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Apr 112018
 

East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club President Stephanie Bates presented East Cooper Community Outreach Executive Director Stephanie Kelley with a $5000 donation that the Club raised through their efforts from the East Cooper Speakeasy – Prohibition for a Cause event last October.
This years East Cooper Speakeasy is set for Saturday, October 13, 2018. For information visit www.eastcooperspeakeasy.com

 

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
 

President Stephanie Bates presented My Sister’s House Director of Development and Marketing Tonya Pilkenton with a $5000 donation that the Club raised through their efforts from the East Cooper Speakeasy – Prohibition for a Cause event last October. This year’s East Cooper Speakeasy is set for Saturday, October 13, 2018. For information visit www.eastcooperspeakeasy.com.

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…

Mar 212018
 

Team Palmetto Patriots will hold a service project on Friday, March 23rd at East Cooper Meals On Wheels, 2304 Hwy 17 North Mt. Pleasant.  We will meet at 9:00 a.m. and will ride along with the regular drivers to assist them with their meal deliveries. Drivers leave at 9:15 sharp! Volunteer time should be just a couple hours. If you have a Rotary shirt, please wear it! Please email Jeff Pulley if you plan on coming so they can plan accordingly.  jvpulley@gmail.com

Mar 072018
 

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

Follow the link below 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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