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Apr 172018
 

Congratulations to Luiz Yamashita and Grace Lacey for earning their Rotary Blue Badges this week! We are so proud of you two for stepping into our Club and taking on leadership roles as well!

Apr 172018
 

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East Cooper Rotary Breakfast Club  – April 24, 2018

1 Call to Order @ 7:40

2 Welcome – Stephanie Bates

3 Sergeant at Arms of the Day – Michelle Whitbeck
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 – Will Coffey (April 22) and Lawton Hayes (April 23)
• Club Anniversaries – none
• Wedding Anniversaries – Kevin and Kristin Berry (18 years)

7 Club Business – Stephanie Bates

    • Blue Badge Reading for Brett Fellows
    • Second Readings – Greg Mueli and Joe Shuster
    • Recap of Habitat Build Day- Luiz
    • Open Board Position – Stephanie
    • Membership Survey

8 Speaker – Tim Winkler – Winkler Group

9 Literacy Book Signing

10 Drawing

11 Thanks to Visitors and Guests

12 Next Meeting 05/1/18

Speaker: Rachel Knight – Trident Literacy Assoc.

Sergeant at Arms: Michael Eckard

13 Four way test

14 Adjourn meeting at 8:30

Apr 172018
 

Meeting-SpeakerDo you know an interesting speaker? Submit the information to Sharon Hartley sharon@mcguirecpa.comAs of now, we’re booked through June 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
04/24/2018 Tim Winkler
Winkler Group David Harper
 05/01/18  Rachel Knight  Trident Literacy Association Michael Eckard
05/08/18  Grace Gasper  Friends of Coastal SC Brandon Renaud
05/15/18  Debbie Blalock Deputy Director of SC Dept of Mental Health Jack Vax
Apr 112018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to hear from fellow Rotarian Sean Glassberg about Racers for Pacers, a non- profit founded by Sean in 2011. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Inspired by Rick and Dick Hoyt, Sean started Racers for Pacers to help Lowcountry kids with disabilities become a part of the vibrant running community in our area. Racers for Pacers currently has over 20 Racers who participate in local road races and run each week with either their parents as Pacers or volunteers from our community.

Sean Glassberg is a Rotarian involved with the Georgetown Rotary Club because he loves driving 40+ miles one way to get from his home in Mount Pleasant to his campus at Horry Georgetown Technical College, where he serves as Director of Faculty Development and teaches English from time to time. He is a proud father of four and husband of one who also coaches his kids in Mt Pleasant Rec Sports programs and runs a side business to provide faculty development for other colleges and universities. Somehow, he finds time to run and train on his own when he is not herding his kids or taking out the garbage.

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

 

Apr 112018
 

On April 21st from 8:30am to 12:30pm, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity is excited to have our Rotary Club volunteers joining them on a variety of projects for a couple of their home builds. We will be meeting them at 409 Sablewood Drive, Huger, SC 29450 at 8:30am. This service project calls for fifteen volunteers, if you are available and would like to participate, email Luiz Yamashita at lyamashita@dunesproperties.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
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Lee Pringle, Charleston Gospel Choir, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Lee Pringle is a Lowcountry native whose career took him to far-away places before he returned to Charleston to pursue his musical dreams. You may have heard him with the renowned Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Gospel Choir, which he founded some fourteen years ago, as well as the CSO Spiritual Ensemble and CSO Spiritual Ensemble Chorale. Music is Lee’s passion, and he stands out among his peers by being well-steeped in both classical and vernacular traditions.

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 132018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Captain Blair Martin, Investigations Captain for the Mount Pleasant Police Department, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Captain Martin grew up in Toronto, Canada and came to the United States in 1991 with the United States Marine Corps.  He has been with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department since 1997; has worked in the Patrol Division; and spent many years working Narcotics.  He supervised the Detective office for four years before being promoted to Lieutenant.  And, he was a Watch Commander for several years before being named the Operations Commander. Captain Martin is now responsible for the Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Crime Scene, School Resource Officers, Warrants, Victims’ Advocates, Crime Prevention, and Crime Analysis.

Mar 072018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Kaitlyn Hall, Stroke Program Coordinator at Roper Rehabilitation Hospital, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Kaitlyn is a physical therapist and completed her undergraduate and graduate training at the University at Buffalo. Since moving to Charleston following graduation, she has worked at Roper Rehabilitation Hospital in the inpatient rehab unit. She spend most of her time on the clinical side of the program and primarily worked with patients with stroke and other neurological diagnoses. She received her Neurologic Clinical Specialist certification in 2014 and her Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist certification in 2015. She is also the stroke program coordinator at the rehab hospital and focuses a great deal on staff, patient, family/caregiver and community education.

Feb 272018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Captain Taylor Skardon, US Navy, (Retired) and Chair of the Navy League Commissioning Committee, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

After graduating from the Citadel in 1982, Taylor Skardon received a commission in the Navy where he served for 30 years as a Surface Warfare Officer.

While in the Navy, Captain Skardon’s assignments at sea included duty in the Spruance class destroyers DEYO (DD 989) and NICHOLSON (DD 982) – both homeported in Charleston, SC.  He served in the AEGIS Cruisers LAKE ERIE as the commissioning Engineer Officer and USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) as its Executive Officer.  He commanded the Arleigh Burke destroyer USS OKANE (DDG 77).

Ashore Captain Skardon’s served as an instructor at the United States Naval Academy, action officer on the Navy Staff, detailer at the Navy’s Bureau of Naval Personnel, the Senate Director for the Secretary of Defense, and Commanding Officer of the Naval Base PEARL HARBOR.  Captain Skardon’s final tour was as a Special Assistant to the Commander, United States Pacific Command at Camp Smith Hawaii.

Taylor and his wife, Nancy, returned to Charleston and The Citadel after retiring in 2012.  He served as General Rosa’s Executive Assistant before becoming an  adjunct faculty member.

In addition to his bachelor’s degree from The Citadel, Captain Skardon earned master’s degrees in Information Management from The George Washington University and National Security Strategy from The National War College.

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 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.

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