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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!

Feb 212018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Michael B. Moore, the President and CEO of the International African American Museum, IAAM, as our guest speaker.

Breakfast Catered by Dish and Design.

Michael Boulware Moore was named the president and CEO of the International African American Museum in February 2016 after serving as an IAAM board member for several years. He brings with him over two decades of experience in brand strategy, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

After earning a political science degree from Syracuse University, he received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He went on to Coca-Cola, where he managed the Coca-Cola brand in the US. After several years there, Moore pursued a number of senior roles in consumer packaged goods companies before leading a boutique strategy consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

Moore has deep roots in Charleston as the great-great-grandson of Robert Smalls. Smalls was an enslaved African who, in 1862, took command of a Confederate ship in the Charleston Harbor, sailed it past five Confederate forts in the Atlantic Ocean, and then turned it over to Union forces winning his freedom and that of his family and crew. He then became a captain in the Union Army. After the Civil War, he was elected to both houses of the South Carolina Legislature and to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Feb 212018
 

agenda

East Cooper Rotary Breakfast Club  – February 27, 2018

1 Call to Order @ 7:40

2 Welcome – Stephanie Bates

3 Sergeant at Arms of the Day – Karen Waters
a) Welcome visitors and guests
b) Thought for the day
c) Pledge of Allegiance
d) Trivia

4 Cart Fund – Jack Vax

5 Happy Dollars – Catherine Stuhr

6 Announcements – Stephanie Bates

• Birthdays – James Holland (02/27), Wayne Cassaday (02/28)
• Club Anniversaries – none
• Wedding Anniversaries – none

7 Club Business – Stephanie Bates

  • Please turn in service project volunteer dates to Mike Bloser- update on service team members (mike.bloser@us.bosch.com)
  • Tripp- Update on Speakeasy

8 Speaker – Mr. Michael B. Moore, President/CEO of International African American Museum

9 Literacy Book Signing

10 Drawing

11 Thanks to Visitors and Guests

12 Next Meeting 03/06/18

Speaker: Taylor Skardon, USS Ralph Johnson Commissioning

Sergeant at Arms: David Schwartz

13 Four way test

14 Adjourn meeting at 8:30

Feb 212018
 

Meeting-SpeakerDo you know an interesting speaker? Submit the information to Sharon Hartley sharon@mcguirecpa.comAs of now, we’re booked through April 2018.

Upcoming Speakers & Sergeant At Arms for the Day Schedule
(If you can not attend on your scheduled day, please find an alternate below your name to fill in.)

DATE  SPEAKER COMPANY or TOPIC  Sargent at Arms
2/27/18 Mr. Michael Boulware Moore, President/CEO of IAAM International African American Museum Karen Waters
03/06/18  Taylor Skardon
USS Ralph Johnson Commissioning David Schwartz
03/13/18 Kaitlyn Hall Roper Rehabilitation Hospital Jim Holland
 03/20/18 Captain Blair Martin Mt. Pleasant Police Charles Duffy
 03/27/2018  Lee Pringle  Charleston Gospel Choir  Mike Weeks

 

Feb 142018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Sharon Cooper-Murray of the Gullah Heritage of the Lowcountry, as our guest speaker.

Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.  

Sharon Cooper-Murray is a native of South Carolina raised in Florence County. After attending college in Tennessee, she returned to South Carolina and has resided Charleston County, South Carolina. When she arrived on Wadmalaw Island, SC, it was the first time she heard the Gullah language, and she was fascinated by the tone and rhythm of this Creole language. That was the beginning of what has become her life-long passion: the Gullah culture, their stories, folk music, crafts, food ways, religious folkways … their way of life. She has traveled throughout the east coast of the United States as an advocate of the preservation, conservation and development of the culture through workshops, lectures, storytelling, special events and artist in residency programs.

Feb 112018
 

Dr. Adam Domby

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Dr. Adam Domby, an Assistant professor of History at the College of Charleston, as our guest speaker. An expert on Civil War and Reconstruction, he received his PhD and MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he received his BA from Yale University. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

Dr. Adam Domby is a historian of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the American South. His research focuses on how southerners fought their neighbors during the American Civil War and examines the legacy of those local fights that civil wars inevitably create. His current book manuscript project centers on the role these conflicts played in three divided southern communities during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Close examination of the social dynamics of these southern communities reveals new insights into why the Confederacy lost, why Reconstruction failed, and the distinctiveness of southern society, culture, and politics.

Jan 302018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Chris Crolley of Coastal Expeditions, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.  

Garden & Gun calls Chris “one of the state’s most knowledgeable naturalists,” and it’s easy to know why. A devoted student of the world around him, you can almost always find him on a Bulls Island trail, exploring a newly found waterway or keenly examining a feather he’s picked up during the day.  For nearly 25 years, Chris has been an integral part of Coastal Expeditions and continues its mission of environmental education and stewardship.  He is the proud father of a 19-year-old son, Graham and 3-year-old daughter, Olivia.

Named one of Charleston’s 50 Most Progressive (Charlie Magazine), Chris works closely with non-profit groups like the Coastal Conservation LeagueLowcountry Land TrustFriends of Coastal South Carolina, and The Nature Conservancy to help facilitate their missions.  If you’re ever on a tour with Chris, you’ll find that he’s one of the lucky ones that found his calling early in life.

Jan 182018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Pat Campbell, charter member of ECBR, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.  

Pat Campbell joined Rotary in 1973 serving in numerous Club & District positions . He is a charter member of East Cooper Breakfast Rotary, serving twice as President and numerous varied committee assignments. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. District duties have included Assistant Governor, twice District Conference chair, Area Polio chair, District Assembly organizer & presenter and has been awarded District Rotarian of the year. He and Wayne Cassaday did a Water Missions trip to Uganda installing solar power filtration units. His involvement in Gift of Life is since our Club’s founding, serving as District Chair from 2001 – 2017. He and his wife Pat have hosted numerous patients and their parent in their home. Being named a Honorary Rotarian of ECBR may be his most heartfelt achievement.

Jan 092018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Jason Sandoval, Drug Enforcement Agent, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.  

Mr. Sandoval received his credentials and badge as a Special Agent (SA) of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) after completing Basic Agent Academy training.  He has investigated heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and club drug distribution in northern New Mexico. He has also  investigated the most prolific and powerful Mexican drug cartels.  In 2006, he was deployed for over a year to Afghanistan and developed US judicial cases against major drug lords providing financial support to the Taliban.  He transferred to DEA’s office in Istanbul, Turkey where he conducted drug and money laundering investigations of transnational criminal organizations operating in as many as ten countries.

In May 2016, SA Sandoval transferred to the Charleston Resident Office of DEA’s Atlanta Field Division.  He currently leads a law enforcement task force from departments across the low country of South Carolina.  Since arriving in Charleston, Mr. Sandoval, community advocates, and law enforcement partners have founded a grassroots movement entitled “Wake Up: Carolina” which is resolved to end substance abuse in the community. 

 

Dec 052017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Darren Felty, Dean of Trident Technical College’s Mount Pleasant Campus, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.  Dr. Felty earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia and came to TTC in 1999 as an Instructor of English. He was TTC’s Department Head of English and Journalism from 2009 to 2013 and Associate Dean of Humanities of Social Sciences from 2013 to 2017. He and his wife, Cris, have three children and reside in Mount Pleasant.

Nov 212017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Chris Staubes of the Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

Chris Staubes is the owner of the Staubes Law Firm and the Harbor Group business brokerage.  As founder and President of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce (www.mountpleasantchamber.org), formerly the Mount Pleasant Business Association, his leadership has led to a tripling of the organization’s membership, expanded charitable giving, implemented a business education series known as Food For Thought, and created the Town Anchors program.

In 2014, Chris was elected to the Charleston County School Board, where he served as Vice Chairman. Chris also sits on the Executive Board for the Coastal Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2012, Chris participated in The Riley Institute® at Furman University, and was named a Riley Institute Diversity Fellow. Chris was General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce from 2000 – 2003. He is a 1998 graduate of the Leadership Charleston.

In 2001, Chris was named to the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 for his public and community service. Chris has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2010 in the field of Corporate Law.

Chris is a graduate of Wofford College and the University of South Carolina School of Law, and resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife Tanya and their three children.

 

Nov 012017
 

 

Thank you, Elmire Raven, for your service to our Rotary Club and our community for the past 17 years! You served in so many capacities including past president, PR co-chair for events, and beneficiary liaison, to name a few. We’re going to miss you at our weekly meetings but look forward to hearing all about your retirement fun when you come to our social events! You are proud to officially name you as an Honorary Member of the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club!

Nov 012017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Ken Garber of Water Mission as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

Ken and his wife, Kelli, and their teenage son, Chase, are originally from the Washington, D.C. area. They moved to the Lowcountry in 2015 and reside in Mount Pleasant. Kelli is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with MUSC’s Teleheath Program, and Chase is a slightly-disgruntled freshman at the College of Charleston who wants to pursue a career in the marine science field.

Ken is a former youth pastor, journalist and marketing executive who started working in the non-profit world in 2013. His heart is in working for those who need help getting on track toward a better life.

He joined Water Mission in May of this year as a Donor Stewardship Manager. His hope is to be a part of the team that celebrates the end of the global water crisis.

 

Oct 272017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Rotary District 7770 Governor Gary Bradham as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

Gary Bradham, a member of the Myrtle Beach Rotary club, has led our Membership Committee from 2012-Present, was instrumental in developing our district’s well recognized “e-member” classification, and served his club as President and Foundation Chair.  He is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and was honored by his club as Rotarian of the Year for 2013.  He was the recipient of RI’s Club Builder Award in 2012-13 and received the Districts Outstanding Service Award in 2012-13 and the District’s Distinguished Service Award in 2013-14.  He is a member of the Paul Harris Society, the Bequest Society, is a benefactor and a Sustaining member.

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!

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 102017
 

October 21st is right around the corner, so please make sure to purchase your Speakeasy tickets
online at eastcooperspeakeasy.com. Each member is required to purchase/sell 4 tickets unless you have purchased a sponsorship. Please invite your friends, coworkers, and neighbors to this great event. There is a spot online for someone to notate which Rotary member, so you will get credit for your ticket sales.  The list of who has purchased and has not purchased will be available on Tuesday at the meeting. If tickets are not purchased prior to event, members will be invoiced afterwards. Please go ahead and purchase now!
Eastcooperspeakeasy.com!
See you Tuesday!!

Yours In Rotary,
Stephanie

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