Dr. Richard Ebeling: Global Economy

January 13, 2015: Dr. Richard M. Ebeling, renowned economist and author, spoke to the Club about the global economy and South Carolina’s presence in it. Dr. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. Prior to joining The Citadel, along with other professorships he was Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Future of Freedom Foundation and is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics. Continue reading

Jim Newsome – South Carolina Ports Authority

January 6, 2014 — Jim Newsome spoke to our club about the topic of The South Carolina Ports Authority.

Mr. Newsome has been President and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority since 2009. He was previously President of Hapag-Lloyd (America), Inc., and was with Nedlloyd Lines prior to that. A Savannah native, Mr. Newsome received a bachelor’s degree in Transportation and Logistics and an MBA in Transportation and Logistics from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Continue reading

Holiday Luncheon—Hall’s Chophouse

December 16, 2014:   Rotarian Bill Hall and his family hosted our annual Holiday Luncheon at Hall’s Chophouse on King Street. It was a packed house! Rotarians and their guest enjoyed a fabulous lunch. It was a festive event that got everyone in the Holiday spirit!  A huge thanks to Bill, his wonderful family and staff for making this such a special way to celebrate the holidays!

–Carroll Schweers


Scott Watson — Holidays in Charleston

December 9, 2014:  Our speaker Scott Watson became the director of the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in January 2013. Scott moved here from New York with his wife and their eighteen month old daughter. The Office of Cultural Affairs have been very busy as we approach the holiday season. As Scott says it is a sprint to the finish as 2014 comes to an end. Two events have already taken place kicking off the holiday celebration. Last Saturday in Marion Square the city held the annual tree lighting ceremony, which went off without a hitch, despite Captain Hook kidnapping Mayor Riley and the Wicked Witch of the West making a visit.  This past Sunday the Annual Charleston Holiday Parade took place. The city has worked really hard to make this parade a family event and included things like Santa riding in the bucket of a fire truck. Continue reading

John Osborne: The Harbor

John Osborne, one of the founders of The Harbor, revisited our Club this week to give an update about the organization that he help create.   Started during September 2013, The Harbor is an organization designed to create “collision among entrepreneurs.”   In other words, the Harbor brings together creative, entrepreneurial individuals for collective brain-storming and business development. Continue reading