Retired Chief Justice of SC visits Capital Rotary

 District Interest #RotaryDistrict7770  Comments Off on Retired Chief Justice of SC visits Capital Rotary
Jun 132017
 
The Honorable Jean Hoefer Toal, Retired Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, spoke to Columbia Capital Rotary Club on May 3, 2017. Toal graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1965 and the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1968, where she was Managing Editor of the South Carolina Law Review. As a lawyer, she argued before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the Catawba Nation. She represented Richland County as a Democrat in the South Carolina House of Representatives for 13 years. Toal, the first woman and the first Roman Catholic to serve as Chief Justice, was sworn in to the South Carolina Supreme Court on March 17, 1988 and served until retirement on December 31, 2015. Jean Toal Columbia SC Rotary

Daniel Island Rotary Welcomes Two New Members

 District Interest #RotaryDistrict7770  Comments Off on Daniel Island Rotary Welcomes Two New Members
Jun 132017
 
Two new members were inducted into the Rotary Club of Daniel Island during the April 26 meeting. President Gray Ives called the new members, Dr. Brantley Meier & Ms. Katie Giebel, along with their sponsors to the podium and confirmed they were ready and willing to join the ranks of over 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. IMG_3942 Dr. Meier received his Rotary pin from his sponsor Mr. Michael Patterson and Ms. Giebel received her Rotary pin from her sponsor Mr. Michael Cole. IMG_3943 Congratulations to both of the newest members of the Rotary Club of Daniel Island! For information on how you might join the Rotary Club, CLICK HERE.

District 7770 Honors for Columbia’s Capital Rotary

 District Interest #RotaryDistrict7770  Comments Off on District 7770 Honors for Columbia’s Capital Rotary
Jun 132017
 
Ione Cockrell, area assistant governor for Rotary District 7770, presents two banners to Capital Rotary past president David Boucher (left) recognizing the club’s 2015-16 giving to The Rotary Foundation.  Those donations help strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease around the world.  Current president Tommy Gibbons holds a Leadership Citation badge for 2016-17 participation in local/district community service projects plus contributions for international humanitarian outreach. ??????????

Capital Rotary Fights Hunger with Service Project

 1st Row Right Box, District Interest #RotaryDistrict7770  Comments Off on Capital Rotary Fights Hunger with Service Project
Apr 152017
 
Twenty-one members of Columbia’s Capital Rotary volunteered at Harvest Hope Food Bank to help pack over 150 boxes of groceries for distribution to the needy and elderly.  Their participation was part of Rotary District 7770’s call for community service projects fighting hunger in the first quarter of 2017.  Harvest Hope began in 1981 and since has expanded to feed the hungry across 20 counties in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Greater Greenville regions of South Carolina.  The club counts the food bank’s executive director, Denise Holland, in its membership ranks. IMG_3047 IMG_3055 IMG_3042 IMG_3060

Capital Rotary Inducts Graphics Director

 1st Row Right Box, District Interest #RotaryDistrict7770  Comments Off on Capital Rotary Inducts Graphics Director
Apr 142017
 
Capital Rotarian Abby Naas and club president Tommy Gibbons introduce Andy Markl (center) as the newest member of the Columbia-area service organization.  Markl, a Lexington native, is director at The Graphics Source, a local firm specializing in print, marketing and advertising materials.  Educated at Midlands Technical College and Clemson University, Markl serves on graphics advisory boards for both schools and has worked for International Paper and graphics/printing firms in both Carolinas.  He and his wife, Donna, are the parents of three children. Andy Markl Columbia SC

Another Rebuilding Project Concludes for Capital Rotary

 1st Row Left Box, District Interest #RotaryDistrict7770  Comments Off on Another Rebuilding Project Concludes for Capital Rotary
Apr 142017
 
In March of 2016, Capital Rotary Club members assisted volunteers helping to rebuild a Columbia-area residence damaged during heavy rains and flooding in October 2015.  That effort was coordinated by the St. Bernard Project, a national leader in family recovery following natural disasters. Now, about a year later, this same partnership has completed repairs to another flood-afflicted home – one occupied by Inez Pempleton and her family.  Capital Rotary “adopted” the family as a Christmas project, contributing to their 2016 holiday celebration and helping them get their house back in order in February and March of this year. Repairs included removing damaged items from the home, demolition, mold remediation, putting up insulation and drywall in the basement, plus painting and digging a drainage ditch.  A skilled volunteer group recruited by the St. Bernard Project was able to be on-site consistently for about two weeks to complete the work. In a letter, Ms. Pempleton thanked the St. Bernard group and Capital Rotary, saying that “I am so grateful to all of you for what you’ve done for us … We are so blessed to have you all in our lives. I pray God will be with you all throughout the coming year and all his love and blessing be with you.” IMG_0519 IMG_0544 IMG_0531      

Rotary Club of Charleston Inducts 16th New Member

 1st Row Center Box, Family of Rotary, Membership  Comments Off on Rotary Club of Charleston Inducts 16th New Member
Mar 282017
 

The Rotary Club of Charleston is serious about membership. At today’s meeting, the last of March Membership Madness, we inducted the 16th new member – just this Rotary year! With another application pending and several more prospects, it’s possible to hit a year end (June 2017) goal of 20 new members.

 

Here’s a summary of our newest members:

1Lance Becker

2Jonathan Campaigne

15Tom Carico

14Amy Chico

3Nicolle Davies

4Heidi Finniff

5George Jarck

6Kate Marty

7Curt Mercandante

8Courtney Parades Plotner

9Lisa Stokes

10John Strickland

11Beth Britton Stuckey

16

Robert Sullivan

12Alvin Williams

13Margaret Ann Youngs

Mar 262017
 
Capital Rotary president Tommy Gibbons welcomes University of South Carolina senior Arianna Miskin to a recent club breakfast meeting.  Miskin hopes to qualify for a Rotary International Global Grant Scholarship to attend University College of London and earn a master’s degree in pediatrics and child health.  Successful Global Grant scholars may be funded for graduate-level coursework or research for one to four academic years.  Miskin, a Brooklyn, NY native, earned two USC Honors College research grants and has been active in student government, homeless outreach, homecoming and numerous other campus activities.  She’s also been a volunteer for medical programs and afterschool child care during her collegiate career. Arianna Miskin Columbia Capital Rotary        
Mar 262017
 
Felicia Maloney, executive director of the Columbia Empowerment Zone, Inc., joins Capital Rotary Club following induction ceremonies by president Tommy Gibbons.  Maloney, a Baltimore, MD native, is a Limestone College and S.C. Economic Development School graduate.  She formerly worked with the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities and with Columbia Housing Authority.  Maloney was named the Greater Community Relations Council “Outstanding Volunteer of the Year” and has been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Cooperative Ministries, Junior Achievement, City Year, Palmetto Health Foundation and Together We Can Read Initiative.  Gloria Saeed was her Rotary member sponsor. Felicia Maloney Columbia Capital Rotary
Mar 172017
 
Capital Rotarian Bill Beers (left) is congratulated by club president Tommy Gibbons as the latest member to join the ranks of the club’s Paul Harris Fellows, signifying a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation.  Paul Harris Fellows receive a special pin, a certificate and a medal to honor their donation.  Gifts to the Rotary Foundation help fund international programs promoting world understanding and peace.  Beers’ donation was assisted by David Boucher, the club’s chairman for Foundation giving. Bill Beers - PH Fellow
© Copyright 2013-2018 by Rotary District 7770 Rotary International District 7770, Eastern South Carolina