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Pawleys Island Toastmasters Open House

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization has more than 313,000 memberships in more than 14,650 clubs in 126 countries.


 For more than 86 years, Toastmasters International has been recognized as one of the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development.


The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach team, run businesses, and mentor others. Leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, giving feedback, leading teams, and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program.  The organization answers the new generation's question: where do I go to become a better leader?


Toastmasters member learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback - and accept it. Toastmasters is Where Leaders Are Made!


Come join us for light refreshments and an abbreviated demo meeting. Get a taste for what it's all about. Decide if YOU are ready to join Toastmasters and develop YOUR public speaking and leadership skills.




Event Location: Waccamaw Neck Branch Library, 24 Library Lane Pawleys Island, SC29585


Fish Fry at "On The 1/2 Shell"

Fish Fry at "On The 1/2 Shell"

in Murrells Inlet

On the 1/2 Shell, located at 4500 Hwy 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet is sponsoring and hosting a Fish Fry to benefit SC-CARES on Saturday August 29 from 1 to 6pm.  The menu includes Fish, Hush Puppies, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Perlou, Vegan Dishes, Drinks.  There will be Music, Raffles, Bake Sale, Meet & Greet with select Animal Ambassadors from SC-CARES, Souvenir sales table.

If you can't make it Saturday please give Mickey at 'On The 1/2 Shell' a call (843)-651-1296 and thank them for hosting the event, or stop in and become a patron and let them know you appreciate their support for SC-CARES.


Neighbor to Neighbor a Program of GRACE is putting the FUN back into fundraising with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans!

Neighbor to Neighbor a Program of GRACE is putting the FUN back into fundraising!!

Join us on August 30th for a night of high flying baseball,laughs andf undraising.Proceeds from every  tickets help support Neighbor to Neighbor a Program of GRACE directly !



.Pre-game activities include catch on the field from5-5:15pm with the game starting at 6:05pm.  Post game fireworks and kids run the bases are also included in the fun.



Location: Pelican Stadium                                                   


10th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival

 The 10th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ Festival returns to the Myrtle Beach area. Sample BBQ from local and regional barbeque cook teams as they compete in South Carolina's Official BBQ Competition. Admission is free both days. Events include: wing competition; burgers n brews competition; Myrtle Beach Car Club car show; fireworks on Saturday night; live entertainment both days; barbecue for sale both days; a cornhole tournament; arts and crafts exhibitors; a beer and wine garden; food vendors; and lots more! Team applications and vendor applications will be posted soon.


Event Location: Horry Georgetown Technical College Grand Strand Campus Conference Center - adjacent to The Market Common


Mission Fundraiser for Diversified Ministries

 We will have a  Breakfast Special to raise money for A return trip to S. Asia for 6 months

3 French Toast, Home Fries, Bacon or Sausage $8.00 Lunch Special 2 Hot Dog Basket FF, Drink 1 scoop of Ice Cream $8.00 All money raised for these 2 special will go to All For Him Ministries


Event Location: Ocean Front Cafe (Blockade Runner Motor Inn 1910 N. Ocean Blvd North Myrtle Beach SC


McDonald’s Buy One, GIVE One Happy Meal program

-- McDonald’s Launches “Buy One, Give One Happy Meals,”
Empowering Families to Help Feed those in Need in their Local Community through McDonald’s --


 McDonald’s restaurants in the Coastal Carolina Co-Op* are launching a new program that empowers families to give a meal to a local child who does not know from where his or her next meal is coming, with McDonald’s picking up the tab.  In January, the U.S. Census Bureau released that 16 million—or one in five children—were on food stamps in 2014, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008.** McDonald’s “Buy One, Give One Happy Meal” program inspires families to purchase a Happy Meal, and with that purchase, McDonald’s will donate a second Happy Meal to a local food bank organization to give to a local child who is food insecure.


 “Through Buy One, Give One Happy Meals, we at McDonald’s can do our part to provide these children in need with a meal, and also empower our customers to be part of the giving and understand the problem they are helping address, ” said Chris Valdes, local McDonald’s owner/operator.    


The Buy One, Give One Happy Meal program takes place on the first Monday of the month at all participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Coastal Carolina Co-Op** starting in April and running through September.  (Monday April 6th, Monday May 4th, Monday June 1st, Monday July 6th, Monday August 3rd, Monday Sept. 7th). 



For each Happy Meal purchase made on the first Monday of the month from April through September 2015,McDonald’s will donate Happy Meal redemption cards to several local non-profit organizations that collectively reach all counties the McDonald’s Coastal Carolina Co-Op.*


Children are encouraged to be part of the giving through Buy One, Give One Happy Meal by writing their name on a paper cutout which will be posted in the restaurant then provided to the partner organizations along with the Happy Meal redemption cards so families can “feel the love” from their fellow community members.


“No other product represents children and food quite like a Happy Meal, and now more than ever, Happy Meals provide wholesome choices such as apple slices, low-fat yogurt, and low-fat or fat-free milk,” said Valdes. “We are committed to being a good neighbor and because of our breadth throughout the area, we are in a unique position to help address this need in our community.”


McDonald’s of the Coastal Carolina Co-Op* will be giving away at least 30,000 Happy Meals over the course of the Buy One, Give One Happy Meal program. 



* McDonald’s of Coastal Carolina Co-Op includes restaurants in the Florence, SC Co-Op, Myrtle Beach, SC Co-Op, and Wilmington, NC Co-Op serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Darlington, Dillon, Georgetown, Florence, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Scotland, Williamsburgcounties. 


** United States Census Bureau press release “One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps, Census Bureau Reports


Sons Of Norway 1st meeting for the 2015 fall season

Calling all Scandinavians, young, old, to our first meeting for the 2015 fall season.

Sons of Norway is a faternal organization.

We meet every Sunday of the month.

Come join us for a sampling of imported cheeses,crackers,fruit and of course good friendship!

And learn the menaing of UFF DA!!!


Stand Down at the Beach welcomes help for all veterans

Stand Down at the Beach, a day to help veterans in need, is set for this fall.

At a press conference Wednesday, organizers announced September 18 as the event date.

Stand Down has many purposes, but the main goal is to end veteran homelessness, once and for all.

"The second is to give these veterans the benefits that they deserve and need, and the third is for those that we can't, and don't want to get off the streets, to give them the things they do need to survive on the streets,” AARP Director of Community Outreach Doris Gleason said.

The premise behind Stand Down Myrtle Beach is simply to provide services to veterans in need, that includes: dental, medical, counseling, and housing assistance, adding up to nearly 50 agencies available, that day.

There will also be food, non-perishables and even clothing vouchers.

Agencies involved expect about 100 volunteers. 

It's an event open to all veterans, but targeted to those without a place to live, or at risk of losing their homes.

This is the second year for the event, and those involved, including AARP, Horry Georgetown Tech, and Veterans Welcome home, to name a few, are hoping for continued success.

Last year, the event had about 200 vets show up and this year, organizers are expecting more.

The bottom line,  it's our time, to give back to those who serve our country.

"The give so much to us, they deserve it,” said Gleason.

If you want to donate, some items needed are:

non-perishable foods

white crew socks for men

ladies tank tops

baby wipes

travel sized personal care items

gently used clothing


Location :  U.S. Army Reserve at 3392 Phillis Blvd. at the Market Commons in Myrtle Beach.


Myrtle Beach Out of the Darkness Walk

  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Mission is to Save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.  AFSP funds research, provides education, advocate for policies that will reduce suicide and improve mental health services and support for those in crisis and those left behind by the loss of loved ones.


 AFSP Community Walk to save lives, honor loved ones, and raise runs.  Help us create a world without suicide. Register at


Event Location: Broadway at the Beach


Survivor's Soiree


The purpose of Tau Upsilon Alpha National Organization for Human Services Honor Society is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity.


We will be holding a formal event called the Survivor's Soiree in order to bring awareness to domestic violence. Tickets will be $20 and all proceeds will go to a nonprofit organization helping those who have been victims of domestic violence.


Event Location: Thomas C. Maesser Auditorium - HGTC Grand Strand Campus