Historic Rotary Club of Charleston Gives the Gift of Warmth!

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Jan 022016
 

The Historic Rotary Club of Charleston participated in its annual Operation Warm project which is funded by the RCCF. It provides children at their partner school, James Simons Elementary, with winter coats. The RCCF was also able to fund hats, gloves and socks last year, but due to the increase in the number of students needing coats we were unable to fund those items this year. However, a big thank you to Operation Warm Chair, Cheryl Kaynard, who was able to secure a donation from the Ackerman Foundation to purchase the additional items needed!

Over 200 coats were distributed to children just in time for the holidays and cold weather!

Special thanks to the Rotarians and their friends and family members for assisting in the distribution!

 

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Historic Rotary Club of Charleston Hosts Holiday Party for Residens of Ansonborough House

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Dec 292015
 

Once again the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston celebrated the holiday season with the residents of the Ansonborough House. This is a Rotary tradition.

We raised $1,400 from our members to buy gifts for 81 residents. This event allows for three different chances for service: (1) Saturday morning shopping; (2) Afternoon of wrapping gifts; and (3) Holiday Lunch and gift giving.

As Rotarian Mark Smith said about shopping: “Thank you fellow Rotary Club of Charleston members for walking out our motto “Service above self” through our Senior Holiday Gift & Luncheon Project.  Every single resident of the Ansonborough House downtown Charleston will receive a gift and a catered holiday luncheon at the Charleston Area Senior Center through our clubs generosity. This will be the only gift and celebration some of these residents will receive this year. It’s an honor to serve with such caring and generous people!”

 

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Wrapping the gifts:

 

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Mayor-elect John Tecklenburg thrilled the partygoers with his dazzling piano playing as he led them in the signing of Christmas Carols. Sticky Fingers supplied a wonderful spread and a great time was had by all.

 

 

 

 

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Dec 222015
 
Daniel Island Rotary and the Daniel Island Community Fund teamed to deliver 81 Christmas meals to residents of the 7 Farm Apartment Complex on Daniel Island. image

Rotary Club of Charleston Donates Dictionaries

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Dec 042015
 

The Historic Rotary Club of Charleston ordered a total of 288 dictionaries, split between the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston and the Charleston Rotary Breakfast Club.

Dictionaries were donated to James Simons Elementary, Mitchell Elementary, and Buist Academy.

Rotarian Kathy Jones provided an overview of the dictionary’s table of contents and the other exciting information that is found in the dictionary. The students were then provided the opportunity to look up words and exciting facts to get them familiar with the contents of the dictionaries. The children were very excited to learn simple sign language, facts about other countries and states. A label, with Rotary logo, was placed inside the front cover of each dictionary indicating the donation of the dictionaries were made by the Rotary Club of Charleston.

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The Little River Rotary Club supports Teen Angels

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Sep 082015
 
Erna Blome, Past President of The Rotary Club of Little River presents Trevor Strawderman. Principal of the North Myrtle High School a check for $1000.00 for the Teen Angels Organization.
The Little River Rotary Club supports Teen Angels, an organization that, through donations, assists homeless North Myrtle Beach High School teenagers with their basic needs while studying to graduate.
Submitted by:
Roland Meyer
Sergeant at Arms
Rotary Club of Little River

Rotary Wheels Gala Fundraising Event Hosted by the Rotary Club of Charleston – Breakfast

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Sep 072015
 

Thursday, September 24, 20156:00 p.m.

Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St ● Charleston, SC

Food ● Drinks ● Live Music ● Golf Cart Raffle ● Live and Silent Auction

Tickets $75

Benefitting Water Missions International and Local Charities

Cocktail Attire

 

25 Years Ago the Rotary Club of Charleston Breakfast started an annual fund raising party where we raffled off a car. This year we continue this “wheels” tradition with a golf cart. All proceeds benefit our charities. This year’s party continues the tradition and promises to be a fabulous time.

 

Sponsorships, tickets, and raffle tickets can be purchased online at:

https://501auctions.com/rotarywheelsgala

 

For Questions about the Event or Auction Contact: Jan Herr atherr.janice@gmail.com

The Rotary Club of Little River sponsored their annual Help4Kids Vienna Sausage Party

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Sep 062015
 
On Sunday August 23rd,The Rotary Club of Little River sponsored their annual Help4Kids Vienna Sausage Party. The party was held at the Officers Club of Little River where there was a live auction, entertainment and  food provided by the Officer Club.  On this day, all donation collected were presented to the Help4Kids organizer Barb Mains.
Main photo: Little River Rotarians with Barb Mains (center) Help4Kids Director and Rose and John, Officer’s Club owners
The Rotary Club raised over $22,000.00 in food and cash donations from area residents and businesses for the Help4Kids Organization.
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Help4Kids Van
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Barb Mains (center) and Help4Kids volunteers, Lucille Serock (R) & Kathie Bourque (L) stand by the Help4Kids van packed full with boxes of donated food.
Submitted by:

Roland Meyer
Sergeant at Arms
Rotary Club of Little River

 

NMB Rotary Golf Tournament

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Sep 052015
 
The Rotary Club of North Myrtle Beach held its 37th Annual Lloyd Bell Memorial Golf Tournament last Saturday at the Long Bay Golf Club. The tournament raises funds for local high school seniors college scholarships. Last year the club gave away 15 scholarships and with the success of this years tournament it will be able to give out the same amount if not more this year. The tournament was sponsored by Haden Hamilton with Raymond James Investments, Charlie Stuart with State Farm Insurance, Jud Kuhn Chevrolet. A special thanks to Boardwalk Billy’s, Trivinia and Ultimate California Pizza for bringing out food for the golfers and the Caddy Girls for their help as well.
The tournament raises funds to support our local high school students with college scholarships. There were two celebrities who played in the tournament, Gus Williams, a retired American professional basketball player most noted for his play with the NBA Seattle SuperSonics, although he also played for the Golden State Warriors,Washington Bullets and Atlanta Hawks. James “Bonecrusher” Smith was also out supporting the local charity, an American former boxer who was, between December 1986 and March 1987, the WBA heavyweight champion. He was the first heavyweight champion with a college degree. Both are pictured with their team supporting the great golf tournament.
Click here for tournament video.
The Rotary Club of North Myrtle Beach meets every Tuesday at 12:15pm at the Surf Club. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us atrotarynmb@gmail.com

Seven Oaks Park Athletic Director visits The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo

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Sep 042015
 
sopbuildingphoto Brian Riddle, Athletic Coordinator at Seven Oaks Park visited The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo to talk about the extensive work the park has done to develop an extensive sports program for our community.  The sports program consists of fall, winter, spring and summer teams including sports camps in the summer and travel teams for baseball and lacrosse as well as adult sports programs.  During his tenure he has worked to develop a district wide soccer program, increase sponsorship dollars and grow the numbers of participants.  In 2014, 1500 youth participated.  Special programs include athletic scholarships and a youth scholarship equipment rental service.  They received a $15,000 grant from CDBG  to support these programs.  This is truly a community endeavor with all coaches volunteering their time and local businesses sponsoring teams and events.  The newly renovated facilities include a 30,000 square foot facility with full gymnasium, nine athletic fields, six clay tennis courts and the new Saluda Shoals Athletic complex soccer fields.   If you have any questions regarding the athletic program at Seven Oaks Park or you would like to become involved with keeping this program a success through volunteering or donations please contact Brian Riddle, briddle@icrc.net

Three Clubs Participate in Global Grant in South Africa

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Sep 022015
 

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:

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