Oct 272016
 
Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Daniel delivered 235 brand new dictionaries today to 3 Berkeley County elementary schools: Cainhoy Elementary School, Phillip Simmons Elementary School and Daniel Island Elementary School – one for every 3rd grader! The students were thrilled to receive their new reference books and immediately began looking up words, including the longest word in the English language: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a word that refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano. image4image2    
Mar 082016
 
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For the third year, we will be holding a District Conference Literacy Project by collecting new books suitable for grades Pre K – 6th grade.
 
This year’s book donations will benefit two schools in the Richland One district whose students, families and faculty were impacted greatly by the Fall flood. 98% of the kids at Gadsden Elementary School in Gadsden, SC and 79% of the students at Horrell Hill Elementary in Hopkins, SC qualify for free or reduced lunch. Both schools are located in lower Richland County, an area that has a much higher level of poverty than the state average. Many students were already in great need and then the flood came and took the little they had. Your donations will go to kids and schools that have been through so much.
 
All Rotarians who attend conference are asked to bring a book with them to donate. Not attending conference? Your club may be holding a club-wide book collection drive so you can still participate. No book drive in your club? Just purchase a book and give it to one of your club members who is attending conference.
 
Thank you so much for helping to spread the gift of literacy in District 7770. #Rotary #Rotary7770

Rotarians Give Books To Students

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Mar 182015
 
RotaryLiteraryEighth grade Social Studies students at Cainhoy Elementary Middle School are embarking on an exciting adventure into their community’s past – thanks to a special donation of books on the history of the Cainhoy Peninsula provided by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island and the Daniel Island Historical Society. Representatives from both organizations, (Sara Cooper, Beth Bush and Bill Thielfoldt), visited the school on March 7 to deliver 30 copies of the book, entitled “Behind God’s Back: Gullah Memories of Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, Daniel Island and Thomas Island.” The students were each given a personal copy of the book, signed by the author, Herb Frazier. ‪#‎Charleston‬ ‪#‎Rotary7770‬

Rotarians Deliver Dictionaries To Third Graders

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Oct 162014
 
Today the members of the Rotary Club of Daniel prepared and delivered dictionaries to all third grader students at the Cainhoy School and on Daniel Island. As part of the club’s literacy program the club deliveries dictionaries to all third grade students each year.

Rotary Club of the Lowcountry Donation Boosts United Way

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Nov 102012
 

Rotary Club of the Lowcountry President Dick Bowen presents a check for $11,000 to United Way of the Lowcountry Board of Directors Chairwoman Sandra Chavez

The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry contributed $11,000 to the United Way of the Lowcountry’s 2012 campaign, becoming the first civic organization in Beaufort and Jasper counties to qualify for the Alexis de Tocqueville Society.  Sandra Chavez, chairwoman of the United Way of the Lowcountry Board of Directors, accepted the gift.  “This is an amazing contribution from an amazing group of people,” Chavez said. “The Rotary Club of the Lowcountry has a long history of helping make the Lowcountry a better place, and we will use their gift to advance the common good even more.  “We are hoping other organizations will see this as an example of civic leadership and help us reach our $2.8 million goal for 2012,” she said.

The Rotarians designated a portion of their gift to the following United Way of the Lowcountry partner agencies:
• Alzheimer’s Family Services of Greater Beaufort
• AMIkids Beaufort
• Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)
• Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA)
• Hope Haven of the Lowcountry
• Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity
• Wardle Family YMCA.
The de Tocqueville Society is a special category for people and groups who donate $10,000 or more annually to the United Way.

Literacy Projects Celebrated at Five Points

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May 292012
 

At the April 20th Rotary Club of Five Points meeting the Club celebrated by recapping their Literacy Project activities during the year and honoring Teachers of the Year from six area schools.

The first Literacy Project celebrated was the Club’s annual Dictionary Project conducted in the fall of last year. Members distributed dictionaries to 180 third graders across four elementary schools in the Five Points area of Columbia.

The Five Points Club also welcomed six principals and six “Teachers of the Year” to its April 20th meeting. Each Teacher of the Year represents a school in the Five Points area of Columbia and received a plaque and $100 gift certificate for school supplies. The honorees included:

 Doris Arvelo, Religion Teacher, was honored as St. Martin de Poores Teacher of the Year by Principal Sister Robeta Fulton.

 Mary Ann Tillman, Music Teacher, was honored as AC Moore Teacher of the Year by Principal Chantelle Baker-Parnell.

 Derrick Theirse, Fourth Grade Math and Science Teacher, was honored as South Kilbourne Teacher of the Year by Kim Spivey.

 Douglas Brandon, Second Grade Teacher, was honored as Rosewood Teacher of the Year by Principal Elizabeth Williams.

 Ernesto Bernal, Spanish Teacher, was honored as Hand Middle School Teacher of the Year by Principal Marissa Vickers.

 Judith Ray, Science Teacher, was honored as Dreher High School Teacher of the Year by Principal Jeanne Stigelbauer.

The Club capped the meeting with a presentation by Ms. Betsey O’Brien, Director of Education Programs for NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness. O’Brien detailed NAMI’s “Families and Teachers as Allies” teacher in-service program, a free NAMI program to school systems. The audience of teachers, principals and Club members received an overview of the program and how to obtain additional information at www.nami.org or by contacting Betsey O’Brien at NAMI SC at 803-733-9592. The Rotary Club of Five Points is also fielding a team in the 2012 NAMI Walk on May 19th in Columbia and is also a Silver Sponsor of the event.

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