The day after adding new signage to the Rotary Club of Little River’s first Little Free Library, the club received a call from the Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Education Center about a donation of books and arts and craft supplies for the club’s literacy projects. Whie the center is currently closed due to the pandemic, the center is busily remodeling its facilities to launch new educational programs when it reopens. The remodeling has resulted in a number of children’s books and arts and crafts supplies being available for other projects suchs as the club’s literacy projects, including the Little Free Library.
Past President Vickie Harrison and President-elect Joann Stevens accepted two car loads of books and other supplies from the center. These books will be used to add to the club’s existing and future Little Free Libraries and for distribution to other programs and schools in the club’s service area. The arts and craft supplies will be used to supplement the needs of children who will be remote-learning this fall for their arts and crafts projects.
The Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Education Center is located at 900 Dunbar St in Myrtle Beach. More information about the center can be found on the City of Myrtle Beach website at
or via the center’s Facebook page at
Pictured are Past President Vickie Harrison, President-elect Joann Stevens and Will Willams.
Daniel Island Rotary Club’s round-up for the month of July started off with a membership meeting held virtually which allowed our club to host break out sessions of 4-5 members in small chat rooms. Members enjoyed the opportunity to have one on one conversations with one another.
On July 15, 2020, our very own Bill Stevens spoke to the club at the weekly breakfast meeting held virtually about his journey in preserving your family history. Bill provided useful advice and insight into the process and encouraged others to document their own history.
On July 22, 2020, Gil Kerlikowske, former US Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Chief of Police for Seattle, provided a mesmerizing discussion to the members at the weekly breakfast meeting held virtually as to his experiences and opinions based on his entire career being spent in law enforcement.
On July 29, 2020, Jody Stallings, teacher and columnist for the Moultrie News, spoke to our members at the weekly breakfast meeting held virtually about his no-nonsense approach to education based on his over twenty years of experience as a teacher.
Our club was glad to welcome the addition of three new members, Mark Smith, Ashley Henyan, and Jason Hill. Members joined forces with ECCO to host a food drive in the Cainhoy Community. Stay tuned as to Daniel Island Rotary Club’s upcoming fundraiser for 2020!
Rotary Club of the Lowcountry’s total contributions to the annual fund of The Rotary Foundation reached $19,152.50, or $456.00 per member. This amount includes donations by individual members as well as a portion of net fundraising activities.
Additionally, the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry contributed $1,543.00 to fight polio in the world, an effort that is matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Rotary District 7770 is comprised of 79 clubs and almost 3700 members.
The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s charitable arm, issues grants each year totaling over $86 million to support projects both locally and around the world focusing on 6 key areas: Preventing Disease, Providing Clean Water, Supporting Education, Growing Local Economies, Saving Mothers & Children, and Promoting Peace.
If you are interested in learning more or joining our club, please visit www.rotaryclubofthelowcountrybeaufort.org.
Pamela Bynoe-Reed spoke to the Rotary Club of Cayce-West Columbia on Tuesday, July 28. She is the Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for The COMET. She related how the COMET has adapted its services and routes because of COVID.
The Rotary Club of Little River installed its second Little Free Library on Monday July 20th as part of its continuing literacy programs. The club was joined by members and a leader from Boy Scout Troop 888 from North Myrtle Beach. The library was installed at the home of club member Diane Lease to serve her neighborhood.
The club also installed new signage at the location of its first Little Free Library located at the Wampe United Methodist Church on Hwy 90 in the Little River area. The signage will help promote the library and the club’s literacy programs and community involvement to church members and passing motorists.
The Rotary Club of Five Points recently disbursed $26,100 to 12 grant recipients. The following disbursements were made: Girls on the Run $4,000.00; Homeless No More $4,000.00; Family Promise of the Midlands $2,500.00; Senior Resources $2,000.00; Angel Flight $2,600.00; Special Olympics of South Carolina $500.00; NAMI Mid Carolina $2,500.00; Lourie Center $1,000.00; Serve & Connect $2,500.00; Shelterbox $2,000.00; Cola Town Bike Collective $1,500.00; Pets Inc. $1,000.00.
Long-standing Rotarian and Vice-President of Conway National Bank, Terrance Herriott, has been elected President of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach.
Serving with Terrance are;
Alison Hamilton – President Elect and Programs Chair
Cameron Parker – President Elect Nominee
Jason Bost – Membership Chair
Kathy Jenkins – Service Projects I Chair
Miriam Berrouet – Service Projects II Chair
Jason Green – Rotary Foundation Chair
Sandy Sanderson – Club Administration Chair
Denise Blackburn-Gay – Public Relations Chair
Brad Dusenbury – Treasurer
Jessica Smith – Secretary
Don Hovis – Past President
“I’m honored to accept this position as President,” Herriott said. “I realize these are extraordinary times. I look forward to working with my leadership team to develop creative ways to continue to bring value to our members through virtual meetings and events.”
Under Herriott’s direction, the club began bi-weekly Zoom meetings earlier this month.
Photo: Terrance Herriott, President of Myrtle Beach Beach Rotary
Pauline Levesque, newly elected District Governor of District 7770, 2020-2021, has been a member of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach since 2006. She has served in many club leadership roles and was named Rotarian of the Year in 2008.
A Rotarian for 33 years, Pauline has held numerous positions in District 7770, including Assistant Governor for Area 10. She has served on training committees, has chaired the District Conference Committee, and for over five years served on the District Foundation Committee handling District Grant Closing Reports. Pauline is a graduate of RLI. She is a Ten Star Member and received the District Distinguished Service Award in 2017.
Pauline’s Rotary career began when she was asked to join the Southington (CT) Rotary Club as its first female member. She served as the club’s first female president during 1990 – 1991 and later served a second term as club President, 2000 – 2001. Pauline earned the RI Presidential Citation both years and achieved RI Presidents CHALLENGE 2001. She was the Assistant Governor of District 7980, 2002-2003. In 2004, she was chosen District Rotarian of the Year. That same year the Southington Rotary Club bestowed upon Pauline a Lifetime Achievement Award. She served that club for 18 years.
Pauline is a supporter of the Rotary International Foundation and has been the organizer of numerous fundraising events in support of Polio Plus and the Foundation. She is a Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Sustaining Member, and a member of the Paul Harris Society. She strives to be an everyday philanthropist.
Pauline, who holds a Master of Management from Cambridge College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is involved in numerous business and community volunteer positions in the Myrtle Beach area. Among her most cherished life achievements is her marriage to Ron Levesque, her husband of 50 years. Pauline and
Ron have five children and seven grandchildren.
At our Zoom meeting this week we had a highly informative speaker for our meeting, a young man, age 15, who is a youth ambassador for Tourette’s Association of America. He explained what it is, how it exhibits itself along with how it has affected him and why he feels led to be an ambassador.
Our President Jennifer Creed informed us that she has ordered all members of the club protective face masks from Rotary International. They will be well used and much appreciated! The city of Forest Acres has refunded the monies paid to them for the Forest Acres Festival which was cancelled this year due to COVID-19.
We have been participating in a contest in our bulletin to keep our members involved. You were to recognize your Rotarian from a baby picture. (a sample of the pictures submitted is attached). This was great fun and the winner of the contest was Charline Mayo. A new potential member attended our meeting. He has already completed Discover Rotary and we were excited to have him in attendance.
We are having a tailgate and ice cream social in a parking lot for our fifth Wednesday social. Of course, there will be social distancing. It will be good to see all at the social.