Monday, December 18, 2017: Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr. – The Adjutant General (TAG) of South Carolina

Please join us on Monday, December 18th when we will welcome Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr. – The Adjutant General (TAG) of South Carolina to our podium.

Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr. serves as The Adjutant General (TAG) of South Carolina, the head of the Military Department of the state of South Carolina. He administers the affairs of the South Carolina Army and Air National Guard, the Emergency Management Division, the State Guard, and the Youth Challenge Academy. The Governor, by law, is the Commander-in-Chief. The Adjutant General is a Constitutional Officer and has the rank of Major General.

Livingston’s military service began when he enlisted in the South Carolina Army National Guard in March 1978. He was commissioned through the Palmetto Military Academy, Officer Candidate School in 1980 as the Top Honor Graduate. His military education began with his completion of the U.S. Army Infantry School in 1978 and Airborne School in 1979. General Livingston commanded the Task Force 218th in support of Operation Noble Eagle from June 2004 to January 2005. From May 07 to April 08, he commanded Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix (VI) in Afghanistan where he was responsible for the training and mentoring (advising) of the Afghan National Security Forces. His next assignment was Director for Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia. His last assignment was as Director, J5 Coalition Coordination Center, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida where he was responsible for facilitating the exchange between the Command Staff for the United States Central Command and Military Senior National Representatives from over 60 countries. He was also charged with providing deployment support for Coalition Countries within the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility. Since January 2011, MG Livingston has served as The Adjutant General of South Carolina.

Livingston is President, Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Gregory Electric Company, Incorporated, which is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. Gregory Electric Company is a provider of complete commercial and industrial electrical, utility and telecommunications services with operations in nine states.

Monday, December 11, 2017: Christy Hall – Secretary, SC Department of Transportation

Please join us on Monday, December 11th when we will welcome Christy Hall – Secretary, SC Department of Transportation to our podium.

Ms. Hall has the honor and privilege as serving as the Secretary of Transportation for the State of South Carolina. In her capacity as the head of the agency, she is responsible for directing and guiding the agency’s planning, financial, legislative, maintenance and operational efforts for the nation’s fourth largest state-owned highway system.

Secretary Hall rose through the ranks of the agency and has served in a variety of roles in both Headquarters and the Field during her twenty-plus-year career with SCDOT. She has just about done it all at the agency from design, to construction, to maintenance to serving in several different leadership positions on the Finance and Engineering sides of the agency. Secretary Hall’s unique experience has served the agency well so far whether it was during the recent natural disasters that struck our state or the $5 Billion financial plan that was crafted last year for our state’s crumbling roads and bridges.

Ms. Hall is a South Carolina native, a graduate of Clemson University, and a registered Professional Engineer.

Monday, December 4, 2017: Joseph “Hilik” Shenkar – Legal Counsel, SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services

Please join us on Monday, December 4th when we will welcome Joseph “Hilik” Shenkar – Legal Counsel, SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to our podium.

Mr. Shenkar is the legal counsel for the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS). Aside from handling the legal needs of the agency, Mr. Shenkar is also heavily involved with addressing the opioids epidemic in South Carolina. Prior to working with DAODAS, Mr. Shenkar was the designated Drug Diversion prosecutor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, covering Richland and Kershaw counties. His prosecution focused on criminal cases involving the diversion of pharmaceutical drugs to the illicit market. Mr. Shenkar also held a position with the United States Attorney as a Special Assistant US Attorney. In addition to prosecution, Mr. Shenkar spearheaded legislation in the field of drug diversion prosecution and opioids abuse. Mr. Shenkar has also handled various appeals for the Fifth Circuit, including both Magistrate Appeals in Circuit Court and arguments before the South Carolina Supreme Court. Prior to focusing on drug diversion prosecution, Mr. Shenkar prosecuted a variety of crimes, ranging from burglaries to assaults.

Monday, November 27, 2017: Gary Bradham – District Governor, Rotary District 7770

Please join us on Monday, November 27th when we will welcome Gary Bradham – District Governor, Rotary District 7770 to our podium.

Gary Bradham is President of Bradham Services LLC and has an MBA and a BA in Business Administration. A few of the honors he has received as member of the Myrtle Beach Club are as follows: 11 years of Perfect Attendance, Bequest Society, Benefactor, Major Donor, PHS – Paul Harris Society, PHF – Paul Harris Fellow, Past President 2011-12, Club Rotarian of the Year: 2013, Sustaining Member, and New Members Sponsored: 13.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing 2017

Here is a brief explanation for the logistics of the “shift” system. Each location should be manned from 10:00am-8:00pm.  The end time for Green’s is 7:00pm.   Typically, we do two hour shifts with two people per shift.  The red kettles are in the businesses and should be set up by the first shift and a driver from Salvation Army will collect the kettles at the end of the final shift.  Let’s all have fun and enjoy the fellowship while raising dollars for the Salvation Army!!!!

Below is a spreadsheet identifying the captains for each day and their contact email addresses. Contact the appropriate party for the times you are available. Thanks to all who have offered to help with this very worthwhile project. 

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