DG Lou Mello’s Final Club Visits

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Oct 082013
 

DG Lou Mello’s final club visits will be completed in the coming two weeks. Give him a hand for completing his visits in record time!

Tue Oct 08, 13 01:00P St. Andrews (Columbia)
Wed Oct 09, 13 01:00P Andrews
Mon Oct 14, 13 12:30P Myrtle Beach
Tue Oct 15, 13 01:00P Orangeburg
Mon Oct 21, 13 01:00P Columbia
Tue Oct 22, 13 01:00P West Wateree-Lugoff

 

DG Lou Mello’s Upcoming Club Visits

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Oct 012013
 
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DG Lou Mello’s club visits are almost complete. If you have yet to see him at your club, check out his upcoming schedule below.

Tue Oct 01, 13 12:45P Goose Creek
Thu Oct 03, 13 01:00P Spring Valley (Columbia)
Mon Oct 07, 13 12:00P Hampton
Tue Oct 08, 13 01:00P St. Andrews (Columbia)
Wed Oct 09, 13 01:00P Andrews
Mon Oct 14, 13 12:30P Myrtle Beach

 

DG Lou Mello’s October Message

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Sep 302013
 
Lou Mello, Rotary 7770 District Governor Lou Mello

Welcome to the fourth month of our 2013-2014 Rotary Year, October is Vocational Service Month. This Avenue of Service provides a way for us to serve each and every day as we go about our business and professional lives living the Four Way Test. Every occupation fills a need in our communities and taking pride in our work and doing it with integrity contributes to our community. Mentoring young folks in our various professions is a wonderful way to live this Avenue of Service. If your Club does not have a formal mentoring program, reach out to your local schools and develop one, it is a great way to serve both our youth and our community.

Rotary Has Heart – Feeding the Children of our communities is a key focus for our own District’s Anne Matthews, Rotary International Vice President. You have all received information on plans to feed the children on February 14, 2014, what a great way to serve others. Every Club can plan their own activities, from donating money to organizing a full-fledged meal event as a Club service project. Let’s all do our part to make this a wonderful activity and get others in the community involved as well. Have a local town proclamation to celebrate your project and then publicize on your website, Facebook and other social media platforms.

What’s coming up in October??

First – Clubs are doing Happy Feet service projects providing free shoes to needy children. At least 22 Clubs are doing this and it is a fun and worthwhile project for any Club looking for another local service project. Clubs are doing Fundraisers like the Shrimp Race at Sea Island Rotary or the OktoberFest 5K run by the East Cooper Breakfast Club. Football Nights are being sponsored by many of our Clubs, Oyster Roasts, cookouts, Fifth Tuesday socials….and the list goes on and on. It is a great time after the first quarter of the year to enjoy fellowship and service and get to know everyone better, also a great opportunity to invite member prospects to your events. Just check out the Calendar tab on the District Database to stay up to date on what’s going on.

Second – Clubs may begin to submit Nominations for District Governor for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year. Nominations are due no later than December 15, 2013 and are to be sent to PDG Ed Duryea who will Chair the Nominating Committee meeting on January 23, 2014. Details including the Governor Nominee form have been sent directly to Club Leadership.

Third – The information for purchasing Holiday ornaments is now available on the District Database under the Calendar tab. $10 of every purchase will go to the “End Polio Now” program and those will be matched by the Gates Foundation two to one for every dollar.

Are you sending in your stories to Andra Watkins, our District Public Image Chair, at Rotary7770News(at)gmail(dot)com? Don’t miss the opportunity to get your Club’s activities, service events, fellowships and fun meetings on our District website and social media, as well as the weekly News-email. Great way to promote your Club’s events and it’s always fun to see photos of one another in action.

Has your Club submitted your first quarter’s Foundation Contributions to Our Foundation? Remember that half of what we send to the Annual Fund each year comes back to us after three years to fund local District Grant projects as well as funding Global Grants, End Polio Now, Scholars and Peace Fellows. Consider becoming a Paul Harris Society Member, committing to giving a $1000 annually to Our Foundation. It’s a cup of coffee a day and you would be doing so much good in the world and in your own community. Contact PHS Chair David Tirard for information on how to do this. DavidTirard(at)aol(dot)com

Ending Polio Now remains our number one goal in Rotary and we are getting “This Close”. Very modest goals are in place for every Club and we want to reach out to engage our communities in these fund raising efforts. Don’t just write a check, have a community fellowship event with a goal of raising some money for PolioPlus and having a great time with your members and the community at large. We promised the children of the world that we would end Polio, please consider contributing more individually and as a Club to get this done.

Have you set goals to increase membership this year by at least three new members? Have you engaged all your members in being part of the “Membership Team”? This is something that all Rotarians should take pride in, sharing our Rotary opportunities with others. Have you looked around you at family, friends and neighbors; these are people that you know the best and they are wonderful candidates to join Rotary.

Finally, mark your Calendars for the celebration of your Club’s accomplishments by attending the annual District Conference in Charleston March 28th – 30th , 2014. It will be a great time and looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Let’s all have a great year as we “Engage Rotary and Change Lives”.

Regards

Lou Mello DG 2013-14

DG Lou Mello’s Upcoming Club Visits

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Sep 242013
 
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DG Lou Mello may shine his halo at your club any day now. Check out his upcoming club visits, and try not to let him blind you.

Tue Sep 24, 13 12:30P Murrells Inlet
Thu Sep 26, 13 12:30P Conway
Mon Sep 30, 13 01:00P St. Matthews
Tue Oct 01, 13 12:45P Goose Creek
Thu Oct 03, 13 01:00P Spring Valley (Columbia)
Mon Oct 07, 13 12:00P Hampton

 

DG Lou Mello’s Club Visits Are Winding Down

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Sep 172013
 

DG Lou is winding down his club visits. Check out his schedule to see when he will be at your club.

Tue Sep 17, 13 12:30P Hartsville
Thu Sep 19, 13 12:30P Moncks Corner
Mon Sep 23, 13 01:00P Marion
Tue Sep 24, 13 12:30P Murrells Inlet
Thu Sep 26, 13 12:30P Conway
Mon Sep 30, 13 01:00P St. Matthews

Sep 102013
 

lou melloBehold, District Governor Lou Mello’s club visit schedule for the coming weeks. He’s winding down his club visits. If you haven’t seen him at your club, use this handy schedule to be prepared.

Mon Sep 09, 13 01:00P Kingstree
Tue Sep 10, 13 12:00P Walterboro
Wed Sep 11, 13 07:45A St. John’s Parish-John’s Island
Mon Sep 16, 13 12:00P Dillon
Tue Sep 17, 13 12:30P Hartsville
Thu Sep 19, 13 12:30P Moncks Corner

 

DG Lou Visits Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise

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Sep 072013
 

Submitted by George McConnell
Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise

DG 's and PAG's

Lou Mello, Rotary District 7770 Governor, visited with the Chapin Rotary Club and reviewed the challenging service goals for the coming year, both in our own community and worldwide. Of particular importance was Rotary’s continued aggressive effort to eradicate polio worldwide. Rotary International, with their partners, have immunized more than 2 billion children in 122 countries since 1985. Polio cases have been reduced 99% worldwide, with only Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria still reporting cases.
Governor Mello is a member of the Mount Pleasant, SC Rotary Club and is pictured above with Lisa Smith, President of the Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise, which meets every Thursday morning at the Crooked Creek Recreation Center.

Along with DG Mello, pictured are the current Assistant District Governor for Area 3, along with Past Assistant District Governors and former a District Governor, all from the Chapin Sunrise Club. From the left, PAG George McConnell, PAG Richard Kenan, DG Lou Mello, PDG Mack Branham, Jr., and current AG Johnny Moore.

Sep 032013
 

lou di rotaryDistrict Governor Lou Mello is taking a break from club visits for Labor Day week, but hey, he’s already visited 61 of the 79 clubs in District 7770. It’s only September. If you haven’t seen DG Lou, he will be at your club in the coming weeks. Check out his schedule.

Mon Sep 09, 13 01:00P Kingstree
Tue Sep 10, 13 12:00P Walterboro
Wed Sep 11, 13 07:45A St. John’s Parish-John’s Island
Mon Sep 16, 13 12:00P Dillon
Tue Sep 17, 13 12:30P Hartsville
Thu Sep 19, 13 12:30P Moncks Corner

 

Sep 022013
 

Lou Mello, Rotary 7770 District Governor Lou MelloWelcome to the third month of our 2013-2014 Rotary Year, September is New Generations Month. The Fifth Avenue of Service is New Generations – our Youth Exchange, Interact, Rotaract, Ambassadorial Global Scholars, Rotary Youth Leadership Training alumni and younger Foundation Alumni. Have you stayed in touch with these folks? Have you asked them to join you at a Club Meeting, Service Project, or Fellowship Event? Stay in touch with these young people, they are our future and they are great fun to be around.

I have visited 61 Clubs so far since July 1st and it is amazing what wonderful things are being done by our Clubs. Great service projects, exciting fund raisers and tremendous fellowship events in addition to the fun of the Club meetings. I always leave a Club meeting inspired by what caring and giving folks Rotarians are, how we give our time and talents to serve our communities and to serve folks in other countries that we will never meet.

What’s coming up in September??

First – our Foundation/Membership/Grant Management Training Seminar on September 13th at Seacoast Church in Mt Pleasant.

Registration is open on the District Database Calendar and here are the basic details for attendees:

Grant Management Training Seminar – Requires two from each Club to get qualified for District Grants in the following Rotary year. Recommended that the President and President Elect attend, please note that only two from your Club can attend the session.

Foundation Seminar – anyone in your Club interested in learning more about Foundation Programs, Tools, and reports should attend this session. Highly recommended for Foundation Chairs and new members.

Membership Seminar – Learn more about attracting new members and meeting member needs, highly recommended for Membership Chairs and folks in your Clubs that have successfully brought in new members so they can share their ideas.   

Second – Rotary Leadership Institute on September 20th in Columbia at South University. Registration is available on the District Database under the Calendar tab. http://www.rli33.org/

Third – Clubs may begin to submit Nominations for District Governor for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year. Nominations are due no later than December 15, 2013 and are to be sent to PDG Ed Duryea who will Chair the Nominating Committee meeting on January 23, 2014. Details including the Governor Nominee form will be sent directly to the Club Leadership.

For individuals that may have an interest in the District Governor position in the future, please plan to attend an information session immediately following the conclusion of the Foundation/Membership/Grant Management Training Seminar at Seacoast n Sept 13th. The Executive Committee will discuss District Governor responsibilities and qualifications and answer questions.

Fourth – The information for purchasing Holiday ornaments is now available on the District Database under the Calendar tab. $10 of every purchase will go to the “End Polio Now” program and those will be matched by the Gates Foundation two to one for every dollar.

Are you sending in your stories to our District Website at Rotary7770News@gmail.com? Don’t miss the opportunity to get your Club’s activities, service events, fellowships and fun meetings into the weekly News-email. Great way to promote your Club’s events and it’s always fun to see photos of one another in action.

Have you set goals to increase membership this year by at least three new members? Have you engaged all your members in being part of the “Membership Team”? This is something that all Rotarians should take pride in, sharing our Rotary opportunities with others. Have you looked around you at family, friends and neighbors; these are people that you know the best and they are wonderful candidates to join Rotary.

Finally, mark your Calendars for the celebration of your Club’s accomplishments by attending the annual District Conference in Charleston March 28th – 30th , 2014. It will be a great time and looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Let’s all have a great year as we “Engage Rotary and Change Lives”.

Regards

Lou Mello DG 2013-14

DG Lou Is Omnipresent

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Aug 272013
 
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DG Lou Mello has another light club visit schedule in the coming weeks. He’s slacking off for Labor Day. Just because he’s omnipresent, that doesn’t mean he’s God……..

So, let’s play a game……..What will DG Lou be doing on Labor Day?

If your answer is “thinking about Rotary,” odds are…………YOU’RE RIGHT.

Tue Aug 27, 13 01:00P Bennettsville
Wed Aug 28, 13 07:30A Orangeburg-Morning
Thu Aug 29, 13 07:30A Chapin Sunrise
Thu Aug 29, 13 01:00P Mullins
Mon Sep 09, 13 01:00P Kingstree

 

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