Our June 15th meeting was held at the Island Rec Center.  We gathered with fellowship, coffee and donuts.
Club President Lynn King welcomed all.
Kevin Courtney offered the prayer and led the pledge to the flag.
Founders Night, Saturday June 19th at Spring Lake is expecting a good turnout.
The first meeting of the new year the board and officers will be inducted.
VLR presented a check for $33,000 towards our club's pledge to People for Parks.  It is part of our commitment for the second floor of the gym.  The second floor of the gym consists of a walking track and exercise equipment.  $10,000 of the amount is the result of our fall raffle and $23,000 is from the Cares grant that we applied for.   Receiving the check from President Lynn are Frank Soule (Island Rec) and Alan Perry (People for Parks).  Past President Steve Stauffer and President Elect Kristin Keller look on.  
Frank Soule provided some history of organizational giving and how the Rec Center and People for Parks have benefited.  He expressed appreciation for the support and donations which enable the Center to provide the best services to the community.  The exercise equipment is the best available, the basketball program is strong, and the Rec Center has one of the fastest growing fencing clubs in the country.  Pickleball is very popular but tennis is making a comeback with a great program at Chapin park.  The Senior programs are coming back and they were able to hire a great director to grow that program.  There have been many new memberships purchased and many renewals.  This year the dome was not put up over the pool, but it has been very busy.  He talked about LowCountry Celebration Park and the Sailing and Rowing Center on Squire Pope Road which are both great facilities. Child care, after school program, Smart Start Program, Summer Camp, etc. are all operational and serving the community. 
Leah Arnold shared the information about the children's programs as well as talked about the teen room which is an interactive exercise room. 
Membership is coming back, and the festivals are coming back. 
"Party in the Park" Thursday 5:30 - 8:00 at LowCountry Celebration Park and the Fireworks at Shelter Cove Park on Tuesdays is going to be resuming.  VLR can be proud of the support that we give to this wonderful organization that does so much for the community.