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.
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.
Our speaker Wednesday morning was Mr. Alan Buck. He is no stranger to our club as he is the brother of club member Brian Buck. He has also spoken to our club before about the electric car industry. On Wednesday, however, he spoke to our club out Bitcoin and Blockchain. He tried to simplify the term for the club members and explain exactly what Bitcoin is. It is a cryptocurrency that does not require a centralized bank system. Bitcoin was formed in 2009 during the recession when the banking systems failed. Because the technology is still new and there are still too many ways for your Bitcoins to be stolen through the dark web, Mr. Buck didn’t recommend going out and purchasing any. It is always a pleasure to hear what Mr. Buck has to say. The membership enjoyed hearing him speak.
In lieu of our normal Wednesday morning meeting, we will have a Club Social. This will be Wednesday, August 22nd at the Hilton Garden Inn (434 Columbiana Drive). Please Join us from 6pm to 7pm. Remember to invite potential new members. President Kevin has deemed this “ask someone you went to school with to Rotary mont.” So this would be a perfect opportunity. See everyone Wednesday night!