February 21, 2017
Estate Administration and the Probate Process
Irvin G. Condon, Judge of Probate for the County of Charleston, will discuss with us estate planning and the workings of the Probate Court.
Six Miles to Charleston
In 1819, a young man outwitted death at the hands of John and Lavinia Fisher and sparked the hunt for Charleston’s most notorious serial killers. Bruce Orr, former homicide investigator and author of Six Miles to Charleston follows the story of the Fishers, from the initial police raid on their Six Mile Inn with its reportedly grisly cellar to the murderous couple’s incarceration and execution at the squalid Old City Jail. Yet there still may be more sinister deeds left unpunished, an overzealous sheriff, corrupt officials and documents only recently discovered all suggest that there is more to the tale. Orr uncovers the mysteries and debunks the myths behind the infamous legend of the nation’s first convicted female serial killer.
February 7, 2017
Social Media 101
Jennifer Lively, Charleston County Libraries’ Tech Team Manager, will talk with us about senior Americans’ participation in social media. She notes that though seniors lag behind other age groups in participation, they are jumping aboard Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more as they realize it is fun and provides real results. In her presentation Jennifer Lively shows how popular social network platforms can help you share links, photos, video news and status updates with your family, friends and a growing number of contacts.
Meeting Street Schools: Rethinking, Redesigning and Reinventing How We Prove the Possible for Charleston’s Most Under-Resourced Children
Without the chance to receive a quality education, the promise of the American dream quickly begins to fade. Addressing this inequity is what we are all about at Meeting Street Schools (MMS): the fundamental belief that all children deserve the opportunity to achieve their version of the American dream. In order for that dream to be realized, a great education is not a luxury but a requirement. Amy Mims, Executive Director of MMS, will discuss this Charleston program with us.
January 24, 2017
The New Gibbes Museum
Our speaker today, Angela Mack, is executive director and chief curator for the Gibbes Museum of Art, which has undergone a $14M building renovation and opened to the public on May 28th. Angela will share with us insights about its past, its present and its future.
Lake Superior and the Wolves of Isle Royale
Due to its isolation, Isle Royale is the least visited National Park. It lies in the heart of the largest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Superior. It is home to the longest, continuous, predator prey research program that’s just celebrated its 50th year. Wendy Fish, our presenter, is a member of CCR and a native Minnesotan who has been fascinated with wolves and the research project related to them. This has led her to create a PowerPoint presentation utilizing the data collected and setting it to music.
January 17, 2017
Mount Pleasant On The Move
Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page will join us to discuss her city, Mount Pleasant, and to talk about the role of women in politics.
Independent Book Sellers
Jonathan Sanchez, owner of Blue Bicycle Books, will discuss his history with Blue Bicycle Books, and the ways the store has adapted to thrive in recent years. He will discuss the origins of YALLFest, and how it grew into the nation’s top young adult book festival, plus the work his staff does with young people and writing. Blue Bicycle Books has also found a way to express its own identity and brand, both through selling thousand-dollar rare books, to creative events, to finding more and more growth in new books in a time when print is supposedly dead.
December 6, 2016 (Board Meeting)
Sonny Dugal “My Eye On Burma”
Photographs of Sonny Dugal’s trip to Bruma in 2015 — Sonny was born in Burma and thus offers some novel insights into Burma (also known as Myamar).
Peter Kfoury, musician and chiropractor, returns to CCR to share with us the range of wonderful music that can be played on the Oud, early ancestor of today’s guitar.
Remember that December 6th is the last day to sign up for the December luncheon on December 13, 2016.
November 29, 2016
Estate Planning: Wills, Living Trusts, Probate and Nursing Home Protection
John Kuhn, Attorney and founding partner of Kuhn & Kuhn Law Firm
John Kuhn is a noted speaker on issues that affect our lives and state as well as matters related to estate planning. Today he will address a range of issues, among them the advantages and disadvantages of wills, living trusts and probate and ways of maintaining your privacy and protecting your estate against a living probate if you become disabled. These and numerous other topics will be addressed in this two-part talk.
Estate Planning continued.
**Don’t forget to sign up for the holiday luncheon on December 13th.
Porgy and Bess
Harlan Greene, native Charlestonian and Head of Special Collections at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library where the Dubose Heyward papers are housed, will share with us insights about one of his favorite subjects, Charleston’s iconic Porgy and Bess.
South Carolina State Ports Authority
Barbara Melvin, Senior Vice President of Operations and Terminals, SC State Ports Authority
The presentation will address:
Trends that are driving port business
Charleston harbor deepening
Managing bigger ships
Vision 2020: Future of the port
Due to Hurricane Matthew the College of Charleston has cancelled all classes until Wednesday. Therefore there will be no CCR meeting on Tuesday October 11th. We will resume regular lectures on Tuesday October 18th.
Lectures will be in room 221 on October 4th.
Everything You Wanted to Know About My Sister’s House, Inc. and More…
Executive Director of My Sister’s House, Elmire Raven, will discuss the services My Sister’s House provides, who is eligible for the services, and how one can refer victims for its services. She will also pursue with us the questions, Why does he abuse and why does she stay? You will be able to find out how you can volunteer and what the ongoing needs of this organization are.
Food, Shelter, Hope: Begin Again
There is an innovative approach to ending homelessness that has been proven by study after study to be among the most effective models. The key to success is the idea that housing is the starting line, not the finishing line to someone’s turn around. Join Brad Cashman from One 80 Place to find out more about how their organization removes barriers to help someone obtain housing.
Wings for Kids
Ginny Deerin, founder of Wings for Kids, will join us to discuss this important program that teaches kids how to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships. It employs a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum to give kids the life lessons they need to succeed and be happy. And it gives them a safe place to call home after school.
A Summit Journey
Harry Farthing, is an adventurer, a mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest and an author who has written his first novel. He will share with us his experiences and insights.