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Financial Advisor Joins Capital Rotary

Financial Advisor Joins Capital Rotary

Patricia F. Dempster (at center in photo) was welcomed into Capital Rotary’s ranks on May 15 by sponsor Ione Cockrell and club president Philip Flynn.  A Columbia native, Dempster is an insurance and financial services advisor who grew up in St. Andrews’ Whitehall area, graduated from Irmo High School and earned a Bachelor of Science […]

Book Explores Changing Face of Columbia

Book Explores Changing Face of Columbia

John Sherrer, Historic Columbia’s director of cultural resources, recounted how the capital city’s history has been chronicled in a new book – Remembering Columbia – when he addressed Capital Rotary members on May 15.  Sherrer (at left in photo with Rotarians Jay von Kolnitz and Tommy Phelps) said the city was physically transformed during the […]

Thornwell Home Builds Better Families

Thornwell Home Builds Better Families

Building loving and supportive environments for families and young people is the role undertaken by Thornwell Home for Children since its founding as a Presbyterian ministry in 1875, according to Joy Messner, Capital Rotary’s guest speaker on May 8.  Messner (at left in photo with Rotarian Ann Elliott) is mission advancement officer for the nonprofit […]

Lifestyle Changes Improve Heart Health

Lifestyle Changes Improve Heart Health

Small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in a person’s heart health, according to Stephanie   Portnall and Cierra Ketchel of the American Heart Association, guest speakers at Capital Rotary’s May 1 meeting.  Portnall (at right in photo) and Ketchel were welcomed by Rotarian Harry Carter.   Although heart disease or strokes cause a third of […]

Capital Rotary Honored as Two-Star Club

Capital Rotary Honored as Two-Star Club

Eric Davis (right in photo), an assistant governor for Rotary District 7770 in eastern South Carolina, congratulates Columbia Capital Rotary president Philip Flynn for the club’s achieving Two-STAR status.  This signifies annual Rotary Foundation contributions of at least $200 per club member.  The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation promoting world understanding and peace through international […]

Plus-Eight Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Plus-Eight Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Capital Rotary member Mike Montgomery (left in photo) is congratulated by club president Philip Flynn for continuing contributions to The Rotary Foundation in support of international programs that promote peace, human development and world understanding.  Montgomery now has earned Paul Harris Fellow plus-eight honors (signifying an initial $1,000 donation with eight additional gifts in the […]

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