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Bluffton

Fellowship and Service the Bluffton Way

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Rotary Community Center/Oscar Frazier Park
Recreation Court
Bluffton, SC  29910
United States
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District Governor Elect David Tirard spoke to the Bluffton Rotary Club for Foundation Month, emphasizing the 6 Areas of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy and Economic and community development. Click HERE to find out more.
 
Members of the Dennis J. Becker Post 205 of the American Legion spoke to Bluffton Rotary about their upcoming 12th annual golf tournament fundraiser. The tournament is scheduled for September 29, 2016 at the Rose Hill Golf Club. There will be a cookout after the golf tournament with a raffle, silent auction and door prizes. Donations of auction items are appreciated. Golf hole sponsorships are available. Click HERE for more information.
 
Ellen Comeau from the Beaufort County Clemson Extension Service talked to the Bluffton Rotary Club about Stormwater and Local Water Quality. Working in partnership with Carolina Clear, they strive to have healthy, fishable, swimmable waterways for all of us in Beaufort County. Half of Beaufort County’s 576 square miles is made up of water and ½ of South Carolina’s salt marshes are in Beaufort County; we have very little freshwater in our area. According to Comeau, wetlands are the most threatened ecosystems on the planet. How can we help? Some suggestions include using or establishing rain barrels, rain gardens, shorescaping, watering our yards wisely, testing the soil before fertilizing and doing your “doody”! More information can be found HERE.
 
Ian Duncan, sponsored by Mike Tripka, is inducted with help from AG Nancy Riedel and President John Kirkland.
 
David Lauderdale, senior editor and columnist at The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, spoke to the Bluffton Rotary Club on August 9. His main message was to “slow down”…slow down the growth and pace in Bluffton and keep what we all love about Bluffton intact. Lauderdale shared many stories about Bluffton and Hilton Head, from his 40 years spent in the LowCountry, and some scandals too. We have quite a history here and we should all help keep Bluffton alive and special beyond the “next 40 years”.
 
Dr. Lynn McGee, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Relations at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, spoke to the Bluffton Rotary Club on August 2, regarding her recent experience in the German Fulbright Commission Higher Education, after receiving a Fulbright Award. Dr. McGee is working to help others experience the same opportunities as a Fulbright Scholar and in her presentation she made a strong connection between the Fulbright organization and Rotary International, with similar missions and goals. Her goal is to elevate USCB to a more international level and help partner USCB with an International school in France for student exchange opportunities. During her trip to Germany, McGee was introduced to Germany’s higher education system where she was able to visit multiple universities and do a “deep dive” into the differences, plus learn more about the German culture and life.
 
Eric Esquivel, President and Publisher of La Isla Magazine, spent some time talking to the Bluffton Rotary Club about his work as an intermediary between the Latino culture and the Lowcountry.  Originally born and educated on Hilton Head, Eric returned to the LowCountry in 1999 to partner with his brother and sister on La Isla. Esquivel discussed the growth factors of the Latino population in Beaufort County, South Carolina and the US, including projected growth through 2025 when Latinos are expected to represent about 55% of our population. He explained some nuances in culture, the importance of family, referrals and marketing in business and briefly touched on the immigration issues facing us all today.
 
 
Speakers
5th Wednesday Celebration
Nov 29, 2017
Pearl Restaurant
Joel Taylor, CEO
Dec 13, 2017
Coastal Carolina Hospital
TBD
Dec 20, 2017
No Meeting
Dec 27, 2017
Christmas Holiday
No Meeting
Jan 03, 2018
New Years Holiday
TBD
Jan 10, 2018
Janice Gray
Jan 17, 2018
Art League
 
 
 
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