The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant is committed to Youth Exchange

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Aug 252015
 
The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant is committed to Youth Exchange. For the 2015-2016 School year we are sponsoring 2 outbound students and 2 inbound students. Outbound students are Lily Johnston (who will be in Switzerland) and Milena Urroz (who will be living in Italy). Our club recently welcomed Inbound students Julie LeChelle from France and Gulia Balzano from Italy.
(Main photo: Karla Acosta, our 2014-2015 Inbound Youth Exchange student from Peru, finishes her year with us.  The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant is sponsoring Outbound Youth Exchange Students Lily Johnston and Milena Urroz.  Lily will be in Switzerland for a year and Milena will be in Italy.)

 
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Club President Rob Crawford exchanges club banners with one of the club’s Youth Exchange Inbound students – Julie LeChelle from France.

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Club President Rob Crawford exchanges club banners with one of the club’s Youth Exchange Inbound students – Gulia Balzano from Italy.
Along with all of the area’s Youth Exchange students, Julie LeChelle and Gulia Balzano took part in an outing to the Wild Blue Ropes Course.

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Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant News

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Aug 232015
 

There are so many worthy charitable organizations in our area.  One of the most rewarding things we do as a club is to help these organizations financially so that they are better able to achieve their goals.  Each year, based on our fund-raising efforts, we give checks to groups we feel serve the needs of those less fortunate in our community.  We raise most of the money we give each year through our Annual Soccer Classic and Silent Auction. For the next several months, we will invite representatives of  these groups for lunch and the presentation of a check.  So far, we have given out checks to East Cooper Meals on Wheels, ECCO (East Cooper Community Outreach, and the ECFN’s (East Cooper Faith Network) IBeam Literacy program.

 

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The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant is proud of its commitment to Youth.  Each year we give out renewable scholarships to deserving high school students headed to college as well as scholarships to students attending Trident Technical College.

The 2015 winner  of our scholarship, renewal for four years of college, is Annika Bovender from the Academic Magnet High School. Annika will be attending Furman University where she will be on the Golf team.    This year’s scholarship runner-up, winner of a one time scholarship,  is Holland McDowell, who also attended the Academic Magnet High School. Holland will be attending George Washington University.   Pictured below are this year’s winners as well as students Hope Snell, rising sophomore at USC, and Aaron Brown, rising junior at Erskine College. Hope and Aaron receive the next installment of their renewable scholarship.

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News from the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant

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Jul 202015
 
Here is some news from the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant.
The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant strongly believes is service and giving back to the community. Through our projects and charitable giving, our goal is to “ Be a gift to the World.”  We have worked very hard this past year and believe in having a great time when we get together. Recently, member Sam Schirmer hosted our group on his boat the Grayhawk for a late afternoon harbor cruise. Fun was had by all in attendance. What a great way to end the Rotary year.
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The end of June marked the changing of the guard for Rotary Clubs around the world. On July 9th, the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant held its Installation and Awards Banquet at The Islander Restaurant on Daniel Island.  Assistant Governor Clinton Dunn installed the following officers and board members:
President:  Rob Crawford
President Elect:  Charles Anderson
Secretary:  Scott Toole
Treasurer: Benji Anderson
Sargent At Arms:  Hill Durant
Board Members:
Beth Sherr
Michael Thurman
David Brown
Hill Durant
Terri Nichols
Rebecca Gooden – Immediate Past President
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At the recent Installation/Awards Banquet for the Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant, the following people received awards for outstanding service:
“Service Above Self”
Clinton Dunn
Terri Nichols
Rotarian of the Year
Lou Mello

Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant Hosts SC Attorney General Alan Wilson & Awards PHF

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May 312015
 
The Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant had the pleasure of hearing South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson speak at our May 13th meeting.  Since being elected, Attn. General Wilson has focused on keeping South Carolina’s families safe, defending their freedom and protecting their futures.  As South Carolina’s Attorney General, Wilson is the state’s chief prosecutor, chief securities officer and the state’s chief legal counsel.  The office is comprised of more that 200 employees and nearly 75 attorneys who manage nearly 8,000 active case files.
He spoke with our group about the efforts of his office, in conjunction with the State Legislature and law enforcement, to clarify and improve the laws concerning domestic abuse and human trafficking.   The information and statistics that he presented were a real eye-opener for our Rotarians.
The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant recently presented Kyle Murrell his 1st Paul Harris Award.  Congratulations Kyle!
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Rotary Club of Mt Pleasant Honors Master Reading Teachers

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Feb 152015
 

RotaryMasterTeachersMOUNT PLEASANT – The Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant understands the

importance of Literacy – not only in our own community, but worldwide. Reading

teachers play a vital role in improving literacy and in the development of successful

readers. The Master Reading teachers in the Charleston County School District have

completed additional studies and training that prepare them to meet the needs of our

schools’ early readers. To show appreciation to these hard working individuals, the

Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant hosted the East Cooper elementary Master Reading

teachers for lunch at their January 28th meeting. Each teacher was introduced and

received a Certificate of Appreciation and a classroom book.

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Back Row: Left to right: Betsy Reidenbach, Chris Crowther, Julie Gregorie, Jane

Fordham, Teresa Wren, Zoe Gawrych,

Front Row: left to right: Gina Fennell, Jonalee Coyle, Holly Price, Sally Martin, Jennifer

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DG Jimmie Williamson Visits Rotary Club of Mt Pleasant

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Nov 012014
 

District Governor Jimmie Williamson, on his trek through the LowCountry, visited the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant at lunchtime on Wednesday, October 22.  His presentation about the importance of “Lighting Up Rotary” gave inspiration to our members, who realized the we can each positively affect lives.  In honor of DG Jimmie’s visit, the Board members sported colorful bowties.

Mount Pleasant Rotary Awards Charitable Funds and Scholarships

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Aug 242014
 
The Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant has recently made donations to East Cooper Community Outreach, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, the Lowcountry Aquatic Project Swimming (LAPS) program, and East Cooper Meals on Wheels.  We are so thankful for the differences these groups are making in our community!

East Cooper Community Outreach

East Cooper Meals on Wheels
Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy
LAPS

The Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant has also recently awarded several Rotary scholarships, including one to Ethan Courville, a rising freshman at The Citadel, Aaron Brown, a rising sophomore at Erskine College, and Anna Katherine Gilliam, a rising senior at Clemson University.  These students have proven their dedication to academics and a variety of volunteer efforts.  Keep up the good work!

Ethan Courville

Anne Katherine Gilliam

Aaron Brown

 

Rotary Club of Mt Pleasant Awards Scholarships

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Jun 222014
 
ScholarshipWinnerHopeSnell2014The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant just awarded our 2014 Alan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship to Hope Snell of Wando High School.  Hope will be attending USC next year.  Our scholarship program insures that students who maintain their average will receive additional scholarship money (amount increasing by  $500 each year) – throughout their 4 years of college for a total of $9000.
In addition to Hope, we will present a one time $1000 scholarship to the runner-up, Ethan Courville from the School of the Arts.  Continuing scholarship recipients are:
Sarah Katherine GIlliam – 4th Year Award of $3000 – Clemson University
Layne Walker – 3rd Year Award of $2500 – Duke University
Aaron Brown – 2nd Year Award – $2000 – Erskine College
Three $1000 scholarships are awarded each year to Trident Technical Students.  This year’s recipients are:
Linda Drummond
Jean Swan
Tina Arnold
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