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The Latest Bluffton Rotary News
MEETING REMINDER: THIS WEDNESDAY, 10-14 at 7:30am
Our next member meeting is this Wednesday, October 14th at 7:30am.  This will be a business meeting with an Arts and Seafood Festival update. It will be a hybrid meeting--we will meet in person and on ZOOM. (The Zoom link is below). The in-person meeting will be held at the Oak Terrace restaurant in Rose Hill at 4 Clubhouse Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910. There will be a bag breakfast, and it will be $10.00 per person paid at the door. Joanie sent out an email to all club members asking for an RSVP. You can call her at 843-540-6770 and let her know if you are attending and whether you would like a bag breakfast. 
 

Meeting ID: 847 7414 1553
Passcode: 746193 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON ZOOM OR IN-PERSON!!
UPCOMING SERVICE PROJECTS
Here's an update on Service Projects that we have lined up for the last quarter of this year.  Please considering volunteering for one of these amazing organizations!
 
Arts and Seafood Re-Imagined Festival
  • Sign-up sheets for volunteer opportunities to help with the festival can be found under the Upcoming Events section on our club website or from the bulletin.
  • We need many more volunteers for Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th. Most shifts are in two-hour increments--if you have a free morning or afternoon that weekend, please join your fellow Rotarians and help raise money for the community!
Bluffton Self Help Thanksgiving and Holiday Food Drive
  • Sign-up sheet for volunteering to deliver and pick-up food and toy boxes to local Bluffton businesses.  Sign-up sheets can be found under the Upcoming Events section on our club website or from the bulletin.
    • Each shift will be 1-2 hours a day in the morning.
    • May need to drive BSH van if large number of boxes need to be delivered or picked up.  If so, you will have to sign a waiver with BSH.
  • If you own or work at a business that would like to sponsor a food or toy drive for BSH, please contact Jim Evans and he can assist you on setting this up.  It's simple--just call Jim at #770-335-3524.
  • Details of BSH Toy Drive are not available yet. 
  • If you plan on attending the Hybrid Rotary meetings in October, please raid your food pantries and bring items listed below to the meetings to donate.
BSH Food Drive Items
Turkeys and Hams                                                Gravy and Broth
Canned Vegetables                                                Stuffing
Rice Sides                                                             Creamed Soups
Canned and Boxed Potatoes                                 Mac and Cheese
Bread Mixes                                                          Cake and Cookie Mixes
Pie Filling and Pie Crusts                                      Roasting Pans              
 
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
  • Sarah Reed has confirmed that we will be able to manage bell ringing this year.  Masks are required.
  • We will be back at the "old" Kroger to do the bell ringing!!!
  • Sign-up sheets for time slots can be found under the Upcoming Events section on our club website or from the bulletin.
Wreaths Across America
  • Saturday, December 19th.
  • More information to come.
Thank you for all your great support and service!
 
ARTS & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL DINNER ON THE GROUNDS
Enjoy a delicious catered Boxed-Dinner from Southern Spice Catering & Events with music, wine, history ...served in the Common Ground area at the Heyward House Museum or pick up and enjoy in your own home.  Gather a group of 8 and purchase a table to support our two beneficiaries, Bluffton Historic Preservation Society and Bluffton Rotary Club.
Come and enjoy a night under the stars on Saturday, October 17th at 6 pm!
$125 per person but sold by tables of 8 only (so you know who you are seated with to be safe); limited to 100 attendees. 
$100.00 of each ticket goes to our beneficiaries. 
To reserve your table now call Mary at 843-815-6278. 
In case of rain all dinners will be pick up only.
 
Menu:
 
Prelude:
      Individual Charcuterie Boards
Soup:
      Savory Seafood Chowder
Dinner:
Seared Homemade Crab Cakes Topped with Remoulade
Mixed Greens topped with Fresh Veggies and a Basil Chianti Vinaigrette
Corn Bread with Butter
Dessert:
Apple Bread Pudding with Brandy Hard Sauce
 
Wine:  Two bottles of Picpoul de Pinet and two bottles of Chloe Pinot Noir per table.
ARTS & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL WEEKEND RE-IMAGINED
DISCOVER & CELEBRATE THE ARTS & SEAFOOD IN OLD TOWN AS YOU DO THE OYSTER STROLL!
Saturday, October 24, 2020 and Sunday, October 25, 2020 Galleries and Shops open 10:00am -5:00pm.
 
The club will run beer tents on both days of the festival, and we will need volunteers to run the beer tents and clean up after the festival. 
A volunteer sign-up sheet is available under the Upcoming Events section--just click on the blue hyperlink for the Arts and Seafood Festival
and it will direct you to the online-registration volunteer sign-up page.
 
 
Stroll our Historic District visiting galleries and shops and see our state designated cultural district come alive!  POP UP ART displays on gallery porches and lawns and on corner lots join the many galleries to highlight the artistic and cultural side of Bluffton.  Refresh at one of our many restaurants or POP UP EATERIES and enjoy true Southern Hospitality!
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Let’s keep up the good work in the community and the world. The Rotary Club of Bluffton supports this statement from Rotary International.
 
 
 
Rotary's Four Way Test
 
Rotary Vision Statement:
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.”
Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving Food Drive - 2020 -
Bluffton Self Help
Oct 13, 2020 9:00 AM –
Nov 13, 2020 12:00 PM
 
Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival - 2020 -
Oct 13, 2020 10:00 AM –
Oct 25, 2020 7:00 PM
 
Salvation Army - Bell Ringing - 2020 -
Kroger
Nov 28, 2020 9:00 AM –
Dec 19, 2020 5:00 PM
 
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Speakers
Oct 14, 2020 8:00 AM
Oct 28, 2020 8:00 AM
Strategic Plan Presentation
Nov 04, 2020 8:00 AM
Nov 18, 2020 8:00 AM
Foundation
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Pamela Baker
October 2
 
Dan Wood
October 6
 
Kevin Quat
October 19
 
Join Date
Dot Jeger
October 1, 2005
15 years
 
Ed Underriner
October 1, 1980
40 years
 
Jay (Joshua) Parks
October 20, 2010
10 years
 
Russell Hampton
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Bluffton
Fellowship and Service the Bluffton Way
We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Rotary Community Center/Oscar Frazier Park
10 Recreation Court
Bluffton, SC  29910
United States of America
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(843) 540-7957
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