Rotary Club of Beaufort Has Heart

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Feb 252015
 

beaufort has heartJoining in the “Rotary Has Heart” Valentine’s Day project, the Rotary Club of Beaufort donated 35 grocery bags (5 shopping carts ) filled with non perishable food to HELP of Beaufort to be distributed to the needy, and $167 to support their emergency assistance and Mobile Meal programs.

Rotary Club of Beaufort Helps the Barney Marshal Memorial Food Drive

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Nov 262014
 

Annually members of the Rotary Club of Beaufort are asked to fill a shopping bag with non-perishable food items or alternatively give money for use by HELP of Beaufort to furnish food baskets for needy families, This year the Club donated $573 in cash and checks, and 33 bags of food to provide assistance at Thanksgiving.

 

Photo: Graham Holcombe, shown receiving the bags, coordinated the effort.

The Rotary Club of Beaufort is a 100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club

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Nov 132014
 

Congratulations to our Members -The Rotary Club of Beaufort is now a 100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club. President Sam presents Allen Freeman, the Rotary Foundation Chair, with a symbolic check for $10,050, representing the personal contribution of $100 by every member of the club to the Annual Fund during the Rotary year.

The Rotary Club of Beaufort Hosts an Ophthalmologist

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Oct 312014
 

Graham Holcombe (right) presents a check for $500 from the Rotary Club of Beaufort to Dr. Baxter McLendon (left) as a contribution to the joint American Academy of Ophthalmology/Rotary Foundation program “Host an Ophthalmologist” wherein young ophthalmologists from developing countries who have shown a strong interest in the prevention/reduction of blindness in their home countries and who have never been to the States before, visit a local Rotary Club for about a week and then go on to the AAO convention. In the center is Dr. Cheong Jirawison an ophthalmologist from Chaing Mai, Thailand who is visiting Beaufort under this program.

Rotary Club of Beaufort Sends Off Thai Youth Exchange Student

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Jul 192014
 

The Rotary Club of Beaufort 2013-14 Youth Exchange Student,  Natya Naruenartwonsakul from Thailand, said farewell to the Club with a traditional dance.

Rotary Club of Beaufort Awards Military Persons of the Year

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Jun 262014
 

In recognition of the special relationship that exists between the military and the city, the Rotary Club of Beaufort annually sponsors  a “Military Persons of the Year” Award to honor members of the Armed  Forces stationed in the Beaufort area for their outstanding  contribution and involvement in military and local civic activities.

Each honoree is nominated as most deserving by their respective commanders from among the many military personnel stationed at our nearby bases. The awardees are given an engraved plaque and a check  to mark their achievement.
The 2014 winners are: (l-r)  HH1 Joshua Eubank (USNH Beaufort),  Sgt. Damian Garcia (MCRD P.I),  Sgt. Justin Wagner (MCAS Beaufort)

Rotary Club of Beaufort Awards Scholarships

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Jun 152014
 
Each year the Rotary Club of Beaufort honors a number of outstanding high school students with scholarships. It is our opportunity to invest in the future of some of Beaufort’s most promising young men and women.
The Forsythe Scholarships, named after a prominent member of this club, was awarded to  Patrick Mazzeo, (Beaufort Academy), Maria Cooler (Beaufort High School), and Natalie Alvarez (Governor’s School). The winners each received a $1,300 scholarship.
The Jim Law Memorial Scholarship Awards, in the amount of $2,200, was established in memory of Father Jim Law, a highly respected local Episcopal clergyman and avid golfer. The money is raised by an annual golf fundraising tournament. The winners were  Rebecca Strawn (Beaufort Academy) and Illyona Johnstone (Battery Creek High School).
The club also annually awards a scholarship to a student who has chosen to further his or her education via technical training in today’s technology-based workforce. The scholarship of $1,000 will assist the student as he or she pursues an education at a post-secondary technical school, college or university. The 2014 winner is Kacey Dalrymple (Beaufort High School).
Congratulations, again, to our winners.
Photo: (l-r Patrick Mazzeo, Maria Cooler, Kacey Dalrymple and Illyona Johnstone) Not pictured Rebecca Strawn and Natalie Alvarez

Rotary Club of Beaufort Bestows Award

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Jun 092014
 
Lance Corporal, Andrew Godowns of the SC Department of Natural Resources was awarded the Col. Jesse L. Altman Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement by the Rotary Club of Beaufort . This award is given to a law enforcement officer with the City of Beaufort, City of Port Royal Beaufort, County Sheriff’s Department, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, or the SC Department of Natural Resources. The award was established in 1973 by retired Marine Colonel Jesse Altman who was the Beaufort Chief of Police for 18 years.”
“Gowdowns was cited for his dedication and willingness to put others before him by risking his own safety to rescue a boater in the dark of night whose sail boat was lying on its side off Bay Point in large breakers and about to capsize.
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