Nov 172017
 

The Reverand Mark Abdelnour was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo.  Rev. Abdelnour is the Reverand at St. Simon St. Jude Episcopal Church. Rev. Abdelnour was sponsored by our president Blount Shepard. The membership is excited to welcome Rev. Abdelnour as a new member of our club.

 

Nov 172017
 

On Wednesday, November 15th, Cayden Farrell a 5th grader from Irmo Elementary was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. She was present with her family, as well as, her principal Ms. Tina McCaskill.  “She takes initiative to help others regardless of what she may need to do for herself.  She participates in our I am GOLD leadership club for 4th and 5th graders. This club consistently has community service projects taking place and Cayden is always willing to be an active participant in these events.”  Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.

Nov 172017
 

Our speaker on Wednesday, November 15th was Rokey Suleman who is the Richland County Elections Director. He spoke to our about the many places he has traveled to observe their elections. It was really neat to hear about elections from other countries and how they differ from the USA. The club really enjoyed hearing him speak.

 

Nov 142017
 

The schedule for the upcoming holidays:

November 15 – Breakfast Meeting – Seven Oaks Park
November 22 – NO MEETING – Thanksgiving
November 29 – Breakfast Meeting – Seven Oaks Park
December   6 – Breakfast Meeting – Seven Oaks Park
December 13 – Evening Christmas Party 7:00PM-9:00PM Saluda Shoals – River Center
December 20 – NO MEETING – Christmas
December 27 – NO MEETING – New Year
January       3 – Breakfast Meeting – Seven Oaks Park

Oct 242017
 

Colonel Jay Seward was honored with the 4-way test award on Wednesday, October 18th. He has never missed a meeting even when he is traveling, he still finds a way to attend a Rotary meeting in that area. He has been our clubs secretary for as long as anyone can remember. He fills in as sergeant at arms when needed. He volunteers for everything our club has.  Colonel Seward surely deserves this award. Congratulation on this great honor.

Oct 022017
 

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”.

 

Aug 312017
 

On Wednesday, August 30th we had a non-Rotarian Paul Harris presentation. Stacey Atkinson recognized her friend and colleague Lauren Wilkie. Lauren is a servant to her community. Here is a little about her:

Lauren Wilkie is a Licensed Independent Masters Social Worker who specializes in community and organizational change through program development and evaluation.  She is a community educator in poverty and homelessness and supervises case managers and interns on how to give direct services to clients. Lauren has been directing and developing programs for non-profits in Columbia, SC since 2006. Currently, she is the Program Director at Transitions, where she oversees program development and data evaluation for a 260-bed facility as well as a 240-bed facility in the Winter the Inclement Weather Center. She has helped hundreds of people into permanent housing and has in the last year has developed programs specialized for youth in transition, seniors, emergency assistance, mobile housing outreach and financial stability. In addition to her work at Transitions, Lauren volunteers with several different philanthropic and community organizations.  She is the current Chair of Women in Philanthropy and serves as a member of Young Leaders Society and Campaign Committee with the United Way of the Midlands. Lauren was a 2016 top ten recipient for the Capital Young Professional Award by Columbia Metropolitan for 2017 where it was shared that “everywhere that Lauren has worked has benefited from her effort, creativity and drive. She is one of Columbia’s experts on social work, and her knowledge and determination make the Midlands a better community.”

The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is glad to have been able to present the Paul Harris award to Lauren Wilkie.

 

Aug 292017
 

Saturday, August 26th we had a great turn out to pick up our adopted road Farming Creek Rd. As always we had breakfast before hand which consisted of Shrimp and Grits, Donuts, Orange Juice and Coffee. 13 Rotarians and 2 Volunteers gave up some of there morning to participate. We enjoyed doing our part to make the Midlands a greener, cleaner place to live, work and play.

Jul 172017
 

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray/Irmo.

This year we will be “Making a Difference” along with RI President, Ian H.S. Riseley and Rotarians throughout the world.  We will Make a Difference in our community by increasing our membership and club commitment to Meals on Wheels, Adopt-A-Highway, Department of Juvenile Justice, School District Five, District 7770’s Alzheimer’s CART fund, and much more. On a Global scale, there is no greater priority for the club than the eradication of 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 Tuesday 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 join us this year for more comradery, connections and community outreach.

 

Yours in Service,

Blount Shepard

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