On Wednesday, January 16th, Maurice Simpkins a 5th grader from Nursery Roade Elementary was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. He was present with his parents, older sister and his twin sister, as well as, her principal Ms. Love Ligons. He is always going above and beyond to make others feel important and loves serving. 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.
The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is now meeting at Carolina Ale House, 277 Columbiana Drive. It is across from Columbiana Mall, but for those that need more detailed directions: See you there at 7:30 AM.
If on I-26 traveling west (toward Spartanburg) from Columbia take the Harbison Blvd exit (103) and bear right at the top of the off ramp. Go across the interstate bridge and go 3 stoplights and turn right this light. The right turn will be just after Bank of America. Carolina Ale House is .5 mile on your left. If driving east (from Spartanburg) on I-26, take exit 102A onto Lake Murray Blvd. Exiting the interstate ramp get in the left lane because you need to make a left turn in .5 miles at the traffic light. Take a left turn onto Columbiana Drive. Carolina Ale House is 1 mile on your right from this direction just after Casa Linda.