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Jun 142015

duck race pic 2015 drop (2)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!

Apr 302015

ExpoWe are excited to have a booth promoting our Duck Adoptions at the Live a Better Life Health and Fitness Expo being held on May 23 at the Family Circle Tennis Center, 10 – 5.  There will be so much amazing activity and education that there is sure to be something for everyone of all ages. And it is all FREE. Live music by John Cusatis, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, health food, a Kids Zone, a Tennis Zone, a climbing wall, and a fitness challenge ($10) for all ages and fitness levels. What a great way to spend a Saturday!

Ed Marinaro To Present At DI Speaker’s Series

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Feb 242015

RotaryPixPlease join us on Wednesday, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, when Daniel Island resident Ed Marinaro will talk about his successful careers in professional football and acting. Ed was a college football star at Cornell where he set over 16 NCAA records, led the nation in rushing in both 1970 and 1971, and was the 1971 recipient of the Maxwell Award and the UPI College Player of the Year. After college, Ed played professional football with the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Jets, and the Seattle Seahawks, and appeared in two Super Bowls. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991. After leaving football, Ed had a distinguished acting career. He is best know for his role, from 1981 to 1986, as Officer Joe Coffey on the highly-acclaimed Hill Street Blues, a show that received 98 Emmy nominations. He also appeared on Laverne & Shirley and Sisters and in several movies.

The event is at the Daniel Island Club, in the ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 pm, the program starts at 7 pm, and will conclude around 8 pm. Business casual attire is appropriate. There is no charge for the program, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverags.

Alcoholic beverages may be purchsed.

To register to attend, please send an email to with the number of people attending, your name(s), and a contact phone number.

This program, now in its third year, is sponsored jointly by The Rotary Club of Daniel Island, the Daniel Island Community Fund, the Daniel Island Business Association, and the Daniel Island Club.

For more information or questions, please contact Mary Wessner at the same email:

Rotary Club Donates Blankets and Shawls

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Dec 082014

Rotary Club Donates Blankets and Shawls. Daniel island Rotary Club members packed 100 gift bags of blankets and shawls that were donated to East Cooper Meals on Wheels. Pictured are (left to right) Rotarians Jerry Bacon, Amy Flanagan, Fred Klare, and Billie Bacon and Rachel Hamilton of ECMoW.ECMOW 19Nov14

Dec 082014

Food3Daniel Island Rotary members delivered 144 Thanksgiving meals to the Cainhoy Community Center. The Community Center identifies families in the Cainhoy area most in need of this support at this time. With the support of Publix Supermarkets, each family received a frozen turkey and staples to provide a meal for eight people.

Oct 082014

Today the members of the Rotary Club of Daniel prepared and delivered dictionaries to all third grader students at the Cainhoy School and on Daniel Island. As part of the club’s literacy program the club deliveries dictionaries to all third grade students each year.

Sep 142014

Frank Abagnale photoFrank Abagnale, noted for the book and movie Catch me If You Can and expert on identity fraud, spoke to a full house at the Daniel island Speaker’s Series on September 10. The Speaker’s Series is presented by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island, the Daniel Island Club, the Daniel Island Business Association, and the Daniel Island Community Fund. (Photo by Mary Wessner)

Aug 192014
On August 13th, Daniel Island Rotary awarded checks to seven local charities selected as beneficiaries from the successful 2014 Rotary Charity Duck Race. The awards, including a supplemental grant from the Daniel Island Community Fund, totaled $31,800. Pictured are: Front row (left to right) – Joe Mueller, St. Benedict’s St. Vincent de Paul Society; Jamie Kohler, Blissful Dreams; Barbie Schreiner, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. Back row (left to right) – Chad Vail, Rotary Club President; George Roberts, East Cooper Meals on Wheels; Mary Howell, Tricounty Family Ministries; Staci Bennett, First Tee of Greater Charleston; and Amy Maciariello, Junior Achievement. (Photo by Mary Wessner)
beneficiaries Aug 13 2014
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