Through PRIVP Anne Matthews’ Rotary Has Heart, Five Points Rotarians partnered with Main Street United Methodist Church to “Light Up Rotary” by participating in 3 projects spanning 3 weeks this year. The 1st project benefitted Harvest Hope Food Bank through the collection of non-perishable food items and cash donations, which were presented to Harvest Hope’s CEO, Denise Holland, at the Club’s February 6th meeting. For the 2nd project the Club held a “Suit Drive” and collected gently-used business attire for Transitions Shelter so its residents could put their best foot forward for job interviews. The 3rd project, an extension of Main Street UMC’s existing Homeless Sandwich Ministry, was held as a Rotary Day on February 12th at Main Street UMC, where Rotarians and guests made and delivered over 50 special “Valentine’s Meals” to area homeless. Five Points Rotary: Having Fun – Helping Others!
Five Points Rotarian Derek Gruner spearheaded the club’s Literacy/Dictionary Project that provided Dictionaries and Rotary pencils to every 3rd Grader at 4 Columbia Elementary Schools, along with fellow Rotarians David Wheeler, Charlie Appleby, Louis Dessau, Patty Cavanaugh, Mimi Gregory, L.E. Spradlin, Bess Winn, Toby Chaffin and Pres. Teri Stomski.