On Wednesday, September 19th, Myles Mayers a 5th grader from Dutch Fork Elementary School was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. He was present with her parents as well as, His principal Mr. Julius Scott. He is always striving to be a good student. He is a mentor to other students in the school. Mr. Scott said that “Myles is destined for great things.” Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
Our speaker Wednesday, September 12th was our very own Mr. Joel Collins. He spoke to the group about South Carolina history in the Civil Rights Era. He gave us important information about court cases that were tried in here in South Carolina. It was a very informative morning. Thank you to Mr. Collins for speaking to us.
In lieu of our normal Wednesday morning meeting, we will have a Club Social. This will be Wednesday, August 22nd at the Hilton Garden Inn (434 Columbiana Drive). Please Join us from 6pm to 7pm. Remember to invite potential new members. President Kevin has deemed this “ask someone you went to school with to Rotary mont.” So this would be a perfect opportunity. See everyone Wednesday night!
Our speaker Wednesday, August 15th was Lisa Hostetler of Lawyer Lisa. She talked to us about estate planning and the probate process. She stressed the importance of having documents in place in case you are no longer able to make your own decisions. She went through the 4 major things and documents you should have in place in case this happens. She was very informative and the club enjoyed hearing her speak.
On Wednesday, August 8th the club welcomed Mr. Alan Shoemaker as our speaker. Mr. Shoemaker spoke to our club about a recent trip he and a group of friends took to South Africa. There were 17 people on the trip. They saw many beautiful animals and National Parks. They visited and ate with the locals of the area. Overall it sounded like a great time had by all. Thank you, Mr. Shoemaker, for sharing about your trip with our membership.
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.