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Feb 062017

Pictured above (left to right): Stephanie Bates, Jack Vax, Dawes Cooke, Sully Recine, Warren Pruitt, Charles Muldrow, Libba Roach, Brandon Roach, Mike Bloser, Melissa Stabene, and Esther Vax.  On right Jack Vax shooting pool.

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Brandon’s Roaches Service Team will host a Winter Soiree Thursday, February 16th at 6:00 pm at the home of Charles and Jody Muldrow.
This is an opportunity for us to connect in a more intimate and casual setting as a small group and get to know one another better, and an opportunity to invite a potential Rotary member.  And of course spouses are invited.
Charles will provide wine and beer, and Jody is already planning some heavy hors d’oeuvres. You are welcome to bring something, but it is not required.  Just let Charles know in that regard.  Also let him know if you are a beer drinker, a wine drinker, or something lighter.
So please confirm your attendance so that Charles can get a head count.  IF you have a potential member that you would like to invite but haven’t yet, now is the time to ask. You may RSVP for the unknown guest as Tentative.
Attached is a map to the Muldrow house, located at 272 Bampfield Drive in Hobcaw Point. 2nd house on right on Bampfield – Green board and batten siding.
Jan 172017

Ghost Monkey Brewery

Rotary Ghost Monkey Brewery Tour and Tasting
Thursday, February 2nd @ 5:30 p.m.
Ghost Monkey Brewery – 522 Wando Lane off of Long Point Rd.
Cash bar.

Jan 172017


Anyone interested in helping with the planning of this year’s Speakeasy event is invited to attend the first planning meeting to be held Monday, January 30th at 6 p.m. at SMHa office located at 400 Hibben Ferry Ave. We have a good format from which to base this year’s event, so it should be a lot easier than last year’s!

Jan 092017

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The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will go on a field trip Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to tour Water Missions International.  The production facility is located on the old Navy Base at 1150 Kinzer Street, Bldg. 1605 North Charleston, SC 29405.  The meeting will start promptly at 7:30 a.m., so please account for traffic on I-526.

You don’t want to miss this great presentation and tour! Breakfast will be catered by Dish and Design.

In 1998, our founders, Molly and George Greene, were operating an environmental engineering company in Charleston, South Carolina when they heard about the devastation in Honduras caused by Hurricane Mitch. After receiving a request for multiple water treatment systems in Honduras, and being unable to find existing systems that would work, George and his team of engineers took action to build such a system – and thus the idea for Water Missions International was born.

When the Greenes arrived in Honduras, they were shocked by what they found. The river that flowed through a nearby village was the color of chocolate milk, deep brown with toxins, bacteria and hopelessness. The residents of the village referred to it as the “River of Death” – no one survived once they drank from that river. As one of the newly built water systems became operational, the local villagers were still terrified to drink any water from the river – whether it was clear or not. So Molly and George placed their own lips to the hose and drank the newly purified water. With that action, Molly and George bridged the final gap and the villagers swarmed forward to drink the water.

In the aftermath of their Honduras trip, Molly and George discovered the sad truth about the global water crisis – that billions are forced to drink dirty water every day. In 2001, the Greenes took action to combat this reality and founded Water Mission.


Dec 122016

Thank you to all our volunteers who came out on Saturday to give time to distribute bikes and toys to the children of the Lowcountry!  Thank you to the Marine Corps Reserve for organizing Toys for Tots.

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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,, with the hour time slot that works best for you.

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Please join your fellow East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club members for a casual Christmas celebration Dec. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hoover residence.

Club member Tripp Hoover’s parents have once again graciously opened their home to us for our Christmas celebration. Located in Copahee, the party will be held on the back lawn of 1464 Lieben Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466.

Also we would love to have some desserts donated and if anyone has heaters or heat sources, please bring them as it is an outdoor party.  Please RSVP to Sully Witte at as soon as possible.

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 082016

We need your help!

On November 19th the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will partner with the East Cooper Habitat for Humanity to help Lavinia, her daughter Robin, and her two grandkids build their first home.
We will need 15 volunteers to help with the projects on this third home in the Theodore road community. Our team was one of the first to work on this project over a year ago when we first installed the stilt fence around the whole property. Now due in part to our handy work over six separate workdays, two families have a house they can be proud to call home.
Don’t miss your opportunity to help a family in need. The build on this house started in the summer so we will have plenty of interesting tasks for all who come. The weather will be beautiful and your heart will be full after you put in some work for a family in need.
Please join us on November 19th at 8:30 am. The address is 981 Theodore Road, Awendaw, SC.
Let Dimi know you can make it at
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.

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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:

Sep 262016


East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club met a lot of great people and business connections at the Mt. Pleasant Business Expo last Thursday.  Thanks to Judy Parsons for organizing the volunteer shifts and setting up the booth!

Sep 242016

A huge thank you to all of our members for pulling this spectacular event off!  It truly was the Bee’s Knee’s of all parties!

Congratulations to Will and Kristin Crady for winning the $5000 cash grand prize! Kristin had the winning chip!


Thank you to Stephanie Bates for being our fearless leader in the endeavor!


Thank you to all of our sponsors including the Reverend Sam Stafford!


Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped set up decorations for the Speakeasy Friday! The Sweetgrass Event Center was transformed into a true Prohibition-era! It was like walking back in time. Volunteers came from not only our club, but also from East Cooper Community Outreach and My Sister’s House. A huge thank you to Kimberly Roberts for heading up the decorations committee. Your creativeness shined through!

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To view the photos from the Speakeasy event, go to Reese Moore’s website.  She did a terrific job capturing the fun time everyone had.

And, view the photos that Sully Witte took and posted on the Moultrie News site.

Apr 262016



Contact John Albrecht or Sharon Hartley for additional information.

(Presenting Partners)
*Limit of 4 sponsorships*
As the Presenting Partners, your company name and logo will be featured as the official
event sponsor for the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club’s Speakeasy… Prohibition for a
Table of 10 with premier seating and table placement at the event
Private Waitress Service for food service
Special Designated line for bar service with individual bartender
Company signage at the event (provided by the company)
Company signage on event website with link to company’s site
Promotion through social media outlets as Presenting Partner of event
Company name and logo on all marketing materials to include but not limited to posters, newsletters, and email campaigns (approximate reach of 500+)
Promotion of company through local radio spots and television programs

(Premier Table Sponsors)
Table of 8 with guaranteed seating and logo displayed on table signage
Special Designated line for bar service with individual bartender
Company signage on event website with link to company’s site
Promotion through social media outlets as Premier Sponsors of event
Company name and logo on all marketing materials to include but not limited to posters, newsletters, and email campaigns (approximate reach of 500)
Promotion of company through local radio spots and television programs

(Table Sponsor)
Table of 6 with guaranteed seating and logo displayed on table signage
Company signage on event website with link to company’s site
Promotion through social media outlets as Table Sponsor
Company name and logo on all marketing materials to include but not limited to posters, newsletters, and email campaigns (approximate reach of 500)
Promotion of company through local radio spots and television programs

(Flappers and Gangstas)
4 Tickets to the Speakeasy… Prohibition for a cause Party
Company signage on event website with link to company’s site
Promotion through social media outlets as Sponsors of event
Company name and logo on all marketing materials to include but not limited to posters, newsletters, and email campaigns (approximate reach of 500)

Oct 202015

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Two Service Team soirees will be held this week allowing teams to get to know each other better; give the executive committee the opportunity to talk to club leadership on a one-on-one basis; and invite member prospects to meet the club members in a small group setting.

Service Team #1 will host its soiree Wednesday, Oct. 28th starting at 6:30 p.m. at John Albrecht’s home at 1862 Peaceful Way in Palmetto Plantation in the back of Longpoint neighborhood, and should wrap up around 8:30 or 9 p.m.  John will provide some pork loin sliders and some other sides, drinks, etc.  Members are welcome to bring a side dish and drinks as well.  Please RSVP with a head count to John if you plan on coming.

Service Team #3 will host its soiree Thursday, October 29th starting at 6 p.m. at the Bridge Bar of Charleston Harbor Fish House located at 32 Patriots Point Rd.  We’ll have Happy Hour time on the roof overlooking the entire Charleston skyline, Ravenel Bridge, and U.S.S Yorktown!

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Despite the rain, over 200 children came to the Mt. Pleasant Target store Saturday to receive a free pair of shoes from The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant and East Cooper Rotary Club’s community service project known as Happy Feet.

Sep 152015


What is I-BEAM? I-beam is a mentoring program that pairs at-risk elementary school children with a caring adult who meets with them once a week during the school year to cultivate a love of reading. ECBR is partnering with I-BEAM to volunteer to mentor children in Mount Pleasant Elementary Schools.

How you can help: Sign up to volunteer!  You will spend one hour with the same child each session.  You can sign up to mentor every week or every other week. Monday through Friday.

I-BEAM Schools:  Belle Hall Elementary School, Charles Pinckney Elementary School, James B. Edwards Elementary School, Jennie Moore Elementary School, Laurel Hill Primary School, Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School, and St. James Santee Elementary School

ECBR Literacy Scools:  Jennie Moore Elementary School, Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School

Next Steps: Let Ashley Davis ( or 704-796-8027) know you are interested in volunteering and make sure to attend one of the following training dates.

Training: We have three options for you!

Sept. 21st at 7 pm and Sept. 24th at 12:00 pm at Christ Church, 2304 N Hwy 17, Mt Pleasant

Sept.22nd at 6:30 pm at New Wappetaw Presbyterian Church, 635 Pinckney St, McClellanville

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