A Citizen of the World
Joan Apple Lemoine is a citizen of the world. She has taken an active interest in everything from space policy to human trafficking to local high school trivia bowls. A particular passion is women’s equality, and the “book party” she throws each year on the anniversary of women’s suffrage is becoming legend—guests bring one or more books for young girls that Joan collects for a local nonprofit such as the Literacy Center. Last year’s party resulted in a donation of 200. Next on the to-do list: Engage Hilton Head in a sister-city program.
Joan recently retired as executive director of the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head, the local chapter of a nonpartisan, non-profit grassroots organization in the United States dedicated to educating and engaging the American public on global issues. Before that, she retired from a 30-year career in higher education administration that took her to four different universities, the last of which was USCB. But leisure is not something Joan knows too much about, so her work these days is mostly volunteer.