If you missed the August 18th meeting…

Photo 3Richland 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 and Carol Caulk with daughters Graham, 10 and Cameron, 6.
Glen and Carol Caulk with daughters Graham, 14 and Cameron, 10.

Glen Caulk of Nelson Mullins presented his daughters with a donation to the Paul Harris Society.  His wife, Carol, was in attendance as well.

 

 

Monday, August 25: US Senator Lindsay Graham

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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For additional information contact:
 
President of Columbia Rotary, John Johnson at john.johnston@edrobinsoncleaners.com
or President Elect, Mark Sullivan at mark.p.sullivan@wellsfargo.com
 
Senator Lindsey Graham to address the Columbia Rotary Club
 
The Columbia Rotary Club invites all members of the media to hear United States Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) as he addresses the Columbia Rotary Club at 1 pm Monday, August 25, 2014  about current issues facing South Carolina and the nation.   
 
Senator Graham was recently commended for his vision and leadership by President Harris Pastides of USC and President James Clements when he introduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing demands of 21st century manufacturing. The bill would designate 25 universities as ‘Manufacturing Universities’ and provide incentives to better align educational offerings with the needs of modern manufacturers. The incentives would be used to revamp universities’ engineering programs to focus on manufacturing engineering and curricula specifically related to targeted industries. 
 
Regarding Boeing’s announcement to build the 787-10 series exclusively in South Carolina, Senator Graham said that it “is great news for our state and a terrific vote of confidence in the South Carolina workforce.  It will solidify Boeing’s positon in South Carolina and continue to draw suppliers and jobs to our state.”
 
The Columbia Rotary Club was founded in 1916, has approximately 250 members and is the 49th largest Rotary Club worldwide.  The Columbia Rotary Club meets at 1:00 PM each Monday at  Seawell’s Restaurant, 1125 Rosewood Drive in Columbia.   
Guests are  welcome.

Monday, August 18th: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and SWAT

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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott

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!

President John and Cocky greeting visitors to the August 11th meeting.
President John and Cocky greeting visitors to the August 11th meeting.

 

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!

GFI264-CalendarUpcoming programs:

  • 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.

 

Memorial Resolution for Andrew Crawford Clarkson, Jr.

Crawford ClarksonOn Monday, August 4, Rodger Stroup read a resolution to the club in memory of Andrew Crawford Clarkson, Jr.  After a long, distinguished history of service to Columbia Rotary and countless other organizations, Crawford passed away in September 2013

Past President Andrew Clarkson, Crawford's son, was in attendance to present his mother, Sarah Clarkson, with his father's final Paul Harris pin.
Past President Andrew Clarkson, Crawford’s son, was in attendance to present his mother, Sarah Clarkson, with his father’s final Paul Harris pin.
In attendance on August 4th to honor Crawford Clarkson: (L-R) Peter Roney, son-in-law; Margaret Clarkson Roney, daughter; Sarah Clarkson, wife; Andrew Clarkson, son; Caroline Clarkson, daughter-in-law.
In attendance on August 4th to honor Crawford Clarkson: (L-R) Peter Roney, son-in-law; Margaret Clarkson Roney, daughter; Sarah Clarkson, wife; Andrew Clarkson, son; Caroline Clarkson, daughter-in-law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 11th: Todd Ellis, #200 and Bird is the word!!!

todd_picWe’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.

imagesAnd 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.

 

Upcoming Rotary Events

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  • September: Harvest Hope Project-more details as they become available
  • Tuesday, October 7th:  Fall Social and Pig Picking
  • November:  Time to wear that red apron and ring that bell! We’ll kick off our annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign!

August 4: Nick Kremydas-CEO of SC Realtors

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!