Monday, October 20: US Congressman Joe Wilson

UnknownPlease plan to join us at Columbia Rotary on Monday, October 20th. US Congressman Joe Wilson will address the club.  (Click here for Congressman Wilson’s bio. )

Columbia Rotary is fortunate to have access to some of the most
high profile and interesting speakers in the Midlands.  We encourage all members to attend on a regular basis.  Guests are always welcomed and encouraged.  

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend.  We’ll see you Monday at Rotary!

Photos from the Fall Social on October 7th

Thanks to all the Columbia Rotarians who attended the Fall Social at The Seibels House on Tuesday night.  The weather could not have been more perfect and a fun time was had by all.  Special thanks to Robert Goings, David Campbell, Joey Byron and Jason Snyder for getting things started at dark o’clock on Tuesday morning and cooking that delicious pig!  Go Rotary!

The Pig is ON!

IMG_0747Jason Snyder and Robert Goings just reported that the pig is ON for our Fall Social this evening and it smells AMAZING!  Don’t forget to join us TONIGHT at 5:30 at The Seibels House (1601 Richland Street).  Looking forward to a fun evening.  Special thanks to Robert Goings and his team for cooking our pig!

Do you need to makeup a meeting online?

Good news!  Jim Covington was kind to share his video recordings of several of our recent speakers (Todd Ellis, Satch Krantz, Sheriff Lott and Rob Wilcox).  They have been uploaded to our You Tube Channel and they are ready to view.  Thanks, Jim Covington!

Wondering how to navigate your way through the website to make up a meeting online?  Log on to–>click MEMBERSHIP on the header—>click ONLINE MEETING MAKEUP on the drop down menu.

More videos will be posted soon.  Thanks for your patience!


Monday, October 6: Doug Ostrover; The Blackstone Group

ostrover_doug_webJoin us Monday at Columbia Rotary.  Doug Ostrover, Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and a Founder of GSO Capital Partners, will be speaking to our club about :

  • State of Global Economy
  • Stock and Bond Markets
  • Economic Outlook
  • Best Investment Ideas

Hope everyone enjoys the autumn weather this weekend and don’t forget about the October Social on Tuesday, October 7th at 5:30 at the Seibels House (1601 Richland Street).

Speaker bio:

Douglas I. Ostrover is a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and a Founder of GSO Capital Partners.

Before co-founding GSO Capital in 2005, Mr. Ostrover was a Managing Director of CSFB and Chairman of the Leveraged Finance Group of CSFB.  Prior to that, he was Global Co-Head of the Leveraged Finance Group of CSFB.  He was responsible for all of CSFB’s origination, distribution and trading activities relating to high yield securities, leveraged loans, high yield credit derivatives and distressed securities.  Mr. Ostrover was a member of CSFB’s Management Council and the Fixed Income Operating Committee.

Mr. Ostrover joined CSFB in November 2000 when CSFB acquired DLJ, where he was a Managing Director in charge of High Yield and Distressed Sales, Trading and Research.  Mr. Ostrover had been a member of DLJ’s high yield team since he joined the firm in 1992.

Mr. Ostrover received a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Stern School of Business of New York University.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.