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City Aims to Make Progress, Keep Quality

City Aims to Make Progress, Keep Quality

Columbia is planning for a future that is innovative and progressive, but also aims to maintain quality of life.  That’s the message guest speaker Krista Hampton brought to Capital Rotary on April 24.  Hampton (shown with club president Philip Flynn) is the city’s planning and development director.  She previously created, launched and led efforts to […]

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 April 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, […]

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