Eight Charleston-area Rotary Clubs (Daniel Island, Goose Creek, Johns Island, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston – Breakfast, North Charleston – Lunch, St. Andrews, and Summerville) combined to make the 2015 Rotary Charity Duck Race a great success. 30,000 rubber ducks raced down the Wando River on a beautiful day. The people who came to the event enjoyed paddleboard and kayak races, a car show, games and activities for children, food and beverages, a band, and prizes for the folks who adopted the first 35 ducks to the finish line, including a new car from Hendrick auto dealers for the first place duck. The real winners were area charities and Rotary programs to change lives and build better communities. Over $120,000 was raised for these purposes bringing the 9-year total raised to over $1,000,000!
Thanks to the Duck Race, Palmetto Warrior Connection, a local charity that serves veterans, received a check from area Hendrick auto dealers, who registered their ducks in the name of the charity. Pictured are Jermaine Husser, Executive Director of Palmetto Warrior Connection; Dawn Goldys, Hendrick Customer Relations Manager; and Jack Morgan, General Manager of Hendrick Toyota North Charleston. #RotaryDuckRace
Thanks to the Rotary Charity Duck Race, Glenda Roquemore won a new 2015 Toyota Camry from Hendrick Toyota of North Charleston. Presenting her the keys is Hendrick General Manager, Jack Morgan. Photoed with them is Dawn Goldys, Hendrick Customer Relations Manager and Cecil Mills of the Daniel Island Rotary Club. #RotaryDuckRace #Rotary7770
Eighth grade Social Studies students at Cainhoy Elementary Middle School are embarking on an exciting adventure into their community’s past – thanks to a special donation of books on the history of the Cainhoy Peninsula provided by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island and the Daniel Island Historical Society. Representatives from both organizations, (Sara Cooper, Beth Bush and Bill Thielfoldt), visited the school on March 7 to deliver 30 copies of the book, entitled “Behind God’s Back: Gullah Memories of Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, Daniel Island and Thomas Island.” The students were each given a personal copy of the book, signed by the author, Herb Frazier. #Charleston #Rotary7770