Reminder there will be no meeting on Wednesday, October 31st. See everyone on Wednesday, November 7th.
Our speaker Wednesday, October 17th was Mr. Eddie Edstein. Mr. Edstein is from Australia and is the father of club member Jacq Buck. He spoke to the club about the time he spent in the Australian Army and foreign services. He spent 23 years in the army and 12 years working for the foreign services. He also kept the club awake and laughing this morning with a few jokes. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo appreciated Mr.Edstein being our guest this morning.
On Wednesday, October 17th, Elaina Whalen a 4th grader from Leaphart Elementary School was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. She was present with her grandmother as well as, her principal Ms. Courtney Long. She is always striving to be a good student. Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
Dr. Stephen Hefner on Wednesday, October 10th was awarded the Major Donor award. This is someone who goes above and beyond the call of Rotary. Dr. Hefner sees the benefit of the Rotary Foundation and all the good that is done around the world. So he chooses to be a donor. It is a great honor to have members like Dr. Hefner in the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo.
On Wednesday, October 10th Jim Jeffers received the award and pin for the Paul Harris Society. To be apart of the Paul Harris Society the rotary member commits to give a $1,000 per year. This money in return goes to help the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation is then able to give out grants and funds for varies service projects both stateside and international. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is honored to have such committed members.
On Wednesday, October 10th was Ms. Della Watkins, Executive Director of the Columbia Arts Museum. She has been the ED for the Arts Museum for over a year now. When she took over she decided the Museum needed a major renovation. Currently, the museum is undergoing a 4 phase renovation. The galleries have been redone and are now arranged by themes instead of time periods. There is a special events room and an entrance off of Main Street now. Lots of great things going on at the museum. You should definitely go and check it out.
The Rotary Club of Lake Murray Irmo has been delivering Meals on Wheels for years. This year the club has implemented the “Wheeler of the Month”. This is just an incentive to say thank you to the club member that goes above and beyond for that month. The “Wheeler of the Month” for September was Mr. Gene Hartsell. Thank you, Gene, for your “Service above Self” for the month of September.