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Second USC Student Eyes Global Grant Scholarship

Second USC Student Eyes Global Grant Scholarship

The Class of 2020’s Grace Cooney is the second University of South Carolina student asking Capital Rotary Club to endorse her application for a Global Grant Scholarship.  Cooney (shown in photo) is a Greenville native majoring in public health.  The award would enable her to pursue a Master’s of Science Degree in Migration, Culture and […]

Ronald McDonald House Comforts Families

Ronald McDonald House Comforts Families

Capital Rotary Club members on March 20 heard how Columbia’s Ronald McDonald House works to comfort families that have to be away from home while dealing with a child’s medical crisis.  The compassionate story came from guest speakers Liz Atkinson (left in photo) and Beth Lowrie (at right in photo), who serve as the charity’s […]

Speaker Decries Ignorance of History

Speaker Decries Ignorance of History

Author Randolph G. Russell told Capital Rotary members March 13 that ignorance about our nation’s history is “profound and widespread” throughout the American public.  Russell (at left in photo with Rotarian Matthew Pollard) was guest speaker at the club’s weekly breakfast meeting.  His book “American History in No Time” takes a quick look at the […]

USC Student Seeks Global Grant Scholarship

USC Student Seeks Global Grant Scholarship

Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club is backing University of South Carolina junior Alexis Vetack’s application for a Global Grant Scholarship award to earn a master’s degree in public policy.  Vetack (in photo), a member of the USC Honors College Class of 2020, is a Charlotte, NC native.  Her major – Public Health and Social Justice in […]

Water, Sanitation and Education Sow Seeds of Hope

Water, Sanitation and Education Sow Seeds of Hope

Providing clean water, sanitation and education is the “first phase of hope” for a better life in impoverished communities in Ghana and South Sudan, according to Walter Hughes, a member of the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, VA.  Hughes (at left in photo with local Rotarian Bud Foy), was guest speaker for Capital Rotary’s March […]

Rotarians Get ‘Good Image’ Advice

Rotarians Get ‘Good Image’ Advice

Image consultant Brian Maynor told Capital Rotarians that a person’s attitude, behavior and appearance are powerful, underutilized tools for success.  Maynor – the club’s guest speaker on Feb. 27 – built a reputation over the past decade as a lifestyle coach, helping clients transform their image, boost their confidence and feel empowered to look and […]

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