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Bluffton

Fellowship and Service the Bluffton Way

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Rotary Community Center/Oscar Frazier Park
Recreation Court
Bluffton, SC  29910
United States
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The Town of Bluffton endorsed Bluffton Rotary's fundraiser, Walk for Water at its council meeting on September 13, 2016. The resolution recognizes the club's effort to fund construction of a clean water project in Miramar, Peru. The fundraiser will be held September 24, 2016. read the Town resolution here.
 
 

 
 
Assistant District Governor Nancy Reidel attended the September 14th meeting to induct our newest Rotary member, RoniLynn Greenhalge. She was sponsored by Deb Karambeles. Congratulations RoniLynn.
 

 
 
Congratulations to scholarship recipients Mahogany Hickman and Mariah Rogers. Both recipients are University of South Carolina - Beaufort (USCB) students. They each received credit at the university book store for text book purchases and gas cards to help with transportation costs. Both are involved in the USCB Rotaract Club.
 

 
 
Club President Michael Putich and the club's Rotary Foundation Director Deborah Burt recently taped a "Talk of the Town" interview. They are promoting participation in Bluffton Rotary's "Walk for Water" fundraising campaign. Funds from this event will help complete the club's International Water Project. The project will bring clean, safe water to 2800 residents living in the community of Miramar in the Piura Region of Peru. View the televised interview here.
 
If you would like to participate in this worthwhile project, please contact Mary O'Neill at maryaoneill6@aol.com or fax your application to 843-815-2473. Click on the Upcoming Events link in the right-hand column of the home page to download and print the application.
 
Thanks for supporting Bluffton Rotary!
 

 
 

Exciting news! The Bluffton Rotary has approval for its 2016 International Water Project and work is underway. 

With approval of this Global Grant from Rotary International and our Rotary District 7770, in conjunction with Rotary District 4465 in Peru, we will be bringing clean, safe water to the community of Miramar in the Piura Region of Peru this summer. 

The community of Miramar consists of 700 families with a total population of 2,800.  The families there are, for the most part, subsistence farmers who live on approximately 150 UDS/month.  The contaminated water in the village is a major source of illness, cholera and malaria which is prevalent in the community.  We are partnering with Water Missions to install a clean water treatment system that will filter out the physical contaminates and disinfect any microbiological contaminants. 

We are especially excited about this project because the Rotary Club Paita Centro in Peru is committed to working with us and Water Missions on this project.   We are funding the project with a combination of financial support for the local Rotary Club in Peru, the Districts both here and in Peru, world match funds through TRF, and fundraising efforts locally. The Bluffton Rotary Club is planning a Walk for Water fundraiser in the fall to pay for their financial commitment of this project.

In support of a sustainable water system, this project includes health and hygiene education and training, a local Safe Water Committee to insure the system is maintained and that training will continue, plus a plan to collect affordable safe water fees for usage. The water treatment in Miramar will be powered by solar panels.

Attached is a picture of the canal in Miramar that was taken in February.  The water serves as a source for drinking, bathing, cleaning, watering the animals, washing clothes and dishes and other functions.   It is easy to see the need for clean water.

 

 
 
Bluffton Rotarians were joined by long-time Bluffton resident Joannie Heyward at our breakfast meeting on September 7, 2016. Joannie is the wife of the late Tommy Heyward, a long time, faithful Bluffton rotarian.
Joannie has been a supporter of the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society for many years and her presentation was “All About Bluffton”.
 
 
 
The Bluffton Rotary Club takes to the evening!  On Wednesday August 31 our BRC took a break from its weekly Wednesday morning meeting schedule to do something different.  The Roasting Room hosted our August 31 Wednesday evening event as Rotarians, prospective members, spouses and significant others gathered for food, fun, drinks and door prizes.  A big thank you to Mary O’Neill for coordinating the event. Click on the photo album in the right right-hand column of the home page to see photos of the event, or click here.
 

 
 
 
Speakers
Oct 05, 2016
TBD
Oct 12, 2016
Andra Watkins
New York Times best selling author
Oct 19, 2016
Arts & Seafood Festival Committee
Club Administrative Meeting
Nov 02, 2016
Alice Howard
Rotary Foundation
Nov 09, 2016
TBD
Nov 16, 2016
No morning meeting
Five Club Area Event
Nov 23, 2016
No meeting
Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 07, 2016
MC Reilly Singing Eagles
Merry Christmas!
Dec 14, 2016
TBD
Dec 21, 2016
No meeting
Christmas Holiday
Dec 28, 2016
No meeting
Christmas Holiday
 
 
 
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