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.


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:


For Questions about the Event or Auction Contact: Jan Herr

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.
Help4Kids Van
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

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,

DG Funderburk Visit Daniel Island

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Sep 042015
On August 26, Rotary District Governor Rod Funderburk addressed the Rotary Club of Daniel Island. Consistent with Rotary’s global theme to be a gift to the world, DG Rod emphasized three key themes — “Cure” – finalize the eradication of polio and tackle Alzheimers; “Compassion” – give back to the community in ways that have sustainable impact; “Communication” – tell the great story of Rotary clearly, positively, and frequently. #Rotary7770 #RotaryDJVisit2015

Columbia Rotarian running for Alzheimer’s research

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Sep 032015 – Columbia, South Carolina David Boucher gave running a try nearly 25 years ago and he never stopped moving. Every morning he hits the pavement, running through downtown Columbia for a three-mile jog. After a little calculation, Boucher realized he’ll soon total enough miles to have run a trip around the world. “When one looks and thinks, ‘Gosh. I’m closing in on 24,000 – 25,000 miles over a 25-year history,’ it is surprising,” said Boucher. While the distance was never a goal, Boucher turned to Rotary Club where he serves as president to celebrate the last 902 miles with a good deed. “I’m going to run this anyway unless I have health problems or blow a knee out or something. How can I serve human kind at the same time?,” said Boucher. He wrote on his Facebook page, “I am looking for sponsors who are willing to contribute just a penny per mile……up to the next 902 miles that I’m able to run. Why 902 miles? Because with another 901.55 miles in the rear view mirror, I would have run the circumference of the earth over a 25-year period (24,901.55 miles). Any money that I collect will be delivered to the CART Fund.” Columbia’s Rotary Club, along with others across the state and those in four other states place blue buckets out at meetings, collecting pocket change for an Alzheimer’s research fund started by a Rotarian in Sumter County in 1995. During that time, CART, or Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust, has provided more than $5 million in research grants. One-hundred percent of the money collected is used as seed money for cutting edge research, aiming to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. “Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. Right now, it’s the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and today it affects over 5.1 million Americans. So it’s a big number,” said Boucher. He said he’s been overwhelmed with the number of people who stepped up to sponsor the cause. “If we can do something to help human kind, that would be a good thing,” said Boucher. So far, Boucher has raised more than $2,500. With 600 miles left to run, he’s set his fundraising goal at $10,000 to make a difference for families who know the effects of Alzheimer’s far too well.   Anyone wanting to sponsor Boucher can make checks payable to: The CART Fund, c/o Columbia Capital Rotary Club, PO Box 11946, Columbia, SC 29211. Copyright 2015 WIS. All rights reserved. By Allie Spillyards – View the WIS Article here: David Boucher Alzheimer's research

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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Rotary Club of Forest Acres Hosts Major Fundraiser

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Sep 012015

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.

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