BULLETIN 05/08/23
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
The Rotary theme for May is Youth Service. Youth service recognized the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs.
The 3 major leadership programs that Rotary has are; Rotaract, Interact, and Rotary youth exchange.
Rotaract - Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18 and older to exchange ideas with local leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills and have fun through service. In communities worldwide Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From large cities to small rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities around the world.
The Rotary Youth Exchange - The Youth Exchange inspires young leaders to serve in their local communities and throughout the world, even long after their exchanges end. Students learn a new language, discover new cultures, and truly become global citizens. Exchange students are between the ages of 15 and 19, and are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries!
Interact club - Interact clubs bring together young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service above Self.  Rotary clubs sponsor, mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects, learn leadership skills, and create lasting change in their communities.
Flags for Heroes is going great. See Below.
I look forward to seeing everyone this week.
Speaker 05/08/23 - General Craig Wheldon
Craig's leadership journey started when he became an Eagle Scout at age 14. Thirty years later, he was the youngest General in the United States Army. Combined with another nine years as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) with the U.S. Marine Corps, he has over 17 years at the highest levels of the U.S. military, leading thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and civilians, while serving 10 years in Europe and another 12 in the Pacific.
Approaching retirement, he was asked "What do you want to do next?"  He responded simply: "I want to give back decades of leadership and life lessons to the next generation".
Speaker 05/01/23-  John Abboud
Flags for Heroes
Flags for Heroes is going great! With 50 flags sponsored so far and more to come the event is really shaping up. The event is to take place in just a few short weeks. Monday May 29th will be the Ceremony where each Honoree will be listed in the Event Program, each Honoree’s name will be called out from the podium and we will be thanking our major sponsors for the event.
We will need volunteers to set up the Flags ahead of time on the 26th and to remove them on the 30th. Additionally, on the day of the event we will need volunteers to direct people to which flag they sponsored, and to accept donations. We will be having our ceremony in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island Memorial day ceremony.
The next committee meeting will be on May 9th at John Abboud's home. 5pm. You don’t have to be a member of the committee to join so please join in if you want to assist with this event.
Member and Spouse Birthdays 
Marriage and Join Date Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John Whidden
May 13
Jim Judkis
May 15
Michael Shinn
May 30
John Whidden
Linda Whidden
May 24
Michael Shinn
Elaine Shinn
May 31
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