The RCLMI Foundation was formed in 2010, and approved by IRS as 501c3 on April 9, 2010
Organization: ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE MURRAY-IRMO FOUNDATION
Our Bylaws state:
Article II – Purpose
Section 1: The purpose of the corporation shall be to do all things authorized and permitted pursuant to the non-profit corporation laws of the State of South Carolina as it now exists as hereafter amended.
Section 2: The distributions shall be given to 501 (c) (3) or non-profit organizations to support various charitable, scientific or educational activities.
Section 3: No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers or other persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth above.
In 2010, 2011, and 2012, the ROTARY CLUB OF LAKE MURRAY-IRMO FOUNDATION organized and ran the Tour de Lake, a 100 mile bike ride around Lake Murray, starting and finishing at the Saluda Shoals Park. Registered riders numbered from 65 to 100+. While the event was successful financially in all years, the effort involved was beyond our capability to sustain even though the riders were all enthusiastic about it from the beginning.
Special OlympicsVeterans Transition RetreatWater Missions InternationalRotary Club of Chapin SunrisePolio plusCART FundIn subsequent years to date, the RCLMI Foundation has supported the Rotary Club of Murray-Irmo’s Annual Golf Tournament. Many sponsors chose to use the Foundation’s 501c3 status for their donations. We are also supporting donations to recognize the service of Christina Melton, PhD, former Superintendent of Richland-Lexington District Five Schools. At the request of Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise, we are accepting donations to fund a water project through Rotary International to provide clean water to the village of Villa Nazao, in the mountainous Paraiso region of Southwest Dominican Republic.
Treasurer, RCLMI Foundation
Check out some photos from our Foundation efforts.