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Looking Forward – Looking Back

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May 122014



Dear Rotarian,

The end of the Rotary year is approaching!  Please join us for your year ending celebration called “Looking Forward – Looking Back“.

Thursday, June 26th @ Colonial Charters

Golf shotgun start at 3:30 pm for 9 holes & the party will start at 6:00 pm

PLEASE RSVP via the link below by 6/1/14.


Richard Scott

Myrtle Beach – Chicora Rotary Club *

Polio Update

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Apr 082014
John P. Hewko
General Secretary
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Dear Colleagues:Rotary is receiving significant international media coverage this week for its role in the historic polio-free certification of the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia region.

Highlights include:

·       CNN International: India beats the odds, beats polio

· : World now 80% polio free, World Health Organization says

·       The Guardian: India may be free of polio – but the disease hasn’t been eradicated yet (op-ed by Archie Panjabi)

·       Reuters: Q+A: India at risk until polio is eradicated globally-Rotary

·       The Wall Street Journal Online: Q&A: India Eliminates Polio

·       HuffPost Live:Violinist & Conductor Itzhak Perlman LIVE

· John Hewko explains polio’s legacy
A complete report will follow next week. Please share the good news with others.

I am also pleased to report that Rotary received extensive media coverage throughout 2013, with more than 626 news organizations in 35 countries featuring our humanitarian efforts. Of those, 58 stories appeared in top tier international news organizations, including nine out of the 10 most influential ranked by Forbes, including the Associated Press, The New York Times, BBC, Agence France Presse, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

Rotary’s role in the fight to end polio was highlighted in top-level, global media at unprecedented levels last year. And Rotary’s partnership with its celebrity ambassadors for polio eradication helped raise our digital visibility to new audiences via posts on and celebrity social media channels.


Enclosed are a report and summary of Rotary’s 2013 media coverage and a sharable compilation of the highlights with links to the coverage here. To view full articles, click on the headlines.

Best regards,

John Hewko,

General Secretary

Rotary International


Rotary District 7770 – PETS Training

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Mar 102014



Chicora Rotary Club was well represented!

Van Watts our President Elect, Nicolle Gainey our President Nominee, and Bill Greene our immediate Past President all pictured at PETS training last week!

Join the Paul Harris Society

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Aug 132013

Calling all District 7770 Rotarians! David Tirard, our District Foundation Chair, is raring to take your contributions for the Paul Harris Society.

Paul Harris Society members commit to give $1,000 per year to the Rotary Foundation, either by check, credit card, club billings or via TRF-Direct, Rotary’s convenient way to pay monthly via bank draft.

If you’d like to join the Paul Harris Society, simply download the form below and return to David Tirard at:

David Tirard, PHS Chair
1 Queen Crescent
Bluffton, SC 29910

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If you have questions about the Paul Harris Society, you may contact David at any of the contact information provided on the PHS form, or you may search for him in the District Database. (To protect the integrity of his inbox, we refrained Mobdro Download from publishing his e-mail address here.)

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