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.
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.
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.