In October, our club members gave out 364 dictionaries to Cainhoy Elementary, Philip Simmons Elementary, Daniel Island School and Meeting Street School at Brentwood. We had a drive of donated items that was a huge success for Doors to Freedom. The hobby club, the Nail Bangers, did some great projects on people’s homes in the Cainhoy community and we partnered with Dockery’s to feed the local firefighters every Wednesday this month.Some information about our weekly activities:
October 2nd – our club took a field trip to the local fire station, where we toured the facility and were greeted with fabulous hospitality by our community’s fine and fearless fire fighters.
October 9th – Margaret Seidler was our breakfast morning speaker and she told her fascinating story that after taking a DNA test she found out that as a middle aged white woman she had African American relatives and the impact that has had on her life and that she would be a contributor to the African American Museum.
October 16 – Bob Hervey with East Cooper Habitat for Humanity was our breakfast speaker and he explained to our club the eligibility requirements to qualify, the financing of each project and the impact that the organization has on the community. We had 8 members graduate from Red Badge to White – Congrats to Maureen, Dr. Jay, Noell, Hannah, Derek, Patrick, Mary and Bob.
October 22 – 8 interested people in the community and 5 members attended the inaugural Discovery Rotary event at the Daniel Island Club to confirm that if Service above Self was a motto that they would want to embrace as a lifestyle choice.
October 23 – 2nd annual Chili cook-off held at Pierce Park Pavilion in recognition of World Polio Day. We had over 60 attendees, 8 contestants, and 3 winners – Congrats to Mary, Sally and Beth for taking home the top three honors! Our district had about 300 people gather at Founders Park in Columbia in recognition of World Polio Day.
October 30 – Catherine Spencer, the principal of Academic Magnet, was our breakfast morning guest speaker and she informed the club about the accolades of the school and its students and teachers. This school is the number one public high school in the country as reviewed by News World and Report. They also have 100% graduation rate and 100% college admission rate.