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Emerald City Rotary is hosting its 2nd annual BIDS FOR KIDS Gala Evening and Live Art Auction at Greenwood Country Club on February 21, to benefit youth service projects in Greenwood. The preview will begin at 6:30 pm, with the live auction starting at 7:30 pm.
Arin Ross Auctions of New York will conduct the auction, which will feature more than 150 custom-framed and matted works of art in all price ranges. The works are by internationally known artists, as well as by newer promising talent. The auction will include lithographs, etchings, serigraphs, animation cels, watercolors, and signed original oils, in addition to documented sports and music memorabilia. Early ticket buyers have a chance to request works in a specific genre or by their favorite artists (with no obligation to bid).
The majority of the art will have opening bids ranging from $45 to $300. Opening bids are generally 50% less than traditional framed gallery prices, so there will be bargains to be had. Major credit cards will be accepted at the auction.
Tickets for the event are $10, and the community is welcome. The ticket price includes a wine tasting, light snacks, and desserts throughout the auction.
The funds raised by last year’s event helped to support Emerald City Rotary’s youth service projects, such as the Born-to-Learn Trail at Cambridge Park, the Josh the Otter Literacy and Water Safety Project and Greenwood Reads at the Greenwood County Library, restrooms at Magnolia Park, as well as children’s activities at The Museum, the Arts Council, and the Greenwood Community Theater.
Have you purchased BBQ Plate or talked to a Rotarian about our Car!?
November 5th, 11am we start serving food @ the Greenwood Library
Program: Brandon Bledsoe, President of Greenwood-Abbeville Little League
Topic: Little League Program at Rotary Field
Rotarian: Bob Young
- July 31st – Board Meeting – 12:15pm Greenwood Country Club
- Aug 2nd – Rotary Leadership Institute Annual Meeting – Cary NC
- Aug 12th – Ann Matthews Reception
by DGE Lorraine Angelino
Carolinas PETS (Presidents-Elect Training Seminar) 2013 will be remembered for the energy, great speakers, networking, memories, fun—and for becoming a member of the “First Class.”
The highlight of the weekend was having RI President-Elect Ron
Burton come to ur district meeting
to distribute First Class buttons to everyone there. RIPE Ron handed each pin to me and then I handed
the button to each PE, PN, and AG and thanked him or her for his or her donation. I was so proud of our class! We also got several pictures with RIPE Ron.
the story oF the “First
RIPE Ron challenged the District Governors-Elect from all over
the world to donate something to
The Rotary Foundation before the International Assembly in January. RIPE Ron announced during the opening plenary session that we were the “First Class” to have all District Governors-Elect donate something to The Rotary Foundation. 532 District Governors-Elect donated more than $645,000. Later during the week, we
found out that the Sergeant at Arms, RI Directors, RI Trustees, Regional Foundation Coordinators, and District Foundation Chairs also wanted to be part of the “First Class.” By the end, of the week the amount donated was over $1.2 million.
The “First Class” was growing in size and DGEs were asked to see if their Presidents-Elect were interested in becoming part of the “First Class” but the trick was that every President- Elect in the District had to contribute something to The Rotary Foundation or at least make a commitment that they would make a contribution.
On Friday at PETS, the class was asked if they would like to participate and they were all in. Envelopes were on
the tables and before lunch I had 40+ envelopes in hand. District 7750 was the first district to report that they would have 100% participation. After lunch, more envelopes were turned in and that evening even more. By Friday night, District 7750 had donated nearly $3,000 and several Presidents- Elect asked if I would match the class’ donation.
On Saturday morning, I was lucky enough to sit next to RIPE Ron for breakfast. I told RIPE Ron our story
about how we as a class had donated over $3,000 on Friday and we had 100% commitment. I asked RIPE
Ron if he would come to our District meeting and hand out the pins. He said if he had time, he would come in and meet the “First Class.”
After breakfast, there was an auction of two ties and one scarf signed by Ron Burton. The scarf was also signed by Jetta Burton. I decided at the last minute to bid $3,000 to match the $3,000 donated by the class and I won the auction for the scarf. Our District was up to $6,000 donation for the weekend.
Since Carolinas PETS, several more donations have been made online and several club Treasurers have turned
in their PEs contributions. I am still distributing buttons to the PEs that attended Charleston, Atlanta, Virginia PETS, or were unable to attend PETS. If you are a President-Elect and have contributed to The Rotary Foundation this year, please send me an e-mail so I can get you your “First Class” pin. Also, if you have given your donation to your club Treasurer please ask your Treasurer to turn in the money to The Rotary Foundation.
David Gunnells was the winner of the car giveaway.
He was the lucky single ticket out of a total 258 sold. He purchased the ticket from Rotarian Harold Price.
November 6th 2012
11am to 5:45pm
Greenwood County Library
600 South Main Street
BBQ Pork and Chicken Plates – $9 Each
Giving Away 2012 Chevy Sonic LT!
The Rotary E-Club of the Carolinas (USA) is currently forming, and actively recruiting new members who wish to join in the exciting task of organizing and belonging to this NEW Rotary E-Club in Rotary District 7750
This endeavor was conceived by Dr. Gary Goforth DG2011-2012 of District 7750, a member of Emerald City Rotary Club in Greenwood,S.C. He is being joined by several other Rotarians and former Rotarians in the task of Chartering this new E-Club of theCarolinas. (Serving the World)
The Rotary E-Club is led by seasoned Rotarians with an emphasis on recruiting New Generations in that we will welcome into membership younger persons who are alumni of Rotary Programs such as former Exchange Students, Rotary Scholars, Group Study Exchange team members, Interactors and Rotaractors or younger family members of Rotarians who are familiar with the culture of Service Above Self and desire to embrace it as New Generation Rotarians.
Members may reside anywhere in the world where there is a Rotary presence. Click on the photo on the left to view the E-Club of the Carolinas.
La Puerta de Esperanza means “The Door of Hope.” It is a non-profit organization/ministry that is directed by Carol Gray and is focused on helping young Hispanic school children and their mothers assimilate into the community. There are some African- American children who are assisted as well.
“Two summers ago, I volunteered at La Puerta and realized how few books the ‘library’ at La Puerta had. The few books they did have were either out-dated or in poor condition. This past summer, I spoke with the director, Carol Gray, and she said that the greatest need for the ministry is to increase the literacy of the Hispanic children under her care.”– Bethany Mlinar Emerald High School Interact President
Bethany’s compassion and vision opened the opportunity for Emerald City Rotary to help with the program Amigos de Libros, which translated means friends of books, or more importantly “Book Buddies.” Pictured above Bethany Mlinar Emerald High Interact President and Emerald City Rotarian Harold Price.