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Jul 232019
 

Our 2019-2020 Rotary Youth Exchange Student Ester will arrive on August 2nd from Ribeiras das Neves, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Ester has a first and a third host family but we still need a family to open their home to Ester for the three month span of time in between. The exact dates that a student switches families is up to the families but roughly the time would be start of December until mid March.

Every year exchange students and their parents are required to write a letter to their future host families. I have read these letters from Ester and her parents and I can assure you she is a brilliant, responsible, determined young woman. Ester speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English proficiently. She wants to study medicine and hopefully specialize in neurosurgery. Ester, with the support of her family, has made the most difficult decision that any 17 year old can make: she is leaving her family and friends and the only home she’s ever known in Brazil to come to a strange new place for a year of her life. The Rotary Club of East Cooper Breakfast, the city of Charleston, Rotary District 7770, the state of South Carolina, and the United States of America are welcoming Ester with open arms. I’m asking that someone open their home for 3 short months to this beautiful, courageous young woman. This is not just a life changing experience for the student but for the host families a like. Ester will become a part of your family and you hers; you will create a life long bond.

*Below are some social media ads as well as 2 links to informational sheets that tells you everything you need to know about hosting a student. Send these materials to someone or give me their contact info to reach out myself.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take 5 minutes to post a photo or link from below to any one of your social media accounts- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, etc. OR PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take a moment to text, email, or call a friend, co worker or family member that you think might be interested.. OR who might know someone who is interested. Ask your church or ask your boss… ask your neighbors..

***There’s been a bigger push for host families this year*** The reason being because our club typically sends a student abroad, an outbound, at the same time as hosting a student, the inbound. It is an obligation of that outbound student to procure families, however this year the district did not have enough outbound students for our club to send one.

AGAIN please take just a moment to ask just a few people to help Rotary in one of our most important programs. Rotary Youth Exchange promotes global peace and cultural understanding as well as encouraging leadership, cultural and language skills.

“My dream is for every 17-year old to become a Youth Exchange Student.  If we could achieve this, there would be no more wars.” 

– Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Rotary International President 2004-2005

YouTube Video of Host Family Experience
Sep 252018
 

Alejandra Robinson, our current outbound exchange student exchanging club banners with Roger Guichard, the president of her host club, Gardanne en Pays D’aix. Her host club is located in the south east of France near Marseille.

Jun 062018
 

Kevin Zanon, our Club’s exchange student from Switzerland, will present a slide show at Tuesday’s morning meeting about his year here in Charleston as well as information on his country.  You don’t want to miss this!

Club Donates $2600 to Never Neverland Creche

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Apr 232017
 

Through the Hilton and Howick Rotary Club of South Africa, the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club donated $2600 to Never NeverLand Creche .  This generous donation to the primary school in KwaZulu-Natal shall keep 30 children at the creche for 11 months.  Now in existence for over 15 years, Never NeverLand Creche continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to the community

Feb 282017
 

Bill Martin attending Rotary Club of Gbarnga, Bong County, Liberia, West Africa on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Mock Interview Tuesday for Ambassadorial Grant Applicant

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Jul 212016
 

Rotarian Mary English will be conducting a mock interview with Gabrielle Kaye, our second Ambassadorial Grant applicant, right after this Tuesday’s meeting.  We will only conduct the 20 minute interview at this time and will give her feedback at another time so that she can go to a class.   We need Rotarians to participate in this mock interview.  Please let Mary know if you would like to stay and help.

$3000 Donation for West Virginia Flood Relief

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Jul 052016
 

13620857_10210616512837814_1795287793381587773_nPresident Michael Bloser presented a $3000 donation on behalf of the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club (Mt. Pleasant, SC) to Martha Hilton of the Lewisburg West Virginia Rotary Club for flood relief.  Thanks so much to our club members who stepped up to provide financial assistance to those in need.

Local Rotaries Provide Grant To Provide Early Childhood Development Training

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Aug 182015
 

Toy Making by Caregivers on September 17, 2015 making paint brush holders from a milk cartoon and two yogurt containers.

Toy Making by Caregivers on September 17, 2015 making paint brush holders from a milk cartoon and two yogurt containers.

East Cooper Breakfast, North Charleston-Breakfast, and Lake Murray-Irmo Clubs are participating in Global Grant 1523745 for Early Childhood Development Training with Westville Club, South Africa, District 9370.  The Clubs submitted their respective funds in March 2015 to assist The Westville Club in working with a local organization, Feed the Babies.

Feed the Babies works with approximately 300 crèches throughout the province of KwaZulu Natal (about 50% of Rotary D9370) extending from Ezingolweni in the south to Mbazwana and Pongola in the north and inland to Emnambithi.  They currently feed approximately 9000 children daily in these crèches.

 

 

The Grant is focusing to:
·        Provide training in hygiene and appropriate precautions when administrating first aid along with basic first aid kits.
·        Train the caregivers in basic Early Childhood Development
·        Provide wall charts
·        Provide training on the making of educational toys and provide a “starter” kit for caregivers to make toys.

Fun at tea break.

Fun at tea break.

Children at the next door crèche playing in the winter sunshine.

Children at the next door crèche playing in the winter sunshine.

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