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Speaker Decries Ignorance of History

Speaker Decries Ignorance of History

Author Randolph G. Russell told Capital Rotary members March 13 that ignorance about our nation’s history is “profound and widespread” throughout the American public.  Russell (at left in photo with Rotarian Matthew Pollard) was guest speaker at the club’s weekly breakfast meeting.  His book “American History in No Time” takes a quick look at the […]

USC Student Seeks Global Grant Scholarship

USC Student Seeks Global Grant Scholarship

Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club is backing University of South Carolina junior Alexis Vetack’s application for a Global Grant Scholarship award to earn a master’s degree in public policy.  Vetack (in photo), a member of the USC Honors College Class of 2020, is a Charlotte, NC native.  Her major – Public Health and Social Justice in […]

Water, Sanitation and Education Sow Seeds of Hope

Water, Sanitation and Education Sow Seeds of Hope

Providing clean water, sanitation and education is the “first phase of hope” for a better life in impoverished communities in Ghana and South Sudan, according to Walter Hughes, a member of the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, VA.  Hughes (at left in photo with local Rotarian Bud Foy), was guest speaker for Capital Rotary’s March […]

Rotarians Get ‘Good Image’ Advice

Rotarians Get ‘Good Image’ Advice

Image consultant Brian Maynor told Capital Rotarians that a person’s attitude, behavior and appearance are powerful, underutilized tools for success.  Maynor – the club’s guest speaker on Feb. 27 – built a reputation over the past decade as a lifestyle coach, helping clients transform their image, boost their confidence and feel empowered to look and […]

Time Poses Problem for Setting Boundaries

Time Poses Problem for Setting Boundaries

David Ballard works for the state’s Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office as a professional land surveyor examining county boundaries, but the passage of time can complicate that job.  Ballard (shown at left in photo with Rotarian Mike Montgomery) was Capital Rotary’s Feb. 20 guest speaker.  He explained how the South Carolina Geodetic Survey determines county […]

Community Service for Rotaract

Community Service for Rotaract

Members of the University of South Carolina’s Rotaract Club got hands-on community service experience Feb. 13 when they joined other volunteers from Capital Rotary at Harvest Hope Food Bank for an hour of packing groceries for distribution to the hungry.  Taking part were (from left in photo) Kara Owens, sophomore in marketing; Tina Sorensen, freshman […]

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