April 18, 2013: Members of the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston and their guests enjoyed a celebratory evening at the Francis Marion Hotel, with hotly contested silent and live auctions.
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the community programs supported by the Rotary Club of Charleston Fund.
Highly trained and motivated rubber shrimp will mount their inner tubes and take to the water on October 5, 2013 as the Sea Island Rotary Club presents the 4th Annual Charity Shrimp Race at the Beaufort Shrimp Festival.
“The principal goal of this event is to raise money for our local charities,” says Rion Salley, Club President. “Our signature charities include: CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association), Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity, and various Rotary service projects.” “The Charity Shrimp Race is the World’s largest Shrimp Race and the primary annual fundraiser for the Sea Island Rotary Club. For the past several years we have been able to donate more than $50,000 annually toward charity,” says Salley. “This is a wonderful way to help charity and maybe win something in return.”
The race is fun to watch for kids and adults. It is held along the sea wall at Henry Chambers Waterfront Park, during the Beaufort Shrimp Festival.
The race begins around 3 p.m. when 5,000 rubber shrimp wearing inner tubes are released from the nets of an authentic shrimp trawler into the Beaufort River. The shrimp float along in tidal current to the finish line. Each shrimp wears a unique number corresponding to one of the numbers on a purchased adoption ticket.
The shrimp have been training all summer and are anxiously awaiting the chance at being the first across the finish line. The winning shrimp wins $2,000 for the holder of the ticket that matches the unique number on that shrimp. The second place finish wins $1,000, third place wins $750, fourth place wins $500, fifth place wins $250 and 6th through 10th places each win $100.
More exciting, if any of the first ten finishing shrimp matches the “million dollar lucky number,” the adopter of that shrimp wins $1,000,000! Yes, that is ONE MILLION DOLLARS. The million-dollar lucky number is selected at random by a third-party Insurance provider before the race.
Adoption tickets are on sale now and are available online at www.RotaryShrimpRace.com or at local businesses such as Beaufort Chiropractic, BJHCHS Port Royal Medical Center, CBC National Bank, Bundy Appraisal & Management, CAPA’s Closet, Island Podiatry, Lowcountry Habitat ReStore, Harvey’s Barber Shop, Levin, Gilley & Fisher law firm, Palmetto State Bank, Regions Bank, Sanctuary Golf Club, Therapeutic Solutions, Wardle Family YMCA, Wells Fargo Bank, and of course from any Sea Island Rotary member.
Sea Island Rotary Club is a part of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of 1.2 million members dedicated to improving education, health and living conditions worldwide. The Rotary motto is “Service above Self.”
The members of East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club donated 100 bikes to Toys 4 Tots, enabling needy children around the Charleston area to get a bike for Christmas. ECB Rotarians have participated in this effort since 1998 and have given over 1,400 bikes to area children during that time. Rob Fowler and Marine organizers were on hand at the meeting, which will be featured on News Channel 2.
East Cooper Breakfast Rotary meets Tuesday mornings at 7:30am at the Cooper River Room at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park. Come out and join us!
East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club’s Annual Toys 4 Tots Bike Drive Presentation will be Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30am. News 2 Meteorologist Rob Fowler and Marines from our local reserve unit will be at the meeting.
If you would like to donate, it is not too late!!!
ECB Rotary’s first-ever Bike Drive Event at the Mt Pleasant Wal-Mart Oakland Planation will be Sunday, December 9 from noon to 3pm. Rotarians, Marines and Rob Fowler will be set up just inside the Lawn & Garden Entrance.
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Members of District 7770 and their partners have a unique opportunity to visit South Africa with Friendship Exchange. We have a trip scheduled to visit District 9270, the eastern cape of South Africa, and we are looking for three to four Rotary couples to complete our team.
Members of the team will go on safari and will be shown the highlights of the terrain, the food and the hospitality of the eastern cape of South Africa.
Outbound to South Africa: 12 – 25 May 2013
Inbound to South Carolina: 13 – 26 October 2013
Team Members Needed: three to four Rotary couples
Cost: Rotarians pay for their trip, but South African Rotarians provide lodging, some transportation and some meals
Click to download Application Form: RFE SOUTH AFRICA APPLICATION
Please direct questions about this exchange to District RFE Chair Andra Watkins at andra (at) positusonline (dot) com, or call her at 843 870 0888.
The 18th annual Chapin Rotary Charity Golf Classic is ready to roll! the tournament will take place at the Timberlake Country Club on Friday, September 14, 2012. the shotgun start at 12 noon will feature four -person Texas Scramble teams. All net proceeds will be applied to service projects the club supports. For more info contact George McConnell, Jr, –> firstname.lastname@example.org