Salvation Army Needs Volunteers at Transitions on Main Street

image002The Salvation Army has volunteer opportunities this spring serving meals to the homeless at Transitions (2025 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201). Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Please contact Seth Taylor at 803-667-4943 or if you are interested in serving on any of the dates/meals listed below for the month of April:

Friday, April 3 – Breakfast @ 6:30 a.m. (2-4 volunteers needed)
Friday, April 3 – Lunch @ 11:30 a.m. (1-3 volunteers needed)
Friday, April 3 – Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. (4-6 volunteers needed)
Wednesday, April 8 – Breakfast @ 6:30 a.m. (2-4 volunteers needed)
Wednesday, April 8 – Lunch @ 11:30 a.m. (3-5 volunteers needed)
Wednesday, April 8 – Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. (2-4 volunteers needed)
Saturday, April 18 – Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. (2 volunteers needed)
Tuesday, April 21 – Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. (4-6 volunteers needed)
Tuesday, April 28 – Lunch @ 11:30 a.m. (2 volunteers needed)

For volunteers serving breakfast, arrival time is 6:30 a.m. and service is 7-7:30 a.m.

For volunteers serving lunch, arrival time is 11:30 a.m. and service is 12-12:30 p.m.

For volunteers serving dinner, arrival time is 5:00 p.m. and service is 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Thanks for your consideration!

(Thanks to Matt Kennell for providing this information)

Columbia Rotary surpasses goal of 500 guests!

At the beginning of the 2014-2015 Rotary year, President John challenged the club to bring 500 guests to Columbia Rotary.  President-Elect Mark has done an outstanding job this year of booking timely, high-profile speakers for our meetings and our club is known for our speakers.

As of the March 23rd meeting, Columbia Rotary has welcomed 547 guests to the club this Rotary year and we still have 3 months to go!  Many thanks to the Board for pushing this initiative and to every member who has reached out to guests and potential members this year.  #GoRotary

Columbia Rotary: Bill Kirkland from USC/Columbia Technology Incubator will address the club on Monday, March 23, 2015.

bill2Join us at Rotary on Monday, March 23rd as we welcome Bill Kirkland, Executive Director of the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator.  Guests are always welcomed and encouraged!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!



Bill Kirkland joined the USC / Columbia Technology Incubator as the Entrepreneur in Residence to provide early stage companies with strategic and operational planning, business development and investor management. Bill is also a Managing Partner of LK Global Consulting LLC.

Prior to founding LK Global Consulting, LLC, Bill served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Collexis Holdings, Inc. He was the company’s co-founder, helping to bring European technology into the American market in 2006. He managed the successful sale of the company and its subsidiaries to Reed Elsevier in June of 2010.

While at Collexis, he raised over $20M in private funds from global investors.

Prior to joining Collexis, Bill spent two decades serving in executive management positions with both IBM and Pfizer. Bill earned a degree from the University of South Carolina.

Columbia Rotary: The March 16th meeting featuring the French Ambassador, Gérard Araud, is now ONLINE!

If you miss a meeting, you can make it up online!  Be sure to send Debbie an email ( so she can adjust your attendance.

Have you purchased your Leadercast 2015 ticket yet?

Tickets are only $100 each until March 31st!  Click here to purchase your tickets online or you can purchase your tickets before or after a meeting at the Health and Happiness table.

Don’t forget we’ve got the French Ambassador tomorrow.  See you Monday at Rotary!