President Lynn King called the HYBRID meeting to order at the Palmera Inn & Suites
Kevin Courtney offered the prayer and led the pledge to the flag
Area 4 Assistant Governor, Dot Jeger was on hand to present the District Grant check to the Club.
photo credit Barry Davis
Assistant treasurer Jim Keith accepted the check which will be used to repay the club for a portion of the monies spent on the Rotary Relief Project.  Member Greg Wynn had suggested the project, to establish a Rotary Relief Fund, which allowed us to provide gift cards from Piggly Wiggly to those in need because of COVID-19.  John Farrenkopf administered the project.  District grants are funded by money which is donated to The Rotary Foundation and some of which comes back to the District three years later.  
Sergeant at Arms, Suzi Oliver collected Happy $$
President Lynn encouraged attendees to look around, see who is missing and to reach out to them to encourage them to attend meetings.  
Suzi Oliver introduced our speakers - Lynn and Cele Seldon.
photo credit Barry Davis
The Seldons, Lynn and Cele are travel journalists and have been for over 25 years. Their books "100 Things to do in Charleston Before You Die" and "100 Things to do in Savannah Before You Die" are guides to our closest cities.  They have traveled to seven continents and focus primarily (but not exclusively) on culinary travel and cruise ship travel in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Alaska, Europe and cruise ship destinations. They love what they do. Lynn developed an interest in travel and writing about it  32 years ago while in the Army in Germany. He began writing for the Stars & Stripes. He writes  for newspapers, magazines, including Southern Living. Cele joined Lynn in the business 19 years ago after leaving a corporate job at AT&T. They both write and edit and Cele also does marketing and research.  The second edition of "100 things to do in Charleston Before You Die" came out in March 2020 and contains many updates.  The Charleston and Savannah book are broken down into five sections: Sports and Recreation; Food and Drink; Music and Entertainment; Culture; Fashion and Shopping.  Lynn writes fiction now, having been mentored by Pat Conroy.  His first novel, written in 2014 is "Virginia's Ring". They gave tips on touring during these COVID-19 times, with suggesting that it is best to call ahead to see if venues are open, rules and times of operation, outdoor  activities are good like Savannah Wildlife.  Most of Savannah restaurants are open in some way. Their favorite restaurant in Savannah is The Grey, with Squirrels having the best pizza in the southeast.  They may do a book on Hilton Head Island and surrounding area including Bluffton and Daufuski Island.  You can visit their website at: