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!

Monday May 9, 2016: Walter Hughes from Rotary International will Speak to Columbia Rotary about Ghana Water Project

Walter Hughes

Walter Hughes is a missionary and humanitarian.  He has been very active in eradicating guinea worm disease in Ghana. In May 2011, they celebrated the end of Guinea Worm Disease in Ghana. On Monday, he will talk to the club about this project and how Rotary was instrumental in the success of this mission.

Monday, May 2, 2016: Tom Keith, President of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina will speak to Columbia Rotary

Tom KeithMonday’s program will feature Tom Keith, President of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, a $98 million dollar grant making foundation based in Columbia, S.C.

In this position he oversees the operations of the Foundation and assists the Foundation Board of Trustees in setting policies and goals. Mr. Keith is active in establishing partnerships and coalitions with other organizations and community groups across South Carolina.

Remember, guests are always welcome!

Golf Tourney Recap!

Thanks to everyone who attended the Columbia Rotary Golf Tournament on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Windermere Club. The weather was PERFECT for golf!

Special thanks to all the members of the Golf Committee: Mark Sullivan, Carl Byars, Bob Diggle, Jerry Smith, John Bakhaus, Tom Gammon, and Ryan Evans. Also a BIG THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, especially Wells Fargo Advisors and JT’s Automotive Group for being our Title Co-Sponsors!