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Aug 292017



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Sponsored by Louis and Grace DeWolff Foundation

Saturday October 21, 2017   .   7-11 p.m.

Sweetgrass Event Center 2125 Highway 17 N. Mount Pleasant, SC

Join us for an evening of 1920’s Prohibition-era fun and a chance to win Seven Day, Six Night Stay in a two BR cottage at Firefly Sunset Resort in Hope Town ~ Abaco, Bahamas or $2000 cash!


$100 entry includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, dancing to jazz and swing DJ music with the Charleston Swing Dance Association, games, silent auction with themed packages, and raffle ticket for chance to win grand prize trip! Guests must be present to win.

Period attire encouraged so don your “glad rags”! Open only to ages 21 and up.

Proceeds benefit East Cooper Community Outreach, My Sister’s House, and Rotary Charities.

Sponsorships still available!

Aug 152017

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club donated $5000 to Water Missions International last June to help them complete the Nina Rumi water project in Peru.   Our name is on the thank you poster at the site!  Below are some pictures of the project.


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L-R: East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club President Michael Bloser and Chair of Global Grants Committee Mary English presented a check for $5000 to Lem Walker and Mark Baker of Water Missions International.

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club donated $5000 last week to a special project in Peru organized by Water Missions International.  Nina Rumi is a community in Peru that was the base for a group called Amazon Medical Missions.  Mission groups traveled there to focus on areas on the Amazon river.  The original founders retired and the campus was sold in 2011.  Jerry French, who had previously done work with that mission decided along with others to open a new campus in that same area.  Catch the Vision obtained the land and built the campus with a focus on serving the local community as well.  This water project will serve not only the campus but the 1100 residents of Nina Rumi!  During the initial assessment the water was found to have excessive levels of iron.  Engineers designed a system that would remove the iron to an acceptable level prior to treating.

To date the well has been bored, the well / treatment house / tank tower is close to being completed!  The next steps will be to install the treatment system that was designed.  They should have clean and safe drinking water in June!

Apr 232017

Through the Hilton and Howick Rotary Club of South Africa, the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club donated $2600 to Never NeverLand Creche .  This generous donation to the primary school in KwaZulu-Natal shall keep 30 children at the creche for 11 months.  Now in existence for over 15 years, Never NeverLand Creche continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to the community

Apr 102017

A huge thank you to those that came out Saturday morning to work in the beautiful country for East Cooper Habitat for Humanity. The guys worked on trim and roof of a house, while the ladies painted an existing home down the street. Thank you, Dimi Matouchev, for organizing these service projects throughout the year.  It’s not easy to get the volunteers out on a weekend, and we appreciate your passion for this ongoing project.

Mar 282017

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity Service Project is set for Saturday, April 8th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in Awendaw.  Contact Dimi Matouchev if you would like to volunteer.

Mar 092017

Can you imagine carrying all your worldly possessions with you, everywhere you go?  How many toiletries can you really own…are those 16 oz bottles of lotion, shampoo, and mouthwash worth the weight?  And what about clothing…what do you do with that winter coat when its 94 degrees outside?

That is what the homeless deal with everyday.  Their clothing becomes disposable…when it gets too dirty, its thrown away.  And regular size toiletries just aren’t practical.

With that in mind, the Barracuda Service Team is sponsoring a mini-size toiletry drive.  You can help by donating items that you already have:  those toiletries that you take from hotels and airline first class; the small samples from the cosmetic counter that you will never use; toothbrushes from the dentist.  Please donate only new, unused items.  Our team will be collecting these items at our regularly scheduled Tuesday meetings and donating to the homeless.  So clean out those drawers and make a difference..The homeless will appreciate it!

Jan 102017

Friends of Coastal SCECBR Sharon’s Sharks Service Team has chosen as their service project to volunteer at the Music and Oysters for Wildlife event. We will be serving in various roles that day from helping with the auction to steaming and serving oysters. The event is Saturday January 21st at the Sewee Outpost in Awendaw from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM, but it is likely that we will need to be there early and you won’t have to stay the entire time. You are guaranteed to have fun and will help raise funds for education and preservation relating to our coastal environment. You can learn more about the event at the website below. Please let Rotarian Wayne Cassaday know if you are available to volunteer that day and encourage other club members, friends and family to either volunteer or attend this fantastic event!

Music and Oysters for Wildlife 2017

Dec 012016


We need volunteers to meet Tuesday, 12/6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oakland Market Wal-Mart in Mt. Pleasant to help load bikes for the Toys for Tots fundraiser.

Also, our Toys For Tots volunteer event at the Marine Corps. toy factory in Citadel Mall has been rescheduled.  Due to a large number of donations, the Marines have bumped the distribution date.  Our T4T volunteer event will be Saturday 12/10 at from 9am – 1pm.  The Toy Factory is located in the Citadel Mall.  The space is not very big so we will be working in 1 hour shifts with 2-4 people shift.  We encourage as many people as possible to sign up, this will be a unique experience in which Rotarians will actually be able to give the bikes we donated to the family that will be receiving it.  You will also be distributing other gifts as registrants come in.

Please email Tripp Hoover,, with the hour time slot that works best for you.

Nov 222016

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary members put their amazing painting talents to work on November 19th as they gathered to help Habitat for Humanity. It took everybody’s hard work to put the first coat on the outside walls. The Rotarians were rewarded with a beautiful day and the feeling of accomplishment as they helped a family get their first home.

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Nov 142016

Thank you to those that came out Saturday morning to help the Lowcountry Orphan Relief Center set up their carnival for the kids.  We set up tables and chairs, blew up balloons, set up games, and met other great volunteers in the community. A huge thank you to Brandon Roach for organizing the service project!

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Oct 182016

lor_logo3Service Team 6, or otherwise known as Brandon’s Roaches, is planning a service project Saturday November 12th at the Lowcountry Orphan Relief, located at 1850 Truxtun Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405. The organization will be hosting “The Make a Child Happy Day” and we are volunteering to help run some of the games and events for the children. All volunteers must be there by 9AM to help set up.

For those who can volunteer, we need you to complete a volunteer form by Oct. 27th and return it to Brandon Roach at or at Tuesday’s meeting. We emailed it to membership last week, but if you need another, just email Brandon. This will allow for a background check to clear all volunteers for participation. There is an $8 dollar processing fee.

make-a-child-doubleWe are looking forward to being able to help provide a wonderful day for the children and hope we can help the event run as a success.

Oct 112016

1003150848Happy feet 2014

On Saturday, October 22nd, we will partner with the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Lunch Club to volunteer and provide funds for the Happy Feet fundraising event.  It will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Target store from 7:30 -10 a.m. where Rotary members will assist underprivileged children with finding shoes and socks free of charge.

If you would like to volunteer for this heart-warming service project, please sign up for a shift using this link:

Aug 302016


East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will volunteer at My Sister’s House Saturday, September 10th from 9am to 12pm.

Volunteer Activities Include:

  • Clean Teen Room
  • Paint Teen Room (inside and out)
  • organize teen room
  • clean and organize toddler area or dining room

We can come up with one more task if we have time.  We have the paint!

All participants will need to complete a confidentiality form.  If you plan on going, email Elmire at and she will email the form to you.  If you volunteered at the last Service Team project there, she already has your confidentiality form.  Once she has your form, she will email you directions.

Jul 052016

13620857_10210616512837814_1795287793381587773_nPresident Michael Bloser presented a $3000 donation on behalf of the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club (Mt. Pleasant, SC) to Martha Hilton of the Lewisburg West Virginia Rotary Club for flood relief.  Thanks so much to our club members who stepped up to provide financial assistance to those in need.

Jun 122016

Rotarians partnered with members of the Isle of Palms Exchange Club and Habitat for Humanity to help Krista and her son Jaden build a permanent home for their family. Charles Muldrow, Mike Bloser, and Stephanie Bates worked diligently to install the laminate flooring in the family room and kitchen all while being supervised by Dick Bennington who was in charges of the precision cuts for the flooring planks. Dimi Matouchev and Ryan Corder were once again tasked in moving material, this time it was the limestone rocks for the new driveway. Once that job was done and after a short water break they were tasked with some framing work for the neighboring house. Isle of Palms Exchange Club Members Patrick and Barby Harrington helped with the stain on the front porch as well as painting the columns white. What a great Saturday to put service above self by teaming up with other great community service organizations to put a roof over the heads of an amazing family. Thank you to all who helped in this endeavor. But don’t put away those work gloves for too long – our next Habitat For Humanity work days will be November 19th, 2016 and April 8th, 2017.

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May 312016
Color-Single-Line-LogoOur next ECBR Habitat for Humanity Project will be on June 11th from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. We will need 10-15 volunteers who will be working hopefully on interior drywall, foundations and trim work – we never know what the final project will be until the day we get there. The property is located at 981 Theodore Road, Awendaw, SC 29429.
Please RSVP to Dimi Matouchev if you can join us.
Apr 112016
John Albrecht, Michael Bloser, and Charles Muldrow

John Albrecht, Michael Bloser, and Charles Muldrow


Charles Muldrow

Charles Muldrow


Michael Bloser

Michael Bloser

Mary English

Mary English



Mar 012016

MSHLOGOService Team 4 has chosen My Sister’s House as the recipient for its service project on Saturday, March 12th.    Projects to be tackled from 9:00am until noon include:

  • yard cleanup
  • painting
  • Sorting can goods/clothing
  • Cleaning children’s playroom

All volunteers must complete a confidentiality form and return to Elmire or Alison prior to March 10th.  Participation is limited to 20 members.  Please join us for this working session!

Feb 092016

PorkAndPearls2016_WEB-196x300Windwood Family Services will be hosting its annual Pork & Pearls fundraiser on February 20th from 3:00PM to 7:00PM. If you are not familiar with the event, it is Windwood’s largest fundraiser of the year and is held on the Grand Lawn of Volvo Cars Stadium (formerly Family Circle Stadium). This event is an oyster and pig roast with two bands, VIP tents for sponsors, a kid zone, a silent auction area, and much more. That being said, we will need many volunteers to help set up, work during the event, and help us break down the event.

We would like to see a good participation from our Rotary Club at this event.  If you would like to volunteer please email Jill Aiken with the preferred shift time and duty you would like to help with (1st choice and 2nd choice). Example: 1st choice- Set up 9:00am-12:00pm 2nd choice- Silent Auction 2:00pm-5:30pm

The shift sign up is on a first come first serve basis.

All volunteers get in free, and can stay after their shift or come early before their shift to enjoy the event.

What to wear- comfortable clothing and tennis shoes, you will be on your feet.

The shift time slots are as follows:

  1. 9:00AM- 12:00
  2. 2:00-5:30
  3. 5:00-8:30

The duties you can sign up for are as follows:

  1. Set up in AM
  2. Registration
  3. Drink ticket sales
  4. Silent auction – man the area, answer attendees questions, relay info to Meg and Callie
  5. Kid zone – will have professional attendants but you will be making sure kids don’t cut lines, etc. (good for high school aged volunteers)
  6. Bar backs
  7. Bouncer for VIP area – make sure attendees have VIP badges on (good for high school aged volunteers)
  8. Food servers in VIP section
  9. Break down

Additionally, if you would like to be a sponsor for this event, please contact Meg at for more information. Thank you!


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