The month identifies and celebrates the notion that world understanding crosses all political, religious, and geographical boundaries. Rotarians have spread this message around the world through acts of kindness, compassion, fellowship, and “Service Above Self”.
We will have another SI Rotary crew, joined by some of our Interact club members from Battery Creek High School, to do our quarterly litter pick-up on Feb 20th, 2016.
Earlier this year the 2015 Annual Shrimp Festival held in October, had to be canceled because of dangerous weather including our SI Rotary Charity Shrimp Race
This past weekend Main Street Beaufort brought most of it back, ‘Christmas Holiday Style’. The Holiday Shrimp festival featured eight restaurants competing for the best shrimp dishes and vying for the Silver Cup, the Christmas Lights boat parade on the Beaufort River, the USMC band, and of the course beer and wine tents.
Sea Island Rotary had a booth set up to promote our Adventure Biathlon coming this March and the Charity Shrimp race coming next October. Here are some pictures:
Sea Island Rotary President Chuck Ingle Announces 37 members With Perfect Attendance Award!
The Traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade was held Sunday, Dec. 6 to a very large crowd and a record 118 entries. The parade went through the streets of Beaufort and featured Floats, Bands, groups of walkers from various organizations, Santa Claus and Sea Island Rotary’s entry of Woody’s 53 Chev pick up trailing a kayak of mine. We were promoting our Charity Shrimp race with crowd pleaser Rion Salley as Jumbo the Shrimp. Paul Moore, and Ed Wise and Gary Markham gave away candy and brochures for the Adventure Biathlon. Michael Fleischbein took pictures and rode in the truck with SIRC President Chuck Ingle.
(October 28, 2015, Beaufort SC): When he is not putting out fires as a firefighter and paramedic at the Savannah River Nuclear Site, Rotarian Joey Dunkle is fighting fires on the Beaufort County School Board. This civic-minded public servant joined Sea Island Rotary earlier this year and he has enjoyed making new friends and finding opportunities to serve his community through the club.
“I was looking for a way to get involved with my community and give back to it somehow,” Dunkle says. “I researched the various civic organizations in Beaufort and when I came across Sea Island Rotary I looked at the member list and I knew several of the members already.”
After meeting with Rotarian Carole Ingram, Joey attends his first meeting and was hooked. “I was welcomed by members, both the ones I knew and the ones I didn’t.” he reveals. “I was impressed by how the meetings were run efficiently. I also like that the club was not a secret society and was diverse in terms of sex and race.”
In the appeal of these things Joey is not alone among his fellow Sea Island Rotarians. The unique make-up of the club, the wide range of life and business experience and a down-home, upbeat hands-on approach to service and community involvement is a powerful driver for his fellow club members.
In 2014 Joey ran for and was elected to the Beaufort County School Board and represents his district of Port Royal. This hard working club member quickly got involved in Rotary activities and is a regular at the club’s weekly meetings.