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Rotary Club Send Off For Member Returning To Finland

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Mar 302016
 
UulaThe Rotary Club of Daniel Island recognized and thanked member Uula Torttila who is returning soon to his home country of Finland. Uula has been in the United States on work assignment for the past two years and has been an active member of the Daniel Island Club. The Club, also known as the Duck Race Club, presented Uula with a yellow duck signed, with good wishes, by all club members. Uula will rejoin his home Rotary Club in Finland. #Rotary #Rotary7770 #DanielIsland
Mar 082016
 

 

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For the third year, we will be holding a District Conference Literacy Project by collecting new books suitable for grades Pre K – 6th grade.
 
This year’s book donations will benefit two schools in the Richland One district whose students, families and faculty were impacted greatly by the Fall flood. 98% of the kids at Gadsden Elementary School in Gadsden, SC and 79% of the students at Horrell Hill Elementary in Hopkins, SC qualify for free or reduced lunch. Both schools are located in lower Richland County, an area that has a much higher level of poverty than the state average. Many students were already in great need and then the flood came and took the little they had. Your donations will go to kids and schools that have been through so much.
 
All Rotarians who attend conference are asked to bring a book with them to donate. Not attending conference? Your club may be holding a club-wide book collection drive so you can still participate. No book drive in your club? Just purchase a book and give it to one of your club members who is attending conference.
 
Thank you so much for helping to spread the gift of literacy in District 7770. #Rotary #Rotary7770

DG Funderburk Visit Daniel Island

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Aug 292015
 

On August 26, Rotary District Governor Rod Funderburk addressed the Rotary Club of Daniel Island. Consistent with Rotary’s global theme to be a gift to the world, DG Rod emphasized three key themes — “Cure” – finalize the eradication of polio and tackle Alzheimers; “Compassion” – give back to the community in ways that have sustainable impact; “Communication” – tell the great story of Rotary clearly, positively, and frequently. #Rotary7770 #RotaryDJVisit2015

Jul 192015
 

 

 

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Members of Daniel Island Rotary joined the Lowcountry Food Bank to distribute fresh food, funded by Rotary, to residents of the Cainhoy/Huger community.
Jul 072015
 

The Rotary Club of Daniel Island recognized club member Faith White as its Rotarian of the Year. Rotary Club President Chad Vail cited Faith’s many contributions to Rotary and our community including leadership of the Daniel Island Commemorative Park, the Daniel Island Speaker’s Series, and a Rotary Scholarship Program.FaithWhite

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!

Jun 122015
 

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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

Daniel Island Rotary Sponsors Exchange Student

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Aug 222014
 

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)_DSC1458 _DSC1468

Aug 192014
 
On August 13th, Daniel Island Rotary awarded checks to seven local charities selected as beneficiaries from the successful 2014 Rotary Charity Duck Race. The awards, including a supplemental grant from the Daniel Island Community Fund, totaled $31,800. Pictured are: Front row (left to right) – Joe Mueller, St. Benedict’s St. Vincent de Paul Society; Jamie Kohler, Blissful Dreams; Barbie Schreiner, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. Back row (left to right) – Chad Vail, Rotary Club President; George Roberts, East Cooper Meals on Wheels; Mary Howell, Tricounty Family Ministries; Staci Bennett, First Tee of Greater Charleston; and Amy Maciariello, Junior Achievement. (Photo by Mary Wessner)
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Jul 292014
 

_DSC0814The Rotary Club of Daniel Island recently hosted Rotary Global Scholar Sierra Butler. Sierra has been selected by Rotary District 7770 and Rotary international for a year of study and service overseas. She will be leaving soon to attend the University of Ghana. There she will earn an MA in adult education and work to set up educational programs in remote villages. Sierra works at Water Missions International and enjoys volunteering and spending time with friends and family.(Photo by Mary Wessner) #Rotary #Rotary7770

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