Prentice Brower, III: Lowcountry Maritime Society

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

Johnna Murray: Charleston County Community Development

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

Dr. Gerrita Postlewait: CCSD Superintendent

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