Community Tidbits

  • Thursday, May 2, 2013

America, fracking and common core are questioned at LC CIA
How did America get to this point and has it lost its way are tough questions that will be addressed at the next LowCountry Conservatives in Action (CIA) monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 7th.
Jim Dirkes will give us a short history on where America was, where it is, and where it might be going without a major change in direction.
Can fracking really cause my water pipes to burst into flames? Gas and oil man Dale Brown, who has worked in the field for 30 years, brings good news that the United States has the largest gas reserves in the world, and the processes to get to them are far safer today.
The group will also continue to study the Common Core Standards (CCS).  In 2010 13 members of the state school board voted to accept CCS against the recommendation of the State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Mick Zais.  Teacher training has begun locally, with full implementation and new books based on CCS in 2014.  Similarly to the Affordable Healthcare Act, once people found out what’s really in it, it is quickly losing favor.
The LowCountry Conservatives in Action (CIA) meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in Summerville.  Meetings are open to all who want to learn more about America’s issues and work toward solutions.  Call 442-7774 for more information.
Journey Church
Journey Church will host a Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday, May 4 from 8 -10 a.m. at the Applebee's located at 1310 N. Main Street, Summerville, SC. All proceeds raised will go toward sending a partner from the church to England. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 607-7833.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 27 • 10 a.m.
The Summerville Elks Lodge will host a Memorial Day Ceremony with this year’s guest speaker Summerville Mayor Bill Collins. The ceremony will start sharply at 10:30 a.m., so please try and be there around 10 a.m.
Information: Veterans coordinator, Bob Block at 843-688-4577, or co-coordinator Linda Boomhower at 843-771-0917.
Location: Summerville Cemetery (also known as Parks Cemetery) located on Highway 17A
NARFE Luncheon
The National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) will meet at 12:30 for a Spring Luncheon followed by a regular NARFE meeting at the Faith Sellers Senior Center, 312 N. Laurel St. in Summerville on Monday, May 20 at 12:30.  All active and retired federal employees, spouses, surviving spouses and prospective members are welcome.  Contact Barbara Bryan at 873-5773 or babryan@sc.rr.com for more information.  Please visit www.NARFE.org.
SHS reunion seeking ‘lost’ classmates
The Summerville High School classes of 1966, 1967 and 1968 are having a joint reunion on June 8. Organizers are trying to contact some of the class members with whom contact has been lost and would appreciate any help with reestablishing contact. For more information, or to help locate the lost classmates contact Sissue Boyle Beauchene at 843-873-5074 or email sissuebeauchene@hotmail.com.
The reunion will be at Summerville Country Club from 7pm-12pm June 8.
Senior Center Events
• Monday, May 6
10:15 a.m. Fitness Fun - Join us for a fun seated workout without putting stress on your joints. This week we will be doing Chair Salsa, a full cardio workout with a fun Latin flair!
• Tuesday, May 7
12 p.m. Mahjong- New or experienced players are welcome. Group meets Tuesdays 12 – 3 p.m. Lessons 12 –1 p.m. and Mahjong is played from 1 – 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 8
12:30 p.m. Bunco - Meets second Wednesday of each month. New and experienced players welcome! Remember to pay your $5 gift fee at this class.
• Thursday, May 9
10 a.m. Blood Pressure Screenings with Trident. Stop in for a free blood pressure screening with a nurse from Trident Senior Heath Center.
• Friday, May 10
12:30 p.m. Line Dance  with instructor Evelyn Ward. (Must also be a member of h2u for this class).
Seminar on storytelling set for May 6
Imagine that Little Red Riding Hood or one of the Three Little Pigs was the keynote speaker for a business seminar. In this digital age, with its high-tech gadgetry and ever expanding social media outlets, what advice would our old friends from nursery school share with a corporate community keenly interested in keeping the big, bad wolf of business failure at bay? Well, it is very likely that the presentation would begin with those immortal words—“Once upon a time . . . “
On May 6, Storyteller Tim Lowry (local family entertainer and children’s educator) is offering a seminar in “business storytelling” at the Summerville Chamber of Commerce. As a corporate consultant, Tim teaches clients how the age old art of storytelling can be used as an effective communication tool for making meaningful, personal connections with customers and clients.
“First, you must know the story of your company and be able to tell it well.” says Lowry, “Then, and only then, can you use communication platforms like social media, websites, and print advertising effectively.” In his one-hour seminar, Tim demonstrates basic storytelling techniques and then helps participants apply the techniques to specific business challenges like advertising, leadership, and customer service.
Tim’s resume shows that storytelling is much more than child’s play. It’s big business. His growing client list includes Daramic, LLC (a company based in Charlotte, NC with facilities and employees on four continents) and the International Tour Management Institute (America’s premiere training and certification program for tour professionals).
The Business Storytelling Seminar will take place May 6 in the boardroom of the Summerville Chamber of Commerce, 402 North Main Street, Summerville. Networking with muffins, fruit, and coffee service begins at 7:30 am. The one-hour workshop will begin at 8:00 am. The seminar fee is $15 and space is limited to 40 participants. To register, go to www.StorytellerTimLowry.com or call 843-324-1366.

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