This year, the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo had their guest speakers leave their signature so that it could be placed on the inside of books that were donated by Schools Specialty. These books were given to Lexington/Richland School District 5 Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hefner at Wednesday’s meeting, where they will be donated to various schools.
Congratulations to Ms. Ginny Barr for being named Rotarian of the Year 2016-2017 at the July 12th meeting of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray Irmo. Ms. Barr, is a long time member of the club, she is a Past President and has served as Foundation Chair for many years. Ginny embodies the Rotary motto, “Service above Self” she has put together programs that have made a difference in the lives of others. Ms. Barr works for the Department of Corrections and has helped our club put in place Roteract groups that help young men and women behind bars do service projects for the community. It is an excellent program that teaches about giving back. Ms. Ginny Barr is an excellent example of a Rotarian.
On Wednesday, June 28th the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was able to present four local non-profits with a grant through their small gifts and grants program. This is made possible through the fundraising efforts. Because of this Babcock Center, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Sister Care, and The USO were all able to receive checks at Wednesday’s meeting. Thank you to the club members for all the hard work you put into fundraising for the club.
The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo had Rep. James Smith as their guest speaker on Wednesday, June 21st. Rep. Smith talked about his distinguished military career, which includes being awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. Rep. Smith also spoke about the importance of service, working across the aisle. It was our pleasure to have Rep. Smith as our guest.
When: Saturday, July 22nd
Where: Gaillard Center in Charleston
Please see flyer for more information.
- 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 Wednesday’s meeting the Rotary Club of Lake Murray- Irmo presented two great programs with donations. The first was to Meals on Wheel for the Irmo Chapin area. Kim Bowers was on hand to accept this check. The second was to the Snap Pack program. Stuart Strout was present to accept this check. The club members also got to hear all the good things these programs are doing for throughout there community.
We will not have a speaker for the meeting on Wednesday, September 28th. Instead, there will be a couple of presentations. One being about the Meals on Wheels program and the other being about the Snack-Pack Program. We will hear from Kim Bowers about Meals on Wheels and Stuart Strout about the Snack-Pack Program. Please join us on Wednesday.