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Jun 252017
 

At the June 21 meeting of the Daniel Island Rotary Club, new “Iron Horse” Football Coach Eric Bendig and Assistant Principal & Athletic Director Brion Packett from Philip Simmons High School shared about the wide range of programs to be offered when the school opens in August 2017 for students from the lower Berkeley County region.PSHS Visit to DI RotaryLeft to Right –  Football Coach Eric Bendig, Club President Gray Ives, and 
Assistant Principal & Athletic Director Brion Packett from Philip Simmons High School.

They shared their excitement about the new facilities and encouraged Rotarians to visit the school website for a 3D Fly Through of the buildings: http://www.bcsdschools.net/domain/5670

Both agreed the academic and athletic programs would be top notch. They also described the school’s focus on Project-based Learning, especially in the robust Career and Technology Education program to be offered.

Rotary Club of Daniel Island looks forward to supporting the mission of this new high school for our community!

Global Eradication of Polio within Reach!

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Jun 242017
 
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A global goal of Rotary International is the eradication of the awful illness Polio from the earth.

Thanks to years of hard work and unprecedented cooperation among nation states, the end is in sight.

This global movement has reduced cases 99 percent since 1988 and, since then, more than 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated against this paralyzing disease.

Today polio is found in only three countries – Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.

Read more here in this recent new article: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/11/polio-eliminated-former-cdc-directors-optimistic-complete-eradication-disease-is-close.html

To contribute to the Rotary Foundation and END POLIO NOW, please visit this website: https://www.endpolio.org/

 

16/17 Rotary Exchange Student Manuela Amhof Completes Year at Bishop England High School

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Jun 032017
 

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Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s 16/17 exchange student Manuela Amhof from Switzerland participated in the graduation ceremony at Bishop England High School today – pictured here with one of her host families, Scott & Laura Varn.

Daniel Island Rotary Welcomes Two New Members

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Apr 262017
 

Two new members were inducted into the Rotary Club of Daniel Island during the April 26 meeting.

President Gray Ives called the new members, Dr. Brantley Meier & Ms. Katie Giebel, along with their sponsors to the podium and confirmed they were ready and willing to join the ranks of over 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide.

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Dr. Meier received his Rotary pin from his sponsor Mr. Michael Patterson and Ms. Giebel received her Rotary pin from her sponsor Mr. Michael Cole.

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Congratulations to both of the newest members of the Rotary Club of Daniel Island!

For information on how you might join the Rotary Club, CLICK HERE.

Apr 122017
 
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HANDS ON PROJECT: Daniel Island Rotarians Steve Slifer, Jim White, and Peter Mumola served as judges for a recent business plan competition at Bishop England High School in cooperation with YEScarolina Youth Entrepreneurship in South Carolina. Rotary Club of Daniel Island also contributed $500 for cash prizes. More Pictures available here.

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STORY UPDATE:

Congratulations to Jasmine Adams and Harrison Griffith, both from Bishop England HS, on their success at the statewide business plan competition held recently at the College of Charleston. With her second place finish, Jasmine will move on to the NFTE Nation Business Plan Event in New York City later this summer!

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​L to R: 3rd Place: Harrison Griffith–Chuck Town Reclaimed ($1,000), Bishop England High School; 1st place: Colin Posnanski–Shoelace Society dba Bandz($3,000), Wando High School; 2nd Place: Jasmine Adams–Smudgies ($2,000), Bishop England High School

Daniel Island Rotarians Enjoy Fellowship at Annual Oyster Roast Social

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Mar 222017
 
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Members of the Rotary Club of Daniel Island enjoyed a wonderful oyster roast recently at Pierce Park Pavilion on Daniel Island. The social event has become an annual tradition, and prospective members are also invited to attend.

The event was organized by Rotarians Bill Cannon and Cecil Mills. Attendees brought a favorite dish to share.

Cecil did the cooking, seen here with Frank McGuire… 10 bushels of oysters and 20 lbs of shrimp for the Low Country Boil.

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Family members and friends gathered with Rotarians to enjoy nice weather and live music led by Rich Tassin an instructor at Black Tie Music Academy.

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Many helped setting up and tearing down  – thanks to Rex Brown, George Jucha, Bill Thielfoldt, Peter Mumola, and many others who stuck around to ensure the area was cleaner that it was found.

Thanks to all that made this fellowship event possible!

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Mar 122017
 
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The Charleston Duck Race’s duck mascot made an appearance in the North Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Block Party this weekend.

St. Patrick’s Day marks the unofficial start to duck adoption season for clubs participating in the race, and members of the North Charleston Breakfast Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Daniel Island offered ducks for adoption during the event. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped with this event, including Interact and Rotaract members from the Charleston region.

The 11th annual Charleston Duck Race is scheduled for June 10, 2017 –
More info and duck adoptions available here: www.CharlestonDuckRace.com

Charleston area Rotary Clubs participating in the 2017 duck race include:100118_RCDI_Duck-logo

  • Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant
  • Rotary Club of North Charleston – Breakfast
  • Rotary Club of North Charleston
  • St. Andrews Rotary Club (West Ashley)
  • Rotary Club of Daniel Island
  • Rotary Club of John’s Island
  • Rotary Club of Summerville
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Young Social Entrepreneur Jackson Silverman Shares Story of IHeartHungryKids.org Inception

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Feb 152017
 
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February 15, 2017 – Daniel Island, SC – He might be only 11 years old, but Jackson Silverman has already enjoyed the feeling of having an entrepreneurial idea come to fruition. Jackson and his family started a nonprofit organization called I Heart Hungry Kids to fight childhood hunger head on.

Jackson and his father Josh visited the Rotary Club of Daniel Island meeting to share this amazing story, and their plans for the future expansion of the project.

In partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank’s Backpack Buddies program, I Heart Hungry Kids organizes the labor needed to assemble special backpacks full of nutritious food.

Jackson’s idea was to empower kids to help other kids – he described his excitement when the first group of his peers assembled backpacks full of food for kids in need. Since that first event, the idea has grown to reach thousands of kids that may have otherwise gone without.  The backpacks are discretely distributed through Charleston County School District guidance departments each Friday, and the nutritious inside ensure hunger is kept at bay.

Jackson has enjoyed accolades for his initiative including a recent trip to Washington DC and being honored with his own day in Charleston, as proclaimed by City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg.

Read more about Jackson and I Heart Hungry Kids on their website, and check out this story that aired recently on Live 5 News. Jackson even performed his own Ted Talk at the 2016 TEDx Charleston event!

Jackson and his family plan to expand the program throughout South Carolina in cooperation with other food banks.

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Dec 212016
 
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Daniel Island, SC – December 20, 2016 – Rotarians gathered early in the morning at the Publix on Daniel Island to pick up over 290 turkeys to be delivered to the Cainhoy Community Center and Seven Farms Drive apartments.

“This is the 14th year in a row for the Rotary Christmas Food Drive, one of 3 annual food drives the club undertakes”, explained Rotarian Cecil Mills, long time leader of the project.

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Tom Butz, Steve Slifer, and Bill Thielfoldt (not pictured) delivering Christmas turkeys to the residents of Seven Farms Apartments.

“This long standing initiative targeting hunger in our club’s immediate service area is one of our most important projects.” said club president Gray Ives.

“We are very thankful for the generous support for our food drives from our neighborhood Publix”, added Ives.

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Rotarians delivering turkeys & fixin’s for Christmas dinners to the Cainhoy Community Center.

Thanks to all that made this another successful food drive!


In addition to 3 annual food drives, Daniel Island Rotary Club regularly assists with distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables in the Cainhoy community in cooperation with the Lowcountry Food Bank and other local organizations.

 

Rotary Club of Daniel Island Supports Veterans’ Wall of Honor at Summit Place Assisted Living

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Dec 082016
 
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A new wall honoring our local veteran’s service was unveiled on Dec. 7th, 2016 at Summit Place Assisted Living facility on Daniel Island.

The wall was dedicated with a special ceremony on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The veterans and many others in attendance did an excellent job with the wall and the ceremony, and were very grateful for the support of Daniel Island Rotary in helping make this tribute possible.

 

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