Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island-VanLandingham
South Carolina


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The Golf Club at Indigo Run

Hilton Head Island-V.L

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 8:00 AM

The Golf Club at Indigo Run
Club House, 101 Berwick Drive
Indigo Run Plantation
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
United States of America
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President Lynn King called the meeting to order.
Meeting location was USCB - HHI campus 
Kevin Courtney offered the prayer and led the pledge to the flag
Next week's meeting, January 21, will also be at the USCB-HHI campus.
Please provide Lynn with your thoughts, both positive and negative about this venue becoming our meeting place.
Board will meet on January 23 - Lynn will be following up with email
photo credit - Barry Davis
Foundation Chair Greg Wynn recognized John Farrenkopf by presenting him with his Paul Harris Fellow +7 pin.  Congratulations and thank you, John for your support of our Charity, The Rotary Foundation
Auction - February 23 is the date - bring your auction stuff next week!  Rack cards will be here next week.  February 15 is the filming for WTOC.  It appears that this year will be the last time televising on WTOC.  Make this a special event.  
Founder's night will be the second last Saturday in June and held at Spring Lake.  More details to follow.
photo credit Barry Davis
Hal Wilson was inducted by Bruce Yeager. His sponsor is Dave Pierce  When you see Hal, please welcome him to the club.
Sergeant at Arms, Julie Camp-Tome welcomed visitors and guests. She collected Happy $$.
This morning's program was about Outside Foundation.
photo credit Barry Davis

Mike Overton provided a history of how the Outside Foundation came about. He had great stories and anecdotes about his experience and adventures.  After meeting and contacting many people to help him get going, he met Charles Fraser who gave him advice that stuck. He said if you want to be successful here it is "all about tides".  He set him up in South Beach and the business took off.
The Outside Foundation is dedicated to getting kids outside and protecting our local environment.
photo credit Barry Davis
Jean Fruh talked about the various aspects of the Outside Foundation.  She spoke about "kids in kayaks" which is their signature project.  It is a program that teaches kids in the seventh grade about the local waterways and salt marshes during a regular school day. The students and their teachers spend half the day kayaking and half participating dockside on hands on environmental science curriculum based activities.   It started in 2014 and has grown tremendously. Last year over 900 seventh graders participated.  Another project is "learn to paddle" which teaches pre teens. Other things are: Charter fishing trips, clean up the waterways, and beach and park clean ups.  They have observed that there has been a considerable reduction of plastic bag trash in the recent years.  Oyster shell recycling and bed restoration is also part of their efforts. She explained about the need  to rebuild the beds and how the local restaurants participate in oyster shell recycling.
There is a unique fundraiser which is being held on March 1st. It is an Oyster Roast on Page Island and benefits the scholarship fund for Kids in Kayaks.  It a champagne cruise to Page, oyster roast and lowcountry boil, cocktails, beer, wine, music, etc. Tickets are on sale at
Excited to remind everyone that the 2020 VAN LANDINGHAM ROTARY AUCTION is coming up Sunday, February 23rd.  This is the 26th year for this great event and we pleased to partner again with WTOC-CHANNEL 11 SAVANNAH who once again are televising the event throughout the Coastal Empire.  This auction has generated over $1.5 million dollars for local Lowcountry charities - including:
  •  The Sandbox Children's Museum
  •  The Children's Center
  •  The Boys and Girls Club
  •  Volunteers in Medicine
  •  Coastal Discovery Museum
  •  The First Tee
And the Club is pleased to be raising monies again this year for our commitment to People for Parks, the charitable arm of the Island Recreation Center.  Our Club has funded the fitness track on the second floor of the new Island Rec Center and we are pleased to be providing this worthwhile space for Lowcountry children, families and visitors to enjoy spending time with one another and promoting better fitness and health.
Club Auction Co-Chairs Kristin Keller and Sonny Huntley are working with team captains and members to generate fabulous auction items - including dining and gift certificates, sporting event tickets and events, professional products and services, accomodations and rental packages and so much more.   Visit and stay tuned for updates to this year's event site as it unfolds.
For more information - please email or contact Lynn King, President at 843-368-9520.
Get ready to BID HIGH and BID OFTEN to help make a difference in your community.

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January 2020

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Josh Gruber, Asst Town Manager - HHI
Jan 28, 2020
All About Town!
Sarah Eliasoph, Director NAMI
Feb 04, 2020
Mental Illness
Tom Bouthillet, Town of HHI EMS
Feb 11, 2020
The 411 of 911
Vanessa Riley, Director
Feb 18, 2020
Suicide Prevention
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Feb 25, 2020
No Hungry Children
Joanne Nattress
Mar 03, 2020
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Mar 10, 2020
Technical College of the Lowcountry
David Emch
Mar 17, 2020
The Opiod Crisis
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Mar 24, 2020
Adaptive Golf
Lynn Seldon
Mar 31, 2020
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Apr 21, 2020
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