Past President Lynn King, filling in for Club President Kristin Keller welcomed all to the meeting at Palmera Inn and Suites
There was a good turnout for the John Myer Celebration of Life.
There will be a public Celebration of Life for Gene Martin this Friday April 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Celebration Park.  Gene has done so much for the community and always was a suppporter of VLR it would be wonderful if many of our members could attend all or part of the celebration.
Scholarship: Bev James reported that we have received 10 applications for the scholarship that we give annually to a deserving high school student.  There are 6 applicants from HHH, 1 from Heritage, 3 from Prep.  There are several outstanding students.
Heritage Golf Tournament: Joe Rowey still has a couple slots open.  Fritday afternoon and Saturday - contact Joe if you can help out.  Joe's cell phone is 843-422-2563 - all who have signed up should have this.  Also need help putting the Pop Corn wagon in place on Saturday morning at 9:00.  
Sergeant at Arms, Suzi Oliver collected Happy $$
Speaker was Peter Nardi, General Manager of Hilton Head Island PSD
There used to be 10 private water companies on the island, but now there are 3 PSDs - HHI PSD, Broad Creek PSD, South Island PSD
Water Demand - 5 - 6 million gallons per day. There are still fresh water wells but have lost some to salt water intrusion.  The PSD has the capacity to do 12 million gallons per day.
Sources: Floridan Aquifer system runs from Beaufort through the Florida Everglades. It is one of the largest in the world. It is a limestone, freshwater aquifer located 50 to 150 feet underground and requires little treatment.  It has been impacted by saltwater intrusion. The PSD also purchases wholesale water from the mainland some of which is treated water from the Savannah River. This water enters the PSD's storage tanks via a large pipeline located beneath the Intercoastal waterway. The US 278 Corridor project will cause this 24 inch pipeline to have to be relocated - DOT will have to do that. 
40 to 60% of drinking water is used for landscape irrigation.  There is an irrigation law which says to only water 2X a week.  This is not monitored, but if home owners abided by this it would help the problem.  PSD has a recycled water program which provides irrigation water to 12 golf courses. Recycled water also is used to nourish wetlands in Palmetto Hall and HHP.  Water and sewer costs a fraction of the penny delivered.  Sewer - 95% of water customers are connected to sewer.  It is a gravity systems.  PSD has a program to help those that are not connected to sewer to do so.  Deep well offers help to income-qualified homeowners to connect with their SAFE project.