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
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.
District Governor Jimmie Williamson spoke to the club members on September 24th, 2014, encouraging the club to keep up its great works and to also “light a candle,” particularly in the areas of a community service project, support of Polio Plus, and support of the CART fund program to fund Alzheimer’s research. #Rotary #Rotary7770 #DanielIsland
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)
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island recently donated a $1,000 iTunes gift card to The Daniel Island School. The donation will enable the school to purchase new books for their digital library. By supporting the Charleston Duck Race our club is able to support education programs throughout the community.