Packet Thank You Letters for May 2

May 2, 2011 

For hospitality

I would like to thank the Indigo Run Women's Interclub Tennis Team for hosting our 21st annual Women's Interclub Tennis luncheon. I would like to give a special thank you to Gayle Lang and Joellen Young, the Indigo Run committee coordinators of the Women's Interclub luncheon.

The luncheon was held at the Country Club of Hilton Head. Women's Interclub is a "social league," consisting of 17 teams of one 4.0 division, two 3.5 divisions, and two 3.0 divisions, and one team in the 2.5/3.0 division. These teams participate in a weekly scheduled tennis match, September through November each year. The social aspect of the league allows people to practice their tennis with no pressure to win. The league adopted Special Olympics of Hilton Head as its 2010 charity. Money was raised at the luncheon.

On behalf of the Women's Interclub Tennis, I would like to thank Eric Wammock of Hilton Head Island Tennis, our sponsor, for awarding Colleton with a free tennis clinic for finishing in first place. Congratulations to all participants of Women's Interclub Tennis. Our annual Women's Interclub Tennis captains meeting will be held at 7 p.m. May 12 at Spanish Wells Clubhouse in preparation for the upcoming Women's Interclub tennis season.

Jennifer Friend-Kerr

Women's Interclub Tennis Director

Hilton Head Island

To attendees

On behalf of the South Coastal Fellowship of Christian Athletes, our sincerest thanks go to everyone who attended and embraced the 15th annual Christian Heritage Breakfast held April 20.

The benefits from the success of this event will provide student athletes, who might not otherwise be able to afford the cost, the ability to attend FCA summer camps on Hilton Head Island and around the Southeast.

This event was well attended by residents and visitors and was a terrific way to tee up the many activities surrounding the 43rd annual Heritage Golf Tournament.

Our speakers were PGA golfer Tom Lehman and his caddy, Andrew Martinez. Both men are active members of FCA and offered truly inspiring Christian messages to the audience of more than 525 attending the breakfast, which included students, coaches, teachers and mentors from local high schools, colleges and the Boys & Girls Club.

Big thanks to our individual and corporate sponsors for providing "scholarship tables" to these special guests.

FCA and the Men of the Church also thank the staff and management of the Crowne Plaza Resort, Lavon Stevens for his music and John Rechin of PSAV for his professional technical support, which he graciously donated.

We are very thankful to everyone who got up early and came out to support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and all we do to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches.

Michael Brock, chairman

South Coastal FCA Board

Hilton Head Island

For grants

Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country wishes to acknowledge publicly the receipt of grant monies from the following benefactors: the Anker Company-Rich Antonelli, the Nora & William Smith Foundation, the Beaufort Fund, Hargray Caring Coins, the Human Services Alliance of Together For Beaufort, the Johnsen family fund and St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

We cannot sufficiently express our deep gratitude and appreciation to these friends who are supporting both the Hilton Head clinic, as well as the free Mobile Medical Unit, serving southern Beaufort and Jasper counties.

They recognize the work we do in the community, providing 22 free services with prenatal care through the 16th week of gestation to any woman who accesses the center.

The clinic has no geographic boundaries and is accessed by uninsured and underinsured women from as far away as Savannah.

Vera L. Bailey, executive director

Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country

Hilton Head Island

To volunteers

My sincere gratitude is offered to the 260 men, women and students who volunteer at Coastal Carolina and Hilton Head hospitals and at the Bluffton-Okatie Outpatient Center. Because they regularly put the needs of others before their own, folks in our community have a more positive experience when being served at our facilities.

They understand that a hospital is not one's first choice of where to spend a spring day, hence their efforts to provide help and kindness in every situation. A colleague once stated, "Our volunteers may be the only people -- in an entire day -- who don't give bad news to a patient or her family." What an important partner they are in this health care environment.

It is an honor to work beside them, knowing that they serve with such caring hearts. Many of them substitute when called upon; stay over their shift times when it's too busy to leave; cross-train for a second or third service department; recruit friends or family members to volunteer. And many of them know, even without the fanfare of a luncheon or a letter in the newspaper, that their volunteer service has made a positive difference for someone today.

Please accept my thanks for the dedication to those served by our hospitals and outpatient center.

Jody J. MacLeod, director

Volunteer Services Department

Hilton Head Regional Healthcare

Hilton Head Island

For funds

On behalf of the clients of Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Hargray's Caring Coins for its grant. These funds allowed us to purchase computers for our volunteer doctors, nurses and clinic staff to access our secure off-property medical records database. The office staff will also have the pleasure of using new computers.

Participants in the program are Hargray Communications customers who voluntarily round up their monthly bill. The spare "change" collected is disbursed quarterly by an independent board of directors and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. It is amazing how just a few cents per month, allowed Caring Coins to distribute so much to so many nonprofit agencies. If you are a telephone, cable or Internet customer of Hargray, I would urge you to call your local office and participate in Caring Coins.

Jenny Haney, director of development

Bluffton Jasper County

Volunteers in Medicine

Bluffton

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