On Wednesday, May 16th, Shamirah Bell a 5th grader from Harbison West Elementary School was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. She was present with her parents as well as, her principal Ed Davis. She is consistently showing good citizenship both in and out of the classroom. Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
Last Wednesday our speakers were from Providence Hospital and Lifepoint Health. Scott Campbell is the current CEO and told us how far Providence has come. He gave us some history behind the hospital and its future. Dr. Bill Phillips told us about the cardiovascular program at Providence. He informed the club rise of heart disease and some factors that are causing this disease to continue to rise. The two were very informative and the club was glad to have them as speakers.
Every year the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo honors a student from school district Lexington/Richland 5 with a scholarship for college, this scholarship is awarded in honor of Dr. Stephen Hefner who is District Five’s SuperIntendendent but also a long-standing Rotarian. Dr. Hefner is asked to choose the awardee and this year’s honoree is Zachary Korchert. Zachary was awarded his scholarship last Wednesday morning at the Rotary Club’s breakfast meeting. Zachary is a student at Irmo High School and the Center for Advanced Technical Studies where he is a part of the Clean Energy Technology program. Zachary was the state science fair winner and will be going to Pittsburgh to compete in the International Science Fair. Zachary plans to attend Presbyterian College.
Our speaker Wednesday morning will Liesha Huffstetler. Ms. Huffstetler will be speaking to us about the history of the Dutch Fork/Irmo area. Please join us and learn about the history of our area.
On Wednesday, April 18, Pooja Saji a student from Irmo Middle School was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. She was present with her father, as well as, her principal Cassey Paschal. Pooja doesn’t know any obstacles. When she puts her mind to something she finds a way to achieve it. She is apart of the student government at Irmo Middle. Overall she just embraces life. Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was pleased to welcome one of its own members Rep. James Smith who is currently crisscrossing the state letting people know about his “common sense” approach for government and his plans for being governor of South Carolina. Rep. Smith’s long career in the military and serving his state certainly embodies the Rotarian motto “service above self.”