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April 18,  2022
 
 
 
 

JOHN'S NEWSLETTER NOTES

 

It is time to start thinking about this year’s Mini Golf, our only major fund raiser. The first meeting of this committee will be in late May. If you are willing to serve on this committee along with myself and several other rotarians who have already committed, please let me know. We need the help.
 
A big thank you to Dot Jager our assistant District Governor for the Presentations to a number of our members last week. Dot’s three year term as AG will be coming to end on June 30 but I understand she will be remaining active in the District.
 
Our guest speaker for Monday’s meeting is Chip Pellerin (see his Bio Below).
 
Rotary’s Vision
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Speaker 4/18/22- “CHIP” PELLERIN
 
Chip is originally from Baton Rouge, La.  He is married to Leigh Edrington has a Daughter Lindsay and 2 Grand kids that reside in Japan.  
  • All American - Collegiate Golf 2 years at LSU New Orleans, 3 yrs. at Georgia Southern.
  • Lived on Hilton Head Island since 1978.
  • Current: Director of Instruction C.C. of Hilton Head since Feb. 2020.
 
Previous Experience:
  • Thirty years with Palmetto Dunes Resort – (Greenwood Development) Started as Assistant, became involved with Golf Digest Schools, Head Professional, to Director of Golf to Director of Resort Sales & Promotions and was part of the Acquisitions Team for South-East Region.
  • During this time, involved with 5 new course developments. Enhanced the Teaching Program with the likes of Bert Yancy, Doug Weaver, and Marlene Floyd LPGA “For Women Only Golf School”. Signed Paul Hahn Jr. (World’s Greatest Trick Shot Specialist)
  • CCHH - Head Professional 2009 – 2013 Palmetto Hall (Heritage Golf Group) General Manager/Head Professional 3 yrs.
Career High Lights:
  • Served on the Council of Trustees for the HHI Celebrity Golf Tournament. Benefitted Children’s Charities in Beaufort Co. VP.
  • Low Country Golf Course Owners Association Carolinas PGA – Merchandiser of the Year 2006 - Resort Division (PGA Hall of Fame)
  • Professional Competitor:
    • Carolinas PGA Multiple Event Winner,
    • Hilton Head Open Champion Amateur:
      • Top 10 Finishes in NCAA Division I & II competitions.
Unique Experience:
 
Worked with Presidential Protection Division from 1993- 1999 each January…with a sitting President attending Renaissance Weekend on Hilton Head Island. Great Golf Experience!
The Golf Business has provided an experience where each day is exciting and always an adventure. You never know who you may meet and could be walking through the door! It has been a pleasure to meet so many interesting people through this great game of golf.

Meeting 4/11/22 

 

Michelle Casey
Executive Director of NAMI Lowcountry

 

 

Dot Jager Presents Club Achievements Awards for  2020/21

 

 

 

 
COINS FOR ALZHEIMERS RESEARCH
Sandalwood Community Food Pantry Shoe Distribution
 
Rotary at work distributing shoes to the needy at Sandalwood Community Food Pantry.
 
 
 
 
DATES TO CELEBRATE 
Member and Spouse Birthdays 
Marriage and Join Date Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tim Henderson
April 10
 
Pete Towne
April 23
 
John Whidden
May 13
 
Michael Shinn
May 30
 
Anniversaries
Ed Happ
Linda Happ
April 1
 
Kimmel Arn
Priscilla Arn
April 25
 
Alan Coyne
Deanna Coyne
April 28
 
John Whidden
Linda Whidden
May 24
 
Michael Shinn
Elaine Shinn
May 31
 
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