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Bluffton

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
Phone:
(843) 540-7957
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Thank you, Michelle Harp, Executive Director of Family Promise for joining us last week to share about the challenges that families face in Beaufort County. Michelle encouraged us all to build unity as we approach the holiday season and have more time together with our family.
 
Last week's meeting was very special as we recognized our Rotarian Veterans and remembered those who made an ultimate sacrifice and unfortunately did not return home with the Fallen Comrade Table.
 
The Fallen Comrade Table represents that our fallen soldiers and here with us in spirit. Round table for everlasting concern, white table cloth for pure motives, single rose to remind us of their lives and their loved ones who keep the faith, red ribbon for determination to account for our missing, slice of lemon to remind us of their bitter fate captured in foreign land, a pinch of salt to symbolize their tears, a lighted candle that reflects our hope for their return, a bible representing strength, inverted glass symbolizing their inability to share a toast, and an open seat remaining unclaimed.
 
 
 

Thank you to those who joined us for the Town of Bluffton's Christmas Parade!  Club President, Dan, enjoyed being a judge for this year's parade.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing is under way!  Thank you to the Interact Students who have helped to bring in the Christmas spirit!

We enjoyed celebrating the Holiday season last night at the club's Holiday Party - congratulations to our Ugly Christmas Sweater Winners!

 

Another great opportunity for us to serve dinner at the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah. We hope everyone enjoyed their Taco dinner and we wish good health to all!
A special Thank you to Butcher's Market and Deli who helped supply the meat and all the extras. We cannot do these great projects without the support from our community.
Our monthly Business Meetings are a special time - we love recognizing two local students as the Student of the Month from their respective schools, inducting new members, and hearing of the impact our club made over the last month.
Another great opportunity for us to serve dinner at the Ronald McDonald House in Savannah. We hope everyone enjoyed their Taco dinner and we wish good health to all!
 
A special Thank you to Butcher's Market and Deli who helped supply the meat and all the extras. We cannot do these great projects without the support from our community.
 
 
Thank you to the Bluffton Police and the Town of Bluffton for the invite to participate in Spooktacular last Friday.
 
 
Thank you Sarah Reed and Edward Jones for allowing us to partner with you for such a great cause. We were glad to have May River High School Interact attend their first event under our sponsorship.
 
 
Thank you to Bluffton High School for inviting us to Trunk or Treat. Excellent job to Ashley Parlagreco and BLHS Interact Club's Haunted House, which was a huge success.
 
 
We had the honor of welcoming our Rotary District Governor Bob Gross as our speaker. Attendees were reminded of the impacts that we make, both locally and internationally, what it means to be a Rotarian, what our area focuses are, and so much more. It’s an exciting time to be a Rotarian!
If interested in joining us or learning more, send us a message and we would love to connect.
Another Membership Summit in the books. Thank you District 7770 for putting this together and the invite. A great time with plenty of takeaways.
 
It was a thrilling morning hearing from Beaufort County School District Superintendent, Dr. Frank Rodriguez, about the Public Schools in our county.
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Discover Rotary with the Bluffton Rotary Club at our Membership Social on Wednesday, August 24, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the Rendezvous Room at R Bar!
 
Are you looking for a sense of community, enjoy serving, want to make a difference, or looking to make lasting friendships with like-minded individuals, look no further! By attending this event, you will get a glimpse of what the Rotary Club of Bluffton is all about.
 
Interested in joining us? A registration link will be available soon.
 
We thoroughly enjoyed hearing from Erin Levesque, Waddell Maricultural Center, this morning on South Carolina Aquaculture.
Waddell Mariculture Center is a field experiment station of SCDNR and is one of the largest and most sophisticated facilities for mariculture research. They develop propagation and farming techniques for marine and brackish water species and place thousands of fish back into the waters along our coast.
Interested in touring their facilities? That will be part of the Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival so be sure to check out the website to purchase your tickets.
Thank you, Lt. Michael Danyov, Bluffton Police Department, and Ginger Marshall, Public Information Officer of the Beaufort County EMS, for joining us this morning to share hurricane preparedness tips and what we should do to prepare for a hurricane.
 
We are always happy to support the Bluffton Police Department! We dropped off over 30 sports balls for their patrol officers. A special thank you to Walmart in Bluffton for donating $150.00 towards our initiative.
It's always a good time in The Roasting Room for an after-hours event! They were great hosts and we look forward to coming back soon.
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.
What a fantastic evening to celebrate a hard-working but fun year! Great food from Southern Spice Catering, a fully stocked bar, coupled with great Rotarians and friends created the perfect ending to our 2021-2022 Rotary year. Thank you to all who participated and we look forward to a bigger and better year ahead!
 
Last week we recognized Mr. Barry Connor as an Honorary Lifetime Member for his dedicated service to the Rotary Club of Bluffton and our community from 1988-2021. Thank you for making our club better throughout the years and creating service opportunities for generations to come!
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