On May 3rd, the Rotary Club of Charleston – Breakfast held it’s annual Water Wheels fundraising event. This year we partnered with the Charleston Police Fund which is designed to provide our police department with the tools, techniques and training they need to meet the demands of the future. We shall never forget the hateful event which rocked our community on the evening of July 17th 2015. The worst mass shooting in our city’s history was intended to ignite a race war, but it failed and ultimately brought our city and community closer together and unified all of us. This act was also a launch pad for what is now the Charleston Illumination Project, which is designed to further strengthen citizen/police relationships grounded in trust and legitimacy. Many thanks to our title sponsor, Southern First Bank.