Congratulations to Ms. Jacqueline Buck for being named Rotarian of the Year 2017-2018 at the July 18th meeting of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray Irmo. Ms. Buck is a long time member of the club, she is a Past President and has served in many different roles in the club. Jacq embodies the Rotary motto, “Service above Self” she is always looking for ways to serve her community. Ms. Buck is the Executive Director of Keep the Midlands Beautiful and has helped our club continue to excel in the Adopt-A-Highway program, encouraged the club to take on an Adopt-A-Island project and this year she helped the rotary club get a grant to plant 150 trees in a local park. Ms. Buck started the Rotary recognition of the student of the month program many years ago and she continues to guide the program each year. Ms. Jacqueline Buck is an excellent example of a Rotarian.
The meeting for Wednesday, July 18th will be a Club Assembly. We will be discussing fundraising ideas for the coming year, ideas on how to grow membership and there will be information on the kinds of speakers we will be having this year. So please come out and join in on the discussion so your ideas can be heard.
On Wednesday, July 11th our speaker was District Governor David Tirard. He shared with us his journey to joining rotary. He then laid how he would like to see rotary move forward for his year as Rotary District 7770 District Governor. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was honored to have Mr. Tirard come and speak with us.
On Wednesday, July 11th Michael and T.C. Kay received their awards and pins for the Paul Harris Society. To be apart of the Paul Harris Society the rotary member commits to give a $1,000 per year. This money in return goes to help the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation is then able to give out grants and funds for varies service projects both stateside and international. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is honored to have such committed members.
Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray/Irmo.
This year we will “Be the Inspiration” along with RI President, Barry Rassin, and Rotarians throughout the world. As Lake Murray / Irmo Rotarians we want to Inspire our members and our community by growing membership and being engaged collectively in all service projects and fundraising initiatives. Overall, our commitments are to contribute to the principled goal of Rotary of eradicating Polio.
Please join us in our commitment to “Service Above Self”. We meet the first three Wednesday’s of the month at 7:30 AM at Seven Oaks Park, located at 200 Leisure Lane. Our quarterly, fifth meeting of the month is also here. We have a delicious breakfast, fellowship and an interesting speaker to start your day.
Our fourth meeting of the month is a Wednesday social from 6:00-7:00 PM held at the Hilton Garden Inn – Harbison, located at 434 Columbiana Drive. This is an opportunity to meet new people, get to know each other and to network about upcoming Rotary Club events.
Come and join us this year for more comradery, connections and community outreach.
Yours in Service,
Our Rotary Golf Tournament will be Tuesday, April 24th. This is our biggest fundraiser so make sure you are asking any and everyone for sponsorship. Please find attached the brochure to help you with this.
At the club social on Tuesday, September 26th, the club recognized Chris Hargrove with the “Service Above Self” Award. Ms. Hargrove risked her own life when she ran into a neighbors burning home to save her dog. Ms. Hargrove’s neighbor was away on business and she knew that the dog was home alone. Although in her late 80’s, she never thought twice about the risk to her own life. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was honored to present as a token of our appreciation to Ms. Hargrove a plaque and a gift card to Firehouse Subs, she certainly exemplifies our motto “service above self”.