Alston Wilkes Society Annual Oyster Roast
Sunday, October 22, 2023 | 1:00—4:00 p.m.
Bowens Island Restaurant
1870 Bowens Island Rd, Charleston, SC, 29412
This annual fundraising event in Charleston includes an oyster roast, hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, music, a silent auction, and lots of fun! Oysters are provided by Bowens Island Restaurant, and proceeds will benefit the Alston Wilkes Society in providing direct client services to the local community. Tickets are $40 (beer & wine included) and can be purchased here.
61st Annual Awards Meeting & Luncheon
Thursday, November 16, 2023 | 12:00—2:00 p.m.
1125 Rosewood Drive, Columbia SC
AWS is proud to host our 61st Annual Meeting at Seawell’s Catering, honoring top professionals from the fields of law enforcement, corrections, social services, youth services, and veterans services. This year, our Annual Meeting’s keynote address will be delivered by Andy Broughton and The Messengers Motivational Speaking Group. Originally formed at SC’s Youth Correctional Facility, this group traveled the state of South Carolina and spoke to countless youth and adults about making better choices, choosing positive friends and the power of communication. After being released and building their new lives after incarceration, the former members of this speaking team have banded together again to bring their stories of change, hope, and inspiration. The team which is made up of speakers all over the U.S. meets together regularly to strategize, encourage, and motivate each other in their mission of restoration. Their goal is by telling their stories they plan to encourage others to see that change is always possible through positive communication and caring relationships. Tickets are $40 and will go on sale in October and can be purchased here.