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.

Jul 052017
 

On Wednesday, June 28th the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was able to present four local non-profits with a grant through their small gifts and grants program. This is made possible through the fundraising efforts. Because of this Babcock Center, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Sister Care, and The USO were all able to receive checks at Wednesday’s meeting.  Thank you to the club members for all the hard work you put into fundraising for the club.

Jun 212017
 

 

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.

 

Speaker on June 14th

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Jun 152017
 

On Wednesday morning we were honored to have Captain Courtney Dennis of the Irmo Police Department. He spoke to our club about the different programs the police department has going on in our community. It was beneficial to hear about this, so that we can stay update about the happening in our community.

 

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