Two community organizations, Health Learners and Indian Waters Council were recognized by the Five Points Rotary Club and its President, Teri Stomski, recently for their contributions to the people of Columbia, South Carolina. Healthy Learners received a contribution of $5,000. Indian Waters Council received $1,000.
Jo Pauling-Jones, Executive Director, and Todd Buchrig, Director of Development, are pictured with Five Points Rotary President Teri Stomski accepting on behalf of Healthy Learners. Evan Cook, with Rotarian John Tjaarda, accepted the Jamie McCue Memorial Scholarship from President Teri on behalf of the Indian Waters Council.
Healthy Learners provides assistance to children in public schools who need eye glasses and other healthcare assistance. The Indian Waters Council supports Scouting, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts in the Columbia Region.
The Rotary Club of Five Points, founded in the 1950s, provides business leaders with opportunities to learn about their community and the world and has a motto of “Service Above Self”. Around the world Rotary is working to eradicate polio and to provide safe water supplies to people in South America, Africa and elsewhere. Rotary also provides scholarships to college students who study for a year abroad at the university of their choice.
The Five Points Rotary Club recognizes community needs and provides financial support to non-profit, tax-exempt organizations in Richland County.
Each year, this Rotary Club donates over $20,000 to community organizations.