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Investigator Warns About Sex Trafficking

Investigator Warns About Sex Trafficking

For safety’s sake, it’s important to know the signs of sex trafficking and for parents – especially – to ensure that children take charge of their own security.  That’s what investigator Chandra Cleveland-Jennings told the Capital Rotary Club at its April 17 breakfast meeting.  Cleveland-Jennings (shown in photo with Rotarian Frank Rutkowski) heads Columbia Private […]

Goodwill Means Hand Up, Not Handout

Goodwill Means Hand Up, Not Handout

Goodwill Industries in South Carolina’s upstate and midlands is successful in putting people to work, true to the organization’s 1902 founding philosophy that it gives a “hand up” instead of a “handout” to potential members of the labor force.  Mike Daniels (shown in photo with Rotarian Felicia Maloney) was Capital Rotary’s April 10 guest speaker, […]

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Capital Rotary president Philip Flynn congratulates Dr. Tommy Gibbons (at right in photo) for earning Paul Harris Fellow Plus-Four honors through continued contributions to The Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable arm that supports programs for world understanding and peace.  Gibbons has made an initial $1,000 donation to the fund, followed by four additional […]

Utility Plans Economic Development Focus

Utility Plans Economic Development Focus

Since completing acquisition of beleaguered SCANA Corp. in January 2019, Dominion Energy is focused on growing the economy in South Carolina.  That’s the message Capital Rotary heard Aug. 3 from guest speaker Kristen Beckham (shown at right in photo with Rotarian Gloria Saeed).  Beckham, an external affairs manager for Dominion, said the Virginia-based utility has […]

Capital Rotary Named ‘Club of the Year’

Capital Rotary Named ‘Club of the Year’

Columbia’s Capital Rotary has been named “Club of the Year” in District 7770, which is comprised of 80 clubs and about 5,000 Rotarians in 25 eastern counties of the state.  Proudly displaying the new “Club of the Year” banner on Aug. 3 are (from left to right in photo) sergeant-at-arms Jack Williamson, president Philip Flynn, […]

Capital Rotarian Earns CART Award

Capital Rotarian Earns CART Award

Capital Rotary Club member Tony Thompson (right in photo) is congratulated by president Philip Flynn after receiving a District 7770 Leadership Award for fundraising to support the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund.  Thompson organized a gala celebration last August that resulted in donations of more than $15,000 – all monies earmarked for cutting […]

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