophouse

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Jan 192013
 

The Historic Rotary Club of Charleston held their annual Holiday Social at Halls Chophouse on December 18, 2012. 

PDG Ted Stern receives message from Rotary President for 100th birthday

DG Ed Duryea presented a letter from RI president Sakuji Tanaka to PDG Ted Stern congratulating him on his 100th birthday.  Ted’s birthday was Dec. 25, 2012.

Charleston Rotary Members at Holiday Social

Courtenay and Andy Brack (back) with Angel Postell and Don Rhodes

 

Historic Rotary Club of Charleston Awards 2012 RCCF Grants

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Jan 192013
 

Past President Kyra Morris presented RCCF grant checks to four local organizations – Crisis Ministries, Communities in Schools, Dee Norton Children’s Center, and East Cooper Meals on Wheels.

Anne Jackson and Amy Zeigler accepted the check for Crisis Ministries. Our donation will be used to fund new tires for the Food Rescue Truck. This truck is used to gather 125,000 pounds of food each year for use in more than 200,000 meals served to those living in the Family Center, Men’s Shelter, and anyone who is hungry through lunch service at the Crisis Ministries Soup Kitchen.

Communities in Schools was represented by Cathy Werner and Katrina Wright, who accepted a check to cover the cost of sending 20-25 high school students on a college tour in Charlotte, NC in January. The purpose of the trip is to motivate and reward the students and open their eyes to the opportunities that exist beyond high school.

On behalf of the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Beverly Hutchinson accepted at check to be used to purchase computer equipment, soft-ware and installation support services to wirelessly track the services Dee Nor-ton’s staff provide in a web-based client database. An estimated 1,300 cases will be handled through this system in the next year. By implementing the new sys-tem, Dee Norton staff and multi-disciplinary team partners will have current information on each client and be able to analyze trends in child abuse to direct resources toward emerging needs.

George Roberts represented East Cooper Meals on Wheels and accepted a check to be used to replace 45 re-usable insulated containers and 45 heat or ice packs to fit those containers to carry food to 285 seniors East of the Cooper River. The recipients of these meals get food and conversation, often the only conversation they have all day.

We congratulate and applaud all of these organizations for all they do to help those in need in our community.

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Photos by Fred Sales

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