From: CODA [] on behalf of Communications Coordinator
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:47 PM
To: Communications Coordinator
Subject: CODA News
Best Wishes for a Happy & Prosperous 2012! 
January 2012


You Are Invited to CODA's Annual Meeting January 17

CODA’s Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m., in Building 23, Technical College of the Lowcountry (Beaufort campus.) The meeting will include refreshments, a re-cap of 2011, board elections, and a former shelter client will speak about her experiences with domestic violence and CODA.

If you wish to attend, RSVP to Delores at 770-1074  x221 or by January 16.



Saturday's Tate/Coursen Memorial Walk/Run a Huge Success!

Marie Tate, widow of LCpl Dana L. Tate, Sr. and Mrs. Coursen, mother of Cpl Dyke “AJ” Coursen

Marie Tate had a vision. To mark the tenth anniversary of the deaths of her husband and another Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Deputy who were killed responding to a domestic violence call, she was determined to create an event that would honor the sacrifices of those who enforce the law.  As one affected first-hand, she was also committed to spreading awareness about the devastating toll domestic violence takes on a community.
Her vision was realized. The Tate/Coursen Memorial Walk/Run unfolded in glorious weather at Beaufort Academy Saturday. Crowds of walkers, runners and those wishing to pay their respects turned out to honor the deputies and raise awareness and funds for CODA’s work with victims.
Speakers included Tate, Sheriff PJ Tanner and Kristin Dubrowski, executive director of CODA. After the presentation of the colors, recording artist Mahoganee sang the national anthem.  Former law enforcement victim advocate, Minister Maybelle Scott, gave the opening prayer.  Members of the Beaufort Car Club signified the beginning of the walk by honking their horns.  Participants in the Walk/Run ranged from children in strollers to a fleet-footed 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor, Duffie Stone.  Beaufort County Councilman Paul Sommerville acknowledged CODA’s staff, board and volunteers and noted that Beaufort County was “fortunate” to have such an organization.

To see photos of the event, click Here



Night Out at CODA

Cooking in December are (left to right)  Carson Bruce, Cordes Marshall and Melanie Blanton

The Junior Service League of Beaufort has chosen CODA as one of its service projects this year. Members prepare dinner for CODA residents and follow it with fun activities for the women and children.

In the words of a member who attended October's Night Out, "The residents and staff were extremely friendly and gave us a warm welcome. We did more than cook dinner, we became fast friends. After dinner, everyone, including staff, sat around the table to play Halloween Bingo. It was a great experience and something I'll never forget. Thank you, CODA, for letting JSLB be a small part of the difference you are making in our community."


Jingle Jingle  2011

Over 350 runners enjoyed fabulous weather as they participated in the 20th annual Hilton Head Hospital "Jingle Jingle" 5K Run and Health Walk, December 17. Santa passed out awards to winners in a variety of categories. Overall top spots for males and females were garnered by Bluffton's Seth Tucker and Savannah's Michelle LaFleur.  To see all the winners, go to

Sun City residents were well represented among the volunteers provided by CODA to assist at the annual event of which CODA is a beneficiary.  Above from left to right in first row are: Sun City's Bonnie Shanning, Kathy Kuhn and Heidi Nakayama; and in second row: Pat Thompson, Wendy Shepard, Gae Eisaman, Betty Volan,  Carolyn Hubers and Joann McElravy.  



Elves Descend on CODA!

Second graders from Beaufort Academy visited CODA prior to Christmas. They brought gifts for children and in turn were treated to stories by CODA's Mary Beth.

It is Proclaimed

In a proclamation read December 19, Beaufort County Council Chairman Weston Newton officially recognized the Tate/Coursen Memorial Walk/Run to benefit CODA. The proclamation also deemed January 7 and 8 as Tate/Coursen Weekend in Beaufort County.

 Members of the Tate family and CODA's board of directors look on.


Copyright © 2011 - Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1775
Beaufort, SC 29901


Sent to — why did I get this?
unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences
CODA · P.O. Box 1775 · Beaufort, South Carolina 29906
Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp