Posted by Nancy Riedel on Apr 11, 2019
President Steve Stauffer called the meeting to order
Kevin Courtney offered the prayer and led the pledge
There will be NO MEETING next week - Tuesday April 16 because of Heritage
Social - May there will be a wine & cheese at Rollers cost will be $10 per person; June there will be a trip to the Savannah Bananas.  Dates to be announced later.    June 13 will be the Pig Roast - more details to follow
The Oyster Roast on Saturday night was a great success.  Thank you to John Farrenkopf for organizing it and working so hard to make it a success.  Thank you to Otto and Frances Farrene for hosting it at their gorgeous home on the beach.  
Membership - Third Posting for two proposed new members: Patrick Zuk and Joe Rowey  
Heritage is next week.  Need help this Saturday to set up.  Be at the booth at 9:00.  Need people with trucks.  Ben will also need help at the storage unit.
Sergeant at Arms Alicia Powell welcomed visitors and guests and collected Happy $$.  Guests: Charlie Moore, Laurette Doscher, Angie Stone Visiting Rotarians: Larry Carlson (Rockford Il); Ray Enstine (Southampton NY)
John Cunningham introduced the speaker Nate Jones from Broad Creek Marina
photo credit Barry Davis
Nate has been running Broad Creek Adventure for ten years. The Marina offers
Dry Storage, Wet slips, gas diesel fuel
There are 200 inside storage and 20 outside.  There are 45 wet slips.  There is also a mechanic shop there. They are a Suzuki dealer and do hull cleaning as well. There are several charters that go out of Broad Creek Marina and they are individually owned businesses.
The marina has 18 employees. It is one of two dry storage places on the island.  Expansion of the facility is possible.  Also on the property is Up The Creek Pub & Grill.  This is the hardest thing to staff.  Zipline Hilton Head is also part of the business.  It is a 2 hour guided canopy tour with heights up to 75 feet.  It is for ages ten and up and weight of 250 or less.  It is an ecological tour.  Aerial Adventure is a 2 hour self guided tour and is manipulated using hands and feet and is rated like a ski course.  They are looking at Outdoor Electric Go Carts for the future, hopefully opening in May 2020. The vehicles are like golf carts but lower to the ground.  They will not be visible from the road, are not very noisy and will be limited to reach speed of 15 to 17 mph.  This is not a race, but timed against the clock.    Check out the marina at broadcreekmarinahh.