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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:
 
 
 
Welcome to the Advent Season for 2016.  
 
Coming Events:
 
           I want to thank those "brave and hardy" souls who endured the cold and wind to collect money for the Salvation Army last Friday, December 9th!!!   We especially commend Kendall Gunter and Lelion Elledge for each "ringing the bell" for two hours!!
          
          Our second and last meeting in December will be this coming Tuesday, December 13.  We are looking forward to enjoying a Christmas Gospel Music concert presented by Rotarian Louise Robinson and her friend, Doris Smith.   I can also tell you that on December 13 we will have the last philosophical words of encouragement from Yogi Berra, at least for a good while.   In 2017 we are going to be giving equal time to a great female philosopher!!  Her identity will be revealed in January!!
          
          On Saturday, January 21, we will have our annual Feed the Hungry project in which we are planning to pack 20,000 meals.  Sign-ups will begin this coming Tuesday.
 
           Our Charter Evening Banquet will be at the Inn on the Square on Tuesday evening, January 24.  Our guest speaker for the evening will be King Dixon, who is a devoted Rotarian and a wonderful inspirational speaker.  The cost will be $27.50 per person, which includes a Free Drink.
 
We look forward to the exciting events to come.
 
 
Thanks for all you do for Rotary!!!
 
 
Doug
 
 
 
 
 
Dave Slimmer of Lander University introduced our speaker Lisa Brodhacker:
 
 
Lisa Brodhacker gave a very informational and interesting session on the mirror program that she heads up in the Chemistry Department of Lander University.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHARTER NIGHT BANQUET
 
January 24, 2017

Let's celebrate our 97th anniversary!!
 
A special evening meeting is planned to celebrate our 96th anniversary (note we will not meet on this Tuesday for lunch).
 
Inn on the Square
When: Tuesday January 24, 2017
 
Time: 6 pm until 9 pm
 
Where: Inn On The Square
 
Admission: $27.50 per person (includes a complimentary drink ticket)
 
There will be a social time at 6 pm, a sit down dinner, a special guest speaker (King Dixon), and basically loads of fun!  Book your tickets/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)
Please make checks payable to Rotary Club of Greenwood and mark for Charter Banquet and provide to me.
 
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
  December 13   Gospel Music performance
  January 10   <TBD>
  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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