The Daniel Island Rotary Club paid tribute to former Club President and Assistant District Governor Judy Burnstein. Judy and her husband, David, are moving to Asheville, North Carolina. Current Club President Mike Sudzina recognized Judy for her many contributions to the Daniel Island Club including being awarded the Club’s Rotarian of the Year award twice. Past District Governor Lou Mello thanked Judy for her many contributions to Rotary District 7770.The Club gave Judy an engraved glass box and a rubber duck signed by all Club members. Pictured are Lou Mello, Judy Burnstein, David Burnstein, and Mike Sudzina.
Brenda Thorn, President of the Daniel Island Historical Society, presented a certificate to Rotary Club President Mike Sudzina. The certificate recognizes Rotary’s sponsorship of a Live Oak tree (Centenarian) recognized by the Live Oak Society. The tree is located near the site of the annual Rotary Charity Duck Race on Daniel Island
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.
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island and the Daniel Island Community Fund moved quickly to provide support to local residents impacted by flooding. Each organization donated $2,500, on October 7th, to East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO). ECCO will direct the money to food, clothing, household, and other support at its newly-established Baldwin-Carson Center in Cainhoy/Huger. Pictured are Matt Sloan and Jane Baker from the Daniel Island Community Fund: Jack Little, Executive Director of ECCO; and Rotary Club President Mike Sudzina.
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island sponsors (with the Daniel Island Community Fund, Business Association, and Club) a Speakers Series open to the entire community. The speaker September 9, 2015 was Anita Zucker, CEO of The InterTech Group and well-know community volunteer and philanthropist. Pictured are Pete Harper (DI Business Association), Mike Sudzina (Rotary Club President), Anita Zucker, and Steve Slifer (Rotary member and master of ceremonies for the Speakers Series).