Rotary Recap - 2/19 - Club Assembly

At today's breakfast meeting we heard from two past presidents that shared their Rotary experiences.  Billie Bacon, our fourth President, talked about the important events in her tenure, which included installing the playground at Cainhoy, the decision to end the golf tournament as a fundraiser, and the pressure of celebrating Rotary International's 100th year anniversary.  The feelings that Billie expressed when thinking of her tenure was that of warmth and fun.  David Pagliarini, our fifth President, had a great sense of humor as to his tenure.  He talked about the changes from moving to the UBS building, the start of the Duck Race and the greater responsibility of the roles of members.  David enjoyed many leadership opportunities in the Club's early days but expressed regret that his busy work schedule has taken up more of his time commitment lately.  Our club also brought nearly 40 bags of groceries for ECCO's food drive, and Bill Thielfoldt won Ace of Spades!  Although there is no breakfast meeting next week, it is filled with a variety of activities such as Counting Ducks (Sat), Volunteering at the Low Country Food Bank (Tues), Field Trip at the Vietnam War Experience at Patriots Point (Weds), and Oyster Roast with DIBA (Thurs).  Ron Silverman shared information as it related to an intercollegiate generational forum on April 2nd, and we were encouraged to sign up to volunteer to help with the upcoming Volvo Tennis Tournament.