September is Literacy Month. We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. So let’s do our part and donate books to local schools!
- June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
- Fellowship provides opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country.
At our January 27,2016 weekly breakfast meeting, The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo honored Nursery Road Elementary School 5th grade student Mackenzie Kirk. Mackenzie was chosen for this honor as she demonstrates the rotarian values of service above self every day! Keep up the great work Mackenzie! (Pictured above Mackenzie Kirk, NRES Principal Love Lions and Rotary Club member Jacq Buck).
On December 12, 2015 The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo spent the day doing their annual ringing of the bell for The Salvation Army. Each year rotarians from our club spend the day ringing the bell and raising money. Rotarians and some very important elves spread christmas cheer while getting the word out about rotary and our club, all the while raising money for this very important charity. Merry Christmas!
On December 12, 2015 The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo spent the day doing their annual ringing of the bell for The Salvation Army. Each year rotarians from our club spend the day ringing the bell and raising money. Rotarians and some very important elves spread christmas cheer while getting the word out about rotary and our club, all the while raising money for this very important charity. Merry Christmas everyone!
Over 350 homes were effected by the recent flooding in the Irmo area. The neighborhood of Pine Glen (pictured) is a total loss with every house damaged to some degree if not a total loss. Also houses in Coldstream and Quail Valley were effected. Our club meets at ICRC – Seven Oaks Park which was used as a temporary shelter for the flood victims. Many of our club members volunteered at the shelter and donated their time. One of our members Mr. Jack Terrell was the main coordinator and was spending the night at the facility. Our area has been hit hard but the community showed their support through donations of food and supplies during these first weeks. If you or your club would like to help victims in the Irmo area please contact our club President Harold Crawford (email@example.com), many people are still displaced and have lost everything. Your support would be much appreciated.
Each quarter The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo participates in highway clean up in our community. It is that time again! This program benefits our community by establishing stewardship of public lands while advancing tourism, enhancing quality of life for all of our citizens by improving the appearance of our area. and saving taxpayer dollars by performing a valuable service on a volunteer basis. Come join us for Adopt-A-Highway clean up on august 29th!!!
Guest speaker Ken Breivik has been the President of Nehemiah Communications since 2002. The company specializes in small business, nonprofits and military organizations marketing and operations and is located in Columbia, SC. Please join us for breakfast on Wednesday, August 5th and welcome Ken to our club.
Katie Fox currently serves as the Executive Director of Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College. Rooted in the performing arts, Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College offers programs and productions that encourage reflection, examination and discovery; and that provide entertainment, education and opportunity to professionals, learners and community members in all stages of life. Let’s give Katie a warm welcome to our club!
Anne Matthews, Past Vice-President of Rotary International, visited the Rotary Club of Lake Murray Irmo and gave a wonderful presentation in which she talked about the many things that Rotary International is doing. Ms. Mathews spoke about the tragedy that is poverty and how illiteracy is a large contributor to the health problems in the developing world. She spoke about the necessity of clean water, and how many child fatalities can be prevented through clean drinking water and sanitation. While Ms. Mathews visited the club, two non-Rotarians were recognized by the club as Paul Harris Fellows. Michelle Lyerly was recognized for her long term service in education, banking and to her family by her husband Chip Lyerly. A Paul Harris fellow was also given to Hamed Javad for his extensive contributions in service to the community by Chief Brian Buck. Jeanette Coulter a Past President, was also presented with a multiple Paul Harris pin.