President Lynn King welcomed all and called the meeting to order.  A hybrid meeting with members attending both in person at the Palmera Inn and Suites and via Zoom
The prayer was offered by Kevin Courtney, who also led the pledge to the flag.
Member Jacob Hunt and his wife welcomed a new baby - Gracie Mae.  Congratulations and wishes for many blessings to the Hunts.
We will be giving our $23,000 CARES grant to the Rec Center to help with the extra expense of sanitizing the center because of COVID.  We will also be presenting money from the raffle, all of which will be going to reduce our commitment to the center. We will be scheduling an onsite meeting there in the near future.
Welcome to guests and visitors:
Visiting Rotarian Ray Enstine
Guests: Joe Kyle, guest of John Cunningham; Jenna Leeds, guest of Angie Stone
Suzi Oliver, Sergeant at Arms collected Happy $$.  Note: Happy dollar money is contributed to CART - Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust, which is a charity started in our Rotary district.  It provides seed money to researchers working on solutions, both treatment and cure of Alzheimer's.
Mark Lawson, Beaufort County Councilman of District 9 was our speaker.  District 9 covers Bluffton/Pritchardville/Daufuskie Island. He serves as a member of the Executive and Public facilities Committees and is the Chair of the Financial Committee.  Originally from western Pennsylvania he moved to the area in 1990.  He updated us on what is happening in Beaufort County.  The big project of replacing the bridges has brought attention to the fact that the traffic on 278 is similar to that of the traffic traveling the border of SC/GA.  He talked about the importance of the parks, landings and preserving property.  He also explained the fee that the county charges the Town of Hilton Head Island for police services.  The county makes decisions based on what is best for the whole county.  The county's priorities are: Infrastructure, Parks and Recreation, youth sports.  He ended with answering members questions.