Daniel Island Rotary sponsors Alicia Bouchard as an outbound exchange student. Alicia (pictured with Daniel Island Rotary president Chad Vail) will be spending the next school year in Murcia, Spain. Alicia is a student at Bishop England and is participating in Rotary’s program to sponsor study experiences in other countries.”Good Luck Alicia! (Photo by Mary Wessner)
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island recently hosted Rotary Global Scholar Sierra Butler. Sierra has been selected by Rotary District 7770 and Rotary international for a year of study and service overseas. She will be leaving soon to attend the University of Ghana. There she will earn an MA in adult education and work to set up educational programs in remote villages. Sierra works at Water Missions International and enjoys volunteering and spending time with friends and family.(Photo by Mary Wessner) #Rotary #Rotary7770
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island and other participating Rotary Clubs in the Charleston area will hold the eighth annual Rotary Charity Duck Race onSaturday, June 14, 2014, on Daniel Island. Established by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island in 2007, this fundraising event now includes six other Rotary Clubs in the greater Charleston area: Goose Creek; Johns Island; Mt. Pleasant; North Charleston Breakfast; St. Andrews (West Ashley); and Summerville. A special stand-up paddleboard race will be held on race day from 8:00 to 9:30 AM with registration starting at 7:00 AM. Duck race festivities will begin at 10:00 AM. As in the past, the duck race will be held near Children’s Park at the end of River Landing Drive on Daniel Island. Approximately 30,000 individually numbered rubber ducks will be dropped into the Wando River from I-526 at about 11:30 AM.
The proceeds from this event are used to fund Rotary community service programs locally and around the world. Each of the participating Rotary clubs is designating one or more Lowcountry charities as named beneficiaries of the duck race. These charities represent a wide selection of local nonprofit organizations focused on health, food and nutrition, housing, children and families, and literacy. Over the past seven years, this event has raised nearly $750,000 for local beneficiaries and Rotary projects worldwide.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially around the Rotary Club of Daniel Island. This year the Rotary Club supported the efforts of three local charities as they worked to provide a happy holiday to those in need.
The Charleston Port and Seafarers Society welcomes and serves the needs of men and women who make their living on the sea and whose ships stop in the port of Charleston. Each year the Society sponsors a Christmas at Sea program and this is the fourth year that Daniel Island Rotary has participated. This year we “adopted” 2 ships that will call at the Wando Port during the holidays. Rotarians filled 50 individual boxes with requested toiletry items, along with candy and a holiday greeting. We know that 50 sailors will have a happier Christmas when they open their boxes and find all kinds of needed items!
East Cooper Meals on Wheels is known for their home delivery of good nutritious meals to seniors. At Christmas, they like to provide a little something extra for their meal recipients. This year, Meals on Wheels requested warm hats, gloves and scarves as a special present and the Rotary Club purchased enough sets for over 40 local seniors to stay a little warmer in winter weather.
Goodwill is known for its provision of job training and employment services. Their Golden Angel Tree program provides additional clothing and food for local seniors in need. Daniel Island Rotarians donated jigsaw puzzles to add some Christmas cheer to the packages the seniors will receive. In addition, Rotarian volunteers helped wrap small gifts for one of the local senior centers.