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Fellowship and Service the Bluffton Way

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Rotary Community Center/Oscar Frazier Park
11 Recreation Court
Bluffton, SC 29910
United States of America
(843) 540-7957
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We would like to thank the Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine for allowing BRC to participate in their Christmas in July event. A BIG congratulations to all the winners of some amazing prizes and Dan for being a good sport by wearing a Santa hat in July!!

Area 4 Rotary Clubs’ Rise Against Hunger (RAH): Ms. Mary Briggs, president of the HHI Rotary Club and Ms. Hunter Dye, project lead for RAH for the Sunset Rotary Club, were interviewed this month on WHHI-TV to help promote our event, encourage participation and to raise awareness of Rotary Clubs in our area. 

We would like to thank Mary and Hunter for your contributions and commitment! Also, Dot Jeger for coordinating this opportunity to help get the word out! Rotarians, friends, family, and acquaintance's are welcome and encouraged to sign up as volunteers or donate for such a worthwhile and fun project.

Link to the YouTube interview:

We would like to thank our Guest Speaker Mr. Al Stokes, the former director of Waddell Mariculture Center for a very informative lecture on the advances in US Marine Shrimp Production Technology. Always a pleasure having Al visit BRC and sharing his expert knowledge of our local marine life.
At our last meeting, we formally welcomed our new 2021-22 club President, Mr. Dan Ciuffreda and Board of Directors.  Preceding President, Mrs. Joanie Iaco and the Board faced many unforeseen challenges this past year, but their hard work, dedication, and creativity kept our club moving forward with community and international projects. THANK YOU!!
A few pictures from our 5th Wednesday Social at the Sipping Cow in Old Town Bluffton. Thanks to everyone who came out and a special shout out to Mary O'Neill for coordinating the event. Our next 5th Wednesday Social will be September, 29th!! 
At our last meeting, we honored a first responder from the community to show our appreciation for his hardwork and dedication to the citizens of Bluffton. We recognized first responder Bluffton Police Department Lieutenant Michael Danyov. Thank you Lt. Danyov for your tireless service for the citizens of Bluffton!
When we asked for nominations, we received the following email regarding Lt. Danyov from Captain Donald Chandler:
"This is what Lt. Danyov does for this community and what he means to the department. Prior to joining to the police department, he worked for the Beaufort County Clerk of Courts.  He has always had a servant’s heart. Within the department he has worked in patrol, investigations, training, emergency management and is now assigned as the Lieutenant over Special Operations. He has played a pivotal role as the emergency management Sergeant during all the recent hurricanes, snowstorm and lately the pandemic. He has always kept the safety and well being of the community at the forefront of his duties. Lt. Danyov has overseen all special events within the Town of Bluffton.  Ensuring that these events happen without a hitch and that all guests enjoy their time and leave with long lasting impression of what a wonderful town Bluffton truly is. He has always worked long hours to make this happen. Whether it is meeting with event organizers, transporting cones and barricades, or working the events. Lt. Danyov lives in the Town of Bluffton with his wife and daughter (who is a local high school student).  His son recently graduated college and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army.  In the little free time that he has, he plays on the department soft ball team competing against other local teams.
I believe that Lieutenant Danyov deserves to be recognized because of his continued selfless acts to improve the lives of his teammates and fellow citizens of Bluffton. He does this with a great attitude and without any expectation of being recognized for his actions."
For all those reasons and more, we chose to honor Lt. Danyov for his servicee to our community. 
At our last meeting, Mayor Sulka spoke to the club about the town's upcoming and on-going projects and the development in the area. The Mayor took the time to answer many questions that morning. Much of the focus was on the growth in the area. The big takeway from the Mayor's visit is that town officials are keeping a watchful eye on the growth and any impact it may have on our water and sewer system and ultimately our waterways. Much of the land that is being developed now was purchased by developers over the years, and while we can't prevent them from building on the land, we can make sure they follow the rules when it comes to protecting our most valuable resource: the May River and its tributaries. We also inducted three new members to our cub--welcome Ethan Cox, Rod Brooks, and Chris Forster (pictured in order below). Congrats to the new members!
At our last meeting, we had several members become Paul Harris Fellows. Congrats to Jim Evans, Dan Ciuffreda, Jack McKenzie and Steve Miller!
At our last meeting, the Chief of the Bluffton Police Department, Stephanie Price, gave a presentation about an initiative called 21st Century Policing which is designed to study the link between procedural justice and legitimacy and trust within the community. Chief Price discussed the 6 major elements to the 21st Century Policing model--1) Building Trust and Legitimacy, 2) Policy and Oversight, 3) Technology and Social Media, 4) Community Policing and Crime Reduction, 5) Training and Education, and 6) Officer Wellness and Safety. 
Prior to moving to the Lowcountry, Chief Price worked at the Savannah Police Department as Assistant Chief where she led the Administrative Bureau which supervised the Budget, Traffic, Training, Special Events, Mounted Patrol, K-9 Fleet, Recruitment and Special Operation Divisions. Before moving to Savannah, she spent almost 20 years with the Kansas City Police Department. Chief Price has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Park University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Benedictine University. 
Thank you very much to Chief Price for joining us for an early morning meeting!



Our Rise Against Hunger meal packing event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 25, at the Rotary Community Center. We will have 3 two-hour shifts, separated by 1 hour for sanitizing, starting at 8:30am. Shifts will be limited to 50 volunteers to maintain social distancing.
Our Area 4 Rotary Clubs have raised $14,592 toward this project, which will provide 44,218 meals.
Anyone who volunteered online already will need to register again, using the link below:
Please save the date to be part of the movement to end hunger by the year 2030!
Do you worry about Alzheimer’s?  We do not have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but we must find one.  Finding a cure starts with you.  Every year the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund gives research grants focused on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. 
Have you given to the CART Fund this year?  The CART Fund is dedicated to raising funds to provide “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research in hopes of finding a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.  The goal of the CART Fund is to encourage exploratory and developmental Alzheimer’s disease research projects within the United States. This is accomplished by providing financial support for the early and conceptual plans of those projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. These projects should be distinct from those designed to increase knowledge in a well-established area unless they intend to extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.
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