DG Jimmie Williamson Visits Pawleys Island Rotary Club

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Sep 052014
 

District Governor Jimmie Williamson recently visited Pawleys Island Rotary Club. Here are some of the highlights.

Rotarian of the Year was Vern Craft.

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Inducted 4 new members

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Randy Hollister accepted Leadership Citation for 2013-14

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CART check was presented using proceeds from Island Fest

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DG Jimmie Williamson’s September Message

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Sep 012014
 

As I reflect on September being “New Generations Month”, my heart swells with pride as I am made

more and more aware of the good work District 7770 is doing in this arena. Our Interact programs,

Rotaract programs, RYLA and now Earlyact Programs, strengthen our commitment to “Light Up Rotary”

by exposing young people to the good work completed on behalf of Rotary worldwide. While I’m

reminded of the value of these programs, my mind also turns to the continuum of the life cycle and the

challenges our aging population faces; another area in which Rotarians speak (and act) with service.

One of the true joys I have serving as your District Governor are the club visits I’m making. I get to learn

more about all of the wonderful and creative programs and service projects with which the clubs are

involved. I also get to talk about one of my passions as it relates to the cycle of life – a problem that

grips over 5 million Americans – dementia and Alzheimer’s. I’ve made no apologies for acknowledging

that Roger Ackerman of Sumter is my “Rotary hero”. Roger decided to “light a candle” in order to shed

light on the dreaded disease of Alzheimer’s. He is the father of the CART fund, a fund dedicated to

grant-making for promising research in this area. To date, 100% of the money collected in these blue

buckets has been channeled to researchers with promising research; almost 5 million dollars thus far. I

am convinced that we will see a cure for this dreaded disease in my lifetime and I am confident that it

will come from research that has been sponsored by CART – our own 7770 contribution to the cycle of

life.

As you proceed through this next month – encourage a young person to be involved with humanitarian

work – teach them what “service above self” looks like. Also, thank someone who may have traveled

this road of life ahead of you. With equal effort, learn from them what “service above self” truly means.

Continue to “Light Up Rotary” as we strive to be of service to each other and to humanity in general.

DG Jimmie Williamson Visits Kingstree Rotary Club

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Aug 062014
 

Kingstree Rotary Club was honored to have District Governor Jimmy Williamson visit our club recently.  He’s truly an inspirational speaker who encouraged all Kingstree Rotarians to “Light Up Rotary” in the community and in the world.

DG Jimmie Williamson Speaks at Cayce-West Columbia Rotary Club

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Jul 312014
 

The Cayce-West Columbia Rotary had reason to celebrate at its July 24th

the initial visit the by the District Governor Dr. Jimmie Williamson who has an impressive and

diverse background. Jimmie has been a Rotarian since 1996 having served as President of the

Cheraw club, President-Elect of the Kingstree club, Assistant District Governor for 3 years, and

member of the nominating committee and the finance committee. He has an undergraduate

and master’s degree from Winthrop University, a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina

and is an author of Roadways To Success, a text book for underprepared college students.

Jimmie spent 28 years in higher education as President of 2 technical colleges, left for a 6 year

period in the business/healthcare world working at Agape Senior and currently works as the

System President/CEO of the South Carolina Technical College System. He became District

Governor this year for Area 7770.

Secondly, during his visit, Dr. Williamson inducted the first new member of the year to the

Cayce-West Columbia Rotary: Ms. Stephanie Jordan. Stephanie is the West Columbia Branch

Manager of the Safe Federal Credit Union and brings a unique spirit which is sure to be an

access to the club.

We are excited about this 2014-2015 year at the Cayce-West Columbia Rotary as we celebrate

60 years of “Service above Self”. The Cayce-West Columbia Rotary Club meets Tuesday

afternoons at the Brookland Baptist Banquet Center. For additional information, please contact

Chappelle Broome, President, via email at c.broome@columbiaairport.com.

meeting. Firstly, it was

Pictured: Chappelle Broome, President of Cayce- West Columbia Rotary, Stephanie Jordan,

(center) newest member of the club and Dr. Jimmie Williamson, District Governor

DG Jimmie Williamson Visits Rotary Club of Camden

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Jul 272014
 

District 7770 Governor Jimmie Williamson made is official visit to the Camden club. He is pictured with Camden Rotarian Joe Jackson, who at 88 is the second oldest club member and has been in the club for 53 years.  Joe wore a bow tie in honor of DG Jimmie’s visit.

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.

DG Jimmie Williamson Visits Lake Murray Irmo Rotary Club

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Jul 252014
 

At the Rotary Club of Lake Murray Irmo meeting on July 16, 2014 Jimmie Williamson, District 7770 governor 2014-2015 spoke about ‘Light up Rotary’ and the plans for the 2014-2015 year.  Pictured below from left to right: Rod Funderburk, District 7770 Governor Elect 2015-2016, Jimmie Williamson District 7770 Governor 2014-2015, and Johnny Moore Assistant Governor Area 3.  We were so fortunate to have all three together for this motivating meeting!

Meet Jimmie Williamson, Our New District Governor

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Dr. Jimmie Williamson has been a Rotarian since 1996.  Over that time, he has served as President of the Cheraw club, President-Elect of the Kingstree club, Assistant District Governor for three years and member of the nominating committee and the finance committee.

Jimmie is a Paul Harris Society member, a Benefactor and a Bequest Society member.

He resides in Cheraw with his wife Kim and youngest son, Jake.  His oldest son, Jordan, lives and works in North Charleston.

Jimmie earned his undergraduate and master’s degree from Winthrop University and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.

He authored Roadways To Success, a text book for underprepared college students, now in its 5th edition.  He is a former member of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees and of the Chesterfield County School Board.

Professionally, Jimmie spent 28 years in higher education as President of two technical colleges and then left for a six-year period in the business/healthcare world working at Agape Senior.

He is currently the System President/CEO of the SC Technical College System.

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