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Feb 212018
 

Saturday March 17th at 9am at Riverfront Park in North Charleston

Copy and paste the link below into your browser to join our 2018 Charleston Walk for Water team: East Cooper Breakfast Rotary.

If you cannot make the event you may also donate on behalf of the team from this link.

Every day millions of people have to walk miles and miles just for water. Most of the time, the water they can find is contaminated and makes them sick.  Water Mission is changing lives, one community at a time, through their sustainable safe water solutions.

Each dollar raised by this event is going to make an impact through a safe water community development project!

Registration fee:
age 5 and under: free
age 6-15: $5
age 16-22: $15
age 23 and older: $20

link to club page:
http://events.watermissions.org/goto/ECBRotary

Charleston Walk for Water site: charlestonwalk.org

Feb 212018
 

Eat at Chipotle on King Street this Monday the 26th from 5pm to 9pm and mention Rotaract so that the College of Charleston Rotaract Club gets 50% of the proceeds to benefit their charity projects!

Nov 282017
 

We need volunteers to meet Tuesday, 12/5 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 will be Saturday 12/9 from 9am – 1pm at 7800 Rivers Ave N. Charleston.  We are looking for volunteers to fill 1-2 hour shifts with 2-4 people per 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, tripp@thehoove.com, with the hour time slot that works best for you.

Oct 102017
 

Happy Feet Project – Saturday Oct 21, 7:30-10:00am @ Target

Join us for our Annual Club Service Project of providing shoes to needy children in the East Cooper community. This will be our 11th year of “partnering in service” with the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Lunch Club. We need at least 5 more members to represent our club!

Aug 292017
 

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE!

www.eastcooperspeakeasy.com

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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!

www.eastcooperspeakeasy.com

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.

 

Jun 132017
 

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
 

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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, tripp@thehoove.com, 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 broach@palmettoheritagebank.com 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
 

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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:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44afae2b0-happy1

Aug 302016
 

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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 eraven@mysistershouse.com 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.

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