Business owner, Billy Stanick was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. Billy was sponsored by Kevin Meetze of Meetze Plumbing. The membership is excited to welcome Billy as a new member to our club.
Past District Governor Rod Funderburk will be our speaker this week. Rod will give us some details on his trip to Seoul, Korea and some Rotary highlights too. We are proud that Rod served as Rotary District 7770 District Governor last year. Join us also for the induction of our newest member Mr. Billy Stanick, sponsored by Kevin Meetze. Wednesday morning, 7:30AM at Seven Oaks Park.
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!
The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is a strong group of business professionals that are civic and community minded. Our weekly breakfast meetings allow us to enjoy fellowship while striving for common interests. We believe that service to our community is an extremely important aspect of our club membership. We believe that we have a responsibility to work to improve our communities. Our club members regularly serve their community through participation in various community service projects. The club is active in both the Adopt-A-Highway and Meals- on-Wheels programs. We work with the Interact clubs of Dutch Fork High School and DJJ to provide young people with support and guidance through meaningful service projects. Additionally, the club is committed to education and provides scholarships to deserving students attending college through the Ambassadorial Scholarship program. The club also partners with area elementary schools to recognize an outstanding student each month.
Fundraising is also an important part of what we do as we support local charities like the District 5 Foundations Snack Pack program. Each year we host a golf tournament as well as participate in a Carraba’s Luncheon and a Belk Charity fundraising sale event to put towards local charities as well as scholarships. The Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary Club has taken C.A.R.T. Fund (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) bucket fundraising to a new level. This year we have begun placing the C.A.R.T. fund buckets into local businesses to extend our reach in the community and increase awareness of Alzheimer Disease research.
We are looking forward to participating in the district conference being held in Columbia, SC this year in March and hope we can connect with other clubs nearby to move forward with sharing great ideas to help our communities.
As the 2014-2015 year comes to an end, we would like to thank outgoing President Stan Bugner for his outstanding service to our club this year. We have had some great service projects with his supervision including our continued involvement with Meals on Wheels, Adopt a Highway Clean ups, C.A.R
Just a reminder that Rod Funderburk will be inducted as District Governor this Saturday evening at the Marriott in downtown Columbia. Please consider coming if you have not already signed-up the event begins at 6:30PM. This will serve as our Spring Social, therefore we will not meet this Wednesday. We will also not meet next week as it is the week of July 4th. The next Wednesday morning meeting will be July 8th. Hope to see you Saturday evening.
Members of the Dutch Fork Interact Club joined our weekly meeting on April 22nd to thank us for supporting their club. Members spoke and let us know the great works they are doing and how it has helped them develop into responsible and caring members of our society. The Interact club has participated in many community service activities including raising cans and money for Harvest Hope, supporting the Hannah House, sponsoring two children at Christmas, visiting the Lohman Home at Christmas, and participating in the Buddy Walk to support those with Down Syndrome. Within the school they cleaned teachers classrooms to assist the janitors in their endless job and they wrote letters to Dutch Fork Highschool teachers and veterans. They have plans to participate in a Homeworks project in the near future. These young adults have been busy! We thank them for their hard work and will continue to support their endeavors in the future.
We are pleased to welcome Anne Mathews as our guest speaker. As Rotary clubs continue to promote diversity in their membership, we welcome Anne L. Matthews, a Rotarian from South Carolina, who began her term on 1 July 2013 as the first female vice president of Rotary International.
“Women have contributed significantly to Rotary initiatives, and will continue to do so,” says Matthews, who is also the first woman to serve as both a Rotary Foundation trustee and an RI director. “No doubt, the unfortunate and sometimes misleading image of ‘an old boys’ club’ will be buried for good.
Please join us at Seven Oaks Park, 200 Leisure Ln, Columbia, SC 29210 on April 8th at 7:30AM.