Our speakers on Wednesday, August 1st were Brittany Russell and Angela Flowers from Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. They spoke to us about the statistics that go along with sexual abuse. It is hard to believe that 1 out of 8 females and 1 out of 12 males will experience sexual abuse. It is also hard to grip that 93% of the time the person knows their attacker. They service 5 counties and the citizens that live in those areas. If you would like to be involved with this group please reach out to them. We appreciate them coming to speak to us.
On Wednesday, June 6th three new members were inducted into the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. They were Mr. Greg Lintinger a Dietitian with Babcock Center, Ms. Barnwell Marks a Lawyer with MCG Law Office in Irmo, and Ms. Kelli Powell a Realtor. The membership is excited to welcome all three of them as new members.
Our Rotary Golf Tournament will be Tuesday, April 24th. This is our biggest fundraiser so make sure you are asking any and everyone for sponsorship. Please find attached the brochure to help you with this.
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.
The Reverand Mark Abdelnour was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. Rev. Abdelnour is the Reverand at St. Simon St. Jude Episcopal Church. Rev. Abdelnour was sponsored by our president Blount Shepard. The membership is excited to welcome Rev. Abdelnour as a new member of our club.
Colonel Jay Seward was honored with the 4-way test award on Wednesday, October 18th. He has never missed a meeting even when he is traveling, he still finds a way to attend a Rotary meeting in that area. He has been our clubs secretary for as long as anyone can remember. He fills in as sergeant at arms when needed. He volunteers for everything our club has. Colonel Seward surely deserves this award. Congratulation on this great honor.
On Wednesday, October 19th the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo had a non- Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow presentation. The club recognized Miss Emma Sue Kay. Her grandparents are members of our club Mike and T.C. Kay. Her grandmother actually got to do the presentation because she is the clubs foundation chair. Emma Sue grandparents are so proud of the young lady she has become. Congratulations Emma Sue on this honor.