Friday Morning Agenda (2/22/13)

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, 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. 

Thanks, Angie  

Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden by Ben Moise

Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden
  A Memoir

Ben McC. Moïse
  Foreword by Lloyd Newberry

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 moise                                                                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

Rotary International

President – Sakuji Tanaka

Rotary District 7770

District Governor – Ed Duryea

District Web Site –

Club Web Site –

Club Mailing Address: 171 Church Street – Suite 360, Charleston, SC 29401

Bulletin Info Submissions to: Angie Bell at




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

07:30 AM  North Charleston-Breakfast   Embassy Suites


07:30 AM – 08:30 AM  Charleston Breakfast   Harbour Club

Anytime –           Online at


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

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