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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 212017
 

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East Cooper Rotary Breakfast Club  – November 14, 2107

1 Call to Order @ 7:40

2 Welcome – Stephanie Bates

3 Sergeant at Arms of the Day – Sean O’Conner
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 – none
• Club Anniversaries – Sean O’Conner (1 yr) and Karen Waters (3 yrs)
• Wedding Anniversaries – none

7 Club Business – Stephanie Bates
• Second Reading to prospective member Grace Lacey – Stephanie
• Service Team Update – Mike Bloser
• Christmas Social Dec. 1st – Sully Recine

8 Speaker –Chris Staubes: Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce

9 Literacy Book Signing

10 Drawing

11 Thanks to Visitors and Guests

12 NEXT MEETING 12/5/17 Speaker: Toys for Tots Bike Drive

13 Next Meeting Sergeant at Arms –  Dick Bennington

14 Four way test

15 Adjourn meeting at 8:30

Nov 212017
 

Meeting-SpeakerDo you know an interesting speaker? Submit the information to Elmire Raven ravenelmire@yahoo.comAs of now, we’re booked through January 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
11/28/17  Chris Staubes  Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Sean O’Conner
12/5/17  Toys for Tots  Dick Bennington
12/12/17  Darren Felty Mt. Pleasant Dean of Trident Tech   Larry Schey
 12/19/17  Christmas Program  Terry Hundley

 

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

Oct 032017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Samantha Morris, Outreach Coordinator of My Sister’s House, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

Sam Morris is the Outreach Coordinator at My Sister’s House, Inc. a domestic violence program in South Carolina serving Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Limestone College in 2012. During her study at Limestone she completed a 400 hour internship with My Sister’s House, Inc. Upon completion of her internship, she was offered a part time position as night and weekend staff. A month later, Sam applied for a full time position with the organization as the Client Services Coordinator/Case Manager (CSC). Sam worked for over 2.5 years as the CSC, juggling the largest case load in the shelter. In addition to case management, Sam provided individual and group counseling and referral services for adult clients, provided intake, crisis intervention, and advocacy to clients, and developed a support services program within the organization. Sam then advanced to her next and current position as the Outreach Coordinator. As the Outreach Coordinator/Case Manager, Sam is responsible for providing group counseling and referral services for victims of domestic violence both in and out of shelter, she provides  emergency individual counseling sessions as needed and  has  case management responsibilities for sheltered victims, while still conducting intakes and crisis intervention services to callers and clients. Sam also spends a great deal of her time spreading awareness in the community about domestic violence and is always seeking new opportunities and audiences.  Sam was awarded the My Sister’s House, Inc. Full-Time Employee of the year for 2015.

Sep 262017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Christine Osborne, Owner of Wonder Works toy store, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

As the owner of Wonder Works, Christine has been an integral part of the Charleston community and toy industry since its inception in 1990. She and her business partner at the time, Dan Morrisey, who lost his battle with cancer in 2007, developed the store out of her love for science and gadgets and his love for astronomy.  They developed the business with an additional nature component. Christine and Wonder Works toy stores have won countless awards and recognitions based on the business’ success, achievements and community involvement.

Sep 192017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Steve Parker, Jr., CEO and founder of Levelwing, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

Levelwing is a leading digital agency committed to fundamentals. Steve co-founded the business in 2002 to help marketers be better marketers in strategy, data and spending. The company has produced record setting and award winning advertising campaigns on the largest of stages – every Super Bowl since 2008, The Olympics, as well as when it matters most; an individual customer need. Some of their clients include Bridgestone, Mercedes-Benz, AOL/Verizon, Lenovo, Gildan USA, Firestone, The United Nations, Amgen, Big Green Egg, Cadillac, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Seacoast Church and The Country of Germany among others.

www.levelwing.com

Aug 292017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Mount Pleasant Mayorial Candidates Linda Page and Will Haynie as our guest speakers. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

Incumbent Mayor Linda Page was first elected as Mayor in 2013 after serving a 4 year term on Town Council. She is the Owner and Operator of Page’s Thieves Market that her parents founded in 1959. She is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent, Antique & Property Appraiser.

In addition to her political service she is the past President and Hall of Fame member of the South Carolina Auctioneer Association, Transportation Committee Chair, Police, Legal, Judicial Committee Chair, President of the South Carolina Association of Mayors, Executive Committee member of the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Government, Charleston Regional Development Authority, Charleston County Aviation Authority, Patriots Point Development Authority, Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority and the Mount Pleasant Waterworks.

Town Council Member Will Haynie was elected to Council in November 2015. He chairs the Public Services Committee. He also serves on the Economic Development, Recreation, and Transportation Committees. He is a CARTA Board Member.

Council Member Haynie graduated from The Citadel in 1983 with a degree in Business Administration.  In his professional life, Council Member Haynie has been CEO of several non-profits, including the Lowcountry Open Land Trust and the South Carolina Maritime Foundation.  Council Member Haynie currently owns his own media/marketing/PR advisory firm located in Mount Pleasant.

Aug 292017
 

Congratulations to fellow Rotarian, Dawes Cooke, for being selected as 2018 Charleston SC Best Lawyers Mediation Lawyer of the Year! Dawes is an attorney for Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms LLC.

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.

 

Aug 152017
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Janie Ward Lauve, Executive Director of People Against Rape, as our guest speakers. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design.

People Against Rape (PAR) is a sexual assault advocacy program offering free support and services for survivors of sexual assault in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties of South Carolina.  PAR was founded in 1974.  In September 1975, they became one of the first rape crisis centers in South Carolina.

 

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