By Sam Reed
Welcoming New and Recognizing Long Time Members
The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club recognized 30-year members Joe Klingensmith, Dick Rakovich, Pat Welch, and Dr. Randy Jones. New members Carol Franek and Chuck Stockinger were welcomed into Club membership, and new officers Roger Steel (President), Sam Reed (President-Elect), Kimber Smith (Immediate Past President), Ray Gorski (Treasurer), and Mike Gorski (Secretary) assumed their new positions as of July 1.
Retiring board members Mike Morris, Frank Carrese, Laurie Burpee, Chuck Hanssen, and Mike Todd were recognized as well, then replaced by Wayne Billian, Tom Miller, Shirley Salvo, Jeannie Knowles, and Walter Sewell.
Darlene Jackson, Director of the Johns Island Public Library, thanked the Club for its $2500 grant, and explained the important uses of the funds.
Angel Oak Banquet in Planning Stages
The Club announced preliminary plans for its first Angel Oak Award Banquet, to be held January 16, 2013. This event will recognize and honor an outstanding volunteer from one of our four nearby islands.
Celebrating the Fourth
American flags are again being placed around the Kiawah-Seabrook area by the Club in recognition of the 4th of July celebration.
The Service of Roper-St. Francis
Primary speakers at the last meeting were Danya Jordan and Wanda Brockmeyer of Roper-St. Francis Healthcare, an organization that they noted is the only large non-profit healthcare provider in our area. They discussed the services and activities of Roper-St. Francis with particular emphasis on their responsibilities as the designated healthcare provider for the PGA Golf Championship to be held at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island the week of August 6. Some 40 Emergency Medical Technicians will be on the Ocean Course grounds, as well as four trailers serving as mini-medical centers. Past tournaments of this size have resulted in some 1000 requests for medical services during the course of the tournament.
For more information about upcoming Exchange Club events or to inquire about membership, please contact Sam Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 243-0760Tweet