The EWB Oyster Roast will be at Bowens Island 1870 Bowens Island Rd Charleston 29412 on February 17, 4 to 7 pm. There will be Oysters, Hotdogs, and Hamburgers, BYOB and Bluegrass Music. The cost is $20 / Person, Kids 12 and under Free.
Corporate Sponsorships available at $100 includes 2 tickets and logo displayed at event. Tickets at www.ewbcharleston.org and donate ticket price. Email receipt to Jonathan Ard firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Charleston Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will be holding its Second Annual Golf Tournament at the Wild Dunes Harbor Course on Saturday, June 2. Last year we raised over $3000 for our project at the Roberto Clemente Santa Ana Medical Clinic in Limon, Nicaragua. This year will be bigger and better, but, to make that happen, as always, we need your help.
Please use the links to get the details about the tournament and our project. To play we will need your registration form and payment as soon as possible. Registration and fees (made out to Engineers Without Borders) should be mailed to Michael Cain at Hussey, Gay, Bell, and DeYoung, 474 Wando Park Blvd, Suite 201, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. If you would like to pay by credit card, please call Michael (843-849-7500) and he can help with this process.
So, what can you do to help? First and foremost, we need golfers. Last year we had great support from the community for a first time event. This year, we anticipate selling out the course. Wild Dunes is a great venue and they have been very charitable in their assistance to EWB in running this event. Those of you that attended or volunteered last year will remember how accommodating and helpful the Wild Dunes staff was, and we really want to show our appreciation for all they have provided by filling the course. For a resort course to give up a Saturday of full-rate fees to help EWB is a major contribution.
Second, we need sponsors to help us with hole sponsorships. We offer an affordable donation rate for the sponsorship and also offer a discount for hole sponsors that also want to register a team to play. The participants for this event are engineers, architects, contractors, developers, etc. and we want our sponsors to benefit from this exposure. We will be placing sponsors’ names on each hole, at the after-tournament dinner, and will also be listing their names on our website and in all of our presentation materials.
Third, this event has always been intended to be sponsored by a donor. We would love to see a local company step up and claim the naming rights to this event and help us offset the costs of the tournament. You will see on the attached flyer there is plenty of room to add a corporate logo and we would welcome the opportunity to brag about our naming-sponsor in our upcoming media efforts. As many of you know, EWB Charleston received a significant grant from Boeing this past winter. With the planned travel to construct the water treatment system this summer, we would love the opportunity to place a major sponsor’s name on the constructed project right next to Boeing. If you know of someone that might be interested please contact Michael Cain (843-849-7500) and we can arrange to sit down with them and explain the project as well as our media plans for the event.
But, what else can you do? We also need items for our raffle and silent auction. Last year, our raffle was a huge hit and we offered vacation homes, restaurant gift cards, golf items, teeth whitening, sports memorabilia, and clothing, amongst other items. If you have friends that own/operate/employed by local businesses that would like to participate, we would welcome the chance to speak with them. We are typically not looking for huge items, but we want to direct our participants back to our local businesses. If a restaurant can offer a $25 gift card and we can send them an architect and spouse for dinner, I’m sure they’ll spend over the card amount and hopefully the visit generate a repeat customer. Last year we also set up a small silent auction. Last year we had signed items from the College of Charleston and Clemson University. If you have items to add to our silent auction please let us know. If you have an item or service you would like to list on the raffle or auction please contact Michael Cain (843-849-7500) and we can put this together. EWB is a 501C3 organization and this information can be provided.
And, last but not least, we need volunteers. On the day of the event we will need help setting up the venue, registering golfers, running errands, setting up the raffle, cleaning up the venue and we will need plenty of volunteers. If you don’t play golf, this is a chance to make a contribution and we welcome many hands to lighten the load.
We ask that you help spread the word by printing/posting the flier and registration in your office, church, community club house, Facebook page, and anywhere else you think will generate some participation. The Golf Tournament is our major fundraising event of the year. We receive no funding from EWB-USA, and aside from our funding from Boeing’s grant, this event makes our project in Limon, Nicaragua possible. So, please talk to friends/family about playing, sponsoring a hole, or even better claiming the naming rights to the tournament and helping us improve the lives of the community of Limon. Thanks again for all you do.
Day Four(Labor Day):
Click to view the email and images from the fourth day of the Assessment Trip
This is hilarious. I took a video of us getting to work the other morning. There was a strike and the entrance of the resort was blocked, so they had to build us a new road through a river. We were in the ambulance, a stripped down diesel land cruiser with an awesome sound system. The driver is David and he is pretty much a local legend.
EWB Charleston is on the assessment trip.
The EWB Charleston Chapter Summary is available as a PDF from the following link:
EWB Charleston Chapter Summary
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