February 2017
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Welcome to our club! RI Charter # 592 Feb. 1, 1920


Service Above Self

2nd & 4th Tuesday at 12:30 pm for lunch
Inn on the Square
104 Court Avenue East
Greenwood, SC  29646
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Dear Greenwood Rotarians:
Happy Valentine's Day!!  Our next club meeting will be this coming Tuesday, February 14, Valentine's Day!!  What could your partner enjoy more for Valentine's Day than an invitation to a Rotary Club Meeting at the lovely "Inn on the Square." We are looking forward to our own Ken Coffey presenting a program on the Self Regional Hospital Foundation...a good topic to celebrate all that Self Regional does for our "heart health."  
We had a wonderful Charter Night Celebration for our last Club Meeting on January 24.  King Dixon gave an entertaining and inspirational talk encouraging us to continue our wonderful record of "Service Above Self."  Jim Medford was awarded our Community Service Award for this year.  Bonnie Ashley was awarded the New Rotarian of the Year, especially for her work as our new Club Treasurer. And we had four members receive the District Governor's Pin, Angelle LaBorde, Carl Brock, Jack Parham, and Richard Whiting.
I want to encourage each of our Greenwood Rotarians to earn the special Governor's Award for 2016-2017.  Our District Governor has designed a special pin to recognize any Rotarian in our District 7750 who has accomplished these three tasks:
          1.  Brought in a New Member this 2016-2017 year
          2.  Given a gift of any amount to the Rotary Foundation/Our Rotary Charity
          3.  Participated in a Rotary Service Project
Thanks for all you do for Rotary!!!
The Emerald City and Greenwood Rotary Clubs
Need Your Help In
Collecting Non-Perishable Food For Our
Snack Packs for Children in Our Community
We need:
  • small cans of spaghetti,
  • Beanie Weenies,
  • Macaroni & Cheese,
  • Juice Boxes,
  • Fruit Cups,
  • Raisins,
  • Napkins,
  • Fork and Spoon Packs, and
  • Heart Shaped Lollipops.
(Please do not donate items with peanut butter, peanuts, peanut oil, etc. due to children with peanut allergies)
You can bring your items to one of the club meetings or drop them off at Greater Greenwood United Ministry – 1404 Edgefield Street (across from Self Regional Healthcare) by Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  
We will be joining the Emerald Club to pack these items on the afternoon of February 16th.
    Lelion Elledge presented the "Outstanding New Rotarian to Bonnie Ashley.
Steven Baggett, Jr. presented the coveted "Community Service Award" to Jim Medford.
Lori Kent, Assistant District Governor, presented special recognition to Angelle LaBorde, Richard Whiting, Jack Parham, and Carl Brock for bringing new members into the Greenwood Rotary Club.
Lorraine Angelino, PDG-District Foundation, presented Doug Kauffmann an award for his contribution to the Foundation.
     King Dixon of the Laurens Rotary Club was the featured speaker.
  February 28   Greenwood's Unique Nonprofits- Best Kept Secrets
March 11   Oyster Roast
March 14   Educator Appreciation Day
March 28   Jim Medford, Symetra Tour, Women's Health Classic
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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