Whatsoever Circle, Edisto Island, SC:
The Whatsoever Circle currently has approximately ninety members. All ladies in the Edisto
community are invited to visit as guests and become new members.
The Circle meets on the third Thursday of each month, September through May (second Thursday in December), at local churches. Speakers present a wide range of topics which help promote community awareness and the work of Christian living and thinking. Please refer to the Edisto Chamber of Commerce website for meeting dates and locations, www.edistochamber.com.
Women from Edisto Island have had a long tradition of Christian service. The Whatsoever Circle was organized January 13, 1888, and is one of the oldest continually operating IOKDS circles in the United States. Mrs. Lucille Venning Mikell served as the Circle’s first president. Beginning with a bazaar and plantation tour in 1963, the Whatsoever Circle is the sponsor for what has evolved into the annual Edisto Day Bazaar.
The chapter’s name, Whatsoever Circle, is based upon scripture found in Philippians 4:8. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Whatsoever Circle Past Presidents:
— Olivia Maxon 1989 – 1991
— Frances Pate 1992 – 1993 — Ella Holforty 1996 – 1997
— Bo Lachicotte 1998 – 1999
— Anne Carmichael Sherman 2000 – 2004
— Dorothy Keach 2004 – 2005
— Nancy Culclasure 2006 – 2007
— Betty Killen 2008 – 2011
— Karen Holley 2012 – 2014
Not Pictured: Linda Murray 1994 – 1995