March is Rotary literacy Month and the Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club President Elect Mark Hensley and club members Dion DeLeone, J.B. Jolly, Kevin Plexico, and Ray Pearigen continue to support the commitment to literacy by providing The Four Way Test Coloring books and crayons to the first and second graders at Browns Ferry Elementary School. The Four Way Test contributes to literacy as well as character education.
Local Rotary Club Presidents Elect attended President Elect Training February 27-28 to qualify them to take the office as President of their club.
(Left to right) Chris Fisher, Andrews Rotary Club, Keith Wilcox, Rotary Club of Georgetown, Jane Sentivan, Pawleys Island Rotary Club, and Mark Hensley , Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club. They will be installed as Present of their club on July 1, 2015,
The Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club presented dictionaries to third graders at Brown Ferry Elementary School on November 13.
Lori Lowell has been named 2014 Rotarian of the Year by the Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club. President Kalib Moyer (left in photo) made the plaque presentation at the club banquet. Also pictured is club member, David Essex. The award recognizes dedicated service and loyal devotion to the ideals of Rotary.
Lowell served as the Club’s President in 2010-2011, is a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of the Paul Harris Society. She currently serves as the Club’s Treasurer.
Approximately 150 guests gathered for this year’s Annual Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast held at Beef O’Brady’s. The event was an opportunity for both families and individuals to enjoy breakfast selections and the company of neighbors while supporting the Rotary Club.
The purpose of this year’s breakfast was to help raise money for various projects organized by the Georgetown Breakfast such as the Dictionary Project (providing local elementary school students with their own dictionary), Rotary International Foundation, Polio Plus (Eradication of Polio), Clear Water for the World, local charity support, and annual scholarships for local students.
Beef O’Brady’s donated the use of the restaurant and provided servers. “We sincerely appreciate the many volunteers who participated, the owner and staff of Beef O’Brady’s, our club members, and to all who attended the event making the pancake breakfast a success,” said club President, Kalib Moyer.
Rotary, a global network of community volunteers is one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organizations worldwide. Founded in Chicago on February 23, 1905, today over 1.2 million members belong to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
The Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club was founded in 1986. The club’s members are civic-minded local professionals and business people. Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Beef O’Brady’s in Georgetown. All meetings are open to the public.
Annette Perreault, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, spoke to the Georgetown Breakfast Club this Tuesday. Perreault updated the members on the latest news from Habitat for Humanity and the most pressing issues it faces.
Habitat for Humanity has been in Georgetown County since 1991. Since that time, they have built 97 homes for those in need in Georgetown County. One of the challenges faced by Habitat for Humanity is that one-third of the housing in Georgetown County is substandard. Efforts are being made to increase funds to build simple, affordable homes to people in need.
Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Their partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods.
Habitat for Humanity has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, they have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide.
A member of the club since 2012, Kohl serves as chair of the club’s Public Relations committee and is President nominee.
The Paul Harris Society is named after the founder of Rotary International and recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation to support activities such as polio eradication, peace and conflict prevention and resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development.
Club President, Kalib Moyer, bestowed Kohl with a lapel pin from Rotary International and a certificate from the club.
Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club inducted new members, Dr. Addison Nelson (not pictured); Dr. Brandon Rhinehart; and Loren Wallace as new Rotarians.
Dr. Nelson is a chiropractor with Winyah Chiropractic and his sponsored by Dr. Jim Owens. Dr. Rhinehart is a dentist with Rhinehart Dentistry and is sponsored by J.B. Jolly. Loren Wallace is the commanding officer of The Salvation Army and is sponsored by J.B. Jolly.
The Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This fundraising event is conducted by Rotary to help not-for-profit organizations and schools in Georgetown County.
This year, proceeds from the event will go to several community projects supported by the Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club. The event will be held at Beef O’Brady’s 1133 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC. Tickets are only $10 and can be ordered in advance by contacting Angie Kohl at email@example.com or any member of the Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.
Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members worldwide. The Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club is one of 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto, “Service Above Self.” The Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Beef O’Brady’s. Additional information can be found Facebook at www.gtownbreakfastrotary.com or on by visiting our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Georgetown-Breakfast-Rotary-Club.
Joining the club in recent weeks are Addison Nelson, a chiropractor at Winyah Chiropractic Clinic and Brandon Rinehart of Rinehart Dentistry.
The Georgetown Breakfast Rotary Club was chartered on May 8, 1986 with the purpose of attracting members by being project-oriented and environmentally-minded. The club has a diverse group of members and welcomes new members and guests who share a passion for or an interest in sustainability.
The club meets at Beef O’Brady’s on Fraser Street in Georgetown, SC on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. Visiting Rotarians are always welcome!