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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Photo credit to Fred Sales, Historian