The race was washed out but the winners are in!
We received a Thank You letter from Paige Holcombe of Beaufort Elementary School for our $2,000 donation to the adopt-a-family program lead by Edna Crews. With your generosity Paige was able to provide Christmas to fourteen students and also gave hygiene baskets to three more families. What a difference we made to the families of Beaufort Elementary. Thanks to everyone who participated with their personal donation to this worth while cause.
Happy New Year and I am excited to announce that the Registration site for the 2014 District Conference is now available, you can register online on the District Database Calendar tab or you can register at the link provided for you in this email. The link is personalized for your registration only so do not forward to others. You can also register on a manual registration form which is also attached and available on the District Database as well.
The District Conference will be held in Charleston at the Charleston Marriott March 28, 29 and 30. It will be a celebration of our Clubs’ accomplishments in the 2013-14 Rotary year. We will recognize Clubs of the Year, outstanding Rotarians in many areas and present Presidential and Club Leadership Citations.
We will kick off the Conference on Friday at lunch and we have an exciting and hilarious motivational speaker scheduled. We will have a casual dinner Friday evening with the dress code being “Cruise Casual or Tacky Tourist” as we celebrate Cruising into Rotary’s Future.
Saturday evening will be black tie optional and we will recognize various key award winners and the Clubs of the year. Plenary sessions are scheduled for all three days and we will have a Silent Auction with all proceeds going to the effort to “End Polio Now”. There will also be a House of Friendship where your Clubs can show all that they have done during the year. We will also be doing a special District Service Project and details on that will be forthcoming soon.
We will have panel sessions featuring former Ambassadorial Scholars, Clubs and their Service Projects, Youth Exchange activities, District Grants and more.
A key feature of the Conference this year will be that we will be offering a single registration fee for the entire conference which includes all meals and an a la carte selection for those that may only be able to attend portions of the Conference.
Register early as the early bird registration price will expire March 10th. Come and enjoy the fellowship of all of our Rotarian families as we celebrate with one another.
Also attached to this email are four short videos of various aspects of Charleston, take a look and enjoy.
Two Ways To register:
2. Click here to download mail in registration form.
Book your hotel room here:
Hotel Registration is separate from the conference registration.
Room Rate is $172plus tax until March 18th.
Click here to book your room.
District Governor 2013-14 D7770
Mt Pleasant Rotary
Our 10th annual Hunting Island Adventure Biathlon race is just around the corner, set for March 8, 2014. It’s time to get off the couch, dust off your running shoes, unbury your kayak out of the pile of junk in the garage and start training for the race. If you feel as though you can’t do this on your own, then join a team race categories; grab a partner to share the fun. Your team can either be a tandem (two boaters and two runners), or relay (one boater and one runner) depending on your stamina. But if sweating is not your thing, then we need all non-participating members as volunteers on the day of the race.
More information and registration at www.setupevents.com
Please help spread the word by recruiting athletes and letting everyone know about this awesome event. We really hope to sell out this year and we need your help to achieve this goal. Posters and Event Brochures will be available soon and we need your help distributing this information. This is an all hands on deck call. Don’t wait to be asked to help, it’s your Rotarian duty to be part of this club event, so look for opportunities to jump in (just not in the water).
Dr. Chuck Ingle was elected by the Board to be the 2015-16 President of the Sea Island Rotary Club. He will follow Larry Meisner’s term of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
New Board Members (7/1/14 through 6/30/16) elected in December by the membership were:
Congratulations to our new leadership who will join Herman Gaither and John Perrill on the Board. Our future is looking bright.
I had the first shift for SIR’s three days of bell ringing for the Salvation Army. The time flew by as I watched the Walmart crowds come and go. There was no lag time at one of Walmart’s busiest stores. In my short shift I estimated that I collected about $50. It was an awesome experience, and I’m glad I volunteered for this worthy cause.
December 10th, 2013
Here’s a wonderful way to support Rotary! Vote early and often to help Rotary win up to 10 million United Airlines travel miles! It won’t cost you a penny – and the miles will be used to help numerous Rotary projects.
All you have to do is go to Charity Miles and vote for Rotary International. You can vote every day until December 25th. Rotary is neck and neck with the Shriners – your vote may just make the difference!
In the past Charity Miles have provided transportation for Rotary International’s Gift of Life surgical teams. Teams have traveled to Haiti and El Salvador, where volunteer doctors and nurses from the United States performed life-saving heart surgery on many children and provided important training for local doctors. Charity Miles have also helped Rotary International transport Iraqi children with birth defects to U.S. hospitals for treatments they cannot receive at home.
Charity Miles are also used to send volunteers to help immunize children during National Immunization Days. And, Charity Miles provide airfare for financially disadvantaged Rotary youth exchange students so they may live and study overseas for one school year, enabling 8,000 secondary school students to study abroad in 80 countries around the world.
And don’t just vote yourself! Share this message with your network of friends. If you are a Facebooker, a Twitterer or a Texter – get cracking and spread this message. Remember, by winning these Charity Miles, we can bring smiles to the faces of thousands of underprivileged children!
Warm Rotary regards,
Wasrag Chair Emeritus