Oysters Give $10,000 in Scholarships to Students East of the Cooper

The Isle of Palms Exchange Club once again gave $10,000 in scholarships to students east of the cooper from their Annual Oyster Roast held on the last Saturday in January. Click on the picture to be taken to our Scholarship page for full details!


Group photo left to right:
Luke Varadi, Megan McCants, Reilly Evans, Rachel Whitbeck, Kishan Patel

16th Annual IOP Exchange Club Oyster Roast – a HUGE Success

2014 IOP XC Oyster Roast


The Isle of Palms Exchange Club held their 16th Annual Oyster Roast and silent auction on January 25. Approximately 350 people enjoyed oysters, chili, and hot dogs on the patio with the sun setting over beautiful Hamlin Creek.  Local DJ , Eddie Lukow, of Mobile Boogie provided the music.  Generous businesses donated items for the silent auction and raffle. Proceeds from the oyster roast support the IOP Exchange student scholarship program. Scholarships are awarded to local high school seniors and current college students. These students and their parents will be recognized at the Student Scholarship dinner on April 24, 2014. Last year the IOP Exchange Club awarded over $10,000 worth of student scholarships.


Get your oyster knife and gloves ready!


January 25, 2014


4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Oysters / Shaggin / Music / Silent Auction

All you can eat Chili and Hot Dogs

Tickets: $30 in advance / $35 at the door

For Tickets Call 886.9887 or your local Exchangite

2013 Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child


21st Annual

IOP Connector

Run and Walk for the Child

A 10K and 5K Run and Walk 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

WHERE: Isle of Palms Connector
WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2013
TIME: Race starts at 8 a.m.  Isle of Palms Connector closes to traffic at 7:00.
WHY: To benefit the prevention of child abuse in Charleston

The race begins at the foot of the Isle of Palms Connector at Palm Blvd. and continues across the connector into Mount Pleasant. 5K runners and walkers will loop on the connector to return back to the Isle of Palms. 10K runners will continue across the connector, turning around just before Rifle Rage Rd., then return back across the connector. The finish line will be at J.C. Long Blvd. on the Isle of Palms, where participants will be able to enjoy a post-race festival featuring family-friendly fun.


Complete the application, then return with check or money order to: Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child, Inc – P.O. Box 1976, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

We need your help! Find information about volunteering here!

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2013 Isle of Palms Exchange Club Oyster Roast



2013 Oyster Roast is just around the corner. As you can see from last year’s pictures the Oysters are fresh and the tables are waiting for you!

January 26, 2013

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Oysters / Shaggin / Music / Silent Auction

Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Children Tickets: Half Off

For Tickets Call 886.8489 or your local Exchangite

2012 Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child

2011 New Officers

NEW OFFICERS – 2011 / 2012

The Isle of Palms Exchange Club recently elected their new officers for 2011 – 2012 Fiscal Year.

From left to right – Tom Donohoe, Angelo Hassig, Pamela Marsh and Patrick Harrington

  • President – Angelo Hassig, owner of Hassig Engineering.
  • President-elect – Patrick Harrington, retired education administrator.
  • Secretary – Pamela Marsh, a physical therapist working in rehabilitation medicine.
  • Treasurer – Tom Donohoe, the retired owner of Donohoe Lumber and Hardware


Annually, the Isle of Palms Exchange Club recognizes outstanding high school seniors and college students, who live on the Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, or in Mt. Pleasant.  Applicants must demonstrate good academics, leadership, and be actively involved in school activities and community service.  Also each student submits an essay, selected by the President of the National Exchange Club.  The essay this year is entitled “Shining the Light on Volunteerism”.  Several “Youth of the Month” and their parents were recognized at the Exchange dinner meeting on January 27.  Winners are from (1) Academic Magnet HIgh School – Shannon McGue , (2) Ashley Hall – Chloe Plunkett,  (3) Bishop England – Benjamin Wilkin,  (4) Wando High School – Elliott Condon, Sam Evans, Carter Martens, Lesley Nelson, and Evan Stafford.  Each student received a “Youth of the Month”  certificate and $100.
     In the spring, the IOP Exchange Club will choose the “Youth of the Year”, the Meeks/Sotille Scholarship winner and an ACE (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award winner. Each student will receive up to a $2,000 scholarship toward their college tuition.
     The IOP Exchange Club Scholarship program is funded by the Exchange oyster roast, held annually in January

100 Years of Exchange

The National Exchange Club – a service organization with 700 clubs and approximately 22,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico – will celebrate its 100th anniversary in March 2011. Founded in 1911 in Detroit by businessmen who wanted to “exchange” ideas, the Exchange Club moved its headquarters to Toledo in 1917. For nearly 100 years, its volunteer efforts have supported the needs of the country and of local communities, making it the country’s oldest American service organization operating exclusively in this country.


 100 Years of Exchange Accomplishments

2011 Isle of Palms Exchange Club OYSTER ROAST

 January 29th, 2011

Those Oysters must be good


4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door



Over 400 tickets sold, 80 bags (that is 4,000 pounds) of oysters consumed, barrels of chili, and to many hot dogs to count. Feedback from the crowd could not have been better. And most importantly the Isle of Palms Exchange Club rasied well over $13,000.00 which will fund the Scholarship & Student of the Month/Year programs. Well Done to all!!!



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