September 29, 2015: Our speaker was Prentice Brower, III, Executive Director of Lowcountry Maritime Society (the “Society”). Prentice explained that the purpose of the Society is to connect the Lowcountry with the water and its history. The Mission of the Society is to help facilitate and promote the connection of the Coastal South Carolina community with our natural marine environment and maritime heritage. Read more
September 22, 2015 – Delivering our message this week was Johnna Murray, the Community Development Director for Charleston County. Murray is a native of the Lowcountry, born on Pawley’s Island. Having spent her undergraduate years at Columbia College, Murray received a Master’s degree from Winthrop University and was named a Riley Diversity Fellow by Furman University in 2011. Perhaps most fitting in her background for us is the fact that she was a Rotary International exchange student. She relayed how when she was 16 she visited France under the sponsorship of our service organization. Read more
September 15, 2015: Our speaker today was Mark Sanford, representative to the 113th Congress to which he was elected in 2013. He previously was a governor of the state and a congressional representative from 2009 to 2011. He grew up near Beaufort, SC, graduated from Furman University and completed an MBA at the University of Virginia. Read more
September 8, 2015: Charleston County School District Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait spoke at our September 8th meeting.
Since joining the District on July 8, Dr. Postlewait has been busy visiting every Mayor in Charleston County, constituent boards, principals, teachers and various media outlets. She makes it a priority to visit one school each day as schedule allows. She thanked our Rotary Club for it’s support of the schools and the affirmation that gives to both teachers and students in an era of such criticism of public schools. Read more
September 1, 2015: Mr. Couch is a native of Whitmire, SC. He graduated from the Citadel in 1952 and served in the Korean War as a combat engineer. He helped co-found the Baptist College and owned a successful construction company. He recalled his “momma” sending him off to the Citadel and upon arriving everyone yelled at him! Read more