Sep 212017
 

On Wednesday, September 20th, Lola Gantt a 5th grader from Dutch Fork Elementary was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. She was present with her family, as well as, her principal Mr. Julius Scott.  She is committed to social action that leads to improvement at our school and local community. This young lady is well on her way to great things! Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.

Board Meeting

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Sep 192017
 

This is a reminder the next board meeting will be Thursday, September 21st at 7:30. Please try your best to attend.

Speaker for Wednesday

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Sep 192017
 

Our speaker for tomorrow is going to be Catherine Kennedy from Columbia Green. She will be speaking about all the ways Columbia Green has made the Midlands a beautiful place to live.

Event Postponed

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Sep 062017
 

Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma the Rotary District 7770 has decided to postpone the District Club Foundation, Membership and Public Chair Image Training Seminar that was suppose to take place Friday, September 8th. More information to come about when it will be rescheduled.

Speakers for September

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Sep 052017
 

Our guest speakers for September are:

  September 6th- Sheriff Leon Lott with Richland County Sheriff Department

September 13th- Travis Banks

September 20th- Catherine Kennedy- Columbia Green

Aug 312017
 

On Wednesday, August 30th we had a non-Rotarian Paul Harris presentation. Stacey Atkinson recognized her friend and colleague Lauren Wilkie. Lauren is a servant to her community. Here is a little about her:

Lauren Wilkie is a Licensed Independent Masters Social Worker who specializes in community and organizational change through program development and evaluation.  She is a community educator in poverty and homelessness and supervises case managers and interns on how to give direct services to clients. Lauren has been directing and developing programs for non-profits in Columbia, SC since 2006. Currently, she is the Program Director at Transitions, where she oversees program development and data evaluation for a 260-bed facility as well as a 240-bed facility in the Winter the Inclement Weather Center. She has helped hundreds of people into permanent housing and has in the last year has developed programs specialized for youth in transition, seniors, emergency assistance, mobile housing outreach and financial stability. In addition to her work at Transitions, Lauren volunteers with several different philanthropic and community organizations.  She is the current Chair of Women in Philanthropy and serves as a member of Young Leaders Society and Campaign Committee with the United Way of the Midlands. Lauren was a 2016 top ten recipient for the Capital Young Professional Award by Columbia Metropolitan for 2017 where it was shared that “everywhere that Lauren has worked has benefited from her effort, creativity and drive. She is one of Columbia’s experts on social work, and her knowledge and determination make the Midlands a better community.”

The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is glad to have been able to present the Paul Harris award to Lauren Wilkie.

 

Speaker 8.30.17

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Aug 312017
 

Our speaker Wednesday, August 30th was Mr. Doug Boyd, owner of Swamp Cabbage Brewery. He talked to us about what it was like trying to start a brewery in Columbia. How Swamp Cabbage Brewery is 1 of 3 breweries in Columbia. He also talked about the process of getting Swamp Cabbage beers into the restaurants and stores. He mentioned how they only make 4 different brews, but they add something different to each brew, that way they have more beers on tap. If you are looking to explore Columbia, try new things and love beer this might be a place you want to add to your list.

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