Jun 072021

Daniel Island Rotary Round-Up for May was an exciting time for the Members with lots of activities to enjoy and celebrate!
The Month begins with the Daniel Island Rotary Club winning several awards at the District awards night including, membership, public image, and the top honor of Club of the Year – BACK TO BACK! Members Bill Cannon, Bill Stevens, Maureen Cannon were recognized for their contribution to Rotary Ready.
The recipients of the Henry L. White Scholarships were recognized, Kendra Pearsall and Joshua Hatzog. Both of them graduates from Philip Simmons High School and plan to attend Clemson University.
New Members, Gregory Baker, Troy Hall, and Steve Britt were welcomed into the Club.
Steve Slifer, the distinguished economist worked in Washington DC and New York City before semi-retiring to Daniel Island, SC.  Steve is a dedicated member of the Daniel Island Rotary Club who has worked on providing captivating speakers for the weekly meetings and also the Daniel Island Speaker Series.  He has been such a strong contributor to the Club for several years.
Rotarians started the month off with some service projects in the Cainhoy Community working on wheelchair ramps and home improvements.  Later in the month members ventured out as COVID restrictions lessened, with a field trip to Scout Boats for a tour and dinner afterward, and also enjoyed social time together with the fine folks at Beacon Community Bank at their new Daniel Island location.
On May 5, 2021, Denise Kish, an administrator with Mount Pleasant Gardens, which is an Alzheimer’s Community, spoke at the weekly breakfast meeting held virtually and in person.  Denise shared her passion for the elderly along with statistical data about the disease.
On May 12, 2021, Jason Beard, General Manager of Kingstide, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to members at the weekly breakfast meeting held virtually about employment issues in the industry, the success of the new restaurant, and the expansion of other Indigo Road restaurants.
On May 19, 2021, Members rallied about the Charity Duck Race in person and virtually at their weekly breakfast meeting.  Strategies were shared, goals were emphasized and event details were announced.
On May 26, 2021, Jacki Renegar, Director of Research and Business Intelligence for the Charleston Regional Alliance (CRDA), was the guest speaker at the weekly breakfast meeting held virtually.  Jacki knows all things about the Charleston economy and presents data to business leaders looking to locate to the Charleston area.

Pictures include:

cainhoy project
watch party for district
new members
chip law with scholarship winners
scout boats
beacon community bank social

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