June…summertime just around the corner, children out of school and vacations in the planning or taking place…such excitement in the air! And Rotary continues on.

In May, we had our Bluffton Village Festival, a resounding success and enjoyed by many! We added some new events like the pie eating contest and the stage area for entertainment. We were also very thankful for the new misting tent, compliments of Covert Aire and the sponsorship by Modern Classic Motors that paid for the stage and DJ. Special thanks to Patrick for chairing this event and so many others that worked hard to make this another successful Bluffton Rotary event: Lisa, Sean, John, Deb, Jared, Frank, Mary, Richard, Steve, Chuck, Sandy…and really EVERYONE in the club for helping out either on Friday or Saturday!

In May, the Bluffton Rotary Club:
• Awarded a $1000 scholarship to Sarina Etheridge of Bluffton High School Interact Club, during senior awards banquet last week.
• Voted to match the individual donations for the Bulldog Basketball Camp and round up, so our total donation from BRC and individuals was $1,000. Thanks to all who donated for this very worthy cause.
• Presented a $5,000 check to the Town of Bluffton as part of the Town’s Beautification Project.

This year has flown by quickly, but there have been so many of you who have worked hard during the year, on service projects, fund-raisers and putting service above self in so many different ways. Now is our chance to recognize the Bluffton Rotary Club member that we feel is most representative of Exemplary Service & Outstanding Dedication to The Ideals of Rotary. Vote for your choice for Rotarian of the Year on Wednesday, June 12. This is a very special award, determined solely by the members. You decide who deserves this honor for this 2012 – 13 year. If you will not be at the meeting on Wednesday, you may email your vote to

Thanks for your continued dedication and support!

Yours in Rotary,
President Dot