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Save the Date - April 17, 2014

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DI Younglife/Wyldlife flamingos
From April 21 to April 30, the Daniel Island Chapter of Young Life/WyldLife will be “flocking” the island. Each night, Young Life/WyldLife committee members and leaders will secretly place a flock of pink flamingos in someone’s yard, resulting in a big surprise for the family when they wake up. This is a fundraiser. Donations are voluntary, and WyldLife leaders will pick up the flamingos regardless of whether or not a contribution has been made. For further questions, or to send a flock to your friends or family on Daniel Island, please contact Catherine Brookes at
Shipbuilding on the Wando: The History of Hobcaw
On Tuesday, April 22, at 7 pm at Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island, the Daniel Island Historical Society (DIHS) will present Shipbuilding on the Wando: The History of Hobcaw.” As the colony of Carolina began to grow and thrive so did the business of shipbuilding. The water was the lifeline of the colony. The colonists needed transportation for their goods into town, to ship their products to faraway markets or to just have a way to visit their neighbors. In the years 1735-1775, South Carolina shipbuilders built more than 300 oceangoing and coastal cargo vessels. One of the main shipbuilding facilities was Hobcaw Shipyard, located just across the Wando River from Daniel Island. Join DIHS for an enlightening discussion on this former hub of nautical operations and the impact it had on our local maritime history. Leading the program will be Pepe Hernandez, who has lived on the land once occupied by the Hobcaw Shipyard for the last 22 years. Mr. Hernandez describes Hobcaw as a place of natural beauty and a reminder of an era gone by. He will share his vast knowledge about the shipbuilding trade, address why the Wando River area was the heart of this industry, explain how Hobcaw developed into the largest base for boat construction in the region, and discuss Daniel Island’s possible ties to the shipyard. For additional information on DIHS, visit
Daniel Island Community Speakers Series
On Wednesday, April 23, Shawn Jenkins, a founder and President and Chief Executive Officer of Benefitfocus, will speak. Headquartered here on Daniel Island, Benefitfocus helps companies manage the increasingly complex area of employee benefits. After a very successful initial public offering, the company is moving forward with plans to significantly expand its Daniel Island campus and add 1,200 new jobs. Mr. Jenkins also serves on the Advisory Board for the School of Computing at Clemson University, Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board of Directors, College of Charleston Board of Governors, and Charleston Southern University Board of Visitors. The event is at the Daniel Island Club, in the ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 pm; the program starts at 7 pm, and will conclude around 8 to 8:30 pm. Business casual attire is appropriate. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are available at no charge. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased. To register to attend, please send an email to with the number of people attending, your name(s), and a contact phone number. This program, now in its second year, is sponsored jointly by The Rotary Club of Daniel Island, the Daniel Island Community Fund, the Daniel Island Business Association, and the Daniel Island Club. For more information or questions, please contact Mary Wessner at the same email:  
Sundown on the Wando Concert
The first Sundown on the Wando concert will be held Friday, April 25 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Children’s Park. Plane Jane, one of the Carolinas’ best party bands, plays exciting hits from the 60s to the present. The DIG Rig will be on site as our food vendor as well as a frozen treat vendor. If you prefer, bring your own picnic to enjoy while at the concert.  Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Event is free and open to the general public. Pets must be leashed and under owner control.  “Sundown on the Wando” 2014 Concert dates are: April 25, June 13 and July 3. Visit for complete information and for other events on Daniel Island.
Open Mic Night
April 25 - Open Mic Coffeehouse, 7 pm at Black Tie Music Academy in Publix shopping center.
East Cooper Meals on Wheels
The  Annual Gala and Auction will be Wednesday, April 30 at the Omar Shrine Center, 176 Patriots Point Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC. Prepare to enjoy a delightful evening of dining, featuring iconic chefs from your favorite East Cooper restaurants. Guests will feast on hors d’oeuvres and signature small plates from BACCO, Buckshots, CRAVE, The Granary, Harbor Breeze, Just Eat This, Langdon’s, Lowcountry Eats, Southerly, and many more. Live music from the Dave Landeo Band will entertain you as you enjoy a drink from the open bar and peruse the silent auction. The evening culminates with a fast-paced live auction, conducted by Tom Crawford, Benefit Auctioneer Specialist. Proceeds benefit East Cooper Meals on Wheels, which delivers daily nutrition to homebound residents in Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island, Cainhoy and Wando.  $100 per person; sponsorships available; or (843) 881-9350.
Daniel Island Senior Citizens Organization (DISCO)
DISCO, a new and innovative program for seniors (55 and beyond) will hold its first meeting on Thursday, May 8 at 1 pm at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 299 Seven Farms Drive. The guest speaker, Barbara Franklin, is an expert on the “Village Concept”, an aging in place approach that allows older adults to remain in their homes with a cadre of care provided by the community. The innovative strategy is perfect for seniors concerned about their future.
Reunion Notice
Bishop England High School’s Class of 1984 is planning its 30-year reunion during Homecoming weekend, Friday and Saturday, October 10 & 11, 2014.  For further information please contact Mary Anne Bolchoz Tucker at or see our Facebook page – Bishop England Class of 1984 - 30 Year Reunion.
Daniel Island ladies of all denominations gather Wednesday mornings at 9 am for an hour of prayer and sharing. Call Joan Vitalo, 884-1484, or Kay Uhler, 971-1445, for details.
WIN (Women’s Island Network)
Come join professional women to network. Held the last Wednesday of the each month at DI Club, 11:45-12pm networking and 12-1pm introductions and speaker.  Contact Melody Bundschuh at 971-1111 or email
Toastmasters is about having fun while practicing your communication and leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment. Develop confidence and enhance your speaking skills at the Daniel Island Toastmasters Club that meets on the first and third Friday of each month, from 12 to 1 pm, at Summit Place, 320 Seven Farms Drive.  Except for  Friday March 21, meet at the Daniel Island Library for an Open House. Everyone is welcome.  For more information email
AA meetings on DI
Daily M-F 8 am Tue. 7pm, Fri 7pm at Providence Baptist Church, 294 Seven Farms Dr.; Sat. 8 pm at Holy Cross Church, 299 Seven Farms Dr.
WyldLife meets from 7-8pm on Mondays at the Brookes' home at 1712 Doldridge St. A fun, safe environment specifically for middle school students (all are welcome) to hang out with friends. Email Catherine Bookes at for details.
Meets at 7:57 pm on Tuesdays at the Tanner Plantation Club House, 1600 Crossbill Trail. Young Life is for high school students. For more information, email or visit the website
NEW! Daniel Island Exchange Club  
Join the Daniel Island Exchange Club on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Laura Alberts from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for networking, civic program development and community connections. The club will focus on Family, Community and Country, bringing together Daniel Island individuals, businesses and families to do some amazing things for our island.  Guests are welcome to attend for free. Want to learn more? Contact Kristin Power at
Walk With Me
Every Tuesday at 10 am. Wake up and walk! Join the Daniel Island Walking Club and explore different parts of the island and utilize its trails for a great start to your day! The weekly meeting location will be posted on the POA Facebook page and POA website.
Send your save the date items to To advertise a for profit event, call 843.856.1999.

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