Rotarian Rich DeLong’s Bryan County News article about the speakers at Rotary International’s 2017 convention in Atlanta. Read HERE and get inspired!
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.
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!
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!
Haley Reyes is a Senior at Richmond Hill High School. Congratulations!
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.
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.
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.”
Tickets are $60 per person which includes dinner and entertainment (with a cash bar):
– Online ticket purchase: www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org
– Rich DeLong on (912) 531-7867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
– 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
RICHMOND HILL, GA – February 17, 2016 The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill gathered for the weekly meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center on Thursday, February 17. Rich DeLong opened up the meeting with his rendition of “Boot Scoot and Boogie”. DeLong and fellow Rotarians are gearing up for this year’s annual fundraiser to be held on May 7th at the Richmond Hill City Center. Excitement is building for this year’s event featuring The Rogues, live auction, silent auction and more.
Special guest and speaker Joe Marinelli was introduced by Rotarian Ray Gastor. Marinelli has been a figure in the Savannah tourism scene for 10 years. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio Marinelli is well versed in all things Savannah and shared insight on the rapidly growing trends of tourism.
Economic drivers in southeast Georgia area are largely impacted by the ports, military bases, large corporation such as Gulfstream and tourism. Savannah has become a hot spot for travelers from all over the world.
“It is no longer built on peaks and valleys; but stays pretty consistent throughout the year,” said Marinelli. Savannah, Georgia was recently named #1 among domestic travelers and #3 among international travelers by Airbnb. Due to increased incentives by the S.E.D.A., the area has also seen significant increase in film production. In less than 45 days, Baywatch will be filmed on Tybee Island.
In 2015 Savannah was named the #1 Most Romantic City by trivago.com, Top 10 Best Weekend Getaway Cities by buzzfeed.com and World’s 3rd Best City in the United States and Canada by Leisure. Savannah raked in 15 high profile accolades in 2015.
For more information visit http://www.visitsavannah.com/
For more information on Rotary Club of Richmond Hill visit http://www.rotaryofrichmondhill.org/
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