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Meeting Agenda for November 05, 2019

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Oct 302019
 

agendaEast Cooper Breakfast Club  – November 05, 2019

  1. Call to Order @ 7:45- Ted Chestnut
  2. Welcome- Ted Chestnut
  3. Sergeant at Arms for the Day- Brett Fellows
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • Welcome Visitors and Guests
    • Thought for the Day
  4. Cart Fund- Jack Vax
  5. Happy Dollars: Polio Plus- Catherine Stuhr
  6. Announcements- Ted Chestnut
    • Birthdays- NONE
    • Club Anniversaries- Kevin Berry (9 yrs)
    • Wedding Anniversaries- NONE
  7. Club Business- Ted Chestnut
    • Flags for Heroes fundraiser
    • Mark your calendars- Christmas Party, Dec 7th Planters Pointe Clubhouse! 6-9pm
    • Nov 12 meeting will be held at Patriots Point!
  8. Speaker Introduction – Michelle Whitbeck
  9. Speaker- Dorothea Bernique, Increasing Hope Financial
  10. Literacy Book Signing
  11. Drawing
  12. Thanks to Visitors and Guests
  13. Next Meeting- November 12th
    • S@A-
    • Intro-
    • Speaker- Taking apart flags at Patriots Point
  14. Four Way Test
  15. Adjourn Meeting at 8:30  

Upcoming Speakers and Sergeant At Arms Schedule

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Oct 302019
 

Meeting-SpeakerDo you know an interesting speaker? Submit the information to ecbrotaryclub@gmail.com.  

If anyone cannot attend on your scheduled day, please find an alternate below you name to fill in.

Upcoming Speakers & Sergeant at Arms

 

Date

 

Speaker

 

Topic

 

Speaker Intro

S @ A

alphabetical order based on active member list on DACdb

         
5 November 2019 Dorothea Bernique Increasing Hope Financial Training Center Michelle Whitbeck Brett Fellows
12 November 2019 Meet at Patriots Point Flag Fundraiser take-down and photo
19 November 2019 Colleen Vaughn Board Member of NAMI the National Alliance on Mental Illness ? Stephanie Game
26 November 2019 No Meeting No Social This Month Happy Thanksgiving!

Oct 302019
 

Rotary and American flags together at Patriot’s Point over Veteran’s Day weekend! What better way to honor our service men and women?

Sign up to sponsor this wonderful tribute to our heroes. charlestonrotaryflags.org

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Oct 302019
 

More details to follow!

If you have any upcoming community events or service opportunities you would like to share with the club, email gourdin.ellis@gmail.com

November 8-12: Flags for Heroes at Patriot’s Point http://charlestonrotaryflags.org/

November 7: ECBR Christmas Party 6 to 8pm! Planters Pointe Clubhouse

Oct 302019
 

Need A Meeting Makeup?

Visit one of our wonderful Rotary chapters around town, 

participate in a Rotary event

or click here for an e-makeup:

https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/

 

 

[Schedule of Local Rotary Chapters (updated October 2018)]

Mondays:

  • North Charleston Rotary- 12:30pm Hilton Garden Inn Express 5265 International Blvd North Chs

Tuesdays:

  • Rotary Club of Charleston- 12:30pm Hall’s Signature Events 5 Faber Place Downtown Charleston

Wednesdays:

  • Daniel Island Rotary Club- 7:30 am Daniel Island Club 600 Island Park Drive DI
  • Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant– 12:30 pm Harbor Breeze Restaurant at 176 Patriots Point Road MtP

Thursdays:

  • Rotary Club of N. Charleston Breakfast– 7:15am Embassy Suites Intl Blvd by Charleston Airport
  • Rotary Club of St. Andrews- Charleston– 12:30pm Bessingers Barbecue on Savannah Highway

Fridays:

  • Rotary Club of Charleston- Breakfast– 7:30am Harbour Club 35 Prioleau Street Downtown Charleston

 

Sep 202019
 

Join the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club as we come together with the Daniel Island Rotary Club, Thursday September 26th from 6 to 8pm, for a joint social event!

Come mix and mingle with your fellow Rotarians!

Please feel free to bring guests!!!

Dockery’s is located at 800 Island Park Drive, Daniel Island.

https://dockerysdi.com/

Aug 062019
 

Come meet your East Cooper Rotaractors at Saltwater Cowboys on Shem Creek for a membership social event! Please bring along potential new members, age 18-30!

August 13th 5-7pm at Saltwater Cowboys on Shem Creek the East Cooper Rotaractors will meet for a Membership Social in the place of their bi-weekly meeting! Come learn what Rotaract is all about! Please bring potential new members: anyone, age 18 to 30, interested in joining together with fellow young professionals over a love of service to the community and professional networking.

“We are the very first community-based Rotaract club in our district! We currently meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm at the Mount Pleasant library on Mathis ferry road.”

#ServiceAboveSelf#RotaryConnectsTheWorld

https://www.facebook.com/events/329173541291546/

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Jul 232019
 

Our 2019-2020 Rotary Youth Exchange Student Ester will arrive on August 2nd from Ribeiras das Neves, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Ester has a first and a third host family but we still need a family to open their home to Ester for the three month span of time in between. The exact dates that a student switches families is up to the families but roughly the time would be start of December until mid March.

Every year exchange students and their parents are required to write a letter to their future host families. I have read these letters from Ester and her parents and I can assure you she is a brilliant, responsible, determined young woman. Ester speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English proficiently. She wants to study medicine and hopefully specialize in neurosurgery. Ester, with the support of her family, has made the most difficult decision that any 17 year old can make: she is leaving her family and friends and the only home she’s ever known in Brazil to come to a strange new place for a year of her life. The Rotary Club of East Cooper Breakfast, the city of Charleston, Rotary District 7770, the state of South Carolina, and the United States of America are welcoming Ester with open arms. I’m asking that someone open their home for 3 short months to this beautiful, courageous young woman. This is not just a life changing experience for the student but for the host families a like. Ester will become a part of your family and you hers; you will create a life long bond.

*Below are some social media ads as well as 2 links to informational sheets that tells you everything you need to know about hosting a student. Send these materials to someone or give me their contact info to reach out myself.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take 5 minutes to post a photo or link from below to any one of your social media accounts- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, etc. OR PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take a moment to text, email, or call a friend, co worker or family member that you think might be interested.. OR who might know someone who is interested. Ask your church or ask your boss… ask your neighbors..

***There’s been a bigger push for host families this year*** The reason being because our club typically sends a student abroad, an outbound, at the same time as hosting a student, the inbound. It is an obligation of that outbound student to procure families, however this year the district did not have enough outbound students for our club to send one.

AGAIN please take just a moment to ask just a few people to help Rotary in one of our most important programs. Rotary Youth Exchange promotes global peace and cultural understanding as well as encouraging leadership, cultural and language skills.

“My dream is for every 17-year old to become a Youth Exchange Student.  If we could achieve this, there would be no more wars.” 

– Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Rotary International President 2004-2005

YouTube Video of Host Family Experience

July 23rd Guest Speaker: Nicole Myles, Founder and Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

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Jul 172019
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Nicole Myles, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, as our speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Nichole Myles is the executive director of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Assuming the role in 2015, she has focused the museum on providing high-quality, play-based museum programming and services for the Charleston area’s youngest citizens through a variety of outlets both on and off the museum’s sites. Under her leadership, the museum has expanded services to create a total reach of over 190,000 children, their caregivers and educators through onsite work, new outreach programming, as well as providing teacher coaching and professional development. Prior to leading the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, Myles served as Chief Education and Experience Officer at the Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport, Iowa. Throughout her career, encompassing both formal and informal education settings, she has worked in the areas of arts education, STEM, literacy and interdisciplinary curriculum development.

Club Assembly Awards

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2018-2019 BOD (left to right) Michelle Whitbeck, Ted Chestnut, Alison Dailey, Ellis Gourdin, Grace Lacey, Brett Fellows, Tripp Hoover and Sean O’Connor.
Jack Vax receiving the 2018-2019 Presidential Award
Caitlin Waddington and Grace Lacey receiving the 2018-2019 Service Above Self Award
Warren Pruitt 2018-2019 Rotarian of the Year
2018-2019 President Tripp Hoover passing the torch to 2019-2020 President Ted Chestnut
2019-2020 BOD (left to right) Caitlin Waddington, Grace Lacey, Ellis Gourdin, Brett Fellows, Sean O’Connor, Michelle Whitbeck, Ted Chestnut and Tripp Hoover. (not pictured) Paul Curry

Our Meeting Location

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Jun 232019
 

The Cooper River Room at the Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park

99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd.

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

First 3 Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

January 15 Guest Speaker: Vicki Johnson, Manager at Charleston Fisher House

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Jan 082019
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Vicki Johnson, Manager at Charleston Fisher House, as our speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Johnson is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant. She spent 20 years in the military and served in Desert Storm, 2 years in Afghanistan. She is a member of Lowcountry Women’s Veterans Association and serves on Joint Base Advisory Council. The Charleston Fisher House is the 73rd Fisher House in the United States and the first one built in residential community.  They raised $4M to purchase property.  The neighbors have embraced the Fisher House and the veterans and families that come stay there say that helps them in their recovery.  The building cost $9M in construction costs and the VA helped pay for the building.  It can serve 16 families and since January 2018 over 600 families have been served at Charleston Fisher House.  The house includes a common kitchen, dining, library, and residential suites.  The Charleston Fisher House is the only 3 story Fisher House which is unique because the layout allows all 16 rooms to be handicap accessible.

Holiday Party: November 30th

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Nov 262018
 

Our annual holiday party will be held Friday November 30th from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Planter’s Pointe Clubhouse. Food and drinks provided. Catering by Top Shelf Catering. Bring guests! Adults only. Festive attire. Drop in or stay awhile! Happy Holidays from ECBR!

Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup

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Nov 122018
 

https://www.palmettopride.org/event/francis-marion-national-forest-cleanup/February 2, 2019 / US Forest Service Office, 2967 Steed Creek Rd, Huger, SC

Join us for the 12th annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup, Saturday, February 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Volunteers can choose between five locations around the forest prior to the event. Please contact Scott Morgan, smorgan@palmettopride.org, to pre-register for a specific location near you. All other volunteers should meet at the US Forest Service Office, 2967 Steed Creek Rd, Huger, SC.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, long-sleeve shirts and sturdy shoes. Gloves, bags and vests will be provided. Weather-appropriate outerwear is recommended.

Lunch will be served to all volunteers and staff.

Directions

From Georgetown: Take HWY 17 S approximately 33 miles to Steed Creek Road (Road #10-1032)

From Monks Corner: Take HWY 52 to HWY 402 to Huger. Cross over Hwy 41 at the flashing red light and you will be on Steed Creek Road. Forest Service Center is 3 miles on your right.

From Mt. Pleasant/I-526: Take HWY 17. Drive 5.2 miles past the Sewee Visitor Center and turn left on Steed Creek Road. Forest Service Center is approximately 9 miles on the left.

October 2nd Guest Speaker- Eric DeMoura

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Sep 252018
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Eric DeMoura, Town Administrator, as our speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Mr. DeMoura was appointed to the position of town administrator in October 2010. He currently manages nine departments, 700 employees, and a $158 million annual budget for the fourth largest municipality in South Carolina. Mr. DeMoura has received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association. Prior to his appointment as town administrator, Mr. DeMoura served as deputy town administrator for four years.

Prior to joining the Town of Mount Pleasant, Mr. DeMoura held the position of deputy mayor in Taunton, Massachusetts, where he assisted the mayor in the management of 30 city departments and a $130 million budget. As chief advisor to the mayor, he lobbied state and federal governments to secure funding and improve education and aging infrastructure. Reforming budget processes, purchasing procedures, and personnel policies defined the quality of his position in Taunton.

Additional experience included the position of County Manager of Caswell County, North Carolina, where Mr. DeMoura began his public service. Highlights included the management of 23 county departments, 250 employees, and a $20 million budget.

Mr. DeMoura is a graduate of Clemson University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in public administration. He also holds a County Administration Certification from the University of North Carolina.

Mr. DeMoura is past president of the South Carolina City and County Management Association. He is a member of the International City / County Management Association and the South Carolina City and County Management Association.

Sep 252018
 

Tripp Hoover, Sean O’Connor, Ted Chestnut, Michelle Whitbeck, and Ellis Gourdin attended the 2018 Fall District 7770 Training Seminar Friday October 21st at SeaCoast Church in Mount Pleasant. Below are photos of some of the speakers. Committee chairs in attendance participated in training of Grants Management, Global Grants, Membership, Youth Programs, Public image through Social media, and “how to” sessions on the District Database and Rotary Club Central. The Keynote Speaker was Past RI VP Anne Matthews.

    

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