Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island-VanLandingham
South Carolina

Visit us at Palmera Inn & Suites

Hilton Head Island-V.L

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
Palmera Inn & Suites
12 Park Lane
Off Hwy 278 (between Shipyard and Palmetto Dunes)
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
United States of America
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Kristin Keller, club president welcomed members and guests to our meeting at Palmera Inn and Suites.
Prayer was offered by Joah Etchells, who also led the pledge to the flag.
 
Announcements:
 
5/21 - Family event starting at noon at Celebration Park.  Dave Pierce needs help with setting up the pop corn wagon and tearing it down at 6pm
 
5/25 - VLR Social at Taste of Europe from 4:30 to 6:30.  
 
Transferring Rotarian Nick Mihelic and potential new member Barry Lefkovitz were in attendance.
 
Past President Lynn King collected Happy $$.
 
Speaker:
Ahmed Ward, Executive Director of Mitchelville Freedom Park was our speaker.
Mitchelville is the first self governed town of enslaved individuals.  The park is established on 33 acres on Beach City Road.  We learned the history of Mitchelville and the fact that in 1893 a hurricane destroyed the buildings. From Folly Field to Coligny was under water.  They are able to build on 24 acres and have done archeology on the site.  It is believed that they have found a church - "blobs" match to a map.  A hearth has been uncovered - it was used to cook tabby - not food.  The Park will contain an 18,000 sq ft interpretive center and the importance of Gullah will be in evident.  There is a need to raise $23 million, and need not just donators, but cheerleaders as well.  The goal is to make everyone aware why this property is so important.  Visit Exploremitchelville.org to learn more.  


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Choosing a Beneficiary, part I

Choosing a Beneficiary, part II
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Speakers
David Moses
May 31, 2022 8:00 AM
Polo4Heroes
Bernie Riedel
Jun 07, 2022 8:00 AM
Polio Update/Run with Bernie
Off site Mitchelville Tour
Jun 14, 2022 8:00 AM
Mitchelville Freedom Park
Barry Lefkowitz - FIRST MEETING OF NEW ROTARY YEAR
Jul 05, 2022 8:00 AM
Human Trafficking
Charlie Clark
Jul 12, 2022 8:00 AM
HHI Chamber of Commerce - Tourism update
SPEAKER TBD
Jul 19, 2022
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Jul 26, 2022
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Aug 02, 2022
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Aug 09, 2022
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Aug 16, 2022
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Aug 23, 2022
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Aug 30, 2022
Merry Harlacher, Chairman
Sep 13, 2022 8:00 AM
Concours d'Elegance
SPEAKER TBD
Sep 20, 2022
SPEAKER TBD
Sep 27, 2022
 
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