Rotary Recap - 9/8/2021 - Elizabeth Cahill - Preservation Society of Charleston

Rotary Recap September 8th

Jason Hill delivered the invocation. Troy Hall P.h.D delivered the "About Me" speech. Troy has dedicated the last year to write a book about his mother entitled "Fanny Rules." This heartwarming story shares invaluable lessons and the wisdom that Troy's mother instilled in him and how readers can use these lessons to help their own personal and professional lives.

Our friend Sandy Williams, the director of marketing and development for the Special Olympics of South Carolina, stopped by to speak about the Bocce Bash on September 18th.

Elizabeth Cahill, Chair of the Board of the Preservation Society of Charleston, was our guest speaker. This organization is the oldest grassroots preservation entity in the United States. In 1920, Susan Pringle Frost, a local Charleston activist, gained public support to save the 1802 Joseph Manigault house from demolition. Soon after that, the Preservation Society of Charleston was born. In 1931 The society played an important role in establishing the nation's first zoning ordinance. Since 2010 when Charleston was touted as the top U.S. city to visit, followed by a massive population increase, they have played an integral role in preserving Charleston's beautiful charm while improving the quality of life for residents.