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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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Bill Beltz, member of the Okatie Rotary Club and a Rotarian since 1980, spoke to the Bluffton Rotary Club on March 15 about his life as a Franciscan Monk, growing up with his PTSD and abusive father and his published memoir, The Buried War. Congratulations, Bill, for publishing your memoir and having the courage to speak out about difficult phases in your life. You can find more at Balboa Press HERE or on Amazon HERE.
 
Chris Shoemaker (center) was recently inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Bluffton. Shown here with his sponsor, Dan Wood and President Michael Putich.
Congratulations Chris!
 
 
Steven Yokley, Administrator at NHC HealthCare, Bluffton for the past nine months, along with Stacy Floyd, Executive Director for The Palmettos
Assisted Living and Memory Care Community spoke to the Bluffton Rotary Club about NHC and the new Palmettoes Assisted Living and Memory Care facility on Wednesday, March 8. The new Memory Care units will open in the next few weeks; currently all 36 beds are reserved, just waiting to open. NHC, with its expansion to serve the needs of our community, has grown to 210
employees and a facility that provides rehab, home care, assisted living and now memory care services. For more information go to 
 
 
Mike Jukofsky of the Hilton Head Island Club spoke to the Bluffton Rotary Club and showed a video of the upcoming Grease Beach Scene '17 Rotary District Conference, scheduled March 24 - 26 at the Marriott Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island. There will be lots of fun events, plus many interesting and informative sessions...all members are encouraged to attend. The Friday lunch will be partly subsidized by our Rotary Club; if you don't have time for the entire conference, please try to make the lunch and then stay for classes, time permitting. We will have a sign-up sheet during Rotary next week, for the lunch. Click HERE for more information.
 
Stephen Borgianini, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
in the Department of Natural Sciences at USCB talked about the importance of
the ecosystems and the uniqueness of the salt marshes of the May River. Salt
marshes make up 1/2 of the land in Beaufort County, making our marshlands
among the most productive ecosystems in the world. Different factors  that
affect the ecosystem include latitude, tidal cycles and the degree of
riverine input. The tides serve to clean the marsh and our marshes today are
affected by Sea Level Rise (SLR). While the environment can be harsh for the
many organisms and creatures that live in the marshes, the balance is very
important to maintaining a good balance...even a fast boat leaving a wake
can have a detrimental effect on the marsh.
Congratulations to Emily Santos, the Bluffton Rotary February Student of the Month. Shown with Adrian Sutton the principal of M.C. Riley Elementary School.
The Rotary Club of Bluffton held its classic Oyster Roast event from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park in Old Town Bluffton. The community enjoyed a unique evening on the banks of the May River with succulent local oysters, entertainment, good company and a bonfire. Local favorite Harden & Crenshaw entertained the crowd with its bluegrass sound. The ticket price covered all-you-can-eat, freshly harvested May River oysters. After filling up with oysters, guests enjoyed chili, hot dogs, brats and the Rotary’s famous, homemade hand-cut fries. Soda, beer and wine were also available. All proceeds help support the Bluffton Rotary’s efforts in the community and around the world. This is an annual event so join us again in 2018.
 
  
 
  
 
 
 
Speakers
Dan Messimer, AFA Academy
May 03, 2017
Autism
Lynda Halpren
May 17, 2017
Family Promise
At BeeTown Mead & Cider
May 31, 2017
Fifth Wednesday Celebration
Collins Doughtie
Jun 07, 2017
Growing up and fishing in the Hilton Head area
Alan Prenoveau & Russ Spicer
Jun 14, 2017
Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes
 
 
 
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