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2016 Rotary Duck Race a Quacking Success!

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Jun 072016
 

The 10th annual Rotary Charity Duck Race on June 4th was a great success. Around 1,000 people enjoyed the festivities (games, entertainment, food, car show) on land and over 200 people, including DG Rod and DGE Sandee, views the duck race from a cruise boat. Over $20,000 in prizes were awarded to lucky winners. Best of all, the 8 participating Rotary Clubs raised $150,000 for Rotary programs and local charities. The total now raised over 10 years of the duck race is $1,200,000! Quack, Quack!duck race 2016 pic

Air Force General Al Hansen speaks at Daniel Island Speakers Series

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Feb 102016
 

Retired four-star Air Force General Al Hansen spoke to the Daniel Island Speakers Series on February 3, 2016. General Hansen entertained the audience with stories from his career that began as an enlisted man and ended as a four-star General. These included flying patrols near the Soviet Union during the cold war, to briefing newly-elected President Kennedy, to leading change at the Pentagon. General Hansen concluded with thoughtsAl Hansen pic about the future for the military bases in South Carolina.
The Daniel Island Speakers Series is presented by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island along with the Daniel Island Business Association, Community Fund, and Club.

Rotary Delivers Christmas Gifts to Seafarers

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Dec 152015
 

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.Rotary seafarer gifts Dec 2015

Rotary and Community Fund Answer Call for Flood Relief

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Oct 092015
 

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.DICF ECCO Pic

Mar 162015
 

RotaryLiteraryEighth grade Social Studies students at Cainhoy Elementary Middle School are embarking on an exciting adventure into their community’s past – thanks to a special donation of books on the history of the Cainhoy Peninsula provided by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island and the Daniel Island Historical Society. Representatives from both organizations, (Sara Cooper, Beth Bush and Bill Thielfoldt), visited the school on March 7 to deliver 30 copies of the book, entitled “Behind God’s Back: Gullah Memories of Cainhoy, Wando, Huger, Daniel Island and Thomas Island.” The students were each given a personal copy of the book, signed by the author, Herb Frazier. ‪#‎Charleston‬ ‪#‎Rotary7770‬

Oct 072014
 

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)_DSC2574 (2)

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)

We Welcome Medal of Honor Recipient

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Feb 052014
 
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Please make plans to Join us tonight,Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014,  as we welcome General James Livingston, Medal of Honor recipient, to the Daniel Island Speakers Series. A welcoming reception begins at 6:30 PM at the Daniel Island Club.

Dec 272013
 

2013-12-18 08.35.27Daniel Island Rotary Club recently enjoyed an update from Jelani Ellington, a senior at SC State University and a recipient of the club’s Henri L. White Scholarship for college tuition in 2010. Jelani reported he’d earned another 4.0 for the fall semester, and thanked the club for their continued support. He was awarded $100 in continuing support of his academic success, and he also won a new Christmas Snuggy in a drawing! He is pictured modeling his new Snuggy with Scholarship Committee members in attendance John Common, Chad Vail, and Faith White.

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