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Nov 082018

Students interested in being a Youth Exchange Student must turn in the 1 page preliminary application As Soon As Possible to be considered for next year!!

Preliminary Application Long Term Exchange

Youth Exchange Scholarship Flyer

Long Term Exchange Overview

If you’re interested in the Youth Exchange Program, below is a link to an info sheet for host families:



Sep 042018

Rotary District Fall Seminar will be held September 21st

Location: Seacoast Baptist Church, 750 Long Point Road, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Start time: 9:00 am (registration begins 8:15 am)

Finish time: 4:00 pm

Attire: business casual

Registration Fee: $35.00 per person

Lunch is included

Registration is available on the district database calendar

Seminars (2 sessions before lunch and 2 sessions after lunch, 5-tracks):

Foundation – 4 separate sessions

  • Grants Management / MOU (requires two from the clubs to qualify for next year’s district grant)
  • End Polio Now / Global Grants
  • Major Gifts / Paul Harris Society
  • Giving and Reports

Membership – all day seminar with 4 parts

Public Image – 2-part seminar in the morning

Youth Programs – 2-part seminar in the afternoon

Hands-on Workshops (bring your laptops and participate)

  • Rotary Club Central
  • District Database
  • Club Secretaries
Aug 142018

Our club’s 2018-2019 Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Marie, arrived last week from France! Marie will be turning 17 on August 20th and she will be attending Wando High School. At our club meeting last week, Marie gave us a flag from her Rotary club in France and received our flag. If you see her at a meeting please introduce yourself! Marie loves meeting new people and traveling to new places. She is very active, enjoys shopping, and loves to cook. In France, Marie studies economics and wants to work in international relations. Marie enjoys swimming, gymnastics, and volleyball and she is about to have the best year of her life!

Welcome Marie!

Jul 172018

Join us Thursday August 2nd for Happy Hour at Saltwater Cowboy on Shem Creek from 5-7pm!

130 Mill Street Mt. Pleasant 29464

Jun 192018

East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club Board of Directors for 2018-2019

Left to right: Kimberly Roberts, Sean O’Connor (Secretary), Brandon Roach, Ted Chestnut (Vice President), Tripp Hoover (President), Michelle Whitbeck (Treasurer), Brett Fellows, Grace Lacey, and Stephanie Bates (Past President). Not pictured: Terry Hundley

Jun 132018

Join us Saturday, October 13, 2018 for an evening of 1920’s Prohibition-Era Fun.

When: 7:00-11:00 pm

Where: Sweetgrass Event Center:

2125 Highway 17 N.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

What: Heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, dancing to jazz and swing DJ music with the Charleston Swing Dance Association, games, and a silent auction with themed packages.

~ $100 entry includes food, open bar, and raffle ticket

Open only to 21+

Why: The evening benefits Rotary Charities as well as East Cooper Community Outreach and East Cooper Meals on Wheels





Find out more information on the event website:

Jun 052018

Congratulations to Joe Shuster for earning his Rotary Blue Badge so quickly after just receiving the Red Badge a matter of weeks ago! Joe is a Business Project Manager at Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.

Welcome Greg Meuli, our newest member of the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club! Greg is a Mortgage Loan Originator at United Community Bank.

May 152018

The next Rotary social will be held Wednesday the 30th, we’ll be at The Cabana Bar at Water’s Edge. See y’all there!

Apr 112018

On April 21st from 8:30am to 12:30pm, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity is excited to have our Rotary Club volunteers joining them on a variety of projects for a couple of their home builds. We will be meeting them at 409 Sablewood Drive, Huger, SC 29450 at 8:30am. This service project calls for fifteen volunteers, if you are available and would like to participate, email Luiz Yamashita at

Mar 232018

Palmetto Patriots Service Team joined volunteers at East Cooper Meals On Wheels to ride along with them Friday morning as they delivered meals to area residents. Thanks to Jeff Pulley’s wife who put together Easter bag treats, the team was able to hand out special treat bags to the Meals On Wheels recipients.

Left to right: Pat Campbell, Elmire Raven, Alex Sherry, Brett Fellows, Michelle Whitbeck, and Jeff Pulley.

Volunteers at East Cooper Meals On Wheels assemble bags of food to deliver to area residents on Friday. The bags were being filled with Easter dinner favorites.

Mar 212018

ECBR is proud to join many other Lowcountry Clubs in donating funds to a Global Grant for Puerto Rico with Water Missions. During the month of March, all members are encouraged to donate individually with the club matching up to $1000! Then our club funds go to a district match of 3.5%!!!

For example, you give $100- ECBR matches $100 total of $200 plus district match of 3.5%!!

Contact Stephanie with any questions…

Nov 202017

East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club is pleased to announce that it raised $32,000 from the 2nd Annual Speakeasy… Prohibition with a Cause! The funds will be donated to Rotary charities, My Sister’s House, and East Cooper Community Outreach. This year’s event took place on Saturday, Oct. 21st at the Sweetgrass Event Center in Mount Pleasant. Tripp Hoover was the winner of the raffle drawing in which he opted to receive the $2000 cash reward. Many flappers and gangstas donned their Zoot suits and pearls to dance the night with the Charleston Swing Dance Association. Games, auction items, and the grand prize raffle of a trip to the Firefly Sunset Resort in Abacos, Bahamas all played roles in raising the funds for charity. Thank you to all who attended, volunteers, and our charity partners for making this event such a success!


Oct 242017

Rotarian Tripp Hoover had the winning chip number making him the Grand Prize Raffle winner at the East Cooper Speakeasy. Tripp and his wife, Kristy, opted to take the $2000 cash over the Firefly Sunset Resort trip. The Firefly Sunset Resort along with 4 one-way Southwest airline tickets were auctioned off for $1700, increasing the fundraising amount for the beneficiaries of the event. East Cooper Community Outreach, My Sister’s House, and Rotary Charities were the beneficiaries.

Oct 102017

Sorry to say that the social planned for Tuesday Oct. 17th at The Crescent Olive has been canceled due to low number of interest. Members were asked to RSVP and the shop needed at least 10 people to confirm.  Thank you to Sully Recine for taking her time to organize.

Oct 032017

New Members…come get all your questions answered! Pick up your membership booklet and find out how to be apart of ECBR!

Current Members…come share ideas and thoughts on ECBR

Drop In Friday October 13th from 7:30 am to 9:00am
Collective Coffee
766 S Shelmore Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC

Sep 122017

Severe rainfall after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast has caused historic flooding in that area, including in Houston, the fourth largest city by population in the United States. Deluged towns in the region are in desperate need of aid as thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes. About 6.8 million people have been affected by the hurricane.

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will be donating $2500 to Rotary District 5910 in Beaumont, TX. We are asking our membership and friends to match the donation. Checks may be payable to East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club and mailed to PO Box 1876 Mount Pleasant, SC 29465.


Additional Disaster Relief Efforts from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Texas and Louisiana are just beginning what we know will be a long road to recovery after Hurricane Harvey.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma moved through the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, and along the Atlantic coastline.  While the District avoided the direct impact as originally thought, SC Counties Jasper, Beaufort, and Colleton were evacuated.  There were also impacts from wind and rain as a result of being in the right quadrant of the storm.  While we do not know the full impacts of the storm within our District, we do know that many Rotarians, families, and friends have been impacted by the storm.  When disaster strikes, Rotarians reach out and ask how they can help.

To that end, I have re-established the District’s Disaster Fund at the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, number 474 (a 501 c 3 instrument) and our partnership with the Salvation Army.  This will allow Rotarians and our friends to respond to the immediate needs and support of those impacted, as we had done during Hurricane Matthew.  Financial donations can be made by sending checks to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry at 4 Northridge Drive, Suite A, and PO Box 23019, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925.  Please indicate Rotary Fund # 474 in the memo area of the checks.  A donor can use a credit card by using the Community Foundation’s website,, then click on Donate Now in the top right corner. In the Select Fund field, select or type in “Rotary District 7770 Disaster Fund” then proceed with requested information. Using this mechanism will allow us to speed up the delivery of our aid to those impacted.

Rotary International has also set up procedures to help within both hurricane disaster areas as well.  Leaders in North America have responded by making two Donor Advised Funds under The Rotary Foundation available to accept contributions for hurricane relief: The Gulf Coast Disaster Relief DAF was established to assist communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The Hurricane Emergency Relief DAF is accepting contributions for Hurricane Irma disaster recovery.

If you would like to help through one of these instruments, please go to the following link: You can contribute online with a credit card or follow the instructions for contributions by check or wire transfer. You will need to provide the specific name of the Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund and the account number.
Enter: The Gulf Coast Disaster Relief DAF, Account Number 608
OR: Hurricane Emergency Relief DAF, Account Number 296

Please share this information with your fellow Rotarians and Rotary Friends.  If you have any questions about either of these procedures, contact DGE David Tirard (, District 7770 Disaster Relief focal point or


Gary Bradham
District Governor 2017-18

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