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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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The Rotary Club of Greenwood has long supported those in our local community who share our mission of service.  Our Club shows that support, in part, by making an annual allocation of the funds that have been raised during the Rotary year.  We are proud of the opportunity to provide resources to Greenwood's many worthy causes, an opportunity borne from each Club member's hard work and generosity.
 
The allocation process reminds us how many good people in our community deserve our help.  As President-Elect, I serve on the Allocation Committee, and as it does every year, the Committee is asking the Club to help it identify those in need by disseminating the attached Allocation Request Form.  The Committee trusts that the efforts of our Club members will ensure that this form finds its way to every worthy organization serving our community.
 
As a matter of financial housekeeping, our Board of Directors would like to allocate the funds before the end of the Rotary year arrives on June 30.  For the Board to do so, the requests must be made slightly earlier this year.  I will collect the requests on behalf of the Committee, and will gladly receive them in person, by mail or by e-mail, throughMonday, May 1.  My addresses are found on the form, and I can also be contacted by telephone at 864-953-9696.
 
Thank you to President Doug for allowing me to write to the Club, and to the Club itself for the fundraising success that makes these allocations possible.
 
Steven Baggett, Jr.
 
2017 ROTARY HAS HEART PROJECT
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.
 
 
 
Awards were made to the teachers in Greenwood School Districts 50, 51 and 52.
 
 
 
Betty Rose Horne and Jim Medford offered sponsorships for Oyster Roast 2018 at a discount if spoken for now.  Also the sponsorship will include a year long advertisement blitz.
 
 
Jon Scott introduced the newest member of the Greenwood Rotary Club: Bob Mattscheck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DATE PROGRAM
March 28   Jim Medford, Symetra Tour, Women's Health Classic
April 11   Shadow Day
April 25    Greenwood Festival Preview
 
 
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

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