The East Cooper Newcomers Club will hold its monthly coffee 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 11. Members, guests, new residents and recent retirees are invited to learn about club activities and local events. Call Kathy at 906-7843 or e-mail for location.

Dems meeting

The East Cooper Democrats will meet Aug. 26 at Olive Branch AME Church Annex.

A social at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. Speakers will be candidates for Mount Pleasant Town Council. Make reservations for name tag and/or lite dinner ($4/person) and/or need baby-sitting. Contact Carole at 216-3797 or

Beit Midrash

The Beit Midrash Messianic Congregation will have the remembrance of Tisha B'Av at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in the downstairs chapel at Citadel Square Baptist Church, 328 Meeting St., downtown Charleston.

The service will conclude with fellowship and an oneg (refreshments) afterward.

Call 803-692-6597 or e-mail

Rotary officers

The Rotary Club of Charleston recently announced the election of its new officers at the Harbour Club on Prioleau Street.

They are Chappy Chapman, president; Eddie Buxton, president-elect; Andy Morgan, secretary; and Diane McGuire, treasurer.


The Bee Street Successors Toastmaster Club has announced meetings will be held on the first and third Thursdays of every month. All those interested in public speaking are encouraged to attend.

The meetings will take place at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, 109 Bee St., downtown Charleston.

Contact Josephine Traina Gleason at 793-4023 or

Painters chapter

The Charleston Chapter of Decorative Painters meets every month on the fourth Saturday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Montague Avenue in North Charleston.

Anyone interested in decorative painting is welcome.

The group paints in several mediums: oil, watercolor pencil, acrylics.

The meeting is at 9 a.m. Refreshments follow with a scheduled program of painting.

Call 559-3086.