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Welcome to The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club located in Mount Pleasant SC! This year’s theme is “Rotary Opens Opportunities”. I know first-hand how true this is. Rotary has opened many doors for me since I joined in 2015. I’ve gained meaningful friendships, worked on teams to accomplish service projects, met numerous speakers who gave us informative presentations on topics I was not familiar with, and have gained valuable leadership skills. The opportunities that Rotary offers is limitless. It’s all about what interests you. How can you take what Rotary offers and apply it to your personal and business life?

Our club specifically has helped international projects such as Polio Plus, Water Mission International, and CART- (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust). Locally, we have partnered with other organizations, such as East Cooper Community Outreach, East Cooper Meals On Wheels, The Charleston Fisher House, and Charleston Promise Neighborhood, to help make a difference here at home. 

Our main fundraiser is Charleston Rotary Flags for Heroes held over Veteran’s Day weekend. Here we showcase a breathtaking display of hundreds of American Flags in front of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.  Individuals, businesses, corporations and non-profits can sponsor the flag in honor of a hero of their choice. This year, we would like to include First Responders and Medical Professionals to those that we honor.

We also participate in the Charleston Duck Race held early June on Daniel Island. The proceeds from the annual event are used to fund Rotary community service programs locally and around the world. Each of the Participating Clubs designates one or more Lowcountry charities as named beneficiaries of the Duck Race. Our beneficiaries last year were East Cooper Meals on Wheels and East Cooper Community Outreach.

We are currently meeting online via Zoom the 1st through 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 8am. If you would like to hop on your computer and see what we’re all about, feel free to email us to receive an invite link. We promise to make it worth your while!

Yours in Rotary,

Michelle Whitbeck

President, 2020-2021

East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club


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