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 #Rotary
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.
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
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 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