Historic Rotary Club of Charleston Recognizes Erika Lerro and Bryce Jones as January Teacher and Student of the Month

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Feb 022013
 

The January 2013 Teacher of the Month is first grade teacher, Ms. Erika Lerro. Here is what staff members had to say about her: “Ms. Lerro is always willing to help and does an awesome job with her students. She contributes so much of her personal time to the James Simons family and always maintains professionalism and courtesy … and what a fabulous smile!”

Bryce Jones is a fourth grader at James Simons Elementary School and is the January Student of the Month. His teacher, Ms. Lentz, says, “Bryce is a very bright young man who is always trying his hardest in class. He earns his PBIS points every day and I enjoy having him in my class.” PBIS points are positive behavior points that students receive each day for following procedures and expectations correctly. A student can earn a maximum of 20 points per day and Bryce always earns the total!

Each month, the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston is proud to choose from their partner school, James Simons, a teacher and a student who are exemplary and to honor them for their contributions to their educational environment.

Past President Dan Ravenel Erika Lerro, Barbara Kelley-Duncan

Past President Dan Ravenel Erika Lerro, Barbara Kelley-Duncan

Bryce Jones, Past President Dan Ravenel, Barbara Kelley-Duncan

Bryce Jones, Past President Dan Ravenel, Barbara Kelley-Duncan

Community Leader & 47 Year Rotarian PDG Ted Stern Dead at 100

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Jan 192013
 

With this post, we honor Rotarian Ted Stern for his lifelong Service Above Self.

Ted Stern passed away Friday morning in Charleston after reaching the age of 100.

His leadership in Rotary and throughout his beloved community will never be forgotten.

ted stern

More info from the Post & Courier  – Theodore Sanders Stern Obituary Published Jan 19, 2013 

PDG Ted Stern receives message from Rotary President for 100th birthday

DG Ed Duryea recently presented a letter from Rotary International president Sakuji Tanaka to
PDG Ted Stern congratulating him on his 100th birthday.  Ted’s birthday was Dec. 25, 2012.

Daniel Island Rotarians Provide Supplies for Charleston Seafarers Organization

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Jan 192013
 

The Rotary Club of Daniel Island made Christmas happier for 50 seamen whose container ships visited the Wando Port during the holidays.

Club members assembled the boxes provided by the Charleston Seafarers organization.  They purchased men’s toiletry items – shampoo, soap, toothpaste, razors etc.  and filled the 50 boxes with the items.  Hard candy and a personally signed Christmas card were added to fill up each box.

These pictures show club members and family members filling the boxes and signing cards for the seamen.

District 7770’s Dr. Anne L. Matthews to Serve as Vice President of Rotary International!

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Oct 222012
 

Dr. Anne L. Matthews, Rotary International Vice President Elect, 13/14

It has been announced by Rotary International President-Elect Ron Burton that he has appointed our own RI Director Anne Matthews to serve as the Vice President of Rotary International for the 2013-14 Rotary year. What a great honor for Anne and for our district!

Through this appointment, Anne continues to make history. She is the first woman elected to serve as Vice President of Rotary International. She is also the first woman to be elected to serve both as Trustee of The Rotary Foundation and of the RI Board of Directors.

Congratulations Anne! We are so proud of you! It’s a well-deserved honor!

Rotary District 7770 is proud to have Dr. Anne L. Matthews as a member – her home club is Columbia East.  She is only the second woman Rotary Foundation Trustee and the third woman elected to serve as a Rotary International Board Member (2012-14).  She is also the first woman Foundation Trustee and the first woman Rotary International Board member from Zone 33.

The following transcript was taken from an introduction provided by Tin Tin Nu Raschid, Governor 1996-97, RGHF Board Member for Zone 33: (http://www.rotaryfirst100.org/women/trustees/2010matthews.htm)

If you had the opportunity to speak with Anne Matthews of Columbia, SC, you would  know what a charming Southern lady  she is. Takes you right back to the “Gone with the Wind” movie. My husband and I had the pleasure of dining with her at the Zone 33-34 Institute in Raleigh, NC in October 1998, when she was the Governor Nominee from District 7770. Ever since, we have been meeting at the Zone Institutes and also when she came to speak at our District Foundation Seminars.                                   

Dr. Anne L. Matthews is president of Matthews and Associates, an educational firm in Columbia, SC. She has three earned degrees, including a doctorate from the University of South Carolina. She is an educator by profession, an author of business texts, and a public speaker. She served as president of several national educational organizations and served on numerous boards, including her undergraduate alma mater, Coker College. She is the recipient of several honors including ones from the YWCA, Girl Scouts of America, key to Lake City, SC, Distinguished Alumni Award, Hall of Fame from Florence County School District 3, National Business Education’s Distinguished Service Award, and Leadership SC. She received two appointments from President Ronald Reagan. Anne has spoken and/or consulted in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and 20 foreign countries on educational issues and/or the Rotary Foundation. 

Anne is the past president of the Rotary Club of Columbia East and served as District Governor of D7770 in 1999-2000. She completed a three-year term as the District’s Foundation chair in June, 2006, and during the 2006 Rotary year, D7770 was ranked as number one in the world in Annual Giving and number seven in total giving to the Foundation. Anne initiated the Paul Harris Society in 2005-06, the Centennial year, and District 7770 secured 125 chartered members.  Anne completed a three-year term as the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 33 June, 2009.   

Anne served: as a National Adviser for the Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund; was appointed by the presidents of Rotary International to Zone Chair for  the Hunger Task Force and the Rotary Community  Corps Task Force; served in 2004-05 and 2005-06 as a trainer for incoming governors  at the International Assembly in Anaheim; represented D7770 as a delegate to the Council on Legislation in 2004; served as the Moderator for the Interfaith Service for the COL in Chicago in 2004; served on the  Zones 33 and 34 Executive Committee in 2004-05 as the Program Chair and as General Chair for the Atlanta Institute in 2006; represented the President of Rotary International as a President’s Representative at several district conferences; spoke and/or facilitated sessions at Rotary International Conventions and   Pre-Institutes, and served as chair of the Findings Committee for the 2010 International Institute in Montreal.  

Anne was appointed by RI Presidents D. K. Lee and John Kenney to serve as the Lead Seminar Trainer at the International Assembly in San Diego in January, 2008, and in 2009. She is presently serving as a member of TRF’s Future Vision Plan Committee during ’09-’12.  In May 2010, Anne was nominated by RIPE Ray Klinginsmith and elected by the RI Board to serve as a member of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. In September 2010, Anne was elected by the Zone 33 Nominations Committee to serve as Rotary International Director for Zones 33 and 34, effective July 1, 2012.

Anne is a sustaining member, multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Major Donor, charter member of the Bequest Society and the Paul Harris Society, Benefactor, and a Ten Star Rotarian. 

Anne received The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service, The Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award, and Rotary International’s highest honor, the Service Above Self award. In 2006, she was honored as District 7770’s Rotarian of the Year.            

 

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