January 23,  2022



With regard to Covid and the Omicron variant, Dr Fauci and Senator Rand Paul have both said it is likely that everyone in this country will eventually get the virus. In support of this theory our speaker this week, Dr Stephen Wise with the Paris Island Museum, had to cancel because he has Covid. However, Bob was able to get Stephen’s associate, Rich Thomas, to fill in.

The District Conference at the Sonesta on March 11-13 is rapidly approaching. If you are planning on attending, you should register on line soon. Simply go to “” and follow the directions.
The District is planning a compressed version of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) for May 21 & 22 at Charleston Southern University. It will be open to High School Juniors only and will be limited to 100 students. If you know of anyone that would be interested, let me know soon. Applications must be submitted no later than April 7. The Club will pay the fee for the program.
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Rich Thomas, Parris Island Museum
About the Museum
Explore the long and rich legacy of the United States Marine Corps as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region at the Parris Island Museum Thousands of artifacts, images, and other materials illustrate the varied stories within the exhibit galleries from Native American to modern Marines.
The 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) facility is located on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. The exhibits focus on the long and honored history and traditions of the Marine Corps. On display are artifacts covering Port Royal's important military role from the American Revolution to the Civil War, along with development of the island into a Marine Corps installation after the Spanish-American War through the present.
Alongside early Marine Corps history exhibits devoted entirely to the Charlesfort-Santa Elena National Historic Landmark, site of French and Spanish colonies on Parris Island between 1562 and 1587. The museum is open to the public daily from 1000-1630, and 0800-1630 on Family and Graduation Days. Holiday closures include New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Admission is free.
John Abboud Awards Paul Harris Fellow Certificates
Several members of the Sunset Rotary Club achieved the Paul Harris award. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
Maurice Purcell
Richard Dugan
Ed Finison
Joel Magee
John Whidden
John McMahon
Stan Colquitt
Member and Spouse Birthdays 
Marriage and Join Date Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John McMahon
January 3
Ron Molen
January 14
Hunter Dye
January 21
Tyler Weaver
February 10
Toney Mathews
February 28
Spouse Birthdays
Ginger Mathews
February 9
Barbara Pawlishyn
February 11
Dempsey Medford
February 25
February 28
Tim Henderson
Susan Henderson
January 28
Ray Makalous
February 19
Bob Pawlishyn
Barbara Pawlishyn
February 26
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