Capital Rotary Saves Lives with 2015 Blood Drive

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Aug 062015
 
Columbia Capital Rotary member Ione Cockrell was among the donors who gave 67 units of blood at the club’s annual summer blood drive in Columbia. The Red Cross estimates these donations will help to save up to 201 lives as the club achieved 110 percent of its goal. Blood Driver Donor

The Rotary Club of Little River – Quarterly “Palmetto Pride”

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Aug 052015
 
On Saturday August 1st, The Rotary Club of Little River gathered for their quarterly “Palmetto Pride” litter pick up day along their designated section of Mineola Ave (west), Little River.
Main photo: Past District Governor and past Little River Rotary President  Craig Hill (left) instructs members on the procedures and safety concerns while picking litter.
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Rotary Club President Kathy Tovas & husband Dwight, cleaning up the last section of Mineola ave.

Spring Valley Rotary Holds Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

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Aug 032015
 

SPRING VALLEY ROTARY HOLDS PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER

Proceeds to benefit Windsor Elementary School’s new Food and School Supply Pantry- the “Windsor Warehouse”

Members of Spring Valley Rotary Club are teaming up to host an Applebee’s “Flapjack Fundraiser” breakfast on Saturday, August 8 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Applebee’s located at 10102 Two Notch Road in front of Lowe’s in Northeast Columbia. Tickets are $7.00 per person and can be purchased from any Spring Valley Rotary member or at the door the morning of the breakfast. Breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, or sweet tea.

Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the new food and school supply pantry at Windsor Elementary School, “the Windsor Warehouse.” Windsor Elementary School Principal and Spring Valley Rotarian Beth Elliott said, “Because of the support of the Spring Valley Rotary Club we’re thrilled to be formalizing a food and school supply pantry and are excited to launch our new “Windsor Warehouse” this school year. This Rotarian effort will make a difference in the lives and learning of our students and their families.”

Founded in 1978, the Rotary Club of Spring Valley has 115 members dedicated to service above self. Rotary is the world’s oldest service organization (founded in 1905) and also one of the largest global humanitarian service organizations. Visit www.springvalleyrotary.com or contact Doug Bridges at (803) 530-1732 or by email at dbridges1@sc.rr.com for more information. The club meets for an excellent buffet lunch and program every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Northeast Presbyterian Church located at 601 Polo Road. Guests are welcome to attend.

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photo caption: Spring Valley Rotarian Will Johnson and his wife Katherine and children enjoy some family time at the Rotary pancake breakfast.

Rotary Club of Okatie Presents Check to Commanding Officer of the Moss Creek Marines

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Aug 022015
 

Rotary Club of Okatie; on July 14th, member Gaye Reck, (left) along with president Bill Beltz (center) presented a $500.00 check to Fred Will, Commanding Officer of the Moss Creek Marines, to help with their Psychiatric Service Dog project.

Rotary Club of Charleston Donates to East Cooper Meals on Wheels

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Jul 312015
 

Past President Digit and Executive Secretary, Carroll, made a special visit to East Cooper Meals on Wheels this past Thursday morning to tour the facility and present a RCCF grant check to Chris Brooks and his staff. Our donation was very much appreciated and will be used for a much needed grease trap that will be installed in the kitchen in the next month. East Cooper Meals on Wheels delivers over 300 meals a day in the Charles-ton area. The coolers in the picture below were pur-chased through an RCCF grant two years ago and are used daily to deliver the meals. We are proud to support East Cooper Meals on Wheels, as they are truly a blessing to our community and make a difference in the lives of so many.

 

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Pawleys Island Rotary Scholarship Recipients

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Jul 182015
 

At the Rotary meeting on June 25, 2015, six local students received scholarships from the Pawleys Island Rotary.
From the left in the picture they are Shir’Mel McCullough, from Andrews who will be attending USC to study Nursing, and Anthony Carlton, who will be attending Belmont Abbey studying Business, they each received the PI Rotary Scholarship.  The next 5 won the L.E. Bud Jones Service Scholarship, they are from left, Jade Brady, attending the College of Charleston planning on being a dermatologist; Jackson Stacy will be attending Vanderbilt for Engineering; Michaela Harleson will be attending Clemson studying Special Education; Connor Graham will be attending Francis Marion in Pre-Med.  Ayla Odins was unable to attend.  Each of the winners graduated from Waccamaw High School and have exhibited a commitment to service to others and the characteristics or traits which embody the Rotary 4 Way Test.  We wish each of the winners congratulations and best wishes as they take their next step in life.

Columbia Capital Rotary Blood Drive July 29th

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Jul 102015
 
Columbia Capital Rotary Club BLOOD DRIVE When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015  10 am – 4 pm Where: Richard Ellis Building, 1333 Main Street, Columbia, SC (Conference Room – 1st Floor) How you can help: Schedule your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: caprotary Download a Blood Drive PDF Flyer All presenting donors will receive a FREE ticket to Carowinds and a box of Girl Scout Cookies! (while supplies last) Walk-ins Welcome! ALL Blood Types Needed! Please bring Photo ID! columbia-blood-drive

Rotary Club of Florence gives $10,000 in grants to worthy causes

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Jul 052015
 

The Rotary Club of Florence recently awarded five $2,000 grants to local non-profit organizations: LightHouse Ministry, Circle Park Chrysalis Center, Camp Rae, Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, and Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Science Camp.

(2014-15 Club President Debbie Hyler presents checks in images.)

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Rotary Club of Georgetown Presents Vocational Service Awards

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Jun 302015
 

On June 16, 2015, the Rotary Club of Georgetown presented its annual Vocational Service Award. This year, there were two equally highly qualified individuals; one submitted by the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Department and the other by the City of Georgetown Fire Department. The judges selected both to get awards. Fire Chief Tanner introduced Firefighter Chris Rogers and Sheriff Cribb introduced Debbie Barr, County Jail.  These individuals represent the talent and spirit of public service exhibited by our public safety employees. The awards were presented by Past District Governor/Past President Alan Walters.

 

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