Apr 022020


Robert Crawford Long
Apr 28, 2020: Robert Long – Salvation Army

Mar 17, 2020:  Kim Yawn & Jason Meyer – LifeFit’s new CHIP Mobile Unit

Mar 10, 2020:  Janie Ephland – Born to Read

Mar 3, 2020:  Ted Barber – The History of NASCAR

Feb 25, 2020:  Jason Carnes- General Manager, Hargray

Feb 18, 2020:  Anna Lewin – CEO, SC Community Loan Fund

Feb 11, 2020:  Cynthia Jenkins – Exec. Director, Historic Beaufort Foundation

Feb 4: 2020:  Robb Wells – CEO, Greater Beaufort Port Royal
Convention and Visitors Bureau

Jan 28, 2020:  John O’Toole – Executive Director of the
Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation

Jan 21, 2020:  Allen Patterson – Founder and President of
Allen Patterson Residential

Jan 14, 2020:  Dr. Andy Beall – Executive Director of
Heritage Tourism Corporation

Jan 7, 2020:  (Club Assembly)

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Mar 222016

Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.

We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Consider these facts:

If all women completed primary education, there would be 66% fewer maternal deaths.

  1. A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.
  2. If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty, which would be equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.
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Dec 302013

SpeakersAugust 4: Bob Downs, Sarlaflex

August 11: Rob Gross, Boeing

August 18: Ray Jones, Team Beaufort Olympic Weight Lifting

August 25: Michael Maher, Charleston’s Horizon Project

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Nov 042013


12/10 – Steve Duvall (Executive VP CareCore National);

12/17  -Rocky Gannon  (WW II/Korea/Belgian Congo/Vietnam pilot, 37-yr. Air force veteran, SC Aeronautics Hall of Famer).

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Jun 182013

Dear SIR Members:

Thank you to each and every Sea Island Rotarian that has made this Rotary year another successful one. I have truly enjoyed being your President. Thank you for your service above self. I also look forward to passing the gavel on to President Elect Mike and joining the rest of you once again at the tables for lunch.

Congratulations once again to our newest member Tina Gentry. We look forward to having everyone that can make it to our installation banquet this Friday at 6pm at the Pleasant Point Clubhouse on Lady’s Island.

Enjoy Your Day!

President Rion



  • June 16 Chris Baker
  • June 19 Jeff Peth

Wedding Anniversaries:

  • June 19 Chuck Ingle (Julie)
  • June 20 Christopher Gibson (Wendy)


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Jun 042013

Good Afternoon,

Thank you Bob Gross and Dan Ahern for helping make the blood drive a success.  I really appreciate all the members and spouses from our club that took the time to donate.

David Zeoli has been proposed for membership in our club. Trash pickup is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 at 8am.  Please meet in the Steamers parking lot on Lady’s Island.

We hope most everyone can attend the installation banquet on Friday, June 21 at 6pm at the Pleasant Point clubhouse. We will not have a lunch meeting on Tuesday, June 25

Have a great day!


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May 282013

More than a century after Paul Harris and his colleagues chartered the club that eventually led to Rotary International, Rotarians continue to take pride in their history. In honor of that first club, Rotarians have preserved its original meeting place, Room 711 in Chicago’s Unity Building, by re-creating the office as it existed in 1905. For several years, the Paul Harris 711 Club maintained the room as a shrine for visiting Rotarians. In 1989, when the building was scheduled to be demolished, the club carefully dismantled the office and salvaged the interior, including doors and radiators. In 1993, the RI Board of Directors set aside a permanent home for the restored Room 711 on the 16th floor of RI World Headquarters in nearby Evanston.

Today, 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.


Birthdays & Anniversaries


  • May 28 Warren Parker, Dan Durbin
  • May 29 Rion Salley

Wedding Anniversaries:

  • None

Member Anniversaries:

  • None
Quote for the Week

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.”

~George Bernard Shaw

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