Hello all – it is almost time for our meeting Friday morning….
Sylvia and Trent have front desk and Elliotte has Health & Happiness.
The speaker this week is Ben Moise, author of Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden. The link below is to Moise’s book on Amazon.com, but if it doesn’t work, you can just copy and paste the link into your browser. Also, I’ve included a copy of his bio.
Following that is a copy of the bulletin for Friday morning.
If you have anything you need to be included in upcoming bulletins, shoot me an email and I’ll do my best to include.
One last thing: for all of you who asked me about getting your picture onto the directory, and for those of you who actually SENT me pictures to load, I’m working on getting that done for you. I don’t have access to your individual profiles, but I think someone does…. will keep you updated.
Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden by Ben Moise
|Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden
Ben McC. Moïse
|Career-spanning tales of a coastal crimefighter, ranging from the treacherous to the hilarious
Ben McC. Moïse served with distinction as a South Carolina game warden for nearly a quarter century, patrolling the coastal woods and waters of the Palmetto State. In this colorful career-spanning memoir, the cigar-chomping, ticket-writing scourge of lowcountry fish-and-game-law violators chronicles grueling stakeouts, complex trials, hair-raising adventures, and daily interactions with a host of outrageous personalities. With a lawman’s eye for fine details, a conservationist’s nose for the aroma of pluff mud, and a seasoned storyteller’s ear for the rhythms of a good southern yarn, Moïse recounts his stout-hearted and steadfast efforts to protect the lowcountry landscape and bring to justice those who would run roughshod over fish and game laws on the Carolina coast. Along the way he paints a vivid portrait of evolving attitudes and changing regulations governing coastal conservation.
Ben McC. Moïse was a conservation officer with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources from 1978 to 2002. In recognition of his achievements in law enforcement, he was presented the Guy Bradley Award by the North American Fish and Wildlife Foundation in 1990 and the Order of the Palmetto by South Carolina governor Carroll Campbell in 1994. A contributor to the Charleston Post and Courier, Charleston Mercury, and other regional publications, Moïse lives in Charleston.
“Sometimes humorous, sometimes harrowing… this book is for the outdoorsman or anyone who craves the true tales of an alligator-wrestling, drug-cartel-snuffing undercover badass.”—Garden and Gun Magazine
“The book is entertaining, funny enough to make you laugh out loud, and, above all, insightful.”—Columbia (S.C.) State
“The ‘thin green line’ that Moïse represents reminds us that there is a system in place to safeguard our natural resources.”—Charleston (S.C.) Mercury
“For readers who love the outdoors and lowcountry wildlife, this is a must-read book.”—Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier
“The stories are pure, honest and unembellished… [Moïse] ably demonstrates his passion for his job.”—International Game Warden Magazine
“Ramblings gives us a smile on every page, a chuckle on every other, and belly laughs at unexpected intervals. Slipped beneath, beside, and between the humor are important things about our state’s shared-by-all natural resources. This memoir should be required reading for every hunter, fisherman, game warden, and storytelling fan in South Carolina.”—William P. Baldwin, author of The Hard to Catch Mercy and Lowcountry Plantations Today
“Knowing Ben for over twenty-five years, I often watched in amazement as he mesmerized hunters, anglers, and outdoorsmen with his aristocratic lowcountry drawl and unique ability to hand a ticket to a violator and make him think he was given a gift. Though his accounts are humorous, his forceful conservation ethic portrays his dedication and passion for natural resources.”—John E. Frampton, director, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
“For the past thirty years Ben Moïse has defined the role of game warden as raconteur, sportsman, socialite, chef, and guardian of terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. This book includes a delightful assortment of inside stories about fish rustling, dove burgling, and other wildlife escapades and features some classic lowcountry characters on both sides of the law.”—Dana Beach, executive director, Coastal Conservation League
AGENDA for Friday, February 22, 2013
Front Desk Greeters
Sylvia Rivers and Trent Lawhorn
Welcome & Call to Order
President, John McAleer
Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
Introduction of Guests & Visiting Rotarians
Sergeant-at-Arms Catherine Latto
Health & Happiness Elliotte Quinn
Birthdays Paul Schwartz (24th)
Spouse Birthdays Sue Shingler (28th)
Club Anniversaries Joe Dapore (24th)
Wedding Anniversaries None
Program/Speaker: Ben Moise, Author
Next Week’s Speaker: To be announced
CALENDAR: April 5th, Peace Symposium
President – Sakuji Tanaka
Rotary District 7770
District Governor – Ed Duryea
District Web Site – http://www.rotary7770.org
Club Web Site – http://www.charlestonrotarybreakfast.org
Club Mailing Address: 171 Church Street – Suite 360, Charleston, SC 29401
Bulletin Info Submissions to: Angie Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED TO MAKE UP A MISSED MEETING?
07:30 AM Summerville Oakbrook Breakfast Wescott Plantation Golf Clubhouse
05:30 PM Summerville Evening Club Montreux Bar & Grill Restaurant Phone 843-261-1200
12:30 PM North Charleston Rotary Radisson Hotel-Charleston Airport
12:45 PM – 01:45 PM Goose Creek Gilligan’s Seafood Restaurant
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM Charleston Rotary Club Holiday Alumni Center, The Citadel
07:30 AM East Cooper Breakfast (Mount Pleasant) Cooper River Room Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
01:00 PM Summerville Holiday Inn Express – Summerville
07:30 AM St. John’s Parish-John’s Island Berkeley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
07:30 AM Daniel Island Daniel Island Golf Club
12:30 PM Mt. Pleasant Holiday Inn
12:30 PM Moncks Corner Gilligan’s Restaurant
12:30 PM St. Andrews (Charleston) Bessinger’s Barbecue http://www.bessingersbbq.com
07:30 AM North Charleston-Breakfast Embassy Suites
07:30 AM – 08:30 AM Charleston Breakfast Harbour Club
Anytime – Online at www.rotaryeclubone.org
Charleston Breakfast Club Officers and Committee Chairs
President – John McAleer President-Elect – LS Carper
Secretary – Mike Spivey Treasurer – Diane McGuire
Past President – Andy Morgan
Membership – Terry Tobin Service Projects – Dave Neff
Rotary Foundation – David Smythe Public Relations – Sylvia Rivers
Administration – Arthur Ravenel Long Range Planning – Chappy Chapman
Database Manager – DJ Barnhill Speakers – Glenn Keyes
Fund Raising – Trent Lawhorn