Apr 122021

Daniel Island Rotary Club’s Rotary Round-Up:
Rotarians sprung into action with a full March schedule!

On March 3, 2021, Members met virtually and in person at the Daniel Island Club, and Member Chad Vails shared with Members what he does for Charleston School District in helping students navigate a work-based learning program that prepares students for carer and colleges upon exiting high school.

On March 10, 2021, Members met virtually and listened to Patrick Downes, CEO with East Cooper Medical Center, share what it has been like for healthcare providers during the pandemic and an update on the dissemination of vaccines.

On March 17, 2021, Members gathered virtually to learn what Eric Wilson and Rachel Pineda from Kindred Care had to say about providing such essential services during such a crucial time in our lives.

On March 24, 2021, Chris Singleton, Director of Community Outreach with the Charleston RiverDogs, inspired Members during their weekly virtual breakfast meeting.  Chris shared with Members at the weekly breakfast meeting held virtually about his life experiences and message of love and unity.  He is an ex-player, had an unthinkable experience happen to his family (his mother was one of the Emanual Nine), and he is also a speaker and an author.

On March 31, 2021, LaVanda Brown, Executive Director of the YWCA, spoke to Members about her passion for serving the underserved and women.  The Greater Charleston YWCA created and run a successful program to educate others on diversity, Racial Equity Institute.

The Daniel Island Rotary Club received recognition from the South Carolina Legislature for their work on Rotary Ready and the Club recognized Jerry Walkawiak, a local businessman with the Paul Harris Award when he pitched in to solve a traffic dilemma at a vaccination event.  Bill Cannon was the March Member of the Month.  Bill was the Club’s past president and a founding member of Rotary Ready.

Ladonna James, Paul Fox, and Kathy Burgeson were all inducted as new members – welcome!!!

Besides raising $7500 for Halos and Shifa at the Cocktails for a Cause event held at the new restaurant on Daniel Island, KINGSTIDE; Rotarians also Walked for Water Missions, Ran a Red Cross Blood Drive, hosted a Food Drive, and took a field trip to Cypress Gardens. 

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