Aug 162017

The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo had William Starrett as our guest speaker on Wednesday, August 16th. Mr. Starrett talked about his distinguished dance career in ballet which included dancing with the American Ballet Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet Company.  Mr. Starrett also spoke about how he ended up at the Columbia City Ballet and how he has helped grow and sustain the ballet. It was our pleasure to have Mr. Starrett as our guest.


Aug 162017

James Brandmair, an employee at Westinghouse, was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. James was sponsored by our current President Blount Shepard. The membership is excited to welcome James as a new member of our club.


Jul 172017

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray/Irmo.

This year we will be “Making a Difference” along with RI President, Ian H.S. Riseley and Rotarians throughout the world.  We will Make a Difference in our community by increasing our membership and club commitment to Meals on Wheels, Adopt-A-Highway, Department of Juvenile Justice, School District Five, District 7770’s Alzheimer’s CART fund, and much more. On a Global scale, there is no greater priority for the club than the eradication of Polio.

Please join us in our commitment to “Service Above Self”. We meet the first three Wednesday’s of the month at 7:30 AM at Seven Oaks Park, located at 200 Leisure Lane. Our quarterly, fifth meeting of the month is also here. We have a delicious breakfast, fellowship and an interesting speaker to start your day.

Our fourth meeting of the month is a Tuesday social from 6:00-7:00 PM held at the Hilton Garden Inn – Harbison, located at 434 Columbiana Drive. This is an opportunity to meet new people, get to know each other and to network about upcoming Rotary Club events.

Come join us this year for more comradery, connections and community outreach.


Yours in Service,

Blount Shepard

Jul 142017

On Wednesday,  July 12th we had three non-Rotarians were recognized by the club as Paul Harris Fellows.  David Baldwin was recognized for his participation in the clubs Adopt-A-Highway project by Blount Shepard. Joel Collins recognized his two children for their accomplishments.


Jul 142017

This year, the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo had their guest speakers leave their signature so that it could be placed on the inside of books that were donated by Schools Specialty. These books were given to Lexington/Richland School District 5 Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hefner at Wednesday’s meeting, where they will be donated to various schools.

Jul 142017

Congratulations to Ms. Ginny Barr for being named Rotarian of the Year 2016-2017 at the July 12th meeting of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray Irmo.  Ms. Barr, is a long time member of the club, she is a Past President and has served as Foundation Chair for many years.  Ginny embodies the Rotary motto, “Service above Self” she has put together programs that have made a difference in the lives of others. Ms. Barr works for the Department of Corrections and has helped our club put in place Roteract groups that help young men and women behind bars do service projects for the community. It is an excellent program that teaches about giving back. Ms. Ginny Barr is an excellent example of a Rotarian.

“Happy Dollar” Check Presentation

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Jul 142017

At each meeting, Rotarian’s are able to give a “Happy Dollar” to celebrate a joyous or happy event. At the end of the president’s term, he or she can donate this money to an organization of their choosing. This year’s President Jacq Buck chose to donate the “Happy Dollar” monies to two different organizations. The first check was given to Carolina Wildlife Center.  Jay Coles, Executive Director was on hand to accept the check. He gave a little bit of background on what Carolina Wildlife Center has been doing over the last few months. This money will go to help continue their mission of helping injured animals get back to the wild.  The second check was presented to the club’s sponsored prison Rotaract club for discretionary use for re-entry into the community.  Ginny Barr who is the founder of this program and is the club liaison to this program was on hand to accept the check.

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