Speaker Date Topic
Business Meeting Sep 28, 2022 7:30 AM
Mary O'Neil Oct 05, 2022 7:30 AM
Overview: Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival

It's time again for the Arts & Seafood Festival October 15-24, 2022 - last year was amazing - this year promises to be even better!

Here's more information: Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival



Pam Toney Oct 12, 2022 7:30 AM
Volunteers Who Make an Impact

Pam Toney is the executive director of Bluffton/Jasper Volunteers in Medicine




Ginger Marshall, Beaufort County EMS Oct 19, 2022 7:30 AM
Preventing and Preparing to Face Emergencies

Virginia (Ginger) Marshall is the Public Information Officer for Beaufort County EMS. The Beaufort County EMS provides support for our MayFest festival as well as the Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival. Ms. Marshall will give us tips on how to prevent accidents and tips for handling emergencies when they happen.

Ginger Marshall has been a Paramedic with Beaufort County since 2007.  Hailing from the Washington, D.C. area, she and her husband moved here full time in 2009 after his retirement from United States Air Force.  Ginger began her new position as Public Information Officer for Beaufort County EMS in April 2022.

Business Meeting Oct 26, 2022 7:30 AM
Dean Turner Nov 02, 2022 7:30 AM
Our Local Foundation - Supporting Local Causes

Our Rotary Club of Bluffton Board member Dean Turner will answer questions and provide insights on how Rotary members can support local charities with our local foundation. 

The Foundation was started to build the Rotary Community Center. All funds donated to the local foundation, or the Rotary Foundation International, are tax-deductible.

Did you know that you can designate a portion of your Amazon purchases to be donated to our local foundation?

Thus, on Amazon Smile, you would search for "Bluffton Community Center Foundation Inc" and designate all proceeds to benefit Rotary's local foundation.

Michelle Harp, Executive Director, Family Promise Nov 09, 2022 7:30 AM
My Family, Your Family, All Families

All families face challenges from time to time, and the holiday time of year sometimes brings on the stress in a way breaks down bonds. Here are some tips for building family unity over the holidays from Family Promise of Beaufort County.

Michelle Harp is the executive director of Family Promise of Beaufort County.

Michelle moved to the Lowcountry in 2021 from Memphis, Tennessee.  Michelle and her family vacationed in Hilton Head several times and fell in love with the area.  When her parents moved to Bluffton from Mt. Pleasant, she decided it was time to make a move as well to be closer to them. Michelle lives in Bluffton with her significant other Kevin.  Her three children are grown and live in different parts of the United States, and one in Iwakuni, Japan.

Michelle has loved being in the nonprofit world for the last 15 years and holds them near and dear to her heart.  Michelle has an Associate’s Degree in Religious Studies and her undergraduate degree  in Child Development and Family Studies.  This degree led her to begin working with families affected by HIV, with Hope House of Memphis.  Michelle was also the Go Red for Women Director at the American Heart Association.  Just prior to relocating to Bluffton, she worked as a Developmental Therapist for babies 0-3, at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

Working for the kiddo’s and their families at Family Promise is an honor for Michelle.  Michelle says, “Helping families in need is at the core of who I am and gives me so much joy.”  She is proud to be a part of such a philanthropic community who gives freely and abundantly to those who need it.  

Business Meeting Nov 16, 2022 7:30 AM