The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island presented a check for $22,667.42 to the Salvation Army as a result of the club’s holiday bell ringing. According to the club’s Bell Ringing Chair, Dean Roberts, this was accomplished through the efforts of 120 HHI Rotary members, 20 HHI High School Interact members, and 20 friends and family members who volunteered 872 hours, often in chilly and inclement weather, to carry out the 2013 campaign. Pictured (l to r) in the attached photo are Salvation Army Major and Beaufort Rotarian, Bryan Tatterson, with HHI Rotary project chair, Dean Roberts.
The Rotary Club of Hilton Head honored two new inductees with admission into the Hilton Head Island Hall of Fame. Read more about this great initiative by following the link below:
On September 28th the Bluffton, Okatie and Hilton Head Island Rotary Clubs hosted the first Beaufort County Interact Symposium for all Interact students within Beaufort County at the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club. Interact Clubs from Hilton Head High School, Hilton Head Prep, Bluffton High School, Beaufort Academy, Beaufort High School and Battery Creek are all represented.
Everyone arrived early on Saturday and participated in fun group activities designed for the students in all the four participating schools to get to know one another. This was followed by a service event; various projects needed by The Boys and Girls Club were tackled enthusiastically by the students. They cleaned and built and scrubbed and designed and created until all the work was done, they then came together for lunch and closing activities.
Over 65 students participated in the Interact Symposium, which included team building, planning, service projects and just plain enjoying a fun-filled day. There were over 20 Rotarians involved. We hope to have several students from this group go to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Program in June.
Event organizer and past president for the Hilton Head Rotary Club Mike Jukofsky said, “The conference was a great way for all the Interact kids from across Beaufort County to meet and learn about other clubs…what they are doing, membership concerns, projects, meeting activities…a time for sharing and learning. It was a great success and we hope to have started an annual event for the Interact students in Beaufort County”.
Submitted by Jennifer Stupica
Rotary Club of Hilton Head
Well over 100 children participated in our second annual Safety Town event. Each child visited 5 different venues to learn lessons about safety habits and actions: Road safety as they drove KettKars around Safety Town (thanks to Tom Trout for his working traffic signal); the hospital where teddy bears were treated with TLC; Stranger Danger and calling 911 (with a live operator), Friendly Firemen and the Hazard House; and the Sandbox craft stop with snacks.
Many thanks to Vic Neeley and Plantation Café for providing food for the 43 Rotarians, Interact members from HHIHS and HH Prep, and others who volunteered. Parents were effusive in their praise of the whole program and its organization. Thanks to all who served tirelessly on the committee to make it all happen. To see the WSAV news clip, visit http://alturl.com/otrkd.