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Apr 102019

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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

Feb 202019

In support of the District 7770 Rotary Service Day concept the East Cooper Rotary Breakfast Club will have our yearly Service Day on Monday, March 2nd at St. James Santee elementary school (located between Awendaw and McClellanville). The school principal, LaCarma McMillan, is excited to have us for a day and is looking forward to see how many projects we can get done for the day.

We will have a number of projects going on (painting accent walls in the library, constructing garden boxes for the kids, painting games like hop scotch on sidewalks, landscaping around outdoor class rooms, building / replacing bird boxes on school grounds, resurfacing picnic tables, other projects pending) which will require the full participation of the club.  Please bring your spouse or family member(s) so they all can share in the spirit of Rotary Service Day.   This is our main service project of the year so the expectation is that we have full club participation.  A light lunch will be provided.

Afterwards, we will have an appreciation cookout hosted by the family of Tripp Hoover at 1464 Lieben Road in Mount Pleasant.  This should be on the way home for most people.

Signup sheets will be at the Rotary meeting February 19th and after that you will need to email Mike Bloser.

Jan 212019

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in The Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park. We are pleased to have Denise Kish, Administrator of Mount Pleasant Gardens: Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, as our speaker. Breakfast catered by Dish and Design Catering and Events.

Denise Kish is an Long Term Care And Assisted Living Licensed Administrator who guides organizations in creating operational cultures of excellence in the long term care industry.  As  the Administrator of Mount Pleasant Gardens she is leading a team of professionals caring for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Prior to coming to South Carolina Denise spend 18 years in long term care in New Jersey where she was the Executive Director of Professional and Organization Development focusing on establishing new areas of service and establishing a culture of Person and Family Centered Care at a comprehensive senior-life, short-term rehab, and mental-health care facility in North Jersey.  She spend over 15 years serving the State of New Jersey in changing cultures in long term care and is a speaker for many associations on senior care.  Denise’s passion is to assemble teams that are passionate about the work they do and the families they care for. 

Nov 122018 2, 2019 / US Forest Service Office, 2967 Steed Creek Rd, Huger, SC

Join us for the 12th annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup, Saturday, February 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Volunteers can choose between five locations around the forest prior to the event. Please contact Scott Morgan,, to pre-register for a specific location near you. All other volunteers should meet at the US Forest Service Office, 2967 Steed Creek Rd, Huger, SC.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, long-sleeve shirts and sturdy shoes. Gloves, bags and vests will be provided. Weather-appropriate outerwear is recommended.

Lunch will be served to all volunteers and staff.


From Georgetown: Take HWY 17 S approximately 33 miles to Steed Creek Road (Road #10-1032)

From Monks Corner: Take HWY 52 to HWY 402 to Huger. Cross over Hwy 41 at the flashing red light and you will be on Steed Creek Road. Forest Service Center is 3 miles on your right.

From Mt. Pleasant/I-526: Take HWY 17. Drive 5.2 miles past the Sewee Visitor Center and turn left on Steed Creek Road. Forest Service Center is approximately 9 miles on the left.

Mar 072018

Saturday March 17th at 9am at Riverfront Park in North Charleston

Follow the link below to join our 2018 Charleston Walk for Water team: East Cooper Breakfast Rotary.

If you cannot make the event you may also donate on behalf of the team from this link.

Every day millions of people have to walk miles and miles just for water. Most of the time, the water they can find is contaminated and makes them sick.  Water Mission is changing lives, one community at a time, through their sustainable safe water solutions.

Each dollar raised by this event is going to make an impact through a safe water community development project!

Registration fee:
age 5 and under: free
age 6-15: $5
age 16-22: $15
age 23 and older: $20

link to club page:

Charleston Walk for Water site:

Dec 132013

Rob FowlerOn December 17, 2013, our meeting speaker will be Rob Fowler, Chief Meteorologist with News 2 (WCBD). Rob will talk about the Toys for Tots campaign.

Rob Fowler has been Storm Team 2’s Chief Meteorologist since September 1987. Before arriving in Charleston, Rob worked at TV Stations in Savannah, Georgia, and Green Bay, Wisconsin. Rob is a member of both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society and has been awarded the Seals of Approval from both weather organizations.

Rob earned a communications degree from Georgia Southern University and his Broadcast Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University. He has also studied weather and Oceanography at Portland State University in Oregon.

In 2006, Governor Mark Sanford awarded Rob the Order of the Palmetto, which is the highest award given to a citizen in South Carolina.  Rob was nominated for this award by members of the United States Marine Corps for his tireless efforts each year to collect and distribute Toys for Tots in the Lowcountry.

Married with three kids, Rob is active in the community, volunteering for many organizations. He also visits with thousands of Lowcountry school children every year, and host school tours of News 2’s state of the art broadcast facility.

Aug 302013


TO:  East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club Members


SUBJECT: Sponsorship/ Donation request; Oktoberfest 5K Run-Walk benefiting Toys for Tots and Rotary Youth Exchange.


Our club is hosting an annual charity run on October 10, 2013 beginning at Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park.  The Oktoberfest 5K Run-Walk is an evening run with an authentic German Band and a Bavarian Beer Garden to welcome participants to the finish line. All proceeds from this event will benefit Toys for Tots and Rotary Youth Exchange.


With your support, we are confident we can reach our fundraising goal.  We would like to invite you to join us as a sponsor of our event from which 100% of the proceeds will go directly to our Rotary charities. We are also interested in in-kind sponsorships where items listed below can help make our run a success!


  • Post-race food
    • i.e.: fruit, water
  • Paper Products
  • Prizes
    • Anything that could be given to race winners as prizes such as: beer mugs, restaurant gift certificates, medals, etc.
  • Cash donations to buy prizes


Please email Aimee Zborowski or Tim Walter at or visit for further information.


Thank you in advance for your generous contribution,


Aimee Zborowski & Tim Walter


East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club

Jul 102013

From Pat Campbell
Honorary member, East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club

Great news! Marlon, our Gift of Life child from Panama, had a very successful checkup today (July 9, 2013) and was released from MUSC, cleared to go home. Mrs. Pat & I went to the airport to see Delta which not only got them on a flight tomorrow afternoon (July 10, 2013) but agreed to waive all transfer fees for Gift of Life. They will also provide an escort from gate to gate to get the flight to Panama. We very much appreciated the excellent service.

Many many thanks to our host families Helen & Dawes Cooke, Judy & Jim Beery and Pat & Pat Campbell for all the love and attention to Marisin and Marlon. Of course we can never send a child home without extra special thanks to our great friends at MUSC Childrens Hospital especially Dr. Scott Bradley, Dr. Andy Savage, Cathy Rubinstein, Jennifer Reeves & Robin Ohlinger. They make this whole thing work like a charm.
Tomorrow’s schedule:  Delta flight 1730 to Atlanta   Departs Charleston  1:55 pm     Arrives Atlanta    3:06 pm
                                 Delta flight 393  to Panama  Departs Atlanta        5:45 pm    Arrives Panama City  8:51 pm
Please stop at the airport if you have time tomorrow an hour or so before flight time to wish a goodbye.
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