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AI Changing Society, Culture

AI Changing Society, Culture

Rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) is changing society and culture around the world, according to technology consultant Eric Davis, Capital Rotary’s May 22 guest speaker.  Davis (shown with Rotarian Ione Cockrell) said merging AI, robotics and supercomputing leads to machines that are smarter, better and faster than humans.  Automation is keeping a lid on […]

Rotaract Leader Earns Pin

Rotaract Leader Earns Pin

University of South Carolina accounting/finance graduate Joel Welch (center), 2018-19 president of the college’s Rotaract Club, was saluted for his service on May 22, receiving a past president’s pin from Capital Rotarian Neda Beal (left) and District 7770 assistant governor Eric Davis.  Rotaract clubs are open to adults ages 18-30 interested in community service, in […]

Honors for Longtime Rotarian

Honors for Longtime Rotarian

Longtime Rotarian Gene Oliver (left in photo) has been recognized by Capital Rotary for 55 years of membership in the service club.  President Philip Flynn also honored Oliver as a major donor to the Rotary Foundation in support of international programs promoting peace and world understanding.  Major donors are those whose cumulative contributions total $10,000 […]

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 […]

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