Giving thanks this week for a place to call home… there are many in South Carolina who do not have a roof over their heads. Summerville has two shelter’s – one for men and another for women. The Summerville Evening Rotary Club supports both. Last week, in lieu of a regular meeting, the Club met at the home of Terry and Jaime Moore to prepare dinner for the guests at Hope’s House (an eight bed facility for women). The Club prepared Caesar Salad, Beef Stroganoff and Apple Crisp. To sustain us through the labor of chopping, dicing and searing, we shared a meal of Chicken Noodle Soup and Apple Crisp with Salted Caramel Sauce. It was a great way to spend some quality time together while doing something for someone less fortunate.
END POLIO NOW AT SUNTRUST PARK
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019, GAME TIME 1:20 PM
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
$33 HOME RUN PORCH | $12 GENERAL ADMISSION
Join fellow Rotarians at SunTrust Park for End Polio Now game on Sunday, September 22. For every ticket sold through the link below, a portion ($13 on the $33 ticket and $5 on the $12 ticket) will go back to Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign. The Gates Foundation will then match 2:1 on money raised. If you have any questions please contact Keith Funderburk, President Rotary Club of Marietta Metro, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-373-2406 or Bob Hagan, End Polio Now Coordinator Zone 34, email@example.com or at 770-330-9852.
San Francisco Giants Atlanta Braves
END POLIO NOW AT SUNTRUST PARK
Purchase tickets here: https://groupmatics.events/event/Endpolio5
Installation and Celebration Meal for District Governor Johnny Moore.
Fish, Chicken or Vegetarian options. Cash Bar. $50 per person. Business Dress.
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM Reception, 7:00 PM Dinner
Place: Country Club of Lexington
1066 Barr Road, Lexington, SC 29072
Register on line at : https://www.dacdb.com/index.cfm?EventID=77434257
Recommended Hotel: Hampton Inn of Lexington SC at 601 Columbia Ave., Lexington, SC 29072 Phone 803-356-8300
Make Checks Payable to Rotary District 7770
Mail to: Ed Tassin
408 Milner Ct. Charleston SC 29492
Cemeteries built during WW2
The Motorcycling Rotary Club, which meets on-line and has speakers like any other club. Recently we had a great presentation by John Bailey on the cemeteries built in Europe during WW2. His father was a graves registration officer during the war. He has lots of great pictures to share. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO0R_p5gYjs&t=2668s
His presentation lasts about first 38 minutes with the balance of the time spent on other topics of the club.
Please feel free to share with others who may be interested. Any questions can be directed to Terry Moore, C 843-297-6691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As Rotarians we share a common bond and Rotary Fellowships only add to our commitment and enjoyment to Rotary. The fellowships are international groups that share a the common passion and interest. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.
The official fellowship is not controlled by Rotary International but is approved by them requiring by-laws, constitution and membership from at least three different countries to start a new fellowship.
Most of the fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni. Most have an application process and a small yearly fee or “lifetime” selection. Many have local active chapters and many meet on line.
The list of Rotary Fellowships approved by Rotary International is linked here.
Currently there are two “active” Rotary Clubs which grew out of a fellowships. The Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians in District 6380 meets on line every Wednesday at 7pm Eastern, Online at https://zoom.us/j/237350826. All are welcome and it counts for a makeup.
If you have questions concerning fellowships, you can contact the district fellowship coordinators Terry & Jaime Moore at 843-297-6691.
The International Marathon Fellowship of Rotarians began in 2005 with a group of Rotarians coming together to run the Paris Marathon. In 2006 the Fellowship received it’s charter recognition and since that first run together in Paris, the group gathers once a year somewhere around the world to participate in a long distance running event together. Not only do they run together, but the Fellowship also makes an annual contribution to End Polio.
Rachel Cole, of the Summerville Evening Rotary Club, joined the Fellowship in 2015 as the Fellowship returned to Paris for the celebration of the 10th running event
together. When joining the Fellowship, Rachel was the only participant from the United States and continues to be the only active member of the Fellowship since the Fellowship was in the States for the New York Marathon in 2008. While in Paris, Rachel was asked to serve as the US Representative for the Fellowship. Rachel also attended the International Conference in Atlanta, GA to help represent the Fellowship in the House of Friendship.
In 2018 the group met in Queenstown, New Zealand for the marathon in November. The group participated in the marathon, half marathon, and 10k runs. The travel destination was much further for the majority of Fellowship members, as most are located in Europe, so the annual turnout was a bit smaller than when in European countries. But, that didn’t stop the group from having wonderful time! Thanks to the gathering in 2018 the Fellowship is able to donate around $1,700 to the End Polio Fund, a great achievement for the smaller group of around 35 people that gathered this year.
While in New Zealand, Rachel was inducted as the President Elect for the Fellowship. Rachel is the first woman President Elect and the first US Representative to hold a board position for the Fellowship. This presents an exciting opportunity for Rotarian runners in the States as Rachel will be focusing on increasing US membership and possibly bringing a run to the US for the Fellowship in the next 2 to 4 years.
In the meantime, Rachel will be training to join the group again in 2019. This year’s event will be in August and they will meet in Reykjavik, Iceland for the marathon. The week prior to the run many of the members will enjoy a weeklong tour together around the country. It’s a great time for Rotarian Fellowship and Fun! The Fellowship is open to all Rotarians for a lifetime membership fee of 100 Euros. You can find out more about the Fellowship by visiting www.rotarianrun.org or by reaching out to Rachel at email@example.com.