Jun 262019
 

At Capital Rotary’s June 26 club assembly, outgoing president Philip Flynn reviewed the record of accomplishments for the 2018-2019 Rotary year, including:

  • A fund-raising gala that resulted in nearly $20,000 for the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) fund.
  • An annual Red Cross Blood Drive that collected 58 units of blood.
  • A literacy project that donated 741 dictionaries to third-graders in 16 Richland District One elementary schools.
  • Serving two families in need – one in the Christmas season and another this spring (displaced by public housing gas leaks).
  • A morning of volunteer community service at Harvest Hope Food Bank and weekly delivery for Meals On Wheels.
  • A Rotary Global Grant Project to build a new elementary school in Ghana.
  • An increase in college scholarship awards from four to six.
  • Becoming host club for the student Rotaract Club at the University of South Carolina.
  • Spontaneous fundraisers for Pawmetto Lifeline and for the local Ronald McDonald House.
  • District 7770 recognitions for ranking fourth among clubs in CART fundraising and in the top five in Rotary Foundation giving; receiving a Club Leadership Citation; and being named a Club of the Year award winner.
  • Publicizing club activities with 78 website and social media posts; reaching almost 5,300 people through social media; 4,432 website visitors; 75 news items on District 7770’s website and in newsletters; 107 press releases posted in local media; and six monthly club activity recaps e-mailed to members.
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