The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo had Rep. James Smith as their guest speaker on Wednesday, June 21st. Rep. Smith talked about his distinguished military career, which includes being awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. Rep. Smith also spoke about the importance of service, working across the aisle. It was our pleasure to have Rep. Smith as our guest.
When: Saturday, July 22nd
Where: Gaillard Center in Charleston
Please see flyer for more information.
- June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
- Fellowship provides opportunities for Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own Club, District or country.
At Wednesday’s meeting the Rotary Club of Lake Murray- Irmo presented two great programs with donations. The first was to Meals on Wheel for the Irmo Chapin area. Kim Bowers was on hand to accept this check. The second was to the Snap Pack program. Stuart Strout was present to accept this check. The club members also got to hear all the good things these programs are doing for throughout there community.
We will not have a speaker for the meeting on Wednesday, September 28th. Instead, there will be a couple of presentations. One being about the Meals on Wheels program and the other being about the Snack-Pack Program. We will hear from Kim Bowers about Meals on Wheels and Stuart Strout about the Snack-Pack Program. Please join us on Wednesday.
Lieutenant Colonel Orestees (Bo) Davenport (Retired) was commissioned in the U.S. Army upon graduation from East Carolina University in 1990. His first assignment was as a tank platoon leader, troop executive officer and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer with the 3rd Battalion, 70th Armor and then the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor as his unit transitioned to Fort Hood, Texas from Fort Polk, Louisiana.
I currently serve the people of Lexington County and Director of Emergency Preparedness and have done so for 2 years.
LTC Davenport has four sons: Isaiah (17), Eric (15), Ajan (13) and Keon (9).
Lake Murray-Irmo Rotary Club is pleased to announce the upcoming Golf “CART” outing on the 19th of April 2016. This golf outing will start at noon. The purpose of the event is to earn money to support Alzheimer’s disease research.
The specific program we will support is South Carolina’s own Rotary Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART). The CART Fund is dedicated to raising funds to provide “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research in hopes of finding a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease. CART was started by the Sumter SC Rotary Club in 1996. Today, it is common to find a blue CART bucket for loose change on tables at many Rotary functions at clubs throughout the southeast. Since its inception, over $5.2 million has been collected. Twenty-nine grants have been given since 1999. Grant recommendations to the 501c3 CART Fund Board of Directors are through a Grants Advisory Team make up of medical researchers from prestigious universities. The bylaws of the CART require that 100% of the donations go into the research efforts. The CART Fund’s nonprofit tax ID is 31-1466051.
At a recent Rotary meeting, one of our members suggested we dedicate our annual golf outing to this effort. After unanimous board approval, we set out to create the best captain’s choice golf event in the midlands. The event will be at the Member’s Club at Woodcreek. We can support up to 36 teams at $400 per team. In addition, we are seeking an exclusive platinum tournament sponsor for a donation of $2500. The tournament also has gold ($1500), silver ($750), and bronze ($450) levels of sponsorship. Advertising opportunities and other benefits change by sponsorship level. Details on these levels and other funding opportunities can be found on the attached trifold brochure. The brochure also can be used to sign up teams or for sponsorship requests.
This is an important effort. Recently we asked the members of LMI Rotary how many had family or friends touched by Alzheimers. The response was 100%. This is a troubling statistic and it causes this effort to be very personal for those involved. Every dollar spent to find a cure is potentially the most important dollar spent to date.
Details on CART can be found at www.cartfund.org. The LMI Rotary contact for sponsorship is Blount Shepard. His cell phone is 803-600-4194 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We sincerely thank you for your consideration of this charity event. We know you have many competing requests and hope you’ll see the benefit of this effort.
Please see attached Brochure: and pass it on:Rotary Golf 2016 CART