Oct 222015

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

District Governor Induction Ceremony!

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Jun 232015

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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.

The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo sponsors the Dutch Fork Highschool Interact Club

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Apr 272015

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.


Guest Speaker: April 8- RI Past VP Anne L. Matthews

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Apr 072015

Ann Mathews

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.

District Conference

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Mar 242015

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This years District Conference was held in Myrtle Beach. There were Rotarian’s from all across district #7770 and also visiting Rotarian’s from Rotary International as well as the Rotary Youth exchange. The days were very informational with interesting speakers informing us about the much needed funding dollars for Alzheimer’s research. Roger Ackerman received Rotarian of the Year from District Governor Jimmie Williamson.  Mr. Ackerman was the inspiration and founder of the C.A.R.T. fund.  At the conference the attendees also raised over $5,000 for water mission by purchasing tickets for a “waterman” painting donated by George Lewis. The evenings were filled with bands and dancing.

There were many awards given out over the weekend.  The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo won two awards. Best Website for a medium sized club. Best Social Media for a medium sized club. 

On Sunday the District Governor Elect was introduced and our very own Rod Funderburk took the podium and outlined his upcoming year and the thoughts he had passed on to the President-elects for 2015-16.  Cure, Compassion and Communication.  Let us continue to “light up Rotary” as we move into 2015-16 and “Be a Gift to the World”.


Celebrating 25 years!

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Dec 222014

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It was a lovely evening to gather to remember the wonderful things Rotary has accomplished and also to fellowship at this joyous time of year. We had many of our Charter members with us and Past Presidents. The evening was truly one of great celebration. Congratulations Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo on your silver anniversary.  Cheers to another 25 years!

Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary Club’s Dr. Stephen Hefner becomes a Paul Harris Fellow for the 8th time.

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Nov 202014


Dr. Stephen Hefner received his 8th Paul Harris Fellow award at the Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary Club meeting held on November 12th, 2014.  As a devoted Rotarian he continues to make a difference every day in our local club as well as in Rotary worldwide.  Dr. Hefner began his professional career as a high school teacher in his home state Missouri.  After serving our country in the Army, he earned a Master’s degree and doctorate at the University of South Carolina.  He joined Lexington-Richland Five school district as Superintendent in 2011 after 16 years of service in Richland School District Two.   He has earned many awards and accolades.  In 1995, he received the ‘Friend of Gifted Education’ Award from the SC Consortium for Gifted/Talented Education.   In 1997, he was named Educator of the Year by the SC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.  In 2002, he was named Superintendent of the Year by the SC Association of School Administrators.  He was honored as ‘Distinguished Citizen of the Year’ in 2013 by the local Boy Scouts of America organizaiton. In 2005, he received three national awards for his leadership in technology education.  He was one of 16 superintendents to receive the President’s Technology Award from the American Association of School Administrators, one of 10 superintendents to be named as a Tech-Savvy Superintendent by eSchool News and one of four superintendents to be named Leader of the Year by Technology and Learning magazine.  In 2009, Dr. Hefner received  the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor in the state of South Carolina.  We consider ourselves fortunate to have this outstanding community leader as a member of our club.  Thank you for your service Dr. Hefner.

Past Presidents

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Nov 042014

Past Presidents

1989-1990 Lewis Wessinger

1990-1991 Jim Jeffers

1991-1992 Rod Funderburk

1992-1993 Russell Bauknight

1993-1994 Bobbie McEnitre

1994-1995 Homer Jones

1995-1996 Lee Bolman

1996-1997 Joel Collins

1997-1998 Houston Fitzpatrick

1998-1999 George Staples

1999-2000 Scott Moseley

2000-2001 John Adair

2001-2002 Tim Young

2002-2003 Skey Caskey

2003-2004 Bill Danielson

2004-2005 Chris Joye

2005-2006 Carey Hite

2006-2007 Molly Cousins

2007-2008 Beetle Bailey

2008-2009 Eddie M. Robinson

2009-2010 Ginny Barr

2010-2011 Judy Jonson

2011-2012 Jeanette Coulter

2012-2013 Larry Stohs

2013-2014 Brooks Williams

Present- Stan Bugner


Rotary International President

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Jul 212014


2014-15 Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang, of the Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan, and his wife, Corinna Yao. They met the same year he joined Rotary, 1976.

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