Wow! I can’t believe 7 months have passed since I became president! Time flies when you are having fun and what a great year we have had thus far. We started off our Rotary year with a hurricane evacuation, the last of a trend we hope, but this led us to donate to a wonderful organization called Shelter Box. Good things can come out of tough situations! As always, the annual Arts & Seafood Festival was a tremendous success and we had super volunteer participation. This year we initiated a very worthwhile international project in Ocoto Alto, Peru providing sanitation relief to a community desperately in need. We are also spearheading a local meal packaging event that will distribute 1,000,000 meals internationally from District 7770, which our area clubs will be donating 85,000 of these meals, which is amazing. 
Our activities this past Christmas season would have made Jacob Marley’s ghost jump for joy! Our projects exemplify the commitment and sacrifices joyfully performed by members who genuinely believe in the motto, “Service above Self.” Our club is an example of how “many hands make light work” and there is no “I in team.” The Bluffton Rotary Oyster Roast at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park this last weekend was a huge success and a fun time for Rotarians and the community alike. Happy Feet is being re- invented this year with some exciting changes and a new location, the Bluffton Rotary Center! More projects to look forward to include: bagging oyster shells, building oyster reefs, the Special Olympics and of course Mayfest. We will have accomplished a lot this year as a club and we should be very proud. As your president, I would like to thank you for helping to make our community, our country and our world a better place.

David Hussey