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Candidate Says State Needs “Smart Government”

Candidate Says State Needs “Smart Government”

Gubernatorial candidate James Smith (in photo with Rotarian Gloria Saeed) says South Carolina needs “smart government” to move forward responsibly and promises to deliver that if he’s elected.  Smith, currently a state representative, is running in June’s Democratic primary and was Capital Rotary’s April 18 guest speaker.  He addressed three main topics: (1) need for […]

Historic Columbia Advocates, Preserves and Educates

Historic Columbia Advocates, Preserves and Educates

Advocacy for, preservation of and education about the capital city’s unique houses and gardens has been the mission of Historic Columbia since the non-profit organization’s founding in 1961.  A milestone will be celebrated in May with the 200th anniversary of construction of the Hampton-Preston Mansion, according to Robin Waites, Historic Columbia’s executive director since 2004.  […]

Two Midlands Students Get Capital Rotary Scholarships

Two Midlands Students Get Capital Rotary Scholarships

Capital Rotary is awarding scholarships to two college-bound Midlands students following 19 applicant interviews in late March.  Club members on the selection committee included (from left in photo) Paul Gillam, Allyson Way Hank and Darren Foy, plus Pete Pillow (not pictured).  A $20,000 scholarship – $5,000 annually for four years – is going to C.A. […]

Andy Markl Becomes Paul Harris Fellow

Andy Markl Becomes Paul Harris Fellow

Capital Rotary president Blake DuBose congratulates Andy Markl (left), the club’s most recent addition to the ranks of Paul Harris Fellows, signifying a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation.  Paul Harris Fellows receive a special pin, a certificate and a medal to honor their donation.  Foundation gifts help fund international programs promoting world understanding and […]

Homelessness Among Youth Needs Understanding

Homelessness Among Youth Needs Understanding

An “understanding gap” affects the problem of homelessness among people 17-24 years of age in the Midlands, according to Stacey Atkinson and Jacquan Riley, guest speakers at Capital Rotary’s April 4 meeting.  The pair (shown in photo with Rotarians Perry Lancaster at left and Tony Thompson at right) said there were 130 homeless youth in […]

Capital Rotary Earns District Image Awards

Capital Rotary Earns District Image Awards

Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club has earned district recognition for its communications efforts in 2017-2018.  Pete Pillow (in photo with president Blake DuBose at left and District 7770 Gov. Gary Bradham at right) received a “Service Above Self Award” as Public Image Chair, while the club was a “Public Image Media Award” winner for medium-sized clubs.  […]

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