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Project Lifesaver Finds Lost Loved Ones

Project Lifesaver Finds Lost Loved Ones

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Project Lifesaver team aims to “bring loved ones home” safely when electronic tracking is needed to find at-risk wanderers – clients with Alzheimer’s, autism, Downs Syndrome or traumatic brain injury.  Deputy Amanda Jordan (shown at left in photo with Rotarian Daniel Moses) briefed Capital Rotary on June 13, noting that […]

Past Scholarship Recipient Pays Visit to Rotary

Past Scholarship Recipient Pays Visit to Rotary

Paul Gillam (left in photo), a member of Capital Rotary’s scholarship selection committee, welcomes College of Charleston graduate Victoria Bailey to the June 13 weekly meeting.  Bailey, recipient of a four-year scholarship from the club, graduated from Dreher High in 2015 and majored in biology/molecular biology.  She plans to attend medical school and is eyeing […]

A Capital Social at Historic Hangar

A Capital Social at Historic Hangar

Capital Rotary held a club social event June 6 at the new Hunter-Gatherer brew pub located in Columbia’s historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar at Jim Hamilton-L.B. Owens Airport.  The steel and glass hangar was built in 1929 by the Curtiss-Wright Co., one of 30 or so located across the country.  It was dedicated as Columbia Municipal Airport […]

Rotary Schooled on Blockchain Technology

Rotary Schooled on Blockchain Technology

Blockchain – the technology behind Bitcoin – has potential uses far beyond digital currencies.  That’s what Capital Rotarians heard from May 30 guest speaker Dr. Dirk Brown, shown with club member Walker Williams (left in photo).  Brown is faculty director of the University of South Carolina’s McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise.  He has […]

Rotary Speaker Details Life in China

Rotary Speaker Details Life in China

Capital Rotarians were briefed on life in China when former club member Qing Wang was May 23rd’s weekly guest speaker.  Wang – now a member of Five Points Rotary – is a Chinese citizen living and working in the US.  She prefaced her remarks by noting that although she still has friends and family living […]

Rotarians Get “Straight Poop” About Riverbanks Compost

Rotarians Get “Straight Poop” About Riverbanks Compost

Capital Rotary members got the “straight poop” about Riverbanks Zoo’s composting success from guest speaker John Davis on May 16.  Davis (left, in photo with Rotarian Bud Foy) said the “bottom line” is that animal manure can be a profit-maker instead of a wasted byproduct.  He holds a degree in wildlife biology from Kansas State […]

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