The Rotary Club of Daniel Island assembled and wrapped Christmas gift boxes for the Charleston Seafarers’ Society to give to seamen who are in Charleston over the Christmas holidays. Club members, family, and friends devoted a morning to this hand-on project. In addition, the Rotary club donated gifts for homebound seniors to East Cooper Meals on Wheels.
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 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
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.
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island and the Daniel Island Foundation presented checks to Goodwill’s Palmetto Warrior Connection program that serves veterans in need. Pictured (left to right) are Jermaine Husser, Executive Director of Palmetto Warrior Connection; Dani Hermann, from the Daniel Island Company; Robert Smith, President and CEO of Palmetto Goodwill; and Michael Sudzina, President-elect of the Rotary Club of Daniel Island. (photos by Mary Wessner)
Frank 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)
Daniel Island Rotary sponsors Alicia Bouchard as an outbound exchange student. Alicia (pictured with Daniel Island Rotary president Chad Vail) will be spending the next school year in Murcia, Spain. Alicia is a student at Bishop England and is participating in Rotary’s program to sponsor study experiences in other countries.”Good Luck Alicia! (Photo by Mary Wessner)
Rotarians Bill Stevens (left) and Todd Musheff (right) present a check for the amount of $6,000 to Susan Gonzales, treasurer for St. Benedict’s Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, as a beneficiary of the 2013 Rotary Charity Duck Race on Sept 25, 2013 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.