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Visit with Hamsa Thota, District Governor

It was so nice to visit with Hamsa Thota, our Rotary District Governor, on Thursday, December 7. He shared his Rotary story as well as some district/club goals for 2017-2018. Many thanks to Hamsa for his leadership and inspiration!

February’s Junior Rotarian: Nick Shimalla

Congratulations to our Junior Rotarian for February, Nick Shimalla!

Pictured Left to Right: Brad Brookshire, Rotary Club President; Fred & Jen Shimalla, parents; Nick Shimalla, Junior Rotarian; Erin Turner, Teacher and Nominator; Mickey Bayens, RHHS.

January’s Junior Rotarian: Ethan Maikranz

Congratulations to our first Junior Rotarian of 2017, Ethan Maikranz!

Ethan plays lacrosse and wrestles for RHHS. He is also a dedicated Eagle Scout.

Ethan has applied to West Point, Georgia Southern University and Georgia Tech. We wish him success pursuing civil engineering!

December Student of the Month

Congratulations to Avery Waters – a Senior at Richmond Hill High School. Avery is an active volunteer in her community, runs cross country and track, and has recently been accepted to the University of Georgia. Way to go!december-student-of-the-month

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER RAISES $20,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY

ROOTIN’ TOOTIN’ SUCCESS AT ROUND UP ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

AS ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND HILL RAISES $20,000 TO SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY

 

RICHMOND HILL, GA – May 16th 2015 This May the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill had a rootin’ tootin’ time at the Richmond Hill City Center as over 150 people enjoyed a delicious country buffet, well dressed cowboys and cowgirls, line dancing and country music.  Live music was provided by The Rogues, and Richmond Hill locals Carrie and Zeke Ondriezek won the 2-step dance contest. The most important part of the evening was that $20,000 was raised to help our local community, and the majority of the funds raised will be used to help senior citizens and supporting education.

 

Many Rotarians worked extremely hard to make the event a success. Teresa Merritt helped fellow Rotarian Beverly Cosmann decorate the City Center in a country and western theme and Teresa also led much of the line dancing. Auction Director, Emily Markesteyn oversaw a great effort which contributed over $8,000 to the total raised assisted by charismatic auctioneer Ted Flake.

 

Rich de Long, President of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill said “This year we took our fundraiser out west and had a rootin’ tootin’ good time into the bargain.  I am personally thrilled that our club once again has the resources to make a difference to our community.”

 

Covered Wagon $1,000 sponsors included: Richmond Hill City Center, Station Exchange Senior Care, Ernest Signature Custom Homes, Coastal Endodontics, Ameris Bank, South State Bank, Coastal Electric Cooperative, First Bank of Coastal Georgia, James R.Gardner LLC, Henderson Law Firm LLC, McDonalds, Pittman Engineering Company, The Bryan County News and Reflections Magazine.


Stallion $500 sponsors included Southeastern Bank, ReMax Accent, Whit & Debbie Hollowell, Tom Sawyer, Alilyn Connection, Lanyard Development, Inc. and The Savannah Distillery Alehouse.

 

Wrangler $250 sponsors included Lesley Francis Public Relations, Megateeth Fossils, The F.A. Bartlet Tree Experts, Gaster Lumber, InterLINC, Cathy & Keith Gregory, FireFly, Yates Astro and Line-X.

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Media enquiries to lesley@francis.com or on (912) 429 3950 or Rich de Long at rdelong@georgialivingseniorcare.com or on (912) 531-7867

ROTARY CLUB OF RICHMOND HILL ENJOYS UPDATE ON OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER’S EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS

RICHMOND HILL, GA – April 21, 2016 At a regular weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill, Watershed Outreach Coordinator Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman presented an update about the outreach programs of the local non-profit organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper, which is tasked with protecting, preserving and improving the Ogeechee, Canoochee and coastal rivers.

Demonbreun-Chapman entertained the club with photos of Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s important work in the community.  He commented “our educational outreach program is one of our most important because we have to educate our youth about the changes they need to make to ensure the river remains clean and healthy for us all.”   He also encouraged members to join the organization and enjoy taking part in monthly paddle trips at no cost beyond their original membership.  “It’s a great, inexpensive way to experience so much natural beauty in a short period of time and we have kayaks and canoes available to rent if you don’t have your own boat. We expect some big groups to hit the water with us, and it should be a lot of fun.”

For more information, become a member (individual membership is $35, household membership is $50 and corporate membership is $250) or to support the work of Ogeechee Riverkeeper visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org and www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org for more information about Rotary.

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Media enquiries to lesley@francis.com or on (912) 429 3950 or ashley@lesleyfrancispr.com or on 912-220-2976

 

 

ROTARY ROUND UP ANNUAL FUNDRAISER COUNTRY & WESTERN AT THE RICHMOND HILL CITY CENTER SATURDAY MAY 7TH 2016 – 6:30 -10:30 P.M.

ROTARY ROUND UP ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

COUNTRY & WESTERN AT THE RICHMOND HILL CITY CENTER

SATURDAY MAY 7TH 2016 – 6:30 -10:30 P.M.

RICHMOND HILL, GA – March 8 2016, The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill announces their annual fundraiser which will take place on Saturday May 7th from 6:30-10:30pm at the Richmond Hill City Center.  Everyone is invited to dress up in their country attire and enter the best dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest as well as enjoy a country buffet, line dancing and enter the two-step dance contest.   Live music will be provided by The Rogues, a dance band playing country, rock and roll, beach music and more.

 

Rich de Long, President of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill says “Our annual fundraiser will be a lot of fun and is the main way that we raise money to support charitable work in our community.  We are focusing on supporting education and senior citizens this year and we encourage everyone to join us for great food and music, competitions with prizes, a 50/50 raffle and our live round up auction.”

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Tickets are $60 per person which includes dinner and entertainment (with a cash bar):

– Online ticket purchasewww.rotaryofrichmondhill.org

–  Rich DeLong on (912) 531-7867 or email suites.stationexchange@gmail.com

– In Richmond Hill at the RHBC Chamber of Commerce at 2591 Hwy 17

Sponsorship packages are also available.  Logos and accreditation of businesses and individuals sponsoring the fundraiser will appear on promotional materials. “Covered Wagon and Ranch” sponsors are guaranteed reserved seating at the event. Sponsorship levels include:

 

 

 

 

`Ranch’– $1,500 – 16 tickets + 2 tables

‘Covered Wagon’ – $1,000 – 10 tickets + 1 table

`Rodeo’– $750 – 6 tickets

‘Stallion’ – $500 – 4 tickets

`Wrangler’ – $250 – 2 tickets

Tickets are $60.00 each

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