President Kristin Keller called the meeting to order
Kevin Courtney offered the prayer and led the pledge to the flag
Welcome to visiting Rotarians Ray Enshine and Ray Makoulos
Our 2023-24 Scholarship Application is now available.  Student applicant must be from a high school on Hilton Head Island
VLR will be the recipient of the Legacy Award which is presented by The First Tee of the LowCountry. It is an award honoring individuals, families, organization and companies who have made significant contributions to First Tee. The club will receive this at their banquet in April.
Piggly Wiggly is now doing Round up for Rotary. This will be a great supplement to our fundraising each year. We will officially kick off the program soon, however Piggly Wiggly is currently promoting at their registers.
We will be presenting another check to Island Rec Center soon to go against our financial commitment to them.  Wing Fest will be in March and we have another opportunity to work there to earn money to bring down our debt more.  
Sergeant at Arms, Suzi Oliver collected Happy $$
Jim Smothers from Trail Life USA was our speaker.
Trail Life was founded in 2013 because of what was happening with the Boy Scouts. It was started in and is headquartered in Belton South Carolina.  It is Christian based and has over 40,000 members currently.
It consists of troops which are sponsored by a church or Christian Organization.  It has grown to be in 50 states with 900 churches supporting it. The cost for members is $36 per year and is for boys from K through high school.  Core values are: Christ centered; Out door activities; meetings are opened with prayer, pledge to the flag and Trailman's oath.
It is church owned and operated and 85% vote of leadership is required to make a change so very confident that the organization will be able to keep it's high standards.  They are outdoor focused with 12 camp outs a year and participating in Wreaths across America.  The troop meets twice a month.  Two things required at the meeting is the Handbook and Bible.  They do not fund raise and the church offers scholarships to boys that cannot afford to join, including for their uniform.  When the boys get to be 18 they are eligible to become a leader - there is much leadership training involved throughout the years.  To learn more about this organization, visit