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Bluffton

Fellowship and Service the Bluffton Way

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Rotary Community Center/Oscar Frazier Park
P.O. Box 142
Bluffton, SC  29910
United States
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The year has once more flown by, all the faster because of how busy we have been. This year we welcomed nine new members to our club: Chris Epps, Bill Epps, Tony Falgiani, Becki Hale, Lisa Hayes, David Hussey, Joanie Iaco, Paige Castle and Michael Putich. Our club continues to have excellent “sustainable growth”; we attribute the growth and new members to James Brown and the work of his excellent membership committee and the welcome you all give to our visitors.

As we reflect on this past year, we worked on multiple service projects, such as Happy Feet, Christmas Angels, Ringing the Bell for Salvation Army, the Bluffton Christmas parade and a Blood Drive in January. We had two successful fund-raisers: our annual January Oyster and the Bluffton Village Festival in May.

We hosted an outbound student, sponsored the Bluffton High School Interact Club, helped organize the Interact Symposium in the fall, awarded a $1,000 scholarship to an Interact student and we are sending three students to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership) this month. We worked with USCB and its students to help charter a new Rotaract Club.

We also left some time for fun with our fifth Friday outings, sandbar party, holiday party and coming up next week Charter Night!

Whew…that’s a lot! It took all of us to pitch in and get these projects and outings and organization and plans accomplished…and we thank you all for being a part of our Bluffton Rotary Club! Now, let’s come out next week, relax and have some fun at Charter Night…before the new Rotary year begins!

Thanks for your support the last few months of this year and for the experience of being your “recycled” President! I look forward to working with Steve Miller and his new board in the 2014 – 2015 year.

Yours in Rotary,

Dot Jeger
 

 
 
The Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber Leadership Class of 2014 had a Ribbon Cutting for a new fitness trail in the Oscar Frasier Park in Bluffton, next to the Rotary Community Center. The Bluffton Rotary Club donated funds toward the new fitness stations, which will be enjoyed by many for years to come. Come on out and get fit!
 

 
 
Bluffton Rotary Club President Dot Jeger presented a $1,000 Scholarship to Bluffton High School senior and Interact student, Laura Ortega, during Senior Awards Night. Laura will be extending her studies to Winthrop University in the fall. Congratulations, Laura, on your achievements and good luck on the next phase!
 

 
 
Several members of the Bluffton Rotary Club received Paul Harris Fellow Awards in May: (from left to right) Steve Miller, PHF+1; Greg Johnson, Paul Harris Fellow; Tabor Vaux, PHF+1; Sidney Jones, PHF +1, Deborah Burt, PHF+2 and Brad Talbert, PHF+2. Congratulations to all for your achievement and contributions to Rotary International!
 

 
The month of May and all it represents - spring, end of school, graduation, Mother’s Day and, for the Bluffton Rotary Club, the Bluffton Village Festival - is upon us. In our 6th year after taking over from Babbie Guscio, as Julie Taylor, Event Manager for the Town of Bluffton said we “continue to get better year after year!” This was another great festival year, thanks to all of you…each club member who volunteered this weekend or who served on the committee working for the last several months and for the many volunteers and sponsors outside Rotary…we could not do it without all of you! So many, many thanks for your help, commitment, hard work and time. This is our biggest fund-raiser of the year and all proceeds go to our contributions account, to do good in the community and with Rotary International. However, this event is not just about raising money, it is giving a gift to Bluffton, to our community and guests and to all the area craftsmen and artists who love our event and the chance to show off their wares.
 
Special thanks goes to Mike Covert, who chaired the committee this year, Lisa Carroll and her team for great publicity and advertising, John Kirkland who once again stepped up to the not so glamorous but oh so necessary job of transportation, trash and sanitation, Sandy Graves for merchandising, Chris Epps for organizing volunteers, Deb Boshaw for handling our wine and beer licenses, Jim Hudson for handling our insurance needs, Bob Prust and Mike Tripka for beverage sales, Steve Miller for the finances and Cindy Owens for entertainment.
 
And in other club news, we are pleased to announce David Hussey has been approved for membership. Per our club rules, David will be proposed for membership for one week and then, if no objections are brought forward, he will be inducted into membership this month.
 
We are also so very pleased to welcome Jay Parks back, after an illness and treatment in Atlanta! Jay just got back and was working the beer tent on Saturday! Go Jay!
 
And more good news: we are greatly relieved to welcome Michael Hahn back home to Bluffton, after a scary few weeks at MUSC in Charleston. We are thankful for having such great medical care so close by and happy to have Michael back in our midst.
 
We are also happy to welcome our newly chartered and installed Rotaract Club of USCB. The new club was installed on April 28 and new officers inducted. Thanks again to fellow member Paige Castle for helping us move forward with organizing this new Rotaract Club and to Tom Faber for getting the paperwork together to make it happen. We will expect good things from this new club…and we were happy to see many members out helping with the Bluffton Village festival this weekend!
 
Thanks for your continued support of our Rotary Club, living up to our motto of “Service Above Self” and for supporting me as your “recycled” president!
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Dot Jeger
 

 
 
New University of South Carolina at Beaufort Rotaract Club was Chartered and new officers installed on the steps of the USCB building in Bluffton on Monday, April 28. Assistant Governor David Tirard assisted in the Induction of officers and presented the charter for the new club. Samantha Smith was inducted as President, following Nathan Cooper who just completed his term as President and will now enjoy the much coveted role of Past President! The USCB Rotaract Club is jointly sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bluffton and the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club.
 

 
 
 

Speakers

Jul 30, 2014
Business Meeting & Club Assembly
With Brief Committee Meetings
Aug 06, 2014
Amy Covington
United Way
Aug 13, 2014
Dee Phelps
The Disappointment Room, a book set in Beaufort Count
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
Andra Watkins
Natchez Trace, an incredible five-week adventure
Sep 10, 2014
Maureen Richards
The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society
Sep 24, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
Dr. John Edman
Noseeums!
Oct 29, 2014
Nov 05, 2014
Nov 12, 2014
 

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