On Wednesday, April 10th, Ryder Ray a student at Irmo Middle School was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. He was present with his grandparents, as well as, his principal Cassy Paschal. Ryder is everything good about this community. He has a kind heart, a big smile and is the nicest person. He makes everyone he meets smile. Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
On Wednesday, March 20th, Cole Theuerl a 6th grader from CrossRoads Intermediate was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. He was present with her parents, as well as, his principal Justin Thomas and his teacher Kathy Fuller. After telling us all the great things Cole does Mr. Thomas said he just described a great teacher, we shall see what the future holds for Cole. Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
On Wednesday, February 20th, Olivia Jackson a 5th grader from Seven Oaks Elementary was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. She was present with her mom, as well as, her principal Ms. Mays and teacher Ms. Flowers. She very creative and always coming up with ideas for the school as a whole to do. Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
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.
We will not have a speaker for the meeting on Wednesday, September 28th. Instead, there will be a couple of presentations. One being about the Meals on Wheels program and the other being about the Snack-Pack Program. We will hear from Kim Bowers about Meals on Wheels and Stuart Strout about the Snack-Pack Program. Please join us on Wednesday.
Lieutenant Colonel Orestees (Bo) Davenport (Retired) was commissioned in the U.S. Army upon graduation from East Carolina University in 1990. His first assignment was as a tank platoon leader, troop executive officer and Battalion Assistant Operations Officer with the 3rd Battalion, 70th Armor and then the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor as his unit transitioned to Fort Hood, Texas from Fort Polk, Louisiana.
I currently serve the people of Lexington County and Director of Emergency Preparedness and have done so for 2 years.
LTC Davenport has four sons: Isaiah (17), Eric (15), Ajan (13) and Keon (9).
Rotarian’s have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others. Ida LeTulle Taylor became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978 when her husband, then-District Governor Vann Taylor, made a donation in her name in honor of their 34th wedding anniversary. The gift also made her the 25,000th Paul Harris Fellow.
At the International Assembly in 1979, then-RI President-elect James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Club of Pikesville, Maryland, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa in 1980. The entertainer Pearl Bailey also became a Paul Harris Fellow through a joint effort of the Rotary clubs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Many other notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk.
The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is proud to honor our Fire Chief Mike Sonefeld for his hard work and dedication to this community, especially through these trying last months. Thank you Chief for your leadership and constant effort to make our Fire District the best it can be. Congratulations.