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Jul 172019
 

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.

Jul 172019
 

agendaEast Cooper Breakfast Club  – July 23, 2019

  1. Call to Order @ 7:45- Ted Chestnut
  2. Welcome- Ted Chestnut
  3. Sergeant at Arms for the Day- Mike Bloser
    • 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- NONE
    • Wedding Anniversaries- NONE
  7. Club Business- Ted Chestnut
    • WE NEED ONE LAST HOST FAMILY! Dec 1 through March
    • Anyone interested in being a club Youth Exchange Counselor for our exchange student- contact Ellis
    • July Social: Two Blokes Brewing Thursday, August 1st 6-8pm
    • Member Directory- fill out and send to Ellis with head-shot: form found on website and in weekly newsletter
    • Discuss 2019-2020 Budget
  8. Speaker Introduction – Ellis Gourdin
  9. Speaker- Nichole Myles, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
  10. Literacy Book Signing
  11. Drawing
  12. Thanks to Visitors and Guests
  13. Next Meeting- August 6th
    • S@A- Wayne Cassaday
    • Intro- Ellis Gourdin
    • Speaker- Katie Blomquist, Founder and Executive Director of Going Places
  14. Four Way Test
  15. Adjourn Meeting at 8:30  
Jul 172019
 

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

23 July 2019 Nichole Myles Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry Ellis Gourdin Mike Bloser
30 July 2019 Ne Meeting 5th Tuesday
1 August 2019 Social Two Blokes 6-8pm
6 August 2019 Katie Blomquist Going Places Ellis Gourdin Wayne Cassaday
13 August 2019 Cheryll Woods Flowers Alzheimer’s Research Sharon Hartley Ted Chestnut

ECBR July Social

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Jul 172019
 

Join the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club Thursday August 1st from 6 to 8pm at Two Blokes Brewing in Mount Pleasant!
Two Blokes is dog and child friendly!

Chucktown Deli food truck will be at Two Blokes from 5 to 8pm
“Chucktown Deli is a New York style deli food truck serving up tasty sandwiches. From their big boy Reuben to the Chucktown Italian… you can’t go wrong. Don’t miss their homemade southern style delicious desserts!”

547 Long Point Road, Suite #101, Mount Pleasant, SC

2019 Rotary Night at the Park

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Jul 172019
 

Have you signed up for the Rotary Night at the Ballpark? We look forward to enjoying the fellowship with you and having a great time.

If you have not signed up, please consider doing so. What better way for Rotarians to have fun than with Baseball, Hotdogs and Rotary? The Camden Singers will deliver the National Anthem at the ballpark.

Rotarians like to have fun and enjoy the friendship of fellow Rotarians. Friday, July 26, 2019 has been designated as Rotary Night with the Columbia Fireflies. This will be an opportunity for Rotary club members to have a great social time. Tickets are $9.00 each and food vouchers are $5.00. We will sit together along the first base line and have a great time. Use the attached flyer to purchase tickets.

Bring your family and friends and join us for a wonderful time together at the ballpark on July 26.

Jul 172019
 

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

July 23: Rotaract Bi-Monthly Meeting Mount Pleasant Library 6-7pm; Alexandra Moor, Executive Director, Be A Mentor

July 26: 2019 Rotary Night at the Park

August 1: Social 6-8pm Two Blokes Brewing ECBR July Social

August 11: Rotary Youth Exchange Host Family and YEO/YEC Training

August 13: Rotaract Membership Event TBD

August 20: Chamber of Commerce “Business and Baseball” After Hours event- 7pm $20 for all you can eat hot dogs and beer

August 24: Rotary Membership Summit, Lexington, SC 9:30am-4pm

August 27: Rotaract Bi-Monthly Meeting Mount Pleasant Library 6-7pm; Elena Lawson, Director of Special Projects and Business Partnerships, Charleston Animal Society

August 29: Social 6-8pm The Mill Street Tavern ECBR August Social

September 10: Rotaract Bi-Monthly Meeting Downtown Library 6-7pm; Christine Messick, Community Engagement Manager, Reading Partners SC

September 21: Happy Feet Event – Target Mount Pleasant

September 24: Rotaract Bi-Monthly Meeting Mount Pleasant Library 6-7pm; Alicia Modoor, Operations Coordinator, Engaging Creative Minds

September 26: Social 6-8pm Dockery’s Daniel Island ECBR September Social

October 24: Social 6-8pm Morgan Creek Grill IOP Marina ECBR October Social

October 24: Polio Event 11-2pm Segra Park, Columbia SC- Join us for food, fellowship, fun, music and beer  Save the Date-End Polio Now Columbia

Jul 172019
 

We would like to make it easier for our members and the public to see the various job titles and services our talented members offer. A Member Directory will be published on the website, and we would like to feature a different member in each weekly newsletter.

By returning the following form, you agree to having your information published on www.ECBRotaryClub.org

SUBMIT A HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPH OF YOURSELF TO gourdin.ellis@gmail.com. Only members who have completed this form AND submitted a photograph will be featured

Subscribe to District Newsletter

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Jul 172019
 

District 7770 Newsletter emailed every Tuesday morning!

SUBSCRIBE BELOW

http://www.rotary7770.org/news-room/

Once in the District News Room… you’ll find a “Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter” button in the top right of the page! Click and SUBSCRIBE

There is now also a link on our homepage to subscribe to the district newsletter!

Jul 172019
 

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

 

Club Assembly Awards

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Jul 132019
 
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

July 16th Guest Speaker: Nancy Mace, SC Representative

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Jul 102019
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Nancy Mace, SC Representative, as our speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Nancy is actively committed to the Charleston community. She serves Hanahan, Daniel Island, Mt Pleasant and Goose Creek as a State Representative for District 99. She is Vice Chairman of The Citadel School of Business Advisory Board. She is also a former board member on the National Board of Directors for the Medal of Honor Bowl Game. She is also a former board member and volunteer at Childspring International. She received the “Young Alumnus Award” from The Citadel Alumni Association in 2014 and in 2017 she received the “Mary Dean Brewer Woman of Distinction” award from the Eastern Carolina Girl Scouts.

Nancy is a member of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtor (CTAR) and has been a Commercial Real Estate Agent since 2014. She recently earned a Keller Willams Top Producer award for 2018.

East Cooper Rotaract Beach Sweep

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Jul 102019
 

On July 20th the East Cooper Rotaract Club will be sweeping all the way to the Windjammer!

Meet us on the Isle of Palms beach at 28th Avenue at 9:30am!

Lunch and drinks to follow at the Windjammer at approximately 11am!

All are welcome for this family friendly- kid friendly event!

Please bring $10 if you’d like to buy a Rotaract T-shirt to support the club! Shirts may also be purchased using Venmo at the event!

Follow the link to the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/352149178760016/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1562032079494813

Next Meeting July 9th: Rotary Connects the World

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Jul 062019
 

Our next meeting will be held July 9th at 7:30am in the Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park Visitors Center. This meeting will be our club assembly and we will hear from Ted Chestnut, our 2019-2020 club President on his plans for the coming year.

This year’s Rotary theme is “Rotary Connects the World”.

Breakfast will be catered by Dish and Design Catering.

District Governor Installation

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Jul 012019
 

Johnny Moore was installed as the District Governor for Rotary District 7770 for the year 2019-2020

Johnny Moore being installed by Past Rotary International Vice President, Anne Mathews

District Governor 2018-2019 David Tirard and wife Susan passing the torch to Johnny Moore and wife Susan.

The new EndPolioNow banner that will be traveling with Johnny to all the clubs in the district; for a $5 donation to Polio each member will have an opportunity to sign the banner

Congratulations to the Club Presidents for the year 2019-2020

Happy Hour Social Thursday Grace & Grit 5-7pm

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Jun 242019
 

Join the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club this Thursday June 27th from 5 to 7pm for Happy Hour at Grace and Grit Restaurant located at 320 Wingo Way Suite 100, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

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