Jul 222020
 

From: Anna Graham

Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020, 04:51:52 PM EDT

Subject: Sea Island Rotary Club – Shrimp Race 2020 Update & Call For Input


Good Afternoon My Fellow Rotarians,

I hope that my email finds you well and that you had a nice weekend. As we all learn how to navigate though the changing times, our Rotary group is not exempt and has had to learn to adapt as well. After much discussion between our Shrimp Race Committee and the SIRC Board, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Shrimp Race. This is not a settlement that was made lightly and the outcome was determined after several weeks of meetings and discussions. As we move ahead we see this decision as a chance to better our 2021 Shrimp Race, as well as, bring new opportunity for an alternate fundraising event for the fall of 2020.

With that being said, our committee will continue to meet and we welcome all ideas and feedback from our members. There are several ideas for events that could take place in the fall from an Online Fundraising Events to a Golf Tournament. Now, more than ever, our club needs your input as we continue to work towards raising funds that benefit those with needs in our community. 

Please feel free to reach out to me via email or phone. Our Fundraising Committee will meet again during the month of August and we would love to have your feedback within the next two weeks. I look forward to hearing from you and building enthusiasm through our member’s involvement. Thanks so much for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

Stay safe and be well.

Sincerely,

Anna Pinckney Graham
Fundraising Committee
Sea Island Rotary Club

 July 22, 2020  General News Comments Off on 2020 Shrimp Race is Cancelled
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

 December 8, 2016  1st Row Left Box, District Interest, General News, Newsletter Content, Photos, Serving Community, Uncategorized Comments Off on FOUNDATION: Sea Island Club outgoing President Troy Ward receives the Paul Harris Fellow Award
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

 September 9, 2016  Appearance Controls, District Interest, Events, General News, Serving Community Tagged with: , , , ,  Comments Off on Sea Island Rotary Charity Shrimp Race Set for Saturday, October 1, 2016
Aug 012016
 

The speaker at the Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 Sea Island Rotary Club meeting will be Karin Skipper, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC). The meeting takes place at the Quality Inn (2001 Boundary St, Beaufort) at 12 noon. Skipper is the Watershed Manager for the Savannah and Salkehatchie Watershed, which includes the waters in Beaufort County. She will address the quality of the waters in Beaufort County and some of the issues challenging those waters such as storm water discharges, shellfish closures, etc.

Time, date & place: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @ 12 pm at the Quality Inn located at 2001 Boundary Street in Beaufort.

 August 1, 2016  District Interest, Events, Newsletter Content, Uncategorized Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Sea Island Rotary Club August 23, 2016 Meeting