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Upcoming Events:

60th Annual Awards Meeting & Luncheon

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 12:00—2:00 p.m.
Seawell’s Catering
1125 Rosewood Drive, Columbia SC

AWS is proud to host our 60th 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 Chuck Ghallager. You may have seen Chuck on television, or heard him on CNN, CBS or NPR radio programs. His business insights are sought after for his strong position on ethics and ethical leadership. Chuck’s focus is business—but his passion is empowering others. Chuck’s personal experience in building businesses and sales teams while leading companies provides a practical and powerful framework for ethical success. Tickets are $40 (lunch included) and can be purchased here.

Previous Events:

Alston Wilkes Society Annual Oyster Roast

Sunday, October 23, 2022 | 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.

59th Annual Awards Meeting & Luncheon

Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 12:00—2:00 p.m.
Seawell’s Catering
1125 Rosewood Drive, Columbia SC

This year we once again recognized professionals and volunteers at our 59th Annual Awards Meeting & Luncheon. We hosted the state’s top professionals from law enforcement, corrections, Veterans Services, and Youth Services.

Our guest speaker this year was Dr. Peter T. Mitchell, president emeritus of Columbia College. Dr. Mitchell described the pervasive impact of trauma on all aspects of society and identified trauma-informed practices that will help individuals and organizations to build resilience and assist those who have experienced trauma. For those who were unable to attend, you can watch Dr. Mitchell’s speech online.