While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way everyone is going about their days, the Rotary Club of Daniel Island has been continuing to meet and work on projects to help the community.
In the past month, the club held weekly breakfast meetings virtually and featured many talented local speakers.
On May 6, Darrin Goss, president and CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation, spoke to the members about the impact that this powerful organization has in nine counties located in the coastal region of South Carolina. Goss discussed the foundation’s strategy, the importance of grants and funding, and their focus on the “best interest in the community.”
At a membership meeting on May 13, breakout sessions were held on Zoom where members had the opportunity to discuss and connect with other members on a more personal level.
Walter Hughes, fellow Rotarian and humanitarian, was the speaker at the May 20 meeting. He talked about working with grants for the Rotary Foundation and the impact Rotarians and their funding have on projects all over the world, such as building schools, toilets, and sources for clean water.
Scott Krenitski, CFO of Charleston Battery, joined the group on May 27 and shared with the members his admiration for the contributions made by Rotary to his life and to others. Krenitski announced that the new stadium has been completed, outlined the updated branding, and discussed the new owner’s vision for the professional soccer team.
Funds raised from past Duck Races were used this month to help provide food and masks for the pop-up Farmers Market in Cainhoy on May 21. Rotarians, along with East Cooper Community Outreach, handed out food to those in need. The groups distributed 300 boxes of fresh produce and 160 bags of canned goods along with
100 reusable masks to local residents. Publix, Lowcountry Food Bank, and Limehouse assisted with food donations. Additional funds were used earlier in the month to match funds raised by the Daniel Island Community Fund’s campaign to assist three local organizations.
Rotary District 7770 held its annual awards presentation online May 12, where it was announced that the Daniel Island Rotary Club was named Large Club of the Year. Member, Dr. Greene also received recognition for his dedicated service for his talents in grant writing.