Patrick Quilter

Sunrise Club of Chapin, SC

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Jul 022019
 

Blount Sheppard, Assistant District Governor for 7770 was on hand for the Installation of Babbie Jaco, President of Sunrise Rotary, Chapin and the Board of Directors.  Blount brought us salutations from Mark Maloney, National President and Johnny Moore, “Our” new District Governor. He challenged us to more contributions to the CART Fund, sharing for Publicity, participation in a new and revised District Conference and to work to encourage literacy. President Jaco, shared her goals for a stronger and more engaged club.  Our table were full with breakfast, flags, programs and even cakes. 

Picture1, Blount Shepard 

Picture2, Blount Shepard and Babbie Jaco

Picture3, Greg White, Phil Purser, Virginia Greene, Tom Wilkinson, Jeff Berger, Michael Cramer, John Stickney, Babbie Jaco, Ben Sloan and Blount Shepard. 

Rotary club of Hilton Head island awards

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Jul 022019
 

Rotary Club of Hilton Head Honors Members

Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island President Larry Sanders acknowledged club members for their service above self activities and being the inspiration this year.  Mary Stuart Alderman was honored as Rotarian of the Year and Joe Chappell received the Service Above Self Award. 
Other members receiving awards were:

Club’s Five Area of Focus for the Inspiration Awards 
“Be The Inspiration” Membership Growth – David and Rowena Denton“Be The Inspiration” Foundation/Polio Plus – Dawound Stevenson“Be The Inspiration” Community Service – Pat Murphy“Be The Inspiration “ Youth Services – Tricia Lynch “Be The Inspiration” Public Image – Jean Vahey  
Special Club President Inspiration Award “Book End” Beverly Maloney 
Special Recognition Lapel Pins for outstanding service during the year:“ Spirit of Service” – Joan Simpson Player and Joe Player“ Service of World Understanding” – Brian Julius “ Quiet Rotarian Service” – John Lundin


Rotary Club of Florence Holds 3rd Forget Me Not 5K Against Alzheimer’s

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Jul 022019
 

The Rotary Club of Florence will hold the 3rd Forget Me Not 5K Color Run presented by Morning News on August 3, 2019. Runners will meet before 8am at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology to prepare for the race.  All proceeds benefit the SC Alzheimer’s Association. More information may be found at www.forgetmenot5k.org

The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach Hears the Latest on Beach Safety

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Jul 012019
 

Chief Tom Gwyer and Lieutenant Jonathan Evans of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department gave Myrtle Beach Rotarians a look into the fire department’s latest beach safety initiatives. Lt. Evans shared highlights of the department’s first Citizens Fire Academy, a program that allows participants an in-depth, behind -the- scenes look at the City of Myrtle Beach’s outstanding fire and rescue team.

Photo:  Members of the Myrtle Beach Fire Department are pictured with Rotarian, Buddy Styers, center

The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach Welcomes Lori Heafner

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Jul 012019
 

The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach is pleased to introduce its newest member, Lori Heafner. Lori, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, is assistant vice president for institutional planning, research, and grants at Horry Georgetown Technical College. Active in community affairs, Lori serves on the Board of Regents for Leadership Grand Strand. She was sponsored by Jessica Smith. Welcome, Lori!

Photo: l-4 Mark Ousley, President of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach, Lori Heafner, and Jessica Smith, sponsor

Myrtle Beach Rotarian, Alison Hamilton, Named District Membership Rotarian of the Year

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Jul 012019
 

District Governor, David Tirard, made a special visit to the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach to present Alison Hamilton with the  District 7770 Membership Rotarian of the Year award. Alison, chair of the membership committee, met the club’s goal of welcoming 20 new members this year.

Governor Tirard thanked Alison  “for initiating, influencing and leading the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach to positive results in growing Rotary membership. He then congratulated her for being “The Inspiration” in 2018-2019.

Under Alison’s leadership, the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach was honored earlier this year with the Membership Growth Award in the large club category.

Photo:  Alison Hamilton is pictured with District Governor, David Tirard. Club officers look on.

Tom Vitt, Marketing Director of HTC, Encourages Myrtle Beach Rotarians to Think Local

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Jun 172019
 
Rotary President, Mark Ousley, Tom Vitt and Don Hovis, incoming President and Senior Manager for Strategic Partnerships at HTC

Tom Vitt, Director of Marketing for HTC, presented Myrtle Beach Rotarians with an overview of the telecommunications industry and discussed the benefits of working with a local provider.

HTC, with seven centrally-located retail offices throughout Horry County, serves customers’ communications needs with local and long-distance telephone service, digital cable, high-speed internet, wireless service, home security and automation, and business solutions. 

According to Vitt, three of the most important reasons to choose a local provider include improved response times, keeping money within the community, and supporting local schools, charities, and civic organizations.

Founded in 1952 Horry Telephone Cooperative, HTC, is owned by its members (customers). “HTC’s members receive capital credits, the right to vote on important matters, competitive pricing, and can take pride in the fact that money generated within our community remains in our community to improve our quality of life,” Vitt said. 

HTC, through capital credits, has refunded $128 million to its members in the local community since 1979.  No other telecommunications company can make this claim.

The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach Recognizes Member, Bratton Fennell

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Jun 172019
 
 Bratton is pictured with Ginger Weldon, fellow Rotarian, and colleague atBurroughs & Chapin Company, Inc.

A Coastal Carolina University annual scholarship will be made in honor of
 John ‘Bratton’ Fennell, CPA, CGMA, a long-time member of the Myrtle Beach Rotary Club 
and former Chief Financial Officer of Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. 


Bratton, who retired earlier this year due to illness, was awarded the honor during the company’s annual 
meeting. According to a company spokesperson, the scholarship will be awarded annually 
to a deserving accounting major.


“We could not be more proud to have Bratton as a member of our club. His many contributions
to Rotary and local civic organizations exemplifies our motto of Service Above Self,” said
Mark Ousley, President of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach.


Bratton has relocated to Mt. Pleasant, SC to be closer to family. “He will be greatly missed,” said Ousley. 



The Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach Provides Family with a New Lease on Life

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Jun 172019
 
Myrtle Beach Rotarians: Scott Barnes, Pauline Levesque – DG elect, Ginger Weldon, and Dan Marull

The Myrtle Beach Rotary Club assisted Habitat for Humanity in putting the finishing touches on a house that will soon be ‘home’ to the Gause family.  

Conswella Gause applied to the Habitat program in 2016 in hopes of providing a safe and stable environment for her two children. That dream will come true in just a few short weeks, when the Gause’s new home will be ready for move-in.

Conswella says that being in the Habitat Program has given her a new sense of community as individuals and groups have come forward to help make her dream a reality. “We are happy to be among those who have assisted Conswella and her family,” said Rotarian Scott Barnes who chaired the initiative.

Rotary Club of Beaufort Honors Rotarian Jay Patel With 2019 Rotary Bowl

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Jun 172019
 

Lady’s Island resident Jayantibbai (“Jay”) C. Patel, is the recipient of the Rotary Club of Beaufort’s most prestigious award, The Rotary Bowl. The award was presented by Rotary Club of Beaufort President Robert Allen at the club’s June 12th luncheon meeting. The Rotary Bowl is awarded to a member of the Rotary Club of Beaufort who has distinguished himself or herself by exemplifying the ideals of Rotary:  “Service Above Self.” The Bowl was first awarded in 1936 and in the 83 years since, it has been awarded only 50 times.  Prior to Jay Patel, the Bowl was last awarded to Rotarian Nick Hunt in 2017. Patel was cited for his philanthropy, contributions to the Beaufort community and also his continuous active participation in the many projects and endeavors of Rotary since joining the Club in 1989.  

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