Sunday, May 5, 2013
Ali Rogers says being Miss South Carolina gives her a chance to help children with disabilities.
There was a special visitor at the Easley Rotary Club's meeting Tuesday. Ali Rogers, Miss South Carolina 2012, visited Easley Rotarians and told stories about her experiences representing the state. Rogers was crowned Miss South Carolina in July 2012. “She's competed in five pageants and won four of them,” Terry Garrison said. Garrison said Rogers has been traveling around the state . Her work is similar to the Rotarians and their credo, Garrison said. “Service above self,” he said. Rogers clocks about a thousand miles a week as Miss South Carolina. “I burn a lot of rubber, use up a lot of gas,” she said. “I have the most incredible job as Miss South Carolina,” Rogers said. “To be able to translate my values and how I was raised into my …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
“Take the magnet off the table,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said. “People come here to work, and if they find it hard to get a job here illegally, they will not come.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's going to need “all the help I can get” on immigration reform. “I've been fighting this sucker since 2007,” Graham said. Graham spoke about immigration during an appearance at the Easley Rotary Club last week. “When it comes to immigration reform, now is the time,” he said. “I've never seen a better political environment.” Graham believes the GOP's stance on immigrants cost them heavily in the 2012 election. “On the Republican side, we went from 44 percent of the Hispanic vote under President Bush in 2004 down to 27 (percent),” he said. “That is not growth. And you'll never convince me it's not because of the rhetoric around the immigration debate. I don't think Hispanics see us as not conservative enough. I …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Senator Lindsey Graham on judicial approval of drone use: “We're not fighting a crime, we're fighting a war.”
Senator Lindsey Graham said he supports the president's use of drone strikes in the Middle East. Graham spoke to Easley Rotary Club members Tuesday afternoon, and was asked by Mayor Larry Bagwell to give his opinion on the use of drones during a Q and A session afterwards. “It's a weapon that needs to be used,” Graham said. “It's a tactical weapon. A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is now armed.” The Pakistan/Afghanistan border is “very hard to get to,” he said. “We don't have any troops in that area,” he said. “So that's where Al-Qaeda and terrorists groups like the Akani Network and Al-Shabaab are residing, very remote regions. These drones can stay in the air for up to 24 hours and we can monitor people's movement on the …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Senator Lindsey Graham will speak at Easley Rotary Club meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Senator Lindsey Graham is slated to be the guest speaker at Tuesday's Easley Rotary Club meeting. Graham is slated to speak at 12:30pm at the meeting, which will be held in the Carr Conference Center at West End Hall. On Wednesday, Graham held a press conference in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. Refuting the president's call for a vote on gun control, Graham said the government should do a better job enforcing existing laws concerning background checks.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Samaritan Health Clinic provides free medical care to residents of Pickens County who are not eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, or private health insurance and who have a limited income.
Pictured are Cliff Collie, Rotary Club of Easley past-president presenting Regina Reece, Executive Director of the Samaritan Clinic of Pickens County with a donation. The Samaritan Health Clinic of Pickens County provides free medical care to residents of Pickens County who are not eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, or private health insurance and who have a limited income. The motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self” and the Easley Rotary Club is proud to be a supporter of the Samaritan Health Clinic.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Chris Carter's goal is not to make future NFL stars, but to make good citizens.
“Everything I have,everything I own, everything I possess is because of the game of baseball,” said Easley High School Athletic Director Chris Carter. “I understand the value of athletics for kids.” Carter recently spoke to the Easley Rotary Club, and spoke about what the athletic programs at Easley High School focus on. “Our philosophy at Easley High School is not to make or create NFL football players,” Carter said. “Our philosophy is that we use athletics in an educational setting to help children in their future. “I believe that a kid who comes through our athletic program will be a much better member of our community because of the lessons that they learn through sports,” he continued. “When they get older, they won't remember the …
Easley High and Pickens High competing to see which school can raise the most money for Pickens County Meals on Wheels.
The Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl is approaching and supporters of the Easley Green Wave or the Pickens Blue Flame have just over a week to raise money for the cause. The Food Fight Bowl will take place during the Green Wave's game against Pickens on August 17. The annual event raises money for Pickens County Meals on Wheels The fundraising goal for this year’s event is 8,000 meals or $40,000. Both student bodies will be raising money, and the school that raises the most money will win the coveted “Ultimate Food Fight” trophy. Last year, each school raised $30,000 for Pickens County Meals on Wheels and the trophy was awarded to them jointly, but this year only one school will walk away with it. The deadline for fundraising for this year's Food…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Rotarians salute Martin on his 84th birthday.
Before the Easley Rotary Club went into the program for their August 7 meeting, they had to take care of a very special piece of business. The club saluted member Ben Martin on the occassion of his 84th birthday. Mark Eisengrein presented Martin with a cake as Rotarians gave Martin a standing ovation.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Easley Rotary Club meets each 12:30 - 1:30pm each Tuesday at the Carr Center in West End Hall.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Pictured are Vicki Fletcher, Easley Rotary Club’s new President, and Cameron Boland, President-elect. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self” and the Easley Rotary Club is very involved with local organizations such as Meals on Wheels, United Christian Ministries, The Pickens County Free Medical Clinic and The Big League World Series, just to name a few. Rotary is also about serving the international community and the Easley club has been a leader in supporting the Rotary district 7750 Haitian Literacy Project. The Easley Club is the 13th largest in the district and meets every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Carr Center in the West End Hall. Please take a moment to visit the Rotary district 7750 website at http://www.rotary7750.org/ or…