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Hosting Basketball Regionals = Win for Columbia

Hosting Basketball Regionals = Win for Columbia

When Columbia hosts the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Regionals next March, that could bring 20,000-25,000 visitors to town and generate a potential $9 million economic impact.  Scott Powers, executive director of Experience Columbia SC Sports, is working alongside the University of South Carolina to make that experience welcoming, user-friendly and enjoyable for players, coaches, […]

Recognition for Two More Foundation Donors

Recognition for Two More Foundation Donors

Two more Capital Rotarians have been recognized for donations to The Rotary Foundation in support of international programs promoting peace and world understanding.  Shown in the photo from left are Blake DuBose, immediate past president and Foundation giving chair; E.J. Newby and Stephen West, both Paul Harris Fellow plus-one givers (signifying an initial $1,000 donation […]

Association Mission: End Alzheimer’s

Association Mission: End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association-South Carolina Chapter’s vision for the future is a world without the dreaded disease of dementia.  Taylor Wilson (shown with Rotarian Tony Thompson), chapter director of communications and advocacy, was Capital Rotary’s guest speaker on Sept. 12.  She detailed the statewide group’s work to educate, support and advance critical research for treating, preventing […]

Rotary Foundation Donors Saluted

Rotary Foundation Donors Saluted

Four Capital Rotarians have been recognized for their donations to The Rotary Foundation in support of international programs promoting peace and world understanding.  They are (from left in photo) Alex Serkes, a Paul Harris Fellow (donation of $1,000); Daniel Winders, a benefactor (pledging a $1,000 donation from his estate); Daniel Moses, also a benefactor; Frank […]

Law Enforcement Schooling for Rotarians

Law Enforcement Schooling for Rotarians

Capital Rotary Club visited the Richland County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 29 for a slide show and briefing by Deputy Amanda Jordan (photo) on the agency’s mission, values, organization and programs.  With its population of more than 400,000 spread over 756 square miles, the county presents a policing challenge for the sheriff’s force of 700 […]

Co-Op Official Sees Big Stake in Failed Nuclear Project

Co-Op Official Sees Big Stake in Failed Nuclear Project

South Carolina’s 20 electric cooperatives have a big stake in financial fallout from the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant abandoned a year ago by Santee Cooper and SC Electric & Gas.  That’s according to Lou Green, communications executive vice president for the Electric Cooperatives of SC.  Green (left in photo with Rotarian Tony Thompson) was […]

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