President Lynn King welcomed a large crowd attending at the Palmera Inn and Suites and via Zoom.
The prayer was offered by Kevin Courtney who also led the pledge to the flag.
Oyster bagging will be May 1 - it would good to have at least ten members participate.  10:00 am Honey Horn.
Cory Malphrus announced that the clean up of the High School campus will be May 22 at 9:30.  Text Cory to let him know if you can help.  It will take an hour to an hour and a half.
Founders Night will be June 19th at Spring Lake.  We will utilize the outdoor spaces.  This year there will be no charge for member and guest.  Also, we will not be able to accomodate children.  
President elect Kristin Keller, filling in for Suzi Oliver, Sergeant at Arms collected Happy $$.
Kristin introduced speaker Kim Likns who is Director of Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head.
The Mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head is: "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens".
The club is located in a 29,000 square foot multi purpose building located on 15 acres on Gum Tree Road. The building was built in 1999 and the cost was paid 100% by donations from local organizations and private donors. In 2016 they raised $2 million and began to invest in the building.  The gym was remodeled, a one acre pond was fully stocked for fishing.  In addition, the facility has: a learning center, technology room, reading center, game room, drama and multi purpose room, K2 play room, kitchen and serving area, admin offices, two age based playground, soccer field, basketball court, picnic area, pickle ball courts, fishing pond, open playground, and pavilion. Programs it offers are: Academic support which is a particular challenge for children who have English as a second language, Power Hour Homework support, reading enhancement, math club which builds confidence -first place in SC to be a beta site for ABii,; STEM based education - robotics, 3D printing, coding, website design, maker space; Arts Enrichment and Sports & Recreation.  Teen programs teach life skills, how to look for a job and write a resume.  Pre Covid 300 to 350 children per day were served with 90% of the families being low to moderate income, Latino being the largest ethnic representation followed by African American.  Because of Covid, the Club closed in March 2020, however reopened in June for Summer Camp.  They were able to have 100 children and implemented complete Covid protocols.  In September they opened as a Beaufort County School Learning POD and afterschool enrichment program.  They served 79 children full day and operated with no closures all fall. January Distance Learning Assistance Program and After School Program were operational with 19 participants in distance learning and 86 in after school.  The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head does not receive subsidies from any governmental agency.  They do have three fundraisers: Candy Cane Golf & Tennis Tournament; Spring Gala; and Pedal Hilton Head.