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Welcome to our club! RI Charter # 592 Feb. 1, 1920

Greenwood

Service Above Self

2nd & 4th Tuesday at 12:30 pm for lunch
Inn on the Square
104 Court Avenue East
Greenwood, SC  29646
United States
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Dear Greenwood Rotarians:
 
Happy 2017!!  I hope all of our members had a meaningful and safe Holiday Season!!  Welcome to a new calendar year!
 
SIGN UP TUESDAY--January 10, 2017
 
We have two big events coming up this month that we invite you to sign up for on Tuesday, January 10!!
 
1.  Feed the Hungry Saturday--On January 21 we will be joining with the Emerald City Club, the Greenwood Interact Club, and other groups to pack 20,000 meals to send to hungry children in a foreign country.  We invite our Rotarians, their spouses, children, grandchildren, and friends to join us for this caring and fun event.  As I like to say, "It is the most fun doing good you will ever have."  If you have not signed up yet you can sign up this Tuesday, January 10 at our club meeting, or call me at 864-551-9922.
 
2. CHARTER NIGHT CELEBRATION!!!--ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, our regular Rotary meeting day, we will meet that evening instead of that afternoon to celebrate our 97 years as a club.  We will meet at the INN ON THE SQUARE.  We have a great evening planned, including a wonderful motivational speaker, KING DIXON, great fellowship and food, and the presentation of our annual awards.
 
The cost of the evening is $27.50 per person/$55.00 per couple, which includes a free drink card.  The fellowship time will begin at 5:00 pm and we plan to finish the evening activities no later than 8:00-8:30 pm.   You can sign up this Tuesday, January 10.  If you have any questions please call Watson Dorn, our Coordinator for the event at 344-0217, or me at 864-551-9922.
 
Thanks for all you do for Rotary!!!
 
 
Doug
 
 
 
 
 
Clark Thomason, regional director of the US Chamber of Commerce from Atlanta, Georgia, gave a very informational presentation on the activities of the US Chamber of Commerce.  They handle issues on a national level, and the presentation demonstrated their passion for the small and large business arenas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHARTER NIGHT BANQUET
 
January 24, 2017

Let's celebrate our 97th anniversary!!
 
A special evening meeting is planned to celebrate our 97th anniversary (note we will not meet on this Tuesday for lunch).
 
Inn on the Square
When: Tuesday January 24, 2017
 
Time: 5 pm until 8 pm
 
Where: Inn On The Square
 
Admission: $27.50 per person (includes a complimentary drink ticket)
 
There will be registration and a social time at 5 pm, a sit down dinner, a special guest speaker (King Dixon), and basically loads of fun!  Book your reservations early and I hope to see you there!!
 
Email Watson Dorn at watsondorn@yahoo.com to secure your reservation. Reservations and payment need to be made no later than Tuesday, Jan. 17th!
 
In your reservation please provide:
Your Name:
Total number in party:
Guest name(s) for name tags:
Menu Selection for you and guest:
  • Beef (petite filet)
  • Fish (pan seared salmon)
I will be taking reservations at our meeting this Tuesday.  Please make checks payable to Rotary Club of Greenwood and mark for Charter Banquet and provide to me.  Thanks, Watson.
 
NEW DIRECTORS ELECTED
Our club has 8 directors on the board and 4 are elected each year (in December) for a 2 year term (per our Bylaws).The election results from our 12/6/2016 meeting are in and the following have been elected as Directors to start July 1, 2017:
  • Watson Dorn
  • John Heydel
  • Angelle LaBorde
  • Kristen Manske
  • [1st alternate, Ken Coffey]
These 4 new directors and the 4 returning directors (Wayne Bell, Lelion Elledge, Heather Jones, and Deborah Parks) will make up our Board for the 2017-18 Rotary year.
 
Congratulations and thanks for your willingness to serve!
 
 
DATE PROGRAM
  January 24 <no lunch meeting>   Charter Night Banquet
  February 14   <TBD>
  February 28   Shadow Day
 
 
Where Do Our Fundraising Dollars Go??
 
Money collected from our 2015-16 Charitable Fundraising and Donations has been allocated to the following:
  • Habitat for Humanity (Rotary Habitat House)
  • Connie Maxwell - Family Care Program
  • Grace St. Park – Children’s Rotary Playground
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • Healthy Learners – Greenwood
  • Piedmont Technical College - Scholarship
  • Lander University - Scholarship
  • Greenwood Pathway House
  • Girl/Boys State
  • Boy Scouts
  • YMCA - High Hopes Program (after school teacher)
  • United Way
  • Bowers-Rogers
  • Westside Community Development Center
  • Beyond Abuse
  • Greenwood County Community Indicators Project
  • Greenwood Performing Arts
  • Toros Soccer Club
  • La Puerta de Esperanza

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PRESIDENT: Doug Kauffmann 864-551-9922

VICE PRESIDENT: Watson Dorn 864-344-0217

PRESIDENT ELECT: Stephen Baggett, Jr.  864-980-9690

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY:  Carl Brock  864-980-4441

TREASURER:   Bonnie Ashley  864-993-4880

PROGRAM CHAIR:  Angelle LaBorde   864-910-5898

MAKE UPS:  Lelion Elledge  760-814-0651

 

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Rotary Club of Greenwood
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Greenwood, SC 29649
 
 
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