The following Sea Island Club members received the Paul Harris Fellow Award
from President Paul Moore:
Woody Oakley received his 3rd PHF
Gayle Bowen received her 2nd PHF
Jack Cunningham received his 2nd PHF
Sea Island Rotary Charity Shrimp Race Set for Saturday, October 1, 2016
Beaufort, 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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Sea Island Rotary was recognized by the school board for their donation of $5,200.00 to provide school uniforms to Northern County elementary middle school students in need. School guidance counselors identify and order the uniforms through the Sea Island Rotary Club, which are then distributed confidentially to the children. The project will serve approximately 150 students in Beaufort County.
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).
Clayton H. Cooler, 83, of Beaufort and widower of Frances Sauls Cooler, died Friday, Nov.1, 2013, at St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Baptist Church of Beaufort with burial following in Beaufort Memorial Gardens.
BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) –
The Sea Island Rotary Club recently donated $1,200 to the YMCA of Beaufort County in support of the Y’s summer camp and Learn-to-Swim programs.
“Generosity from organizations like the Sea Island Rotary Club goes very far here at the YMCA. Because of this donation, even more children will be able to attend summer camp and take part in vital swim programs. We are so appreciative,” YMCA of Beaufort County CEO Michael Bostwick said in a press release.
Beaufort County YMCA serves over 400 children ages 3-15 year old, as well as an additional 200 students within Jasper County, during the summer months. For more information on the programs, contact the YMCA at 843.522.9622 or visit www.ymcabeaufortcounty.com.