Join Us on Monday as We Welcome Town of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall

On Monday, July 25, 2016, Join Us for Town of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall

SteveMacDougall2014Mayor Steve MacDougall was elected to Town Council in 2011 and became Mayor in 2013. He was raised in Lexington and has a background is hospitality, business management and public safety.

During his tenure as Councilman, Steve served as the liaison for the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee and Advisory Committee, who was instrumental in the implementation of Lexington Paw Park. As Mayor, he serves on the Central Midlands Council of Governments Executive Committee; Planning and Development Advisory Committee and the Transportation Subcommittee. Mayor MacDougall is also a member of the Lexington County Joint Municipal Water and Sewer Commission and was recently elected President of the Saxe Gotha-Lexington Public Facilities Corporation.

He is a graduate of Lexington High School and USC and previously owned his own restaurant and was a licensed South Carolina Law Enforcement Officer with the State Senate Sergeant at Arm’s Office. Steve is a dedicated father to three wonderful daughters and husband to Jamie, an ER Nurse at Lexington Medical Center.

Our Meeting from Monday, July 25, 2016 is Now Available Online

If you missed the meeting, you can make it up online.  Remember to email Debbie (columbiarotaryclub@gmail.com) so she can adjust your attendance.

This Monday We Welcome Helen Pridgen from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

On Monday, July 18, 2016 we will have Helen Pridgen join us from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Helen is a professional social worker currently serving as South Carolina Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). She is a principal founder of the AFSP-SC Chapter and served as Board Chair for three years. She is involved at the community, state, and national levels in suicide prevention efforts.

The SC Chapter has received national recognition through the Outstanding Chapter Education Program Award, Outstanding Chapter Advocacy program Award, Outstanding Support of Research, Perseverance Award, Outstanding Public Relations, and Chapter of the Year Award.

The AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Our Meeting from Monday, July 11, 2016 is Now Available Online

If you missed the meeting, you can make it up online.  Remember to email Debbie (columbiarotaryclub@gmail.com) so she can adjust your attendance.

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.