The meeting we were supposed to have at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies on Wednesday, January 17th, but was canceled due to weather has been rescheduled. We will now have our January 31st meeting at the Cate Center (916 Mt. Vernon Church Rd.). So make sure to mark your calendars of the venue change, we will not meet at Seven Oaks Park on the 31st. Again please arrive on time so that we can get everything in.
On Wednesday, January 1oth we were honored to have Dr. Bill Jones of Columbia International University. He was the president of CIU, but now serves as the chancellor of the university. He gave us some background history about CIU and filled us in on some current and future things going on at CIU. If you are ever near the campus stop by and check it out as it looks like a beautiful campus.
There are several opportunities to get involved and serve in the month of February:
Saturday, February 3rd-Adopt-A-Highway pickup
Saturday, February 10th- We are partnering with the Spring Valley Rotary Club to pack meals to go overseas to help feed the hungry. Please see the signup sheet for more information.
On Wednesday, October 18th our club was honored to have District Governor Gary Bradham as our speaker. He spoke to us about things happening in our rotary district as well as rotary as a whole. He drove home the point of how important ending polio is and what a challenge is it going to be. We were so happy to have him speak. We had an awesome turn-out! Thanks to everyone who made it!
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”.
On Wednesday, September 6th we were honored to have Sheriff Leon Lott speak to our club. He talked to us about RCSD being on the TV show Live P.D. He spoke about how this would be the future of law enforcement 5-10 years from now. Then he spoke about how stealing would not be tolerated in Richland County. He spoke a couple cases involving shop lifting and what RCSD is doing to stop it. Thanks for coming and speaking to us Sheriff Lott is was great to hear all the thing RCSD is doing.