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
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.
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
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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
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