Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
This week we have a lot of exciting events happening at our meeting. We have a couple of special guests and the board approved a nursing scholarship for Angela Keziah, which will be presented this Monday!  Review her goals for the scholorship.  Dress attire will be business causal, ties not necessary. We have DG Bob Gross and ADG Mary Briggs joining us this week and Bob will be our speaker.
Our speaker last week was Zach Green (picture below).
The Mini Golf event got kicked off to a great start, and we are still going strong. Tickets will be available by August 15th and flyers to post in business are soon to follow. Great ideas for "Silent auction" items include restaurant gift cards and gift baskets. The next time you are at your favorite hangout, ask about getting a gift certificate! Gift baskets have done great in previous years. If you make a gift basket, please be sure to assemble it before giving it to Ed Finison.
Upcoming Events
August 15:  Rob Bridgers. Former Marine One helicopter pilot for Ronald Reagan.
August 30: Board meeting location TBD
Thank you everyone for all that you do, I look forward to seeing you all this week.
Speaker 8/8/22- Bob Gross, District Governor
Bob was raised in Rock Hill, SC where he met his wife of 52 years, the former Cathy Carroll. They have two grown sons and two teenage grandsons. Bob earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, and spent his working career in the water industry where he has been recognized as an expert witness in water matters.Bob also served 29+ years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Bob is a member of the Sea Island Rotary Club in Beaufort. He has been a Rotarian for 27 years, and was the Sea Island Club president in 2006-07 He has held many positions in District 7770 including Assistant Governor for Area 5 and District Grants Chair from 2014 to 2020.
He is a graduate of RLI, Ten Star Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow, Major Donor, Benefactor, Sustaining Member, and a member of the Paul Harris Society. Bob received the Meritorious Service Award in 2017.
Bob’s hobbies include travelling, Cirque du Soleil, and golf. He has visited Rotary clubs in ten countries and has attended seven Rotary International Conventions.
Angela Keziah BSN, RN
My nursing journey didn't start normally. I received my biology degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do yet, but I knew I wanted to be in medicine. My grandpa was diagnosed with lung cancer, and my grandma, who needed a knee operation, was taking care of him full time at home. I made the decision to move to Lexington, SC where I helped take care of my grandparents while working full time for an ophthalmologist in downtown Columbia. This ultimately pushed me into my nursing journey.
I moved to the Low country in July of 2015 where I immediately began my nursing studies at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. After graduating in 2017, I began my journey as a PCU nurse at Hilton Head Hospital. After about two years, I was promoted to the Cath Lab. This was slightly unusual, as the Cath Lab usually only accepted nurses with critical care experience. However, the Cath Lab staff knew me from the floor and gave me a chance, and I have been thriving there ever since. I finished my BSN in 2021online at South University while working full time in the Cath Lab.    
Although I love my job, I want to move from bedside nursing to a provider role which is why I began my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of South Carolina. I will graduate as an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. I hope to work as a cardiovascular nurse practitioner and promote health with residents of the Lowcountry. Although you can be a nurse practitioner with a master's degree, I decided to do the DNP route in line with current recommendations by the Institute of Medicine and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing who recommend nurses achieve higher levels of education and training.
Our area is extremely lacking in providers, especially providers that take the time to listen to patients and treat them holistically. I hope to provide evidence­ based, compassionate care that ultimately leads to better patient outcomes.
Speaker 8/1/22- Zack Green
Zachary Green is a graduate of Roger Bacon High School (Cincinnati, Ohio) and a graduate of Bowling Green State University. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was a lieutenant with his local fire department. Zachary is the founder and former CEO of MN8 LumAware/Foxfire. Zachary grew the company from the trunk of his car to over $30MM in organic sales and $5MM in venture funding. The product line is now distributed by The Home Depot and counts the US Government, Walmart, Kroger, General Electric Aircraft Engines, and Procter and Gamble as customers.
Member and Spouse Birthdays 
Marriage and Join Date Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Maurice Purcell
August 8
Ray Makalous
August 16
Truitt Rabun
August 22
Spouse Birthdays
Barb Magee
August 16
Sunday Molen
August 31
Ralph Eckles
Joan Eckles
August 8
Bill Bosse
Joni Bosse
August 27
Nancy Millette
Ed Millette
August 28
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