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About

Founded in 1762, by Edward Weyman and friends were largely responsible for the founding of the Fellowship Society. Upon the creation of this Society they also became the first officers of this benevolent organization, composed of mechanics and dedicated to charitable works and the building of a hospital for distressed and indigent persons. During the 1770’s the Society admitted members of the other two classes, the planters and the mechanics. It maintained for many years both male and female schools and elected teachers annually until 1858, after which date an arrangement was entered into with the public school system. Edward served as the first President of the Society. Sometime in 1762 Edward was appointed Commissioner for Indian Affairs. The core of artisans responsible for founding the fellowship Society was also actively involved in the Charles Town Fire Company and was regarded as the more vocal of the group defending American rights.
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Today the Fellowship Society maintains active involvement with charitable organizations in the greater Charleston area. Each year an oyster roast and golf tournament are hosted to support Camp Happy Days, an annual summer camp where kids discover the power within themselves - as they share life-changing experiences with kids just like them who are battling cancer. Kids can be kids again as they have fun and gain confidence. What cancer takes away, Camp Happy Days helps give back.

Mailing address

Street address

The Fellowship Society

PO Box 13076

Charleston, SC 29417-0176

The Fellowship Society

1035 Jenkins Rd.

Charleston, SC 29407