“Rotary Connects the World”is lived daily by Rotary International (RI) President Mark Maloney and over 1.2 million Rotarians, in 35,000 Clubs, in over 200 nations.  The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is proud to be part of such a great organization serving our local community, state, nation and the world.

Locally we serve and raise funds to support these and other programs:

  • Meals on Wheels to our senior and disabled citizens; 
  • Clean up highways and islands in Lake Murray and plant trees in conjunction with Keep the Midlands Beautiful;
  • Sponsor and support our leaders of tomorrow through Interact Clubs at Dutch Fork High School and at the Department of Juvenile Justice;
  • Donate to The CART Fund supporting cutting edge Alzheimer’s Research; the Snack Pack program for at risk youth in our community; disaster relief resulting from catastrophic weather and other causes
  • Recognize and reward leaders and scholars in School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties
  • Sponsor OkraMan at the OkraStrut Festival

On the world scene each year,Rotary members invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies.  

The Rotary Foundation’s Number ONE priorityis the eradication of Polio from the earth. Since the program began in 1985, Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments and private organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort. 

Polio Today – there are only three countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Just 37 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2016.  THAT is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 children paralyzed “per day.” We will not stop until it’s gone.

Please join us in our commitment to “Service Above Self.”  We meet the first four Wednesday’s of the month at 7:30 AM at Seven Oaks Park, located at 200 Leisure Lane.  You’ll have a wonderful breakfast, fellowship and an interesting speaker to start your day.   

Yours in Service,

Jeff Baldwin


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