Capital Rotary member Neda Beal is honored as the club’s 2016 Columbia Capital Rotarian of the Year by past president David Boucher (left) and Blake DuBose, president-elect for 2017-2018. Beal was recognized for guiding service projects in local flood relief, in distributing dictionaries to third-graders in Richland School District One and in volunteering at Harvest Hope Food Bank. She serves on the club’s 2016-2017 board of directors and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, signifying donations to the Rotary Foundation that funds international charitable programs.
Capital Rotary Club members, spouses and friends celebrated Rotary Night with the Columbia Fireflies minor league baseball team at Spirit Communications Park. They were among more than 360 Rotarians from 17 different clubs in the district who signed up for an evening of food, fellowship and good sportsmanship, part of a fundraiser totaling over $1,000. Nearly 40 Capital members bought tickets for the event and sat along the first base line.
Columbia’s Capital Rotary has honored five members as new Paul Harris Fellows, signifying $1,000 donations to the Rotary Foundation in their names. They are (front row, from left) Denise Holland, Joe Reynolds, Abby Naas, Daniel Winders and Shane Lacaillade. Club members who assisted in these donations are (back row, from left) David Boucher, Bryan Goodyear, Chris Ray, Ione Cockrell, Craig Lemrow and Mike Montgomery. Rotary Foundation contributions help fund international programs promoting peace and world understanding.
Catherine Glen, a Global Grant Scholar for 2016-2017, is welcomed to Capital Rotary’s weekly meeting by president Tommy Gibbons. The 2011 University of South Carolina graduate taught special education students in rural Japan for the past three years. Her Rotary Global Grant scholarship funds a year of graduate study at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, hosted by the Rotary Club of Belfast. Glen is seeking a master’s degree in the psychology of childhood adversity. She formerly worked with youth in treatment for substance abuse and mood disorders at the Medical University of South Carolina and was a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer.
Since 2010: 451 volunteer blood donations, potentially saving 1,353 hospital patients’ lives. Matthew Pollard (left) and Harry Carter welcome a donor for Capital Rotary’s 2016 blood drive. The annual summertime event collected 61 pints, each helping to save the lives of up to three people. Over the past six years, the Columbia-area club has supported the American Red Cross with a total of 451 volunteer blood donations, potentially saving 1,353 hospital patients’ lives.
Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club has sworn-in new officers and board members for 2016-2017. They include (from left) directors Phillip Flynn and Gloria Saeed; president-elect Blake DuBose; secretary Katherine Anderson; sergeant at arms Ross Oakley; president Dr. Tommy Gibbons; director Ione Cockrell; and vice president/membership chair Ben Carlton. Not pictured are director Neda Beal, treasurer Craig Lemrow and past president David Boucher.
Dr. Tommy Gibbons (left), 2016-17 Capital Rotary president, presents a plaque to David Boucher to recognize his leadership of the Columbia-area club in 2015-16. As past president, Boucher now will be in charge of club donations to the Rotary Foundation that funds international programs promoting education, peace and world understanding.
We invite everyone to join the Columbia Capital Rotary Club for our annual blood drive. Download Blood Drive Flyer Here Time: Wednesday, July 27th, 10am-4pm Location: CBRE Building, 1st Floor, 1333 Main Street, Columbia, SC Instructions to sign up are on the flyer (see link above) and listed below. If anyone has any problems signing up online.
- Visit www.redcrossblood.org
- Click the Blue “Make a Blood Donation Appointment” button in the top right corner of the website
- If you have not previously register, you may need to register using your email address
- Enter Sponsor Code CapRotary
Dr. Ron Neuberg (in white lab coat) of Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital welcomes Capital Rotary Club members on a tour as part of their Fifth Wednesday program that substitutes local field trips in place of a regularly-scheduled club meeting. The Palmetto Health facility is South Carolina’s first children’s hospital and has more than 150,000 children’s visits each year.
John Guignard (center) is the latest Paul Harris Fellow for Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club, signifying a $1,000 donation in his name to the Rotary Foundation in support of world understanding and international peace projects. Guignard has been serving as chairman of the club’s annual Christmas wreath sales fundraising effort. Capital Rotarian Chris Ray (left) assisted with Guignard’s donation. Also pictured is Mark Bokesch, the club’s Foundation gifts director.