Joining in the “Rotary Has Heart” Valentine’s Day project, the Rotary Club of Beaufort donated 35 grocery bags (5 shopping carts ) filled with non perishable food to HELP of Beaufort to be distributed to the needy, and $167 to support their emergency assistance and Mobile Meal programs.
Annually members of the Rotary Club of Beaufort are asked to fill a shopping bag with non-perishable food items or alternatively give money for use by HELP of Beaufort to furnish food baskets for needy families, This year the Club donated $573 in cash and checks, and 33 bags of food to provide assistance at Thanksgiving.
Photo: Graham Holcombe, shown receiving the bags, coordinated the effort.
Congratulations to our Members -The Rotary Club of Beaufort is now a 100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club. President Sam presents Allen Freeman, the Rotary Foundation Chair, with a symbolic check for $10,050, representing the personal contribution of $100 by every member of the club to the Annual Fund during the Rotary year.
Graham Holcombe (right) presents a check for $500 from the Rotary Club of Beaufort to Dr. Baxter McLendon (left) as a contribution to the joint American Academy of Ophthalmology/Rotary Foundation program “Host an Ophthalmologist” wherein young ophthalmologists from developing countries who have shown a strong interest in the prevention/reduction of blindness in their home countries and who have never been to the States before, visit a local Rotary Club for about a week and then go on to the AAO convention. In the center is Dr. Cheong Jirawison an ophthalmologist from Chaing Mai, Thailand who is visiting Beaufort under this program.
Submitted by: George Crist, Webmaster, RC of Beaufort
The Rotary Club of Beaufort 2013-14 Youth Exchange Student, Natya Naruenartwonsakul from Thailand, said farewell to the Club with a traditional dance.
In recognition of the special relationship that exists between the military and the city, the Rotary Club of Beaufort annually sponsors a “Military Persons of the Year” Award to honor members of the Armed Forces stationed in the Beaufort area for their outstanding contribution and involvement in military and local civic activities.