East Cooper Breakfast, North Charleston-Breakfast, and Lake Murray-Irmo Clubs are participating in Global Grant 1523745 for Early Childhood Development Training with Westville Club, South Africa, District 9370. The Clubs submitted their respective funds in March 2015 to assist The Westville Club in working with a local organization, Feed the Babies.
Feed the Babies works with approximately 300 crèches throughout the province of KwaZulu Natal (about 50% of Rotary D9370) extending from Ezingolweni in the south to Mbazwana and Pongola in the north and inland to Emnambithi. They currently feed approximately 9000 children daily in these creches.
The Grant is focusing to
- Provide training in regard to hygiene and appropriate precautions when administrating first aid along with basic first aid kits.
- Train the caregivers in basic Early Childhood Development
- Provide wall charts
- Provide training on the making of educational toys and provide a “starter” kit for caregivers to make toys.
Attached Pictures from Toy Making by Caregivers on 9/17/2015:
Rotary Club of Forest Acres is winding up one of our two major fundraising activities which is Carolina Football Reserved Season Parking. We have a great small location (53 spaces) @ Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union at the intersection of Geo. Rogers Blvd. and Shop Road. Cost $330, only 3 spaces available. Run by our members. 100% for local charities. Call George Shissias 803 787 5065 for application form.
On August 15th from 7:30AM until 9:30AM, the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise helped 64 Waccamaw Elementary students pick out new shoes so they can start the new school year on the right foot. The Happy Feet project is one of three elementary school support programs funded and administered by the club. The other two, Warm Bodies and P Cubed: Pads, Papers, Pencils for Pupils, also help assist children identified by classroom teachers and administrators. Each year, the club spends over $5,000 on the three projects, which support both Waccamaw Elementary and Carolina Forest Elementary.
The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise is a Flex Club. Having the Flex Club status allows our club to actively participate in community events on a biweekly basis. The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month are breakfast meetings to share ideas and fellowship. The other weeks are held at civic events to assist and spread Rotarian efforts throughout the community. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00AM at Beef O’Brady’s in the Carolina Forest Kroger Shopping Center. New or prospective members are always welcome at our breakfast meeting. Come and learn of the many service projects provided by our dynamic club in behalf of “Service Above Self” to our community and its citizens of all ages. (photos by Ralph Jones)
The Lake Marion Rotary Club adopted Vance-Providence Elementary School to provide school supplies and uniforms for this school year. On August 13, a group of Rotarians headed to VPE to take the school supplies collected. Additionally, the club had 100% participation in monetary donations to be used to provide a number of school uniforms to needy students. Those monies had double the impact thanks to Rotarian Chuck Abbott, who matched what the club had collected. Pictured, from left, Rotarian Horace James, Rotarian Mabel Williams, VPE Parent Liaison Malqueen Rivers, VPE Principal Sharon Wilson, Rotarian Gerald Wright and Rotarian David Elliott.
Ms. Christie Morris (right) of Impact Ministries described the unique International Student Ministry started three years ago which has served over 4,000 international students who are summer workers who reside in the Myrtle Beach area for 5 to 6 month periods.Club member Dr.Darla Domke-Damonte ( left) introduced the speaker. International students are recruited by various area and local companies as summer workers and experience varying levels of assistance and resultant difficulties.Morris described the support services provided this summer and the tremendous attendance growth: over 1200 students came to student orientation to learn about safety,obtain their Social Security card, and learn about International Cafe. The Cafe has become a student center where students love to hang out. Over 70 volunteers are from 5 churches and 3 outreach groups. The cafe has expanded from one room to three for meeting and service purposes. Thus far, 25 bikes have been furnished to students, 15 students have been rescued from unsafe or unsanitary housing and placed in safe locations, as well as being placed with host families. Thirty students have been helped to find jobs, 28 have been helped with health issues, and effective liaison established with MBPD and various other agencies. For more information, to make donations, to include volunteer service, contact Impact Ministries, 843-254-7777, or www.impacmb.org .
The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 am at Beef O’Brady’s located at the Carolina Forest Kroger shopping mall.
Interested persons and prospective members are invited to attend and learn about our community and many opportunities to serve while enjoying breakfast and great fellowship among Rotarians dedicated to serving our community in the highest tradition of Rotary’s credo, “Service Above Self”. ( Photo by Ralph Jones.)