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.
Our speaker for Wednesday, February 20th was our very own Dr. Hank Powell. He spoke to us on behave of the River Alliance. He told us about the Battle of the Congaree Creek during the Civil War. If you ever have a chance to take a walking tour with Dr. Powell please do he was very informative.
Ms. Pam Jeffers was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. Ms. Jeffers is the Vice President of Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc. Ms. Jeffers was sponsored by her dad Mr. Jim Jeffers. The membership is excited to welcome Ms. Jeffers as a new member of our club.
Our speakers on Wednesday, August 1st were Brittany Russell and Angela Flowers from Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. They spoke to us about the statistics that go along with sexual abuse. It is hard to believe that 1 out of 8 females and 1 out of 12 males will experience sexual abuse. It is also hard to grip that 93% of the time the person knows their attacker. They service 5 counties and the citizens that live in those areas. If you would like to be involved with this group please reach out to them. We appreciate them coming to speak to us.
On Wednesday, July 11th our speaker was District Governor David Tirard. He shared with us his journey to joining rotary. He then laid how he would like to see rotary move forward for his year as Rotary District 7770 District Governor. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was honored to have Mr. Tirard come and speak with us.
On Wednesday, June 6th three new members were inducted into the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. They were Mr. Greg Lintinger a Dietitian with Babcock Center, Ms. Barnwell Marks a Lawyer with MCG Law Office in Irmo, and Ms. Kelli Powell a Realtor. The membership is excited to welcome all three of them as new members.
On Wednesday, January 1oth we were honored to have Dr. Bill Jones of Columbia International University. He was the president of CIU, but now serves as the chancellor of the university. He gave us some background history about CIU and filled us in on some current and future things going on at CIU. If you are ever near the campus stop by and check it out as it looks like a beautiful campus.
The Reverand Mark Abdelnour was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. Rev. Abdelnour is the Reverand at St. Simon St. Jude Episcopal Church. Rev. Abdelnour was sponsored by our president Blount Shepard. The membership is excited to welcome Rev. Abdelnour as a new member of our club.