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Rotary Club of the Lowcountry pitches in for Military Appreciation Day

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Sep 092019

On August 24, 2019, volunteers from the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry participated in fun games, bouncy castles and other children’s activities for Beaufort’s Annual Military Appreciation Day

An opportunity for the community to say “thank you” to local military families, the event had over 400 attendees–the club is always happy to be a part of this special event in Beaufort County!

Chicora speaker!

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Sep 092019

Pictured is Speaker Dr Olinda Spencer, Pres Jeremy Winters and Rotary sponsor Susan Burrell.  Dr Spencer is a highly trained in treating patients with neuromuscular central and peripheral nervous system’s disorders. These conditions include epilepsy stroke headaches dementia Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Huntington’s and autoimmune encephalitis
She Is employed at  McLeod  Neurology center in Carolina Forest  She stated she chose the specialization in urology because neurological diseases intricately affect peoples every day lives and her belief is compassionate caring for my patience is my biggest priority. Dr Spencer hi-lighted the major disorders and discussed what steps could be taken to prevent more serious conditions. The Chicora Rotary is proud to have this caliber of practitioner available to treat the Myrtle Beach residents. We look to updates from Dr Spencer in the future.

Outstanding Waves Project

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Sep 092019

Congratulations to all for Record Breaking Waves Project
Pictured are Technical Coordinator Tom  Leath, Richard Scott General Manager, Gilmore Entertainment, Pres. Angelika Senn, and Project Coordinator Jory Taylor,
On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Chicora Rotary Club presented  their seventh annual Waves of the Future event. Waves of the Future is both a celebration and a showcase of amazing artistic talent by students throughout Horry County. This year‘s event was the biggest ever with 1188 students participating and a total of $40,101.68 raised through sponsorships and ticket sales. The Myrtle Beach Chicora Club was  excited to present a check for $21,379.71 to the Fine Arts Department of Horry County Schools at the March event. That is a total of over $80,000 donated to benefit students in Horry County. The remaining proceeds will fund Rotary Community Service projects like Backpack Buddies, Happy Feet, provide meals for the less fortunate, and the dictionary project.

Angelika Senn, Chicora Rotary President for 2018/19, said this is a wonderful event that brings the community together. The teachers and students are very excited about the Waves program, as are the Rotarians. This event would not be the success it is today without the continued support of our anchor sponsors; Lakewood Camp Resorts and Gilmore Entertainment, as well as the hard-working Chicora Rotarians. From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank all the sponsors and all my fellow Rotarians once again for making this year‘s event a huge success.
The Chicora Rotary Club would like to thank President Senn for her outstanding leadership as president and thank her for all the great accomplishments that she has achieved during her presidency.

Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise Presents Paul Harris and New Member

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Sep 092019

Our Speaker, Nancy Williamson of Carolina Web Design & Business Consulting took us step by step on how to design your Google Business Listing.  She talked about all the information needed to be a welcoming business to online customers.  She showed us how your post about announcements, events, products, business information, and offerings could make a difference for you and your business.

John LaFond, for Rotary Foundation, presented to Johnny Moore, Governor of Rotary District 7770, with his Paul Harris Fellow #4.  We are glad Jonny is a member of our club and we will welcome him at our club as Governor on September 5th, 7:30am at Crooked Creek Park.

We welcomed David Strawhorn, with State Farm as a new member of Chapin Sunrise Rotary.  He was sponsored by John LaFond and was inducted into the club by David Hill.

Poem about the American flag

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Sep 092019

Pictured is  the American flag poem and speaker Howard Holden
The Chicora was very proud to have as a speaker Howard Holden who is a member of the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club Howard is  a US veteran who recited the entire patriotic poem from memory  It was a very moving presentation. We wanted to record it so it could be read again at the military appreciation day in November. We wish to thank Howard Holden for his presentation and hope he will return to visit us again.

Rotary Club of Carolina Forest and Coastal Carolina University Rotaract Fill Clothing Closet

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Sep 092019

CAROLINA FOREST, SC (8/20/2019) — Rotarians, rotaractors, and twenty-eight international students, from countries including China, Spain, Germany, and England, all worked together Monday to collect clothes for local students in need for the local Clothing Closet. The Rotary International district grant project was a huge success thanks to all the students and the staff of the Walmart located in Carolina Forest!

Each school semester, the Clothing Closet is coordinated by the Rotaract Club of Coastal Carolina University, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest. For the 2019 Fall semester, the club was able to serve one local middle school and four local elementary schools. This semester, over $1,000 was spent for local students and the rotaractors will follow up spending just as much in the fall, when Winter clothing is available in the store.

Pictured is the Rotary Club of Carolina Forest members with the Rotaract Club of Coastal Carolina University with shopping carts outside of Walmart. Also pictured is Rotaractors and Rotarians shopping and purchasing the needed items for the Clothing Closet. Thank you Rotarians Porter Medley and Dr. Darla Domke-Damonte (pictured at the register) for helping CCU students coordinate this event.

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Rotary Club of Eau Claire North Columbia News Update

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Sep 092019

The Eau Claire/North Columbia Rotary Club recognized Shanita D. Grimes with our Community Champion Award for the month of September.  Ms. Grimes is a member of the Community Action Team for the Eau Claire/North Columbia Area in the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Community Service Division.  Under the leadership of Chief Wash James, a member of the Eau Claire/North Columbia Rotary Club, Ms. Grimes works daily to solve law enforcement problems that arise throughout our community.  We thank Ms. Grimes for her service!

The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach Hears from CCU Football Coach, Jamey Chadwell

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Aug 192019

In anticipation of the 2019 football season, the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach was treated to a presentation by Coastal Carolina football coach, Jamey Chadwell. A two-time FCS National Coach of the Year finalist and three-time Big South Coach of the Year, Chadwell became the third head coach in the history of Coastal Carolina football earlier this year.

Coach Chadwell discussed CCU’s approach to the upcoming season and outlined the team’s core values: Competition, Discipline, Accountability, and Passion.

Coastal, which finished 5-7 overall and 2-6 in its second season in the Sun Belt in 2018, will kick off their 2019 football schedule on Saturday, August 31 at home in Conway against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. 

Photo: Don Hovis, President of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach Welcomes Coach Chadwell 

The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach Learns more about Southern Heritage and a National Treasure

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Aug 192019

Hillary Winburn, a graduate of the University of Charleston and curator of the Horry County Museum,  presented Myrtle Beach Rotarians with an overview of both the museum and the LW Paul Living History Farm.

Housed in the historic Burroughs School on Main Street in Conway, SC,  the Horry County Museum features a variety of historical and regional exhibits, as well as an assortment of materials ranging from old tools and photographs to wildlife specimens. 

The museum offers a variety of programs throughout the year, as well as seasonal events at the L W Paul Living History Farm.  Located on Harris Short Cut Road, in Conway, the working farm presents a snapshot of life In Horry County during the first half of the twentieth century.

Admission to the museum and farm are free. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday

9 a.m .– 5 p.m. The farm, also open Tuesday-Saturday, closes at 4:00 p.m.

Photo: Hillary Winburn, Curator of the Horry County Museum

Myrtle Beach Rotarians Taught to Spot a Stroke—B.E. F.A.S.T

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Aug 192019

Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds on average. Since 1983, South Carolina has consistently had one of the highest stroke mortality rates in the US. 

Horry County, along with other eastern counties in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia comprise what is known as the ‘stroke buckle,’ where rates of stroke are accelerated.

McLeod Loris Seacoast Stroke and Trauma Coordinator, Kelvin Oakley, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, NRP, recently shared with Rotarians the B.E. F.A.S.T. method of recognizing a stroke:

If You Think Someone May Be Having a Stroke, B.E. F.A.S.T:

B – BALANCE: Is there a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
E – EYES: Are there sudden vision changes? 

F – FACE: Does one side of the face droop when the person smiles?
A – ARM or Leg Weakness: Does one arm/leg drift downward when raised?
S – SPEECH: Is their speech slurred or strange?
T – TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

 “Spotting a stroke is the first step toward stopping it. Every second counts,”

said Oakley.

Photo:  President, Don Hovis Thanks Kelvin Oakley for an Informative Presentation

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