Four members of the University of South Carolina’s Rotaract Club talked with Capital Rotary president-elect Blake DuBose (center) at a recent breakfast meeting. Junior Carter Grant (far right) leads the Rotaract group, while sophomore Joel Welch (second from right) is technology coordinator. Senior Shelby Olsen (far left) is treasurer for the student group; Nicole Newsom (second from left) is a 2016 USC graduate. Rotaract is open to adults ages 18-30 interested in community service, in developing leadership and professional skills, and who enjoy networking and social activities.
You are officially invited to participate in our 2nd Annual Capital Rotary Club Charity Fishing Tournament on September 19 to raise money for the Columbia Capital Rotary scholarship fund. For more than 20 years, Columbia Capital Rotary has supported the educational aspirations of high school graduates in the Richland District One area by awarding continuing four-year college scholarships. These scholarships are based on a combination of academic performance, extracurricular activity and economic need. Applicants must provide information via their school guidance counselors, take part in a personal interview and cannot have a parent or grandparent with any ties to Rotary. Event Details:
- Date: Monday, September 19 @ 5:30am (Back up date for bad weather: September 26)
- Guide: Each sponsored team will be paired with a local striped bass fisherman. You will need a fishing license. Guide will provide everything else! Team size per boat should be kept to four (4) fishermen.
- Sponsor: $600 per boat sponsor fee (includes fish being filleted)
- Location: Dreher Island State Park (3677 State Park Road, Prosperity, SC)
- Download PDF Flyer: Rotary Fishing Flyer
At the August 10 meeting of the Rotary Club of Daniel Island, Eagle Scout candidate and Daniel Island resident Austin Dowd was awarded a $1200 grant to assist in the construction and installation of benches along the trail that runs from Seven Farms Drive to Blakeway Street. Rotary Club of Daniel Island provided $600 which was matched by the Daniel Island Community Fund. Austin thanked the members of the club before being awarded the check by club president Gray Ives.
The Varn family recently welcomed the Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s 16/17 exchange student Manuela Amhof from Switzerland at the Charleston International Airport. Manu (her nickname) will attend Bishop England High School this year as a senior. Thank you Scott and Laura Varn for hosting the first portion of her stay on Daniel Island, and for sharing this picture of her arrival in Charleston!
Catherine Glen, a Global Grant Scholar for 2016-2017, is welcomed to Capital Rotary’s weekly meeting by president Tommy Gibbons. The 2011 University of South Carolina graduate taught special education students in rural Japan for the past three years. Her Rotary Global Grant scholarship funds a year of graduate study at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, hosted by the Rotary Club of Belfast. Glen is seeking a master’s degree in the psychology of childhood adversity. She formerly worked with youth in treatment for substance abuse and mood disorders at the Medical University of South Carolina and was a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer.
July 19, 2016 was a special day for the members of the Rotary Club of Daniel Island. 15 years earlier, the first club president Mary Murray received the club’s charter during an official visit of the Rotary International President to Charleston. The club was sponsored by the North Charleston Rotary Club and attracted over 20 members from the quickly developing area of lower Berkeley County. Recently installed 16/17 club president Gray Ives led the Club Assembly Meeting and presented a special cake decorated for the occasion. Past Presidents of Daniel Island Rotary Club include: Mary Murray, Billie Bacon, Brian Calhoun, David Pagliarini, David Vail, Russ Long, Judy Burnstein, Bob Welsh, Bob Wood, Pat Richards, John Tiller, Bill Stevens, Chad Vail, and Mike Sudzina.
Dr. Tommy Gibbons (left), 2016-17 Capital Rotary president, presents a plaque to David Boucher to recognize his leadership of the Columbia-area club in 2015-16. As past president, Boucher now will be in charge of club donations to the Rotary Foundation that funds international programs promoting education, peace and world understanding.
We invite everyone to join the Columbia Capital Rotary Club for our annual blood drive. Download Blood Drive Flyer Here Time: Wednesday, July 27th, 10am-4pm Location: CBRE Building, 1st Floor, 1333 Main Street, Columbia, SC Instructions to sign up are on the flyer (see link above) and listed below. If anyone has any problems signing up online.
- Visit www.redcrossblood.org
- Click the Blue “Make a Blood Donation Appointment” button in the top right corner of the website
- If you have not previously register, you may need to register using your email address
- Enter Sponsor Code CapRotary
Carolina SportsCare was founded in 2000 and has been community stewards since opening their doors. The Clinic, managed by the 4 partners, Mike Konoza, Kevin Ennis, Jim Denton, and Kevin Green is actively involved in not only the rehabilitation wellness, but also the community wellness by promoting healthy lifestyles in mind, body, and spirit. Carolina SportsCare embraces high standards of excellence in their treatment of patients and volunteering in the community. Congratulations!