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


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Greenwood, SC  29646
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Greetings Rotarians
I certainly enjoyed our Charter Banquet celebrating our 96th year last Thursday night. Thanks to all who helped make it a great event, and thanks to all who came. Send me an email and let me know if you enjoyed it also and let me know if it is something we want to continue. Also let me know how we may improve the event.  See the below article showing some pictures and special awards.
We are saddened with the loss of our member Mo Scott. A good man and a great Rotarian. Also with the loss of Jack Parham's wife Barbara and former member Wayne Justesen, Jr.  Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.
Several items as reminders:
  • Our Stop Hunger Now event was canceled due to the weather. We are working on rescheduling and will keep you posted.
  • Membership - A word from our Membership Chair: Our club is growing!  Our "Plus 10" goal is within reach but now is not the time to become complacent in our efforts to add new members.  Reach out to a prospective member and simply invite them to a meeting or a Rotary event today!   If you have any questions please call Sam Leaman at 980-1524.
  • Annual Oyster Roast - March 5th, Saturday - get those tickets sold and let's make this the best one ever.
  • Charity and Matching Funds:
    • PHF - Our club will match up to $300 to help you achieve your Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) award.  That means if you have accumulated $400 or more in contributions, you can become a PHF for a $300 or less donation!
    • PolioPlus - Rotary is "this close" to eradicating polio.  Please consider a gift to the Rotary International - PolioPlus fund, We have a generous member who has donated $1000. Please consider a gift to PolioPlus.
    • Veterans Memorial Plaza - Your club has committed $3500 from our fundraising to purchase a park bench for the plaza. The bench cost $6000, so we are $2500 short. A generous member has donated $1250 or half the amount short. Please make a contribution towards the final $1250 we need to raise.
[Make you donation check out to Greenwood Rotary Club and specify For: AF (Annual Fund), PP (PolioPlus), or VM (Veterans Memorial). If more than one on same check, specify amount to each.]
I am looking forward to our Educator's Appreciation Day this Tuesday – bring a friend to a meeting, share Rotary, and enjoy the upcoming programs and events!

The Greenwood Rotary Club Charter Celebration: January 28, 2016
We had a great evening Thursday night celebrating our 96th year.  Our attendance table and some pictures of the Social Hour follow:
Pretty Dinner Tables and a great emcee, Phillip Bell.
President Watson said a few words and then presented John Heydel with his PHF +7.
Lelion Elledge was presented with the Outstanding New Rotarian award. 
Mo Scott was named as the  Rotary Community Service Award recipient and the award was accepted by his son, Jon. Jon presented a Rotary tie to Carl Brock (a very close friend of Mo's) that his Dad had bought at the Rotary  International Convention in Spain which he attended with Jon.
We had a good speaker, Emmanuel DeWalt, tell us about RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).

February 9, 2016 Educator Appreciation Day
February 23, 2016 Shadow Day
March 8, 2016 Habitat for Humanity - Chad Charles
March 22, 2016 Cokesbury College Commission - Rob Jones

Where Do Our Fundraising Dollars Go??
Money raised from our 2014-15 Golf Tournament and Oyster Roast has been allocated to the following:
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • Girl/Boys State
  • Grace St. Park – Children’s Playground
  • Veterans Hall of Heroes – Memorial Plaza
  • Ware Shoals School District 51 - Swimming Lessons
  • Connie Maxwell - Family Care Program
  • Healthy Learners – Greenwood
  • Piedmont Technical College - Scholarship
  • Greenwood Pathway House
  • Boy Scouts
  • Lander University - Scholarship
  • YMCA - High Hopes Program (after school teacher)


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PRESIDENT:  Watson Dorn:  864-344-0217

VICE PRESIDENT Wayne Bell:  864-993-6869

PRESIDENT ELECT: Doug Kauffmann: 864-980-6177

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY:  Carl Brock 864-980-4441

TREASURER:   Ben Scurry: 864-344-1099   PO Box 49428

PROGRAM CHAIR:  Jerry Stevens  864-388-2120

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Rotary Club of Greenwood
P.O. Box 50463
Greenwood, SC 29649

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