On May 11, 2017, the Rotary Club of Murdock attended the Port Charlotte High School Senior Awards. The Club presented three students with scholarships. Spencer Burkhart, Christina Vallone, and Analise DiIorio. On June 1, 2017, the three scholarship recipients attended our regular Rotary meeting and told us what plans they have for their futures. Additionally, two young ladies, Corrine Bresky and Doren Staley, that will be attending S4TL (Seminar For Tomorrows Leaders) later this month, thanked the Club for sponsoring their attendance to S4TL. They promised to give a full report to the Club upon their return.
In the photo from the left: Corrine Bresky, Doren Staley, Spencer Burkhart, Christina Vallone, and Analise DiIorio. The “Old Guy” between Spencer and “Tina” is the Murdock Club President, Walt Powers. The students are holding certificates indicating The Rotary Club of Murdock has made a donation to PolioPlus in their names.
Friday, May 12, 2017, The Rotary Clubs of Murdock, Englewood and North Port Central had a “Fun Raiser” event at the Stone Crabs – Miracle baseball game. The event’s purpose was to help educate children and parents about water safety. See NEWS RELEASE below.
What do we do with the proceeds of our Fundraisers?
With the help of other Area Rotary Clubs & many generous sponsors, the Rotary Club of Murdock raised over $350,000 to create the Charlotte Harbor Center Adaptive Play Ground on Hancock Ave.
Each year the Rotary Club of Murdock helps distribute dictionaries to 3rd graders in our area.
With some of the funds we have raised, last year we donated an electronic player piano to the Charlotte High School Music Program
We also donated funds to repair and replace Port Charlotte and Murdock Middle Schools’ band instruments
In conjunction with the Stone Crabs Baseball Organization, The Rotary Club of Murdock and the Port Charlotte High School Interact Club, a “Wrist Band” has been created to help young motor vehicle drivers pledge to “W8 2 TXT”. Texting while driving is as dangerous as drinking and driving. When their attention is diverted for a few seconds their lives, and the lives of others, are in jeopardy. We hope the students wear the wrist band with pride!!
PLEASE, “W8 2 TXT” (Wait to Text)
The Rotary Club of Murdock is involved in educating parents and grandparents in child water safety. Click on the photos below to learn more about JACD and Josh the Baby Otter.
The Rotary Club of Murdock co-sponsors, with the Rotary Club of Charlotte Harbor, the Port Charlotte High School Interact Club
The Members of The Rotary Club of Murdock volunteer, along with the Charlotte County United Way, to help the Harry Chapin Mobile Food Pantry at the Peace River Elementary School on a regular basis.
The Rotary Club of Murdock is proud that we are involved in the effort to eradicate Polio worldwide. We all need to continue the fight to “END POLIO NOW”!!
End Polio Now! This has been the goal of Rotary since 1985.
We are “THIS CLOSE”!
The Rotary Club of Murdock supports S4TL, RYLA, and other youth programs including the co-sponsorship of the Port Charlotte High School Interact Club.
We support Shelter Box USA, the Wheelchair Foundation and “Gift of Life”!