Acts Metro Executive Director Richard Sherman (C) and Board Chairman Genia Hall (R) joined Rotary Club president Troy Crump (L) and club members to present their organizations vision and strategies. Acts Metro works with District schools to pair families with trained mentors and social service agencies to empower these families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency. For more information, call 764-0588.
Former State Lieutenant Governor Yancy McGill joined the Chapin Rotary for breakfast and spoke to the club about the issues and challenges of his new position as State Director of the Office of Aging. His office aids over 34,000 older adults who have the greatest social. economic, and health needs, and rural and low-income elders.
June 15, 2015: Mark Fava, Chief Counsel of Boeing South Carolina provided the Rotary Club of Florence with an update of the products and facilities at Boeing SC, but not before acknowledging Sen. Hugh Leatherman and noting that Judge Luttig, General Counsel and SVP for the Boeing Corporation sent his regards and his utmost gratitude for the Senator’s diligence and integrity in negotiating incentives for the corporation to build their factory in SC. Fava noted that South Carolina will be forever indebted to the Senator for his dynamic economic development work.
Boeing made a big impression at the Paris Airshow with its vertical takeoff seen here: http://bit.ly/1TgKgnN and Boeing will be building its 787-10 (known in the industry as the “Dash Ten”) only in South Carolina. The airliner seats 323 people and can travel 7000 nautical miles before refueling. Its composite structure is ¼” thick which makes the plane light and durable and reduces the need for scheduled maintenance. There are 2.3 million separate parts to the plane, and the facility builds the plane from start to finish, other than the painting. They are in the process of building a painting facility now. Their final assembly building is the length of 10 football fields and has a zero waste to landfill policy. The roof is covered with solar panels that feed power into the grid which is then repurchased by the facility.
Boeing began with 240 acres in North Charleston, and now has 840. The capital investment in SC is over $2 billion. More information about the Rotary meeting may be found here: http://bit.ly/1filR1v
At a preconvention event in Sao Paulo, Brazil (left to right) Spring Valley President Elect Bill Oliver, Past President Keith Shah and current President Phil Midden were photographed with Rotary International President Gary CK Huang.
Jeff McCormack, Director of Chapin We Care, hosted the Chapin Rotary Club for their breakfast meeting and shared with the members their goal to minister to those in need and share God’s word. He gave club members a tour of both the original building, constructed over a decade ago by the Chapin Rotarians, and their new expanded facility. The latter facility now includes a “reading corner” furnished and well stocked with elementary level books for children to enjoy while their parents apply for various services. This new opportunity for our neighborhood children was designed, built and provisioned by Chapin Rotarians in support of their goal to promote literacy and the joy of reading .
The Rotary Club of Carolina Forest Sunrise scholarship award was presented to senior
Zakia Brisbon (left) by Rotarian Bob Squatriglia (right) at the Carolina Forest High School
Academic Awards Ceremony on May 19. The one thousand dollar scholarship is presented annually by the Rotary Club to that CFHS graduating senior whose academic achievement, character and community service best typifies the Rotary motto of ” Service above Self”. A member of the national honor society, beta club, varsity basketball, track, and volleyball and recipient of the Panther Award for character and leadership, she plans to attend Hampton University and study pharmacy. She has served as a volunteer intern in Walgreen’s Pharmacy and participated in numerous volunteer activities in the community throughout her high school attendance. CFHS graduation is scheduled for June 4, 2015.
photo by Carlos Scheer