The Sea Island CHUMS, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for women to meet in friendship and fun, encourages a spirit of helpfulness and members use their many talents in service to the community. Here, the group poses at Ruan Thai Restaurant in Bluffton. The members reported over 1,000 volunteer hours working in the community. Members donate and volunteer with CODA, CAPA, ACCESS Network and several other charities around Beaufort and Jasper counties. Recent contributions to Hardeeville Elementary helped purchase laptops for one special class. Seated are Thelma Lewis, Mercedes Burt, Rosalind Hollis (president), Gloria Duncan, Janet Thomas, Myrna Bolden and Nancy King. Standing are Constance Lewis, Elaine Cope, Theodora Titus, Chloe Gordon, Robin Cushingberry, Vera Rogers, Jean Bullen-Ennever, Marie Lewis and Alvesta Robertson. Also shown are Veronica Miler and Ruthie Tate. Photo provided.