On Wednesday, April 18, Pooja Saji a student from Irmo Middle School was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. She was present with her father, as well as, her principal Cassey Paschal. Pooja doesn’t know any obstacles. When she puts her mind to something she finds a way to achieve it. She is apart of the student government at Irmo Middle. Overall she just embraces life. Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
Our speaker Wednesday, April 18th was Mr. Mark Bounds. He is the Head of School at East Point Academy, a public charter school here in the Midlands. The school was founded in 2011. The school’s motto is merging cultures, inspiring minds, and expanding horizons. The students at East Point learn through immersion. Immersion is an instructional approach to foreign language education in which content classes are taught in the target language. The target language at East Point is Mandarin. Mr. Bounds was very informative. We all enjoyed learning about this school and the great things they have going on.
Our speaker for Wednesday morning will be Mr. Mark Bounds. Mr. Bounds is the Head of School at East Point Academy. East Point Academy’s mission is to produce academically and personally successful students who are proficient in both Mandarin Chinese and English and to promote cultural exchange and understanding. Come hear what Mr. Bounds has to speak to us about.
Our speaker Wednesday, April 11th was Mr. Alan Buck. He spoke to our club about the electric car industry and more specifically Telsa’s. He gave us an overview of the Telsa company both the good and the challenging. He told us about the residential side of the Telsa company. He informed us of the 3 different models and their price ranges. Mr. Buck is very knowledgeable about this topic and it was very interesting to learn about the electric car industry. The Rotary Club of Lake Murry-Irmo really enjoyed hearing Mr. Buck speak about this topic.
The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was pleased to welcome one of its own members Rep. James Smith who is currently crisscrossing the state letting people know about his “common sense” approach for government and his plans for being governor of South Carolina. Rep. Smith’s long career in the military and serving his state certainly embodies the Rotarian motto “service above self.”
On Wednesday, March 21st, Hannah Jones a 6th grader from CrossRoads Intermediate was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. She was present with her parents Mike and Jodi Jones, as well as, her principal Jess Hutchinson and her teacher Kathryn Adams. Hannah is apart of the Character in Action Club at CrossRoads. She has a heart for service, for her team and for her community. Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
Our speaker Wednesday, March 21st was our very own “fly boy” Dalton Tresvant. Dalton is an Irmo native and a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. He spoke to us this morning about going into his third season with the Columbia Fireflies. He told about different promotional events the park offers during games such as $2 Tuesdays, Wag-Along Wednesdays, and Thirsty Thursday. He also told us about ticket options and group outings. He informed us that the park is opened every day to the public and can also be rented for special events. If you have not been to a Fireflies game or been to Spirit Communication Park you need to check it out this season. Also, you will be in for a treat when you get to see Dalton and the other “fly boys” dance in between the sixth inning. Which he shyly told us how they prepare for that the day of the game.