Rotary Club of Cheraw on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
We began the meeting with Paul Allen Ten Star Rotarian awards being presented by District 7770 Assistant Governor Cynthia Hulon to Rotarian Gregory Sanderson who is a club past president and current sergeant-at-arms. The second honoree was Sherrie Chapman who is a past club president, current membership chair and assistant governor, effective July 1. The last honoree was Club President Hough who will become Club Foundation Chair on July 1.
The Ten Star Rotarian Program recognizes individual Rotarians for service to their club and Rotary. Upon completing an “Inventory of Service” and earning at least 110 points in leadership and service activities, a Rotarian receives the 10 Star emblem which is worn behind the Rotary pin. Points are cumulative and may be earned by service in multiple clubs. The program is endorsed by Rotary International and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Five Points.
AG Hulon also presented two 2016-2017 banners to the club for attaining Every Rotarian Every Year and 100% and 100% Foundation Giving Club.
After introducing Chesterfield Council Members John Bittle and Jay Oliver, and Chesterfield Fire Chief Michael White, President Hough invited them to come forward for a presentation. Fire Chief White, who has been with the Chesterfield fire department for 45 years, was presented with the Rotary Club of Cheraw Vocational Service Award for distinguished service in the community and dedication to advancing high ethical standards in the work place.
From Tuesday, November 21, through Wednesday, November 22, Fire Chief White coordinated the efforts of at least 100 firefighters from nine departments who responded to the downtown Chesterfield 4-alarm fire that destroyed two businesses, Chesterfield Drug Store and Pink Door, and damaged several nearby businesses that are housed in the historic town.
The second part of our vocational project was a panel comprised of our members who gave ideas about Vocational Service programs and how they can be an important part of our club’s services to its community. Each of the panel members spoke about his/her unique skills and how s/he can address community needs and help others discover new professional opportunities and interests.