Jan 172020
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Natalie Hauff, Charleston County Public Library, as our guest speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Natalie Caula Hauff is the Deputy Director of Innovation for the Charleston County Public Library, where she oversees the Programming, Outreach and Communication departments as well as data management. Prior to working at the library, Mrs. Hauff was the Media Relations Coordinator at Charleston County Government. Previously, Hauff spent two years as a reporter at the Post and Courier newspaper, where she earned a Pulitzer Prize, for her work on the series, “Till Death Do Us Part,” which highlighted the domestic violence issues in our state. She also previously spent five years as a TV reporter for ABC News 4 and she’s a graduate of the University of Florida.

Charleston County opened the doors to its first free public library Jan. 1, 1931. The Charleston Free Library of the County of Charleston was initially headquartered in a wing of the Charleston Museum and served residents with five branches and a bookmobile.

Currently serving residents with 16 locations and a bookmobile, the Charleston County Public Library operates under a mission and vision that looks toward the future.

Meeting Agenda for January 21, 2020

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Jan 172020
 

agendaEast Cooper Breakfast Club  – January 21, 2020

  1. Call to Order @ 7:45- Ted Chestnut
  2. Welcome- Ted Chestnut
  3. Sergeant at Arms for the Day- Dimi Matouchev
    • 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- Karen Anne Waters (Jan 31), John Albrecht (Feb 3)
    • Club Anniversaries- Robert Reese (Jan 22), Dimi Matouchev (Jan 22)
    • Wedding Anniversaries- NONE
  7. Club Business- Ted Chestnut
    • Ellis Gourdin is no longer with the club
    • Multi-club meal packing event – Feb 25th
    • All Club Conference – March 27 – 29 in Columbia.  If interested, you can register/pay through dacdb.com 
    • January social at Rusty Rudder – 1/30/20 – mark your calendars!
    • Madeline Boggess – third membership reading
  8. Speaker Introduction – John Walden
  9. Speaker- Natalie Hauff, Deputy Director of Innovation at CCPL
  10. Literacy Book Signing
  11. Drawing
  12. Thanks to Visitors and Guests
  13. Next Meeting- Feb 4th
    • S@A- Charles Muldrow
    • Intro- Ted Chestnut
    • Speaker- Diane Perillo & Sonia Gass
  14. Four Way Test
  15. Adjourn Meeting at 8:30  

Upcoming Speakers and Sergeant At Arms Schedule

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Jan 162020
 

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 your 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

2/4/20 Diane Perillo & Sonia Gass Save the Children Ted Chestnut Muldrow, Charles
2/11/20 Nanci Shipman Wake Up Carolina Tripp Hoover Ben Newton
2/18/20 Bill Martin   Ted Chestnut O’Connor, Sean
2/25/20 NO MEETING-4TH TUESDAY      
2/27/20 Social Basil Mt. Pleasant    
Jan 162020
 

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

 

Rotary Youth Exchange Update!

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Jan 102020
 

Our club will be sponsoring a student from Wando High School to go abroad next year! She is currently a sophomore and lives on Isle of Palms.

Her family has agreed to host and she is actively looking for two more families. If anyone is interested in hosting a student next year please let Grace Lacey know. Requirements are only 3-4 months out of the school year and the student will be attending school in Mount Pleasant.

On the flip side, our current exchange student, Ester, plans to attend the Western Tour this summer. This trip is an opportunity that Exchange Students in the US get the choice of taking. This is a very educational and once in a life time trip for these students where they’ll get to visit places such as the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood, etc.

If any club member has any jobs that Ester can do to earn money for the trip please let her or Grace know. She can pet sit, babysit, plant sit, do gardening, etc. Also if anyone has any ideas of a small fundraising event for Ester to raise the money, we are all ears!

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

east cooper breakfast rotary club
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/

Subscribe to District Newsletter

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Sep 132019
 

District 7770 Newsletter emailed every Tuesday morning!

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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!

ECBR August Social

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Aug 252019
 

Join the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club Thursday, August 29th from 6 to 8pm for a Happy Hour Social at The Mill Street Tavern on Shem Creek

Happy Hour:
“25% off your total bill. That simple! No weird menus or weird drinks. 25% off across the board.
Only available on the Roof Top, downstairs patio and Bar.
Runs Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm”

504 Mill Street, Mount Pleasant, SC

August 20th Guest Speaker: Anna Javaux, Executive Director Bundles of Joy-Diaper Bank of the Lowcountry

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Aug 182019
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Anna Javaux, Executive Director, Bundles of Joy-Diaper Bank of the Lowcountry. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Bundles of Joy is a diaper bank being established in the Low country to assist those in need of diapers.  There are currently over 200 Diapers Banks that exist across the country.  The idea for Bundles of Joy diaper bank comes from Anna’s time working at Hope Assembly of God. Within months of becoming secretary for the church she saw that many people were in need of basic items including laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and diapers.  Anna met a woman who at a time was caring for her 2-year-old twin grandsons. The woman was living on a fixed income and needed some assistance in providing diapers and other necessities.  The ministry was able to help her and she soon began working with Bundles of Joy to help other families in area.    

The need to assist families with diapers continues.  In Charleston close to 20% of people are living in poverty.  They are working hard to make ends meet and will struggle to purchase diapers and other necessities often times choosing between paying bills and buying diapers. The goal of Bundles of Joy Diaper bank is to assist those in need of diapers directly through the organization and through a designated partner organization.

They are currently serving families in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.   The diaper bank distributions currently take place in Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Georgetown and Horry Counties.  They are looking for partners in Jasper, Hampton, Colleton ,Allendale, Bamberg, Orangeburg, Calhoun, Horry, and  Georgetown Counties to help get diapers to families in need in these Lowcountry areas.  If you would like to become a partner organization please fill out their partner form or email at info@bundlesofjoydiaperbank.com.

August 13th Guest Speaker: Cheryll Woods-Flowers, Alzheimer’s Research

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Aug 072019
 

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Cheryll Woods-Flowers speak to us about Alzheimer’s. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Cheryll, who has lived in East Cooper most of her life, earned two degrees from the College of Charleston, a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Accountancy. After leaving public office, she worked as an accountant and as chief financial officer for the Carolina Youth Development Center, soon realizing that she wouldn’t be happy sitting behind a desk all day

Cheryll spent 14 years in city government, six years as a member of the City Council and eight years as mayor of Mount Pleasant, in addition to a lengthy list of people-oriented community service activities.

Cheryll earned two degrees from the College of Charleston, a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Accountancy. After leaving public office, she worked as an accountant and as chief financial officer for the Carolina Youth Development Center, soon realizing that she wouldn’t be happy sitting behind a desk all day.

Cheryll’s other accomplishments have been integral parts of the Charleston-area community. She is former Chair of the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission a member of the College of Charleston Business and Economics Advisory Board, currently a member of the Town of Mount Pleasant Planning Board, and Vice President of the College of Charleston Cougar Club. She formerly served as a director of the College of Charleston Alumni Board and as a member of the Trident Boys and Girls Clubs Board of Directors. She has been recognized as a “Woman of Distinction” by the Lowcountry Girl Scouts and has contributed her talents to the East Cooper Kiwanis Club, the East Cooper Republican Women, the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, East Cooper Community Outreach, East Cooper Meals on Wheels and the East Cooper Concert Series.

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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August 6th Guest Speaker: Katie Blomquist, Founder and Director of Going Places Non Profit

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The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Katie Blomquist, Founder and Director of Going Places Non Profit, as our speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Katie grew up in Los Angeles, California, studied sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and then began a five year career in marketing while living in Chicago, IL before realizing she felt a desire to go into a career aimed at making a difference in people’s lives. She then received her Masters in Elementary Education at Roosevelt University. At a time when the Chicago Public School system closed eighty schools, Katie decided to move to Charleston, SC where she has been teaching in Title-1 schools for six years. In 2016, Katie began a GoFundMe raising over $80,000 and bought all 650 students in her school a new bike, lock, and helmet. Because of the tremendous success of that campaign and her passion for the title 1 community, Katie made the difficult decision to leave teaching and further this work on a much larger scale but creating Going Places where she can impact hundreds of thousands of kids. Along with running Going Places full-time, Katie also has launched “Katie Blomquist, LLC” where she gives professional talks on how to stand out and how to run toward your fear while defining failure. She also hosts seminars and workshops on how to start a successful nonprofit from the ground up.

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

ECBR July Social

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Jul 232019
 

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

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