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Apr 102019

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If you have any upcoming community events or service opportunities you would like to share with the club, email

April 23rd: East Cooper Rotaract Meeting 5-6pm Grace and Grit

April 23rd: No Meeting This Week.. Social Date and Time TBD

April 26th: District Spring Training, 9-1pm, Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech College

April 26th: Ted Chestnutt Year Ahead Planning Meeting 8-10am

May 4th: Special Olympics Bocce Bash, MUSC Health Stadium DI 9:30am

June 1st: Charleston Duck Race @5pm

Oct 112018

Saturday, October 20th 7:30-10am, the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will partner with the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant to provide free shoes to deserving school students in the East Cooper area. The Mount Pleasant Target Store will provide the venue and children will be given the opportunity to select and receive a new pair of shoes and socks. The event is also an opportunity for the Wando High School Interact Club, College of Charleston Roteract Club, and Rotary Youth Exchange Students to participate along side Rotarians as escort and shoe shopping assistants. This event is always a rewarding day, full of fellowship and fun.

Please sign up to help with the link below:

Look forward to seeing you there!

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 242016

Rotary Happy Feet was held this past Saturday at Target Shopping Center and was a big success!   We partnered up with the Mount Pleasant Rotary Lunch Club and 276 pairs of shoes were given away to underprivileged kids from the East Cooper area.   I would like to thank the following members who attended:   Michael Eckard, Jill Aiken, Dawes Cooke, Terry Hundley, Melissa Stabene, Mel Goodwin, Dick Bennington, Earl Rigler, and Dimi Matouchev..   I have attached a few pictures from the event.

Thanks for your continue support of Rotary and the community we serve!

Mike Bloser
East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club

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Oct 112016

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On Saturday, October 22nd, we will partner with the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Lunch Club to volunteer and provide funds for the Happy Feet fundraising event.  It will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Target store from 7:30 -10 a.m. where Rotary members will assist underprivileged children with finding shoes and socks free of charge.

If you would like to volunteer for this heart-warming service project, please sign up for a shift using this link:

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Despite the rain, over 200 children came to the Mt. Pleasant Target store Saturday to receive a free pair of shoes from The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant and East Cooper Rotary Club’s community service project known as Happy Feet.

Jun 022015

Oktoberfest Logo 2013The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club (ECBR) will host its annual charity run on September 26th beginning at Laurel Hill County Park.  The Oktoberfest 5K Run-Walk is a Saturday run with an authentic German Band and a Bavarian Beer Garden to welcome participants to the finish line. This event supports the club’s fundraising efforts for the following charities: ECBR will team up with the local Marine Reserves Unit again this year in their Annual ECBR Toys for Tots Bike Drive.  In the past these bikes were purchased through ECBR member donations only. A small club of 50, ECBR has donated over 2000 bikes since this initiative began. On top of what the club raises this year, proceeds from the Oktoberfest 5K Run-Walk will be used to support this cause to raise even more money to buy bikes for children here in the Lowcountry.

In addition to Toys for Tots, our club sponsors the Happy Feet Rotary Program by providing funds for many Lowcountry school age children to purchase a pair of shoes at no cost to the child. Some of the children depend on this program each year to fill the need.

Race Registration Info:

  • $25 Until September 16, 2015. $30 after September 16. $35 Day of the race.
  • $10 for a basic cotton T-shirt or $15 for performance T-shirt.
  • Fees include beer and food at the post-race party.

The first 50 runners who register online for the race get $5.00 off the registration. Just use the code “First50” on Eventbrite, and receive 5.00 off.
Online Registration

Packet Pickup:
TrySports at Mt. Pleasant Town Center will have packet pickup from Noon to 9PM on Friday, September 25th. Onsite registration and packet pickup is available at Laurel Hill County Park from 7am to race start time at 9am. The race will be capped at 500 runners and walkers.

Raffle-combo-1100x289RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE!

Kayak by Native Watercraft from Timeout Sports ($1200 value)
$1000 gift certificate from Trek Bikes of Mt. Pleasant, SC

Tickets are $10. The drawing will be Saturday, September 26th at the 4th Annual Oktoberfest Race. Winner does not have to be present to win.

runners-sliderSponsors Needed!
Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring can visit for further information or reach out to any one of our great Rotarians.  We are also interested in in-kind sponsorships where items such as post-race food, water, and prizes may be donated. With your support, we are confident we can reach our fundraising goal.  East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3), Tax ID: 46-5102373.

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Oct 132014

Happy feet 2014We had a terrific event at Target with Project Happy Feet. Fourteen of our East Cooper Breakfast Rotarians and twenty from the Mount Pleasant Exchange Club gathered together to give away 235 pairs of shoes and socks. This 8th annual event was a true success thanks to all involved. Thank you to Dick Bennigton, Mark Condon, Kimberly Roberts, Tracy Cassaday, Wayne Cassaday, Michael Oliveto, Mike Bloser, George Stocko, Jack Vax, Jeff Pulley, Michael Maher, Andra Watkins and Maruice Farah.

Oct 112014
IMG_4313 (640x427)Oktoberfest 5K Run – Huge Success, Great Food and Fun

(Pictured Left to Right are Rob Fowler, Stephanie Bates and Mike Bloser)

The Oktoberfest 5K Run 2014 brought out 316 runners and walkers this year. What a great event for our community! Many thanks to all of the club members and volunteers who made this event a success. A special thanks goes out to Mike Bloser and Stephanie Bates for heading up this year’s race. We are proud of their accomplishments. Stay tuned for more on the results of the funds raised as we finalize the numbers.

Great weather and awesome food provided by Lawton Hayes’ team from Service Master of Charleston made the after party lots of fun. Runners and guests enjoyed this great food along with beer provided by Coast Brewery, Palmetto Brewery and Westbrook Brewery while they listened to the Oompah Band.

A huge thank you goes out to all of our sponsors who’s financial support and donations in kind made this event possible. Thank you to Service Master of Charleston, Jimmy Johns, The Hoove LLC, Try Sports, Coast, Palmetto, Westbrook, Coward-Hund, SCE&G, South State Bank, Wal-Mart at the Market at Oakland, McQuire & Company, Stubbs Muldrow & Herin, ALZ Properties LLC, Earthsource Engineering, American Drug Testing, ADC Engineering, Curry Engineers, Stuhr Funeral Home, Mike Schmitt, Division Five, Engineering Foundation Inc. and Pile Drivers Inc.

Here are more photos courtesy of Warren Pruitt from the event.


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Jul 222014

HF 9This year’s Happy Feet event will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Target in Mt. Pleasant from 7:30-10:00 am. We will need 20 volunteers from the East Cooper Breakfast Club to participate. For volunteer sign up, be on the look out for additional communication about the event. We will use Sign Up Genius to recruit volunteers. Please contact Dimi Matouchev at with additional questions.

May 052014

cincoA special thank you goes out to this year’s Cinco de May’all committee. The committee members are Chase Talbert, Sully Witte, Alison Daley, John Albrecht, Warren Pruitt, Stephanie Bates, Jason Matthews, Lawton Hayes and Jill Aiken. The committee would like to say Muchas Gracias to all of the ECBR volunteers who gave their time leading up to the event and during the event. We all worked hard to put together another successful event to benefit Toys for Tots and Happy Feet.

This year’s event raised over $12,000 from the live and silent auction. We’ll have the total that includes ticket sales once the final tally is done.

Many thanks to our expert auctioneers, Lawton Hayes with Service Master of Charleston and Ken French with Crews Chevrolet.

Next week, we’ll reveal the grand total. We’ll also show you some great photos of your favortite Rotarians and their guests getting their Cinco on with mustachios everywhere.

Apr 012014

chase andraOur Cinco de May’all event will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 7:00 to 10:30 pm at the Cooper River Room located at the Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park. The event benefits Happy Feet and Gift of Life. We need everyone’s help to secure sponsorships and auction items. The attached sponsorship form can be used to register. Please contract Chase Talbert with questions. His email address is






Cinco Sponsor Form

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