District Governor Sets Capital Club Visit

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Aug 032017

Rotary District 7770 Governor Gary Bradham will be guest speaker at the Wednesday, Aug. 9 Capital Rotary Club meeting.  Bradham, a retired Air Force officer, has been a Myrtle Beach Rotary member since 2005 and previously served in district posts for membership and finance.  He’s a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and received several District Service-Above-Self Awards.  District 7770 includes 80 clubs and about 5,000 Rotarians in 25 eastern counties of South Carolina.


Speaker Details Statewide Hospice Support

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Aug 022017
Capital Rotary program committee members Philip Flynn (left) and Mike Montgomery welcome guest speaker Elisa Strickler to the club’s Aug. 2 breakfast meeting.  Strickler, who holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina, is the Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation’s grants and programs specialist.  She explained how the foundation provides finance, education, technology and bereavement support to patients and families facing terminal illness.  Since its founding in Spartanburg in 2000, the foundation has grown to serve and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of families in every county of South Carolina. Guest speaker Elisa Strickler

The mission of Spirit of SC, Inc. focuses on unique educational opportunities for students

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Jul 312017
At the July 26th meeting of the Daniel Island Rotary Club, Hank Hofford and Teddy Turner from Spirit of South Carolina, Inc, shared their inspiring story in their quest to help students develop leadership and enhance education, connect to the world, and reconnect with South Carolina’s history. IMG_4160

From left to right, Spirit of SC’s Teddy Turner, Club President Todd Musheff, and Hank Hofford, also of Spirit of SC.

Spirit of SC, a 140-ft. two-masted topsail schooner, honors Charleston’s once booming, but largely forgotten shipbuilding industry. The frames, planks and interior finish were shaped from reclaimed, South Carolina Live Oak, Cypress and Long Leaf Yellow Pine. Extensive varnish work showcases the raw beauty of these native woods and the fine craftsmanship joining it all together.

The educational mission of Spirit is offering unique opportunities for students focusing on history, math, science and literature of South Carolina’s water resources and encouraging personal responsibility, contribution to community and stewardship of environment. The Rotary Club of Daniel Island was excited to welcome Mr. Hofford and Mr. Turner to tell Spirit’s story and we look forward to supporting their very worthwhile mission! For more information, please visit http://spiritofsc.org.

Rotarians Told Richland Library, Community Ties Strong

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Jul 262017
Its connection to the local community was a key reason the Richland Library earned a 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor our nation gives to such institutions.  That was the message Georgia Coleman delivered as guest speaker at Capital Rotary’s July 26th club meeting.  Coleman, chief customer officer, said the library is no longer just a repository of information, but also a place where patrons can learn, create and share their knowledge and skills with others.  She outlined plans for branch library renovations and re-openings for 2017-2018, including a new Edgewood neighborhood facility in Columbia.  Coleman said the library system is now recording over a million customer visits a year and expects continued program growth.   Richland library logo

Two Honored for Rotary Foundation Giving

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Jul 262017
Capital Rotary president Blake DuBose (right) congratulates club members Katherine Anderson and Paul Gillam for their latest donations to The Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable corporation that funds programs for world understanding and peace.  Anderson and Gillam have earned designation as Paul Harris Fellow plus-one contributors (signifying a $1,000 initial donation, plus an additional gift of $1,000).  Gillam has been a Rotarian for more than 10 years, while Anderson joined the club in 2009. ??????????
Jul 252017

Do you worry about Alzheimer’s?  We do not have a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but we must find one.  Finding a cure starts with you.  Give generously to the CART Fund through your Rotary Club.  We had a successful Alzheimer’s Gala on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.  Those in attendance had a terrific time enjoying a great meal, very good featured speaker music from the WhitsEnd Band and an entertaining auction.

Rotary District 7770 is the home district of CART, having been started at the Rotary Club of Sumter by Roger Ackerman in 1995.  Every year the CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund gives research grants focused on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and the money raised through the gala will go toward that effort.


Alzheimer’s CART Gala Event Scheduled for July 22, 2017

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Jul 102017


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Champagne Reception in Grand Lobby 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Dinner 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Live Auction Tom Crawford of Low Country Live Channel 4 News

Guest Speaker:  Mr. Arnold Donald
President and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation

Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom
95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC  29401

Black Tie Optional Tickets are $125 each, $200 a couple. Sponsorship’s available.

Rotary District 7770 is sponsoring a Gala on Saturday July 22, 2017 to benefit the C.A.R.T. (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) Fund.   We are inviting every Rotarian regardless of club or district affiliation to join in this opportunity to raise money for C.A.R.T. as well, non-Rotarian’s are invited to participate.  We are proud to support C.A.R.T. for Alzheimer’s research.
On line registration with payment by credit card is available.
For Active Rotarians here and for non-members or guests registration here.

Link to sharable Invitation

Link to Sponsor Form

Link to Sponsor Benefits Form

Beware of “Rotarian” E-mail scams

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Jul 102017

(Information provided by Rotary E-Club of Canada One)

If an e-mail like this or similar comes into your inbox, please trash it and don’t reply to it. It’s one of many “phishing” scams:


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Small Gifts and Grant Presentation

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Jul 052017
On Wednesday, June 28th the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was able to present four local non-profits with a grant through their small gifts and grants program. This is made possible through the fundraising efforts. Because of this Babcock Center, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Sister Care, and The USO were all able to receive checks at Wednesday’s meeting.  Thank you to the club members for all the hard work you put into fundraising for the club.

2017 Columbia Capital Rotarian of the Year Recognized

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Jun 292017
Capital Rotary president Tommy Gibbons awards the 2017 Rotarian of the Year plaque to treasurer Craig Lemrow (left) in recognition of his dedication and loyal devotion to the ideals of “Service Above Self.”  A former Rotarian in Lexington, Lemrow joined the Capital club in 2014.  He’s previously been recognized for multiple contributions to The Rotary Foundation, an international charitable fund that supports programs for world understanding and peace. Craig Lemrow Columbia Capital Rotarian of the Year
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