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Congaree Riverkeeper Protects Water Rights

Congaree Riverkeeper Protects Water Rights

As Congaree Riverkeeper for the last six years, Bill Stangler works in the Midlands to protect the environmental quality of three different rivers and their tributaries because “water is a common good,” as he explained at Capital Rotary’s Feb. 14 meeting.  Stangler (pictured with Rotarian Ann Elliott) is a former outdoors guide who studied ecology […]

Mid-Year Highlights for Capital Rotary

Mid-Year Highlights for Capital Rotary

At a mid-year assembly to review Capital Rotary’s accomplishments to date in the 2017-2018 Rotary year, president Blake DuBose thanked members for achieving highlights that included: Attaining a current membership level of 61 Rotarians; plans are under way to create a new online proposed member application form plus an online explanation of membership responsibilities. Donating […]

IT-ology Aims to Grow Tech Workforce

IT-ology Aims to Grow Tech Workforce

Addressing South Carolina’s information technology “talent gap” is the mission of IT-ology, a Columbia-based nonprofit working to attract, retain and educate citizens about the IT profession.  Capital Rotarians were briefed on those efforts during a Fifth Wednesday meeting with IT-ology staffers (from left in photo Lauren Wells, Kristy McLean and Bonnie Kelly).  The Palmetto State […]

Homeschooling Offers Individual Learning Option

Homeschooling Offers Individual Learning Option

Homeschooling is a good option for parents seeking one-to-one, individualized learning opportunities for their children.  That’s what Capital Rotarians heard when Beth Martin – high school director for the South Carolina Association of Independent Homeschools – spoke at the club’s Jan. 24 meeting.  Martin is a former public middle school teacher who homeschooled her own […]

Recognition for Rotary Paul Harris Fellows

Recognition for Rotary Paul Harris Fellows

Columbia’s Capital Rotary has recognized three members for contributions to The Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable arm that funds programs for world understanding and peace.  Honorees include (from left) Mike Montgomery, a Paul Harris Fellow plus-six donor, representing an initial $1,000 donation, plus six additional gifts of $1,000 each; Hal Peacock, a plus-two […]

Defense Lawyer Joins Capital Rotary

Defense Lawyer Joins Capital Rotary

President Blake DuBose and sponsor Ann Elliott welcome Betsy Best (left) to Capital Rotary Club membership.  Best, a Charlotte, NC native, is a partner in Blume Franklin-Best & Young, a Columbia criminal defense law firm.  She has undergraduate and advanced degrees from the University of South Carolina and University of Wyoming, and previously worked for […]

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