Sea Island Rotary Honors Multiple Paul Harris Fellows

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Sep 122014
 
At our August 26 meeting, Foundation Chair John Perrill and President Larry Meisner inducted more Paul Harris Fellows, several of them with multiple PHFs. Included in the induction were Ed Wise, Marc Fisher, Kathy Bundy, Georgianna Coates, and President Larry. Our club is fortunate to have so many dedicated members. Rotary 8-26-2014 (9) Rotary 8-26-2014 (5)   Rotary 8-26-2014 (3) Rotary 8-26-2014 (12) Rotary 8-26-2014 (15)   Our program was on SCDNR’s artificial reef program, presented by Bob Matore. Bob gave all of the fishermen in the club the inside scoop on the best fishing spots on the coast. Rotary 8-26-2014 (16)  

Sea Island Rotary Participates in Dragon Boat Race

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Aug 052014
 
Twenty five members from the Sea Island Rotary club, and our assistant DG Dick Bowen from the Rotary club of the Low Country,  participated in Dragon boat racing during the 59th Beaufort Water festival on July 26th.
Each Dragon boat is made up of twenty paddlers, a drummer and a coxswain.   We  had over 600 competing paddlers, comprising twenty eight teams racing this year in Beaufort.  The event raises money to help cancer patients across the board, with anything from transportation, to bills, and even the grocery tab.
The “Rotary Strokers” finished in the top one third of the twenty eight teams; as you can see in the Bluffton Today news article.  We all had a great time, raised money for a good cause, and had a lot of exercise to boot.  We all agreed we will “Be back next year”

SIRC Contributes to Local Nonprofits

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Aug 032014
 

Our July 15 meeting opened with one of our most important tasks – distributing funds to local child-oriented charities. The photos below show President Larry passing out checks to CAPA, Boys and Girls Club, and YMCA.

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Britt Beshers accepts our donation to CAPA

Chris Protz receives our contribution to Boys and Girls Club

SIRC member Chris Protz receives our contribution to Boys and Girls Club

SIRC member Mike Bostwick receives our contribution to YMCA

SIRC member Mike Bostwick receives our contribution to YMCA

SIRC Members Honored

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Aug 012014
 

At our July 15 meeting, Sea Island Rotary honored outgoing secretary Paddi Bailey and past AG Bob Gross with Paul Harris Fellow awards, and recognized Terri Ely as our Rotarian of the Year.

John and Paddi

John and Paddi

Bob enjoys being honored for his service.

Bob enjoys being honored for his service.

Rotarian of the Year  Terri Ely

Rotarian of the Year
Terri Ely

Sea Island Rotary Club Installs New Leadership

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Jul 232014
 

 

Fifty Rotarians and guests had a grand time at Southern Graces Soiree at our annual club social on Thursday, July 10, where they  celebrating the changing of the guard and honoring some of our members. New and long-time members celebrated together with lots of fun and a few solemn moments. Among our current and former District officers were past District Governor Ed Duryea, Assistant District Governor Dick Bowen, and past Assistant District Governor Bob Gross.

 

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Bob Gross receives Paul Harris Fellow from John Perrill

South Africans to Visit District 7770 Through Rotary Friendship Exchange

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Sep 252013
 

Rotarians  and  their  Ann’s  from  three  Clubs  in  the  Natal  area of  the  New  District 9370  will  be  visiting  District 7770 South  Carolina  on  a  Rotary  Friendship  Exchange  Tour  from  the  13th  to  26th  October  2013. They will be hosted by the North Charleston Breakfast Rotary Club, the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club, and the Sea Island Rotary Club.

KEN AND HEATHER

KEN AND HEATHER GILLINGS

Ken and Heather Gillings are both fourth generation South Africans. Heather’s forefathers (the Atherstones) were 1820 Settlers and she is of English and Irish descent.

Ken’s maternal forefathers arrived in Colonial Natal in 1845, eventually settled in the north and began farming near a village named Dannhauser. His paternal family originated in England and Italy.

Both are members of the Rotary Club of Westville, District 9270 (on the east coast of South Africa).  Heather is an active Rotary Ann and Ken serves on the Club’s Foundation Committee and the District RFE Committee. He was awarded a Paul Harris fellowship before he joined Rotary, for his contribution to heritage in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.

They live in Pinetown near the coastal city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.

IAN AND ANDRENA

IAN AND ANDRENA FOSTER

Ian  was  born  in  England a  bit  after  the  Second  World  War  and  his  parents  immigrated  to  South  Africa  when  he  was  8  months  old.  Andrena  was  born  in  Scotland  a  few  years  after  Ian  and  moved  to  Zambia  at  the  age  of  5.   Later at 12  years  old  her  family  moved  to  South  Africa.

Both  have  been  involved  with  charity  work  for  the  past  30  years .  Initially  with  Lions  International  and  the  past  17  years  in  Rotary. Ian  has  done  Four  stints   as  President, The  last with  The  Rotary  Club  of  Kloof , ( Near  Durban ). Ian  was  District  Membership  Chairman,   is  on various  District  Committees  and is  now  Assistant  Governor  District  9370.

PREM

PREM LUTCHMAN

Prem  was  born, grew  up  and  spent  most  of  his  life  in  the  small  town  of  Glencoe  near  Dundee  in  Northern Natal , South  Africa.  After  School he  qualified  as  a  School Teacher  and then  worked  42 years for  the  Department of  Education.   Prem  retired  3  years  ago  as  a Principal of  a High  School  in  Dundee.

He  is  involved  in many  Community  based  projects, Child  Welfare, Old  Aged  Homes, Rural  Community  projects, and  is  a  Rotarian  in  the  Rotary  Club  of  Dundee.  He  recently  assisted  on  a  Rotary  Dental  Week  programme  in  Swaziland.  Prem  earlier  this  year  returned  from a  Rotary  Exchange  Friendship  Programme  in  India.  Prem   has  travelled  extensively  throughout  South  Africa  and  abroad.  He  has  also  visited  Zambia, Swaziland, Lesotho, United  Kingdom, Egypt, Europe, The  Middle  East, New  Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong,  India  and  Mauritius.

 

 

 

Duryea Awarded Rotarian of the Year

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Jul 192013
 

Submitted by Mike Mashke
Sea Island Rotary Club

duryeaEd Duryea was awarded the 2013 Rotarian of the Year Award from the Sea Island Rotary Club for his outstanding contribution to our Club. Ed brought in six new members in addition to being District Governor.

YMCA Receives $1,200 Donation from Sea Island Rotary Club

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Jul 072013
 

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) –

sea island rotary club, ymca, rotary district 7770, rotary eastern south carolinaThe Sea Island Rotary Club recently donated $1,200 to the YMCA of Beaufort County in support of the Y’s summer camp and Learn-to-Swim programs.

“Generosity from organizations like the Sea Island Rotary Club goes very far here at the YMCA. Because of this donation, even more children will be able to attend summer camp and take part in vital swim programs. We are so appreciative,” YMCA of Beaufort County CEO Michael Bostwick said in a press release.

Beaufort County YMCA serves over 400 children ages 3-15 year old, as well as an additional 200 students within Jasper County, during the summer months. For more information on the programs, contact the YMCA at 843.522.9622 or visit www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.

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