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
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
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
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.
January 29th, 2011
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS AND GUESTS
THE 2011 OYSTER ROAST WAS THE BEST YET
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!!!
Time: Thursday, October 28th at 6:30pm Place: Isle of Palms Exchange Club, 201 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451 Who: Come and support all of our public service officials and enjoy a fabulous free fish fry with your local exchange club! RSVP: To email@example.com Dinner: Battered fish, coleslaw, baked beans, red beans and rice!
18th Annual IOP Connector
Run and Walk for the Child
A 10K and 5K Run and Walk Event
WHERE: Isle of Palms Connector
WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2010
TIME: Race starts at 8 a.m. Isle of Palms Connector closes to traffic at 7:00.
WHY: To benefit child abuse in our community and other child-related programs
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.
- Click here to register online through All Sport Central.com
- You can also download the application by clicking here.
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!
The Exchange Club is a national service club of men and women who perform service projects in their community through prog
rams of service for youth, Americanism, and our National service project, the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Established in 1948, the Exchange Club on the Isle of Palms was instrumental in the development of the Isle of Palms and continues to be a pillar of the community. The club provided the first means of mosquito control for the island residents and financed and provided staff for the Island’s first fire wagon. In 1952, the Exchange Club sponsored the organization of a volunteer fire department, all before the incorporation of the city of the Isle of Palms.
In 1953, a thriving community existed on the Isle of Palms with the residents channeling their energies and dollars toward civic needs, including building a new children’s playground. In 1961, on land donated b J.C. Long, the current club house was built at cost of $10,000. The older white street signs on the island were provided by the Exchange Club.
The Club also supported the first church on the island, an interdenominational group that met at the Exchange Club building, and sponsored the construction of a 2,100 foot long airport which provided a landing filed for light aircraft. The land is now being used as a golf course on Waterway Boulevard.
The Exchange Club works in partnership with the city for many activities, including sponsoring teams at the recreation center, running the food booth at the Low country Blues Bash and hosting the annually Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child.
- Jim Raih
The Isle of Palms Exchange Club elected new officers and Board of Directors for 2010-2011. The new President is Dimi Matouchev, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. President Elect is Angelo Hassig, an Engineer with Hassig Engineering, Inc. Tom Donohoe will serve as Treasurer. He is the retired owner of Donohoe Lumber and Hardware. Secretary is Ruth Thornburg, a Child Advocate and Guardian ad Litem.
The Board of Directors will consist of Michael Blalock, retired from Sales with the Bayer Corp; Paul Grantham , a teacher at Hanahan Middle School and past club president; Kathy Johnson, a retired international flight attendant ; Dick Humphrey, retired from the Railroad industry; Jeff Evans, who works in web marketing for Coastal Home Plans.com ; and Pamela Marsh, a physical therapist working in Rehabilitation Medicine.
The Exchange Club is a national service club.The IOP Exchange Club works in partnership with the city for many activities, including sponsoring teams at the recreation center, running the concession booth at the LowCountry Blues Bash, and the Halloween carnival, and hosting the annual Isle of Palms Connector Run for the Child. The Club also participates with Beach/ River sweep in September, sponsors an oyster roast in January to fund student scholarships, and provides an early morning breakfast on Easter morning, following the sunrise service at Breech Inlet.
Left to right – Jeff Evans, Angelo Hassig, Kathy Johnson, Paul Grantham, John Bushong, Michael Blalock, Pamela Marsh, Tom Donohoe, Dick Humphrey, Dimi Matouchev