Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and his Special Response Team presented an interesting program that included weapons, gear and an armored vehicle used by the department. ColaDaily.com and TheState.com both included reports from the meeting. Sheriff Lott is a Spring Valley Rotarian and it’s always great when he visits our club.
Glen Caulk of Nelson Mullins presented his daughters with a donation to the Paul Harris Society. His wife, Carol, was in attendance as well.
If you’re interested in donating some of your time to help feed the hungry in our community, you can help package food for donation and distribution at Harvest Hope Food Bank on September 17th from 3-5 PM. For more information, contact Laine Ligon (email@example.com) or John Bakhaus (JohnB@LongcreekPlantation.com).
Please join us at Rotary on Monday, August 25th. US Senator Lindsay Graham will address the club. Remember that August is Membership Month so this would be a great way to introduce prospective members to Columbia Rotary! The media is invited, guests are welcomed and encouraged. Hope everyone has a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday at Rotary.
The following is the press release from Senator Graham’s office:
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Senator Lindsey Graham to address the Columbia Rotary Club
On Monday, August 18th, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott will address the Columbia Rotary Club and give us an update on the Richland County SWAT team. Sheriff Lott always presents an interesting program so please make plans to attend. Guests are welcomed and encouraged!
Speaking of guests…we had OVER FIFTY GUESTS at the August 11th meeting with Todd Ellis. Even though we just barely missed our goal of 200, we still had 187 in attendance. It was great to see the room packed with people (and the Seawell’s folks even had to set up a few more tables to accommodate everyone!). And Cocky makes a pretty awesome greeter!
- 8/25: US Senator Lindsay Graham
- 9/1: NO MEETING (Labor Day)
- 9/8: USC President Harris Pastides
- 9/15: Jack Ellenburg, SC Ports Authority
Hope everyone has a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday at Rotary.
We’ve got an exciting program planned on Monday, August 11th. Todd Ellis, announcer for the USC Gamecocks, will speak to the club about the upcoming college football season and give us an update on Carolina Football.
Don’t forgot our goal of #200. August is Membership Month and President John has challenged us to have a meeting attendance of 200 on Monday. As always, guests are welcomed and encouraged. We hope to see a lot of new faces at the meeting on Monday.
And finally…yes, BIRD is the word. Cocky will be in attendance to welcome each of you to the meeting, Carolina-style!!! Don’t miss it! We’ll see you at Rotary on Monday. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
On Monday, August 4th, Nick Kremydas, CEO of SC Realtors, will address Columbia Rotary. Nick will provide an update on the real estate market in Columbia and all around South Carolina.
Upcoming programs for August:
- 8/11: Todd Ellis-The Voice of the South Carolina Gamecocks (remember…our goal is to have 200 attendees at this meeting. Guests are welcomed and encouraged!)
- 8/18: Richland County SWAT Team
- 8/25: US Senator Lindsay Graham
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! See you on Monday at Rotary!
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Gary Goodman with the SC State Fair will address Columbia Rotary today. He will give the Club an update on the economic impact of the State Fair, share upcoming plans for the Fairgrounds and discuss this year’s State Fair concert lineup. Also, he is bringing a 2014 State Fair Family Fun Pack to give away!