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Press Release

Mayor's "Citizens of the Month" Dinner

Release Date: May 25, 2010

Contact Information:
Vicki L. Pfannenschmidt email icon , Administratrative Assistant, (843)341-4700

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Mayor Tom Peeples recognized three Hilton Head Island residents at his quarterly "Citizens of the Month" dinner generously hosted by Brian Carmines of Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks located just off of Squire Pope Road on Skull Creek on Monday, May 24, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. The Islanders that were honored are:

Robert Sulek - Dr. Sulek is the founder and director of the program "Brain Gain" - a not for profit organization which reaches out to children in the community, by way of the Boy's and Girl's Club of Hilton Head Island and through local churches, to expand their minds as well as their life experiences. Dr. Sulek does all of the fundraising, hiring of staff and many other task associated with running the camp. Brain Gain has recently completed the 8th year of the program and each year they average 25 campers and 15-20 Study Buddies from Hilton Head Prep. He is also involved hands-on by teaching a Chess class daily. Dr Sulek is the head of the math department at Hilton Head Preparatory School where is he also the Head Coach of the Girls Varsity basketball team. Dr. Sulek and his wife Nancy have lived on Hilton Head Island for well over 10 years.

Vera Bailey - Dr. Bailey is the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Lowcountry. Since 1995 Dr. Bailey has been providing residents of Hilton Head Island and the surrounding areas with free to low cost OB/GYN care. She oversees the clinic which provides material, financial, spiritual and educational support as needed. Dr. Bailey and staff at the Center have had thousands of citizens use the services and never turn anyone away.

William J. (Sonny) Huntley - he will be attending the dinner with his wife Dean Sonny Huntley is a long-time resident of Hilton Head Island and has given to his community in many ways. He is an amateur auctioneer and has donated his time and talents to many organizations for fundraisers for over 35 years. He is also a very active member of the Rotary Club and gives of him time volunteering in many capacities.