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
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Home Page Stories
President Steve Stauffer rang the bell at 8:00
Brian Goode offered the prayer and led the pledge to the flag
 
Announcements:
 
Raffle tickets available today.  Price is $10 and will be available at outlets soon.  Drawing date has been changed to October 30 at Giuseppi's, Shelter Cove.  Each member has gotten ten tickets to sell.  

Social - the event at Rollers may be rescheduled
 
Tim, Ivan, and Steve finished giving out the ear buds.  
 
This Friday at 2:30 will be a celebration of David Wolf's life held at Sea Pines CC
 
Immediate Past President Ben Shelton presented two Presidents Awards that he did not present at Founder's Night.
 
Recipients above are (top) Beverly James and (bottom) Lynn King
Congratulations Ladies and thank you for all that you do for Rotary.
 
Greg Wynn, Foundation Chair, recognized John Farrenkopf on his Paul Harris Fellow +6
 
Sergeant at Arms, Alicia Powell welcomed visiting Rotarian and guests:
Visiting from Schaumborg IL, Ken Nykiel
Guests:   Stephanie Zickenberry, guest of John Cunningham; Tim Henderson, guest of Tim Ridge; Ashley Stauffer, guest of Steve Stauffer.
 
Speaker:
Our speaker this morning was Josh Gruber, HHI Assistant Town Manger.  His topic was the Sales Tax Referendum which will be on the ballot on November 6.  It is a 1% sales tax for transportation for a limited time - not to exceed four years - or until the desired amount is raised.  The reason money is needed to be raised:
1. ($80 million) to improve Squire Pope to Moss Creek traffic.  The current infrastructure cannot support the volume of vehicles.  The cost would be $240 million.  The initial $80 million needs to be raised so as to get the rest of through matches from State and Federal.  They do not have the design yet, need to raise the money first.  Most likely it would be built parallel to the existing structure
2. ($30 million) for roadway improvement, Lady's Island
3. ($10 million) for sidewalks and multi use pathways
 
Josh is asked how this tax will impact citizens.  His answer is that we had a tax like this in place in 2006 through 2012 and while the more you buy, the more it affects you, there was not really much impact to people personally.  
 
Another question, is why a tax? Why not some other method of raising the money.  A toll would not be a good option, as workers coming to the island would be affected too much.  A tax gives the ability to raise money from people that do not live here, since they buy things.  Other possible methods of raising money would put the burden totally on the residents.  
 
According to the pro-tax literature: "The Beaufort County Sales Tax Referendum - paid for through a penny sales tax - will pay for better, safer roads that will ease traffic congestion and improve our quality of life"
 
Member Travels:
John Cunningham:  working at the Beaconsfield County Fayre with the Beaconsfield Rotary Club
 
 
 


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Speakers
Coastal Conservation League
Sep 25, 2018
Coastal Conservation League
Mary Briggs, Hilton Head Orchestra
Oct 02, 2018
Hilton Head Orchestra Update
Greater Island Council
Oct 09, 2018
Beaufort County Transportation Referendum
CEO, Ga. Ports Authority
Oct 16, 2018
Ga. Ports Authority Update
Andrew Fulghum, Jasper County Administrator
Oct 23, 2018
Jasper County Port Update
Alan Wolf, Dir. Operations/Partner Serg Restaurant
Oct 30, 2018
Affordable Housing
Mark Bennett, Gulfstream Public Affairs
Nov 06, 2018
Public Affairs & Community Investment
Dorothy Guscio, Operations Manager
Nov 13, 2018
Don Ryan Center for Innovation
 
 
Officers
President
Treasurer
Director-Assistant Treasurer
Secretary
Foundation Chair
Sergeant-at-Arms
Past President
Director
Webmaster
Bulletin Editor
Youth & Education Chair
Director-Membership Chair
Director-Club Service Chair
Social Committee Chair
Auction Co-Chair
Director-Auction Co-Chair
Vocation Committee Chair
International Committee Chair
PR Committee Chair
 
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