October 10, 2021



We will be making cash presentations to Brenda with Backpack Buddies and Jody with the Children’s Center at our Monday meeting. Each will be receiving $6,100 as their respective shares from our Mini Golf tournament.
A reminder that Monday, October 25, will be a combined meeting and social event at Bear Creek Golf Course in Hilton Head Plantation. Spouses and significant others are invited, fun starts at 5 pm. The meal price will be as usual ($20) ea. Evening activities will include a putting contest with many chances to win. More to follow from Ron M and Nancy M.
Happy Feet at the Children’s Center is set for Saturday, October 23. The process will be the same as last year and masks will be required. Volunteers are needed Friday, Oct. 22 at 5 to 6 pm for set up and Saturday morning 8 am to Noon for the shoe fitting. The Club will be purchasing 122 pairs of shoes for the event (Thanks to our successful Mini Golf event).
Toney will give us an update this week on his progress toward his 1000 mile goal for Polio eradication.
We had Rotarians working at the Senior Center painting and at the Children’s Center spreading mulch as part of the ROCS weekend. Glad that’s behind us.
Our guest speaker this week is Merry Harlacher, Chairwoman of Concours. She will be assisted by our own Truitt Raben. More information and short Bios below.
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Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival
This week’s Program will be all about the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance.  You will get the inside scoop (and more!) from our speakers Merry Harlacher and our very own Truitt Rabun.
The Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival is celebrating its 20th year of showcasing classic automotive and aviation excellence.  It’s charitable arm, Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization is through Driving Young America, charged with empowering youth through automotive education and community outreach. The Driving Young America program expands the Festival's commitment to youth and education by providing funding to local youth organizations and regional automotive educational institutions.

Since the event's inception, the DYA fund has provided over $500,000 in grants and scholarships.
Our Speakers:
Merry Harlacher: Originally from Southern New Jersey, Merry retired as President and COO of Conectiv and moved to Hilton Head in 1999.  Past District Governor Bernie Riedel first got Merry involved in the Concours as a Volunteer and he later joined the Board in 2008.  Merry has guided the Concours as Board Chairman since 2013.
Truitt Rabun: An Islander since 1972 Truitt has been with the Concours since the very beginning and has played a big part in helping it grow into what it is today.  An International Land Planner and Landscape Architect by trade, Truitt is instrumental is designing and developing the overall layout for all aspects of the Concours from Site Plans to Mapping and Permitting Documents. 
Happy Feet
The sign-up sheet for Happy Feet is up on the club website.  Please sign up for Friday evening or Saturday morning – or both!  We need someone to order and pick up coffee and donut holes from Dunkin for the adults and bring juice for the kids.  Please contact John Abboud or Nancy Millette to volunteer.
Our Fall social event will begin at 5PM, Monday October 25 at Bear Creek Golf Club. There will be dinner ($20/person) and a cash bar, and there will be a putting contest.  As with all social events, please bring your spouse or significant other (but not both). Please RSVP to Nancy by October 18. or 843-298-2421.
Sandalwood Run for Hunger
The volunteer support for Sandalwood 5K/10K Run for Hunger on Saturday October 2 was a great success. Thanks to Dan Hergenroeder, Ed Dowaschinski, Tim Henderson, John Whidden, Ray Makalous, John Abboud, Marian Abboud, Jacquie Gutierrez, Connor Gutierrez, Diane Bollerman, Charlene Haley, Ginger Mathews, and Toney Mathews for guiding runners, staffing water stops, and cheering the runners on during the event. This race is a major fundraiser for Sandalwood Community Food Pantry. 
Left to right - Ginger Mathews, Rev. Nannette Pierson, Founder and Director of Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, Charlene Haley, and Diane Bollerman. Ginger, Charlene, and Diane (La Tres Amigas) are part of the HHI Sunset Rotary volunteers supporting the Sandalwood 5K/10K Run for Hunger. They staffed the 2-mile water stop and cheered runners and walkers on.
Rotary ROCS
Sunset Rotarians John Whidden and Toney Mathews shown with The Children's Center Executive Director Jody Levitt following mulch spreading by a total of 13 Rotarians from Area 4 clubs. 
Completed work showing one of three sections receiving a total of 20 yards of mulch spread by the volunteers.
Member and Spouse Birthdays 
Marriage and Join Date Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Alan Coyne
October 3
Joel Magee
October 3
Spouse Birthdays
Coty Colquitt
October 5
November 25
Dan Hergenroeder
Ann Hergenroeder
October 10
Joel Magee
Barb Magee
October 16
Ron Molen
Sunday Molen
October 23
Stan Colquitt
Coty Colquitt
November 16
Toney Mathews
Ginger Mathews
November 28
Russell Hampton
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