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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.

Aug 102016
 
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The August 3, 2016 meeting of the Rotary Club of Daniel Island celebrated $5,000 checks being awarded to each of the seven (7)  named 2016 Duck Race Beneficiaries. Many Gold & Platinum Level sponsors of the event were on hand to celebrate another successful event.

Bill Theilfoldt, 2016 Fundraising / Duck Race Chairperson for the club, discussed the overall success of this year’s Duck Race and then invited representatives of each Beneficiary come up and say a few words about their Charity and how the monies from the duck race would be used.  Bill also noted that the Daniel Island Community Fund provided funds totaling $7,500 to further increase the impact of the charitable efforts.

The beneficiaries and their representatives in attendance:

  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels, represented by Mr. George Roberts
  • East Cooper Community Outreach, represented by Mr. Jack Little and Ms. Jo Cooper
  • Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, represented by Ms. Amanda Gerald
  • DI Animal Hospital on Wheels, represented by Dr. Lynne Flood
  • Hibben Emergency Cold Shelter & Table, represented by Mr. Walt Strawther, Mr. Dan Graham & Ms. Polly Graham
  • Camp Happy Days, representd by Ms. Cindy Hay Johnson
  • Palmetto Warrior Connection, Rotarian Michael Cole accepted on their behalf

After hearing from each Beneficiary, it was quite evident that each were well deserving of the $5,000 check.

In addition to the named beneficiaries of the annual Rotary Duck Race, the Rotary Club of Daniel Island utilizes the balance of the funds raised to support local and international service projects throughout the fiscal year.

The duck race would not be possible without the continued support of the community.

Thanks to all that support the event each year!

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Pictures provided by Mary Wessner Photography

Aug 072016
 

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The Varn family recently welcomed the Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s 16/17 exchange student Manuela Amhof from Switzerland at the Charleston International Airport.

Manu (her nickname) will attend Bishop England High School this year as a senior.

Thank you Scott and Laura Varn for hosting the first portion of her stay on Daniel Island, and for sharing this picture of her arrival in Charleston!

Mar 022016
 

This morning the Rotary Club of Daniel Island was pleased to welcome KaMar Galloway from Google. KaMar is the project manager for Google CS-First, a program that increases access and exposure to computer science for middle school students through after school and summer programs. For more information please visit: www.cs-first.com.  #Rotary #DanielIsland #Google538c-e9a6-f975-1132

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 062015
 
EasterMealsThe Rotary Club of Daniel Island delivered 140 Easter meals to the Cainhoy Community Center for families most in need in the Cainhoy/Huger area. Pictured with Miss Ella Chisolm of the Community Center are Rotary Club members Bill Thielfoldt, Mike Sudzina, Russ Long, Bob Wood, Larry Wetzel, Bill Stevens, Peter Mumola, Jerry Bacon, and Cecil Mills.
Mar 272015
 

5_DSC_1397-XLPat Richards, a member of the Daniel Island Rotary Club and Literacy Chair for Rotary District 7770, was recognized by District Governor Jimmie Williamson at the recent district conference with the Rotary Club Builder Award. Pat led the district wide literacy project this year which culminated in hundreds of books being boxed up at the conference thanks to book drives at many District 7770 Rotary Clubs.

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

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