Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island-VanLandingham
South Carolina


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 USCB School of Hospitality

Hilton Head Island-V.L

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
USCB-Hilton Head
1 Sand Shark Drive
(Off Office Park Road)
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
United States of America
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With everyone missing our fellow Rotarians and Tuesday meetings, be aware of what is going on in the club as well as District 7770.  President Lynn addressed  much information in her last communique so please refer to that in its entirety, but here are a few highlights as well as some additional items. Stay in touch via internet, zoom and other virtual opportunities.  Hopefully it will not be too long before we all can get together again.
Club Notes:
Preparations are under way for the 2020-21 Rotary year.  Several members of the leadership team have been attending online trainings via DACdb and Zoom.  Founders Night is still scheduled for June 20th, however with the uncertainty of the current situation, the Board will continue to monitor and make recommendations accordingly.  Please consider how you are being called to be involved in the club next year and be ready to let President Lynn know what your preferences are for committee involvement when she addresses it in her next communication. 
VanLandingham Rotary Relief Fund
This is to support displaced workers through grocery gift card program. Share this information with your friends and family and encourage them to consider making a donation to the Rotary Relief Fund.  
Scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 15.
District Notes
District 7770 Awards Ceremony:  The All Club Conference had to be cancelled back in March.  There are many  clubs and individuals that would have been recognized at that event in celebration of the 2019 - 2020 year.  To compensate for that, Tuesday May 12, 7 to 9 PM there will be a virtual District 7770 Awards Ceremony.  All are invited to attend.  For the link, go to the district database,  sign in and find the link on the home page.  It will be a wonderful celebration to see all those Rotary Clubs and leaders in the district being recognized for their accomplishments and good works of the last year.
C-Wrap (Conversations with Rotary Action People) - You should be getting notices of these meetings (via email from District PI Chair, Mary Gasque) and they are a good way to "meet" with other Rotarians and hear a speaker or topic.  Upcoming speakers are: Bill Shillito - CART Fund and Paul Harris (Richard Kyte - how fun is this?).  
To keep up on what is happening in the district with online meeting opportunities, check the district calendar frequently.  To see the calendar, I think the easiest way is go to, click on members only, login (the club number is 21126), then click on District Calendar.  
Applications are still being accepted for the 2020-2021 VAN LANDINGHAM ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP.  Due to the forced school closures as a result of COVID19, many high school seniors have found it difficult in many instances to get their transcrpts from school counselors. With the stay at home orders put in place by Governor Henry McMaster, we recognize these are unusual circumstances facing the Class of 2020, so the deadline is being extended to May 15th for local high school seniors to get their applications completed to be considered for the interview process.  For questions, please contact Lynn King, President of VanLandingham Rotary Club, by calling 843-368-9520 or by email to:  Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and best wishes for much future success.
The Board of Van Landingham Rotary convened this week and unanimously decided to suspend our Tuesday morning meetings for the next two weeks. 
There will be NO MEETINGS on Tuesday, March 17 or March 24 and further notices will be given if deemed necessary. The USCB-HHI campus will also be closed for an additional spring break and we will monitor their continued decisions as well.. This Board decision was made with respect to an abundance of precautions being taken over growing concerns of COVID19 in the Lowcountry and the recommendations from CDC and local/regional/state health authorities.  
Area Rotary Club presidents are also in communication and it appears they are expected to take similar actions with their Club meetings. 
Regarding the upcoming RISE AGAINST HUNGER event, and at the urging of the Area Club Presidents, AG Dot Jeger is spearheading efforts to have the RISE AGAINST HUNGER meal packing occur at a later date to ensure successful participation and results to mirror our area Club's financial commitment to the project. Updates on a final decision for the March 22 event will be provided as soon as it becomes available.  
It goes without saying there is enough COVID19 information for the taking, but we continue to encourage even the simplest of personal precautions to include - handwashing, social distancing, and monitoring of personal health conditions as we navigate this unchartered territory together. 
The Van Landingham Rotary Scholarship Applications are being accepted until APRIL 20, 2020.  
2020 Van Landingham Rotary Club Scholarship
Open to Hilton Head Island High School students, a home school student affiliated with Hilton Head Island High School as well as Hilton Head Prep and Hilton Head Christian students.
Demonstrated academic ability, evidenced by GPA, SAT scores, and class standing.
Recommendations from teachers and/or counselors or employers required.
Completed FAFSA required.
Apply To
  • Lynn King
    Van Landingham Rotary President
    19 Middleton Gardens Dr.
    Bluffton, SC 29910
Career Field
  • Education
Financial Need
  • Yes
Service Area
  • Hilton Head High School students, home school student affiliated with Hilton Head High School, Hilton Head Prep School and Hilton Head Christian School students.
  • $10,000 ($4,000 first year, $2,000 next 3 years)
Number of Awards
  • One
  • Four years
  • 4/20/2020
    photo credit Barry Davis
    The speaker today gave us information about the Technical College of the Lowcountry.  It has over 4,000 students enrolled annually in both credit and non credit programs.  Of those 30 % attend full time. The breakdown is 68% are female, 50% white, 30% African American and 10% Hispanic.  The college has served 85,000 students since 1968. Only 24% go on to 4 year programs, with most all of them prepared to enter the work force.  The newest announcement at TLC is the creation of The Culinary College.  
    Following two weeks of venue trials, and overwhelming support of the membership to make a move, the Board voted this week to change our weekly meetings to the new USCB-HHI campus (One Sandshark Drive).  The beautiful facility, its accessibility, state of the art technology and the University's hospitality and willingness to work closely with the Club, will be great assets to Van Landingham Rotary moving forward.  We look forward to our first official meeting this TUESDAY, JANUARY 28th when we welcome JOSH GRUBER, to address our group "All About the Town".  Please join us, bring a guest - and let's truly celebrate our Club's new home.

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