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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Hayden Spencer. Hayden was awarded his scholarship Wednesday morning at the Rotary Club’s breakfast meeting. Hayden 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. Hayden plans to attend the University of South Carolina.
The Membership Social has been rescheduled!
We will have a membership social on Thursday, May 25th from 6-9. This will take place at the shelter at Saluda Shoals Park. The club will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs, bake beans, slaw, and beverages. If you would like to bring a dessert please feel free to. Don’t forget to bring guests!!