Reminder: 2016 Summer Social Today, Monday, June 20, 2016

2016 Summer Social 

Instead of our regular meeting on Monday, June 20th but will have our Summer Social.  It will be from 5-7 pm at Gregg Park Clubhouse.   You will find Gregg Park by entering onto Gregg Pkwy off of Forest Drive.  Jesse Bullard and Robert Goings will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixings and sides. There is NO CHARGE. Families and guests are welcome.

This is a year end celebration for all the success our Club has enjoyed this Rotary year.

For questions, please contact one of the following Rotarians:

Robert Goings 803.467.5653 or Jesse Bullard 803.553.1459

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott to Speak at Columbia Rotary on Monday, June 13, 2016

Leon_Lott_BJoin us on Monday, June 13, 2016 for Richland County Sherrif Leon Lott.  Sheriff Lott came to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in 1975 as a patrol officer. He advanced thereafter to various positions, including Criminal Investigator, Narcotics Agent, Lieutenant and Captain of Narcotics Division, Administrative Captain, Uniform Patrol Captain, and Watch Commander. In 1993, Sheriff Lott took the position of Chief of Police of St. Matthews, SC.

In 1996, he made a successful run for Sheriff of Richland County. Upon taking office, Sheriff Lott turned the direction of the Department to Community Oriented Policing. Click here for complete bio.

Allen Roberson and John Bakhaus to Address Columbia Rotary on Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016 Meeting

Our scheduled speaker for Monday, June 6th, had to reschedule. Instead of Bill Ross, we will now have club members, Allen Roberson and John Bakhaus speak to the club. Allen will give us an update of the status of the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum and also talk about the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. John will speak to us about the Rotary Foundation.

2016 Summer Social 

Instead of our regular meeting on Monday, June 20th but will have our Summer Social.  It will be from 5-7 pm at Gregg Park Clubhouse.  Jesse Bullard and Robert Goings will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixings and sides. There is NO CHARGE. Families and guests are welcome.

2016 Scholarship Recipients & Join Us Monday to Learn More about Palmetto Shield from Catherine Templeton

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients!

On Monday, May 16th we recognized our 2016 Scholarship Recipients, April McDaniel and Jade Puch. Congratulations to these talented and bright young ladies!  Thank you to our scholarship committee for all of the work and effort that went into choosing these amazing young women. We wish them luck as they graduate and head to college next fall.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Join us on Monday, May 23, 2016 for Catherine Templeton 

Catherine TempletonOur featured speaker on Monday, May 23rd will be Catherine Templeton who will be speaking about Palmetto Shield. Catherine is a board member of the organization that is made up of business leaders in S.C. who have joined together to ensure our workforce has a voice and is well educated when faced with the possibility of union organizing.  Catherine currently resides in Charleston, S.C. and is the President of Brawley Templeton, LLC. Prior to that role, she was the Director of the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) from 2012-2015.

Monday May 14, 2016: David DeCenzo, Ph.D., Presdient of Coastal Carolina University will Speak to Columbia Rotary

David DeCenzoOn Monday. David DeCenzo, Ph.D., President of Coastal Carolina University will speak to Columbia Rotary.  He has been president of the University since May 7, 2007.  As president, he has implemented a comprehensive strategic planning process, assured fiscal accountability through policy and practice, and promoted assessment and transparency throughout the University.

In addition to our speaker, on Monday, we will also be recognizing this year’s Scholarship Recipients!