Spring Valley Rotary Club Updates on District’s Rotary Has Heart Project

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May 262015
 

In February, the Spring Valley Rotary Club participated in the District’s Rotary Has Heart project. The club selected the Catawba Trail Elementary School Food Pantry as Spring Valley Rotarian Denise Barth is the Principal at this school. Denise gave a brief but impactful presentation to the club about the food pantry needs at the school and then presented the club with a list of items that the food pantry could use.  Members contributed items and delivered them to the social worker at the school.  Rotarian Holly Swan coordinated the food drive. Then in April, members visited Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia and spent an hour volunteering. The club presented Harvest Hope with a total contribution of just over $3,000 for the Backpack Program at Windsor Elementary, where another Spring Valley Rotarian, Beth Elliott is the Principal. This contribution will allow Windsor Elementary to add more students to their Backpack program in the 2015/2016 school year. Funds for this contribution came from the third quarter weekly raffle and from a community grant, with funds raised by the annual pecan sale.

 

Holly and Denise with food items collected 2-12-15-16 Spring Valley rotary 4-21

Spring Valley Rotary Club Recognizes Major Donor

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Feb 202015
 
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Past District Governor Paula Matthews recognized Bill Oliver of the Spring Valley Rotary Club on January 15th along with his wife Ginny, for achieving Major Donor Level 1 status. Bill is President-Elect of the Spring Valley Club. He has served on the club’s board for several years, was instrumental in the organization of the USC Rotaract Club, is a Paul Harris Society member and Bequest Society member.  Congratulations Bill.

Spring Valley Rotary Club Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive

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Jan 182015
 

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor month

The Spring Valley Rotary Club has rescheduled their Red Cross Blood Drive for Tuesday, January 27 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Northeast Presbyterian Church located at 601 Polo Road in Northeast “The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to donate blood. Each appointment made and kept, and each unit of blood given, offers hope to a patient in need and hospital patients in our community need blood,” said Stevie Johnson, Rotary blood drive coordinator. She added that donors need to be a minimum of 17 years of age and in general good health. Individuals who are 16 years of age can donate if accompanied by a parent. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

To make an appointment, call Stevie Johnson at (803) 338-1711 or sign up online at www.redcross blood.org. (Type in the sponsor code of SV Rotary and follow the  directions.)

 

Appointments will be honored and walk-ins are welcome too. For questions regarding donor eligibility, call the Red Cross at (803) 251-6000.

 

Spring Valley Rotary club meets Thursdays from 1 to 2 PM in the Grand Hall of Northeast Presbyterian Church. To learn more about membership in the club, visit www.springvalleyrotary.com or contact Derek Raper at (803) 530-7579 or by e-mail at derek.raper@wellsfargo.com.

Spring Valley Rotary Holds Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

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Nov 052014
 

SPRING VALLEY ROTARY HOLDS PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER

Proceeds to benefit RCSD’s Project HOPE

 

The newest members of the Spring Valley Rotary Club are teaming up to host an Applebee’s “Flapjack Fundraiser” breakfast on Saturday, November 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 $6.00 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, juice, coffee, or sweet tea.

Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Project HOPE and Spring Valley Rotarian Sheriff Leon Lott will be the ‘celebrity server.’ “For those seniors who don’t have the luxury of having family and friends to rely on, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department provides them with assistance through a program called Project HOPE- Helping Our Precious Elderly,” said Lott.

Assigned to the program are Senior Coordinators who are retired law enforcement officers and are currently state Constables. Through Project HOPE, dedicated workers call and visit senior citizens and disabled citizens each month. In addition, other volunteers make weekly calls to everyone in the program.

“During their visits to the home, our officers perform a variety of functions. They conduct safety checks of the home, such as putting in smoke detectors or replacing smoke detector batteries. They also put street numbers on their homes so emergency personnel and other programs, like Meals on Wheels, can easily find them. It’s a valuable community service for our seniors funded completely by donations,” added Lott. If you would like to volunteer to help with Project HOPE, call Bill Brown at (803) 576-3183.

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 Derek Raper at (803) 530-7579 or by email at Derek.raper@wellsfargo.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.

Spring Valley Rotary Club Featured in Free Times

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Oct 062014
 

Spring Valley Rotary Club was featured in the Free Times for their signature community project. Click on the link to read the article.

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Spring Valley Rotary Hosts Former SC Governor

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Sep 132014
 
On August 28, 2014 the guest speaker was former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges. Governor Hodges spoke to members and guests addressed the topics of economic development and higher education in South Carolina.He provided background information regarding our improved economic climate as related to the lower unemployment rate and the role of manufacturing in our state in achieving a lower unemployment rate.
Additionally, he informed the Club of an effort now underway wherein he, former Governor David Beasley, college presidents, and business leaders joined together to address higher education issues in South Carolina. These issues includes increasing higher funding,the role of higher education in economic development, and the unique role which higher education plays in bringing together various interests and pursuing solutions to critical  issues facing SC.082814 (49) (426x640)

Governor Haley Speaks at Spring Valley Rotary Club

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Jun 162014
 

Spring Valley Rotary was honored to have Governor Nikki Haley speak to our club. She spoke of the progress that has been made in the state during her tenure as well as giving a vision of the future for South Carolina.

 

Spring Valley Rotary To Hold Blood Drive July 2

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Jun 092014
 

SV Rotary Blood Drive

Northeast Presbyterian Church

601 Polo Road

Columbia, SC 29223

 

Date: July 2, 2014

Time: 1-6 pm

Call to make your reservations:

Belinda Portnall – Ph: 803-462-3595

Stevie Johnson – 803-787-4121

Jun 092014
 

Please join us for the

 

SV Rotary’s

Year End Luau Party!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Spring Valley Country Club

300 Spring Valley Road

 

5:30-6:30 pm  –  Cocktails/Music

6:30-8:00 pm  – Cookout

(Cash Bar)

 

Crazy Hawaiian Shirt Contest

Door Prizes and $1 Raffles

 

Tickets – SV Rotary Members: No Charge & Guests: $10.00

Gilled Hamburgers, Grilled Chicken, Grilled hotdogs

chili, chips, cole slaw

cookies and brownies

coffee, ice tea and lemonade

Children: Free

Grilled Hot dogs, fries, cookies and drinks

Kids Games

 

RSVP by 06/19/14 to

Michele.Lewis@bcbssc.com

803-264-5995

 

 

Governor Haley To Speak at Spring Valley Rotary

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Jun 012014
 

Governor Nikki Haley will speak on Thursday, June 5th at the Spring Valley Rotary Club at 1:00.  (Meeting is held at Northeast Presbyterian Church at 601 Polo Rd. Visiting Rotarians and guests are welcome to attend. Governor Haley is pictured with members of the 2011 GSE team from India.

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