Chapin Sunrise Rotary Bell Ringing for Salvation Army

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Dec 132014
 
Rotary bell ringingThe Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club volunteer teams again spent the day “ringing the bell” for Salvation Army holiday season donations.
Pictured are J.B. Brown and Stephanie Smith. Other volunteers included George McConnell, John and Pris Stickney, Marsha Clayman, Richard Kenan, Dr. Mack Branham,  Beth Wilkinson, John LaFond, Dr. Ben Sloan, Lisa Smith, and Jack Grimes.

Chapin Mayor Speaks at Chapin Sunrise Rotary

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Dec 102014
 

mayor 001Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson briefed the Chapin Rotary on a wide variety of current town initiatives addressing financial transparency, improved utility service, updating code, zoning, and architectural standards,  and future annexation issues. Accompanying the Mayor were administrative staff members Karen Owens (L) and Priscilla Green (R).

Chapin Sunrise Rotary Support Snack Pack

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Oct 162014
 

Each Friday of the school year, Chapin United Methodist Church, Lake Murray Presbyterian and the Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club provides 40 students at Chapin Elementary, Lake Murray Elementary, Chapin High School and Chapin Middle with weekend Snack Packs. These students are identified by social workers at the schools as needing help. Many are homeless; others are free/reduced lunch students who do not get enough to eat at home over the weekends. Pictured (L to R) are Stephanie Smith, Rotary Club Treasurer and Snack Pack lead and Stuart Stout, Columbia Area Snack Pack Coordinator. 

Miss Teen USA Speaks to Chapin Sunrise Rotary

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Aug 292014
 

Chapin High School senior K. Lee Graham, newly crowned Miss Teen USA, visited with the Chapin Rotary Club and spoke about her experiences at the pageant and her travel plans for the coming year. Miss Graham is academically first in her class and will finish her senior year by taking courses on line. Pictured with her is Dr. Akil Ross, principal of Chapin High School and also president of the Chapin Rotary Club.

Chapin Sunrise Adopts a Highway

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Aug 242014
 

chapinChapin Rotarians turned out Saturday morning to pick up trash and litter along a two mile stretch of Amicks Ferry Road. The club has been participating in this “Adopt-A-Highway” volunteer effort for the past ten years. From the left are George McConnell, Lisa Smith, John LaFond, Barbara Seward, John Stickney, Ton Wilkinson, Ken Sullivan, Stephanie Smith, and Johnny Moore. Not pictured, Margaret Hinson.

Joye Speaks at Chapin Sunrise Rotary Club

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Aug 222014
 

Chris JoyeChristopher Joye, President of Joye Technology Group in Columbia, joined the Chapin Rotary Club for breakfast and gave a sobering assessment of the cyber security threats  we are facing today. He offered a wide range of recommendations for protecting our information and assets, both at home and in our business environment. Mr. Joye is also the past president of the Lake Murray- Irmo Rotary Club.

Student Speaks About Chapin Community Project

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Aug 022014
 
Chapin High School student Adam Abdulrahman, along with  community supporter Lill Mood, joined the Chapin Rotary Club for breakfast and spoke briefly about an exciting project underway to plant sequoia trees in Chapin. The goals of the project are to bring the community together in a joint effort, establish Chapin as a destination with a unique feature, environmental and aesthetic improvements, and demonstrating our faith and confidence in the future.
The Chapin High School Academic Leadership Academy is leading the implementation of the project. Adam is serving as student leader for the project, with support from Lisa Maylath, faculty sponsor. The target date for initial planting is Arbor Day, December 5, 2014

Museum President Speaks at Chapin Sunrise Rotary

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Jul 302014
 

Bob Montgomery, President of the Newberry County Historical & Museum Society and fellow Rotarian, spoke to the Chapin Rotary Club about the conversion of a historical building into a new museum in Newberry, SC. The historical building selected was originally the 7,000 sq.ft. Post Office facility built in 1911, and was the 4th busiest postal facility in the state at that time. The building later served for years as Newberry’s Public Library.

Chapin Sunrise Hosts DG Jimmie Williamson

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Jul 262014
 
Dr. Jimmie Williamson, the new Rotary District Governor, joined President Dr. Akil Ross and his Chapin Rotary Club for breakfast and a spoke about challenges for the coming year.
Dr. Williamson resides in Cheraw and is currently the System President of the SC Technical College System.

Author Speaks at Chapin Sunrise Rotary

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Jul 162014
 
Charleston author, and fellow Rotarian, Andra Watkins spoke to the Chapin Rotary Club about her novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis.
To launch her book, Andra is the first person of either sex to walk the 444-Mile Natchez Trace since the rise of the steam power
in the 1800’s. She walked the Trace as pioneers did;  fifteen miles a day, 6 days a week for 34 days. For more information, visit her website at andrawatkins.com.
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