Exchange Club of Daniel Island gives back to community! The Exchange Club of Daniel Island recently awarded $500 to Boy Scout Troop 519 to be used for a safety inspection and needed repairs to the troop’s utility trailer. The scouts will be using the trailer this summer to transport equipment and gear to their week-long campout in Mt. Airy, NC. Accepting the award on behalf of Troop 519 was Senior Patrol Leader and Life Scout Jake Duttera and Scout Leader Tony Duttera. Jake’s proposed Eagle Project involves the placement of owl boxes around Daniel Island. Since its inception, Troop 519 has produced six Eagle Scouts with two additional Scouts completing their requirements this month. Troop 519 is a boy-led troop, under the leadership of the Senior Patrol Leader. Their 2017-2018 motto is “Think Big!” Pictured left to right are: Wayne Fanning, Sandy Dominick, Bill Power, Leo McLaughlin, (front row) JC Dominick, Jake Duttera, Tony Duttera, Ray Uptegrove, Bill Bladykas, (Back Row) Beckie Davey, Fran Wilmer, Kay Layne, and Alexandra Lanza. The Exchange Club of Daniel Island awarded it first “Accepting the Challenge of Excellence” (ACE) Award to Daniel Island resident Marissa Jansen at its June 13 meeting. ACE Scholarship nominees have made dramatic changes in their attitudes and performances throughout high school, often overcoming educational, social and personal obstacles. Marissa was awarded a $1000 scholarship supporting her continued education. Exchange members pictured left to right are Wayne Fanning, Bill Power, Leo McLaughlin, Liz Surette, Beckie Davey, Sandy Dominick, JC Dominick, Fran Wilmer, Marissa Jansen (ACE Award recipient), Kay Layne, Ray Uptegrove, Alexandra Lanza, and Bill Bladykas. The Exchange Club of Daniel Island’s (ECDI) recent “Pinwheels for Great Childhoods Project” was a joint effort between the club, Prevention of Child Abuse America, and Darkness To Light. “It was our hope that our Pinwheels for Great Childhoods Project will lead to healthier families and, ultimately, to the prevention of any form of child abuse,” stated ECDI President JC Dominick. “We are forever grateful to our major sponsors from the Daniel Island Community - Refuel, Daniel Island Community Fund, Daniel Island Real Estate, First Citizens Bank, Exchange Club of Charleston, and The Parents Association of Daniel Island Academy.” Net proceeds from the project were $5701.17. Checks were presented at the club’s June 13 meeting to three beneficiaries - Prevention of Child Abuse America, Darkness To Light, and Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center.