The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 by undertaking a special project to mark the occasion.

Known as the “50 for 50” initiative, members will raise $50,000 to commemorate 50 years of community service and will use that money to create a series of interpretive panels to be installed along the bicycle and leisure path system of the Island. The signs will identify local points of interest along the trails and offer “factoids” about the island.

To support the “50 for 50” initiative, the club will hold a raffle, selling only 600 tickets at $50 each. Five prizes are valued at $1,000 or more.

Five tickets will be drawn on Dec. 3 with prizes to be awarded at the club’s Dec. 10 luncheon meeting at Sea Pines Country Club. Winners will select their prizes by order of the draw. Prizes include:

  • One-week stay at a 3 bedroom lakefront home in western North Carolina; sleeps 6; pontoon boat and 2 kayaks available for use. Value: $3,000
  • Four days, 3 nights at a luxurious 2 bedroom villa at a choice of Marriott Vacation Club resorts (subject to availability). Value: $2,025
  • Hilton Head Arts and Culture Showcase with more than 35 musical, theatrical, educational and special events for two. Value: $2,000
  • Day trip for two by private aircraft over the Lowcountry and Sea Islands to Jekyll Island for lunch and tour. Value: $1,350
  • Cash: Value: $1,000

For a detailed description of each prize, visit

Raffle tickets may be purchased from members of the Rotary Club or by mailing a check (payable to the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island) with your name, phone number and email address to P.O. Box 5771, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938.