Dec 142020

Last week the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island delivered 138 pairs of shoes purchased at a huge discount from Belk and 160 pairs of socks donated by Wal-Mart to the Hilton Head Island School For Creative Arts (Katie Todd, Social Worker)  and the Hilton Head Island – Baccalaureate Elementary School (Denise Friday, Social Worker). Some of the shoes will also be delivered to the Early Childhood Center here on the Island.

Happy Feet is led by Rose Jackson-Knighton. Helping her and appearing in these photos are fellow Club members Mary Stuart and Mario Incorvaia. Others Rotarians who provided assistance (but are not pictured) include Club President Dean Roberts and Club Vice-President Joe Chappell. Also pictured, Social Workers Katie Todd and Denise Friday.

photos courtesy of Mary Stuart

Three Little River Rotarians Recognized for Foundation Giving

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Dec 142020

Two members of the Rotary Club of Little River and one member of the Rotary Satellite Club of Little River Sunset Edition have been recognized for their giving to the Rotary Foundation.  Peter Bashaw was recognized as a Level 2 Major Donor, Donna Levinski was recognized as a Major Donor and Cynthia Walters was recognized as a new Paul Harris Society member.
Donations to the Rotary Foundation are used to fund projects around the world and in our local communities.  Projects include access to clean water, disease prevention and treatment, supporting education and literacy worldwide and economic development.  Local projects funded by matching grants received from Foundation Funds include working with Military Veterans, supporting Arts Education and projects to assist our older community members. 

Pictured are Donna Levinski, Club Foundation Director Marty Richardson, Cynthia Walters and Peter Bashaw. 

Dec 142020

The Rotary Club of Little River conducted the 12th Annual Mrs Jan Watkins Food Drive pick-up on Sunday December 6th, 2020 in several neighborhoods in the Little River area.  A total of over 5,500 pounds of food was collected and delivered to St Delight Pentecostal Church church in Little River for the benefit of their community outreach programs. 
In addition to the Rotary club, the Little River Lions Club also participated in the food drive with the donated food  going to support North Strand Helping Hands.
The annual food Drive was started by Rotarian Mrs Jan Watkins, a charter member of the club and is named in honor of her contribution to the Rotary club and the Little River and surrounding community.
Thank You to all of the members of our community for supporting this annual program!

Sep 232020
Conversations With Rotary Action People

District 7770 Public Image Committee presents C-WRAP or Conversations With Rotary Action People on every Monday and Friday at 11AM, Wednesday All Club Meeting at noon on Zoom and simulcast on Facebook Live.

  • Wednesday, Sept 30 – Stephanie Dasher, Warrior Surf Program
  • Friday, Oct 2 Wayne Beaumier, Disaster USA
  • Monday, Oct 5 Vera Zdrakova, US Dept of State, Trading with China
  • Wednesday, Oct 7 Lucy Spears, Susan Komen SC

Link to join the Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 882 3417 9722

Password: 8276925
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When signing into Zoom please add your club name along with your name when you sign in. You will be placed into the waiting room.

Please join us or review previous C-WARPs on our YouTube channel. https://www.youtubom/channel/UC1VEWZ027g_PyCmfDaGVCXA

Daniel Island Rotary Round-Up – August

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Daniel Island Rotary Club’s Rotary Round-up:

August 5th, 2020, Matthew Gibson, curator for the Natural History Museum in Charleston was the Club’s guest speaker at the Club’s weekly breakfast meeting held virtually.  Matthew provided an informative discussion on the impact of fossil fuels in the Lowcountry.

August 12, 2020, Robert Behr, a reporter and columnist for the Post and Courier was the guest speaker at the Club’s weekly breakfast meeting held virtually.  Robert hosted a provocative discussion on the first amendment and the press in today’s culture.

August 19, 2020, the Club hosted its planning event for its upcoming fundraiser.  George Roberts shared the plan for a matching fundraiser through the month of September since the Duck Race for 2020 had to be canceled due to the pandemic and recent change in lottery laws.

August 26, 2020, District Governor Pauline Levesque was the guest speaker at the Club’s weekly breakfast meeting held virtually.  Pauline shared her vision for the District to “Increase the Ability to Adopt.” Pauline brought great energy and suggestions to the Club.

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Jun 022020
Conversations With Rotary Action People

The Public Image committee has created a weekly series conducting interviews of interesting people, special projects, and Rotary topics. They are conducted on Zoom every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11AM. The meeting is recorded and simulcast on Facebook Live.

The programs are 20-30 minutes long and can be used in place of a club speaker, for training and membership recruitment. Many clubs offer a meeting make up for attending.

The scheduling of speakers is located on Front Pageof  DACdb and can be viewed on the Rotary District7770 YouTube page.

Link To Join Zoom Meeting:

While the Meeting ID: 204 128 301 and Password: 826925

Here is an example of an interview with the founding father of Rotary Paul Harris.

Do you have a suggestion for a C-WRAP program? Please send us the information.

Mary Gasque – District Public Image Chair

Terry Moore – District Communications Officer

Donald Hovis Jr.- C-WRAP Host,

DG Message for February

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Happy Groundhog Day!  From what I hear, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow.  So, it looks like we will have a short mild winter.  Or, so it goes!

In the Rotary world February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month. How great is it to be part of an organization that is recognized around the world as one that treasures and promotes peace among all nations and peoples of the earth!  And, our District takes this seriously.  We make a significant contribution from our District Designated Funds to the Rotary Peace Centers each and every year. And, we often send Global Scholars to study for advanced degrees in peace and conflict prevention and resolution.  In addition, many of our clubs are involved in humanitarian efforts that have delivered, as a collateral impact, goodwill and understanding that leads to more peaceful communities.  Never forget the importance of what we do and that it can have a lasting impact on peace.  Who do you know that can help us increase this impact?  It might be your neighbor.  Invite them to join us on this journey!

February is also the month when we celebrate the birthday of Rotary.  This year, on February 23rd, we will celebrate 115 years of Rotary fellowship.  It is absolutely amazing what the idea of one man has become.  But, then that’s Rotary!  Look at what the ideas of other lone individuals have become.  Roger Ackerman and the CART Fund.  Herbert J Taylor and the Four Way Test.  Arch Klumph and The Rotary Foundation.  What a great month to remember Paul Harris’ contribution to the world by supporting The Rotary Foundation. Through our gifts to the Foundation and the work we do, we can indeed be a force for good in the world.  As Paul Harris once said, “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”

Finally, we are now just less than 2 months away from All Club Conference 2020.  We truly hope you can “see yourself” joining us for, as Past District Governor Lambo Schwartz used to say, “a little bit of Rotary and a WHOLE LOT OF FUN!”  We have a great conference planned, but there is one thing that may be missing – YOU!  If you have not registered yet, please don’t wait to do so.  With 3 different service opportunities for the weekend, great entertainment both Friday and Saturday nights, awesome speakers and as much fellowship as you and Rotarians from around the District can bring, we think this will “clearly be seen” as an event you’ll be glad you attended.  The hotel room block at the Hilton Columbia Center will sell out quickly, so don’t wait until it’s too late.

Have a great February!  And remember, “Rotary Connects the World!”

Johnny Moore
District 7770 
District Governor 2019-2020

Aug 212019

University of South Carolina senior Grace Cooney (shown with Mark Bokesch of Capital Rotary Club) has been awarded a Rotary International Global Grant scholarship to pursue a Master’s of Science Degree in Migration, Culture and Global Health from Queen Mary University in London next year.  Cooney’s career goal is to become a physician practicing internationally, working with underserved and vulnerable populations abroad.  The Greenville native’s scholarship application was sponsored by Capital Rotary, with Bokesch serving as advisor.  Global Grants support graduate-level study in one of six areas of focus: peace, disease prevention, water and sanitation, maternal/child health, education and economic/community development.  The minimum Global Grant scholarship award is $30,000 to fund coursework or research for one to four academic years.

Aug 062019


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, or 770-373-2406 or Bob Hagan, End Polio Now Coordinator Zone 34, or at 770-330-9852.
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