The 2016 inaugural Rotary District Cruise was the perfect way for people to take off for a few days, relax and have fun. Arthur Jamison from the North Charleston Rotary Club headed up this expedition and made the event very successful. One hundred dollars per ticket was added to the District CART fund. The seas were a little rough starting out but then people got their sea legs and finished up with a Rotary cocktail reception on the last day at sea. The Lowcountry Beaufort club won the award for the largest in attendance from their club. Look for Arthur to make this a annual event. More photographs can be found on the District Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/rotary7770/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1224281247618706 What happens on the cruise, stays on the cruise.
Mac Burdette is the executive director of Patriots Point Development Authority. He is responsible for the operation and management of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and for the development of almost 400 acres of property on the Charleston harbor. Before assuming the duties of executive director at Patriots Point in 2010, Mr. Burdette served for 25 years as the city administrator for the Town of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Mr. Burdette received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Clemson University. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a colonel in 2003. During the Persian Gulf War, he served in Southwest Asia. A native of Simpsonville, SC, Mr. Burdette and his wife, Ann, currently reside in Mount Pleasant.
Wednesday, October 12th the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo presented Leaphart Elementary School with books the club has collected. Each book is signed by one of the clubs guest speakers. On hand for the picture was Superintendent Dr. Steve Hefner, former club president Harold Crawford, current club president Jacq Buck, a group of first-grade students and their teacher.
Dr. Campbell is a founding member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo club. Since that time, Dr. Campbell has maintained perfect attendance for the last 27years. Dr. Campbell participates in our community activities through participation in Adopt-A-Highway and community events like the Okra Strut. He also helps many of the area commissions and non-profits with his time, talent and funding. He is a multiple Paul Harris fellow and exemplifies Service Above Self and the Four Way Test.