Dec 082016
 

Troy Ward received his 3rd Paul Harris Fellow award at the June 30th induction ceremony.

The following Sea Island Club members received the Paul Harris Fellow Award
from President Paul Moore:

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Woody Oakley received his 3rd PHF

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Gayle Bowen received her 2nd PHF

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Jack Cunningham received his 2nd PHF

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Sep 092016
 

Sea Island Rotary Charity Shrimp Race Set for Saturday, October 1, 2016

RotaryShrimpRaceLogoBeaufort, SC (September 1, 2016) – Highly trained and motivated rubber shrimp will mount their inner tubes and take to the water on October 1, 2016 as the Sea Island Rotary Club presents the 8th Annual Charity Shrimp Race held along the sea wall at Henry Chambers Waterfront Park, during the Beaufort Shrimp Festival.

“The Shrimp Race is a fun event for the Club to present and for the spectators to watch”, says Paul Moore, Rotary Club President.  More importantly, the proceeds from the event go to support the Smile Mobile; our mobile dental clinic that will help the under-served population of Beaufort and Jasper County. The proceeds from last year’s race are helping to purchase equipment needed for the clinic, while proceeds from this year will allow us to begin operating the clinic. The goal of the Smile Mobile is to relieve the pain and suffering associated with ongoing dental problems; problems that can keep adults out of work, or children out of school.”

The race begins around 3 p.m. when 5,000 rubber shrimp wearing inner tubes are released from the nets of an authentic shrimp trawler into the Beaufort River. The shrimp float along in tidal current to the finish line.  Each shrimp wears a unique number corresponding to one of the numbers on a purchased adoption ticket.

The shrimp have been training all summer and are anxiously awaiting the chance at being the first across the finish line. The first 10 shrimp to cross the finish line share $5,000 in cash prizes AND the first 100 have a chance to win an additional ‘Grand Prize’. If any of the first 100 finishing shrimp matches the “lucky number,” the adopter of that shrimp wins their choice of a car or boat worth $39,000! The lucky number is selected at random by a third-party insurance provider before the race.

Adoption tickets are on sale now and are available online at www.RotaryShrimpRace.com and from any Sea Island Rotary member.

Contact: Mike Bostwick 843.522.9622 or email: mailto:mbostwickymca@islc.net

Sea Island Rotary Club is a part of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of 1.2 million members dedicated to improving education, health and living conditions worldwide. The Rotary motto is “Service above Self.” For more information visit: RotaryShrimpRace.com

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Jun 152016
 

Rachel Wilson USCB

SI Rotary president Chuck Ingle and Rachel Wilson of USCB.

Sea Island Rotary club was very pleased to present Rachel Wilson of USCB, a check for $2,000.00 on Tuesday June 14th.  The monies will go to the Sea Island Rotary Endowed Scholarship fund, which will in kind fund two $1,500.00 scholarships.  One scholarship will be in John R. Perrill’s name, and the other Darwin B. Bashaw.

 June 15, 2016  2nd Row Middle Box, Charities, District Interest, General News, Making Connections, Photos, Serving Community Comments Off on EDUCATION: Sea Island Rotary Presents $2000 in Scholarship Funds to USC Beaufort
Jun 082016
 

Carolina Sportscare

Jack Cunningham, Chuck Ingle and Mike Konoza.

Carolina SportsCare, founded in 2000, has been a community steward since opening their doors.  The clinic, managed by the 4 partners, Mike Konoza, Kevin Ennis, Jim Denton, and Kevin Green is actively involved in not only in rehabilitation wellness, but also the community wellness through promoting a healthy lifestyle that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit.

They are committed to keeping you in your game by treating sports injuries, offering personal training, fitness and wellness. The Certified Athletic Trainers from Carolina SportsCare have been providing care at our local high schools and middle schools for 18 years!

Carolina SportsCare was presented the Annual Sea Island Community Citizen Award for embracing high standards of excellence in the treatment of their patients, as well as their commitment to volunteerism here in our community.

“Our Sea Island Rotary Club chose Mike Konoza for its annual award because of his strong commitment to community” said Dr. Chuck Ingle, President of Sea Island Rotary.

 

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Mar 222016
 

Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.

We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Consider these facts:

If all women completed primary education, there would be 66% fewer maternal deaths.

  1. A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.
  2. If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty, which would be equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.
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