Please join Lake Murray Irmo Rotary club this upcoming weekend September 26, 27 at Irmo Town Park for the annual Okra Strut. We will be there with the Struts signature mascot Okra Man. We will be selling tshirts and face painting.
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!
Picture Brooks Williams and Stan Bugner
On June 25, 2014, Brooks Williams recognized Stan Bugner as the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo 2013-2014 Rotarian of the Year. This is a well-deserved honor for someone who has faithfully participated in the club’s multitude of projects and events throughout the year. Stan has also assumed various leadership roles for the club this year contributing above and beyond expectations.
The speaker for the March 12, 2014 meeting of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo meeting was Jane Hiller, recycling and education director at Sonoco. She talked about recycling and the importance of it. The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population and produces 30% of the world’s garbage. Sonoco Recycling is a Material Recovery Facility. Recycling keeps material out of landfills, conserves natural resources, saves energy and reduces pollution. It cost individuals nothing to recycle but makes a huge difference. The economic impact of recycling in South Carolina is $6.5 billion.
Jamie Moore, the Major Gifts Chair for Rotary District 7770, presented recognition materials to Deborah Bailey honoring the late Beetle Bailey as a major donor to the Rotary Foundation during the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo meeting on March 12, 2014. Contributions to the Rotary Foundation help fund humanitarian projects and promote understanding around the world.
At its meeting on March 12, 2014, the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo presented a contribution to Keep The Midlands Beautiful as an ongoing partnership to help recycling and beautification efforts in our community. The check was accepted by Jacqueline Buck, Executive Director.
The speaker for the February 5, 2014 meeting of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo meeting was Curtis Loftis, South Carolina Treasurer. The State Treasurer’s office provides banking, investment and financial management services for South Carolina State Government. It also manages the state’s debt and the state’s 529 plans. Mr. Loftis talked about transparency and accountability. He also focused on the fees and return on investment associated with the state retirement system. According to him, the state increased the fees it pays for the pension fund management by 984% in seven years without increasing the return on investment. He is an advocate of less cost for the pension fund in the future.
On February 5, 2014 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo recognized the student of the month for January 2014. Sara Webber, Assistant Principal at Nursery Road Elementary School, presented Timothy Roy Jenkins (known as J.T.) to the club as the January student of the month. J.T. is a student who has a servant’s heart helping in his family as well as fellow students. The Rotary club was proud to present J.T. with an award for “service above self” the motto for Rotarians and a gift certificate from the Sonic Irmo/Ballentine location. Sonic graciously rewards students making great choices in our community.