Rotary Club of Lexington Has Heart

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Feb 232015
 
The Rotary Club of Lexington is participating in the “Rotary Has Heart” initiative began by Rotary International VP and Columbia resident Anne Matthews.  The Lexington club has tailored its involvement to hunger-related issues that impact 28% of children in South Carolina and is supporting Sister Care, a local organization providing services to battered women and their children.  Sister Care’s services include children’s services, counseling, education and awareness, court advocacy, emergency shelters,  a 24-hour telephone line, and transitional housing.
The Lexington club kicked-off this initiative by hearing from Elizabeth Gray, a survivor of domestic violence and member of Governor Haley’s task force on Criminal Domestic Violence.  The SC Criminal Justice Academy has used her powerful story to educate officers, and she has addressed the SC General Assembly to help pass new laws on domestic violence. She was awarded the 2014 “Woman of the Year” by Sister Care and was recognized for her community outreach to victims and survivors.  Gray has a personal goal to run a marathon in each of the 50 states to raise awareness about domestic violence.
During the month of February, the Rotary Club of Lexington is accepting monetary donations, nonperishable food, baby food and supplies, toiletries and household goods to support Sister Care.
Pictured with Gray, center, is Rotary Has Heart Chair Pandra Lemrow (left) and Lexington club president Gary Deese (right).
Mar 212014
 

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The Rotary Club of Lexington recently heard from Athletic Director and Head Football Coach David Bennett on his journey to River Bluff High School.  He is pictured from left to right with RBHS Principal and Rotarian Luke Clamp, Rotary President Greg David, and Lexington District 1 School Board Member and Rotarian Brad Pitts.

 

Cayce Museum Curator Leo Redmond Speaks to Lexington Rotary Club

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Mar 102014
 

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The Lexington Rotary Club recently heard from Cayce Museum curator Leo Redmond (r), pictured with club member Jerry Howard (l) and museum staffer Rachel Steen.  The museum has an extensive collection of arrowheads and artifacts from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.

 

Rotary Club of Lexington Awards Scholarships

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May 092013
 

Every year, the Rotary Club of Lexington returns thousands of dollars to the community in the form of scholarships for Lexington’s brightest high school students.  After a competitive selection process that includes interviews with Rotarians, the students are honored at a Rotary breakfast.  

Lexington Rotary Scholarship Recepients

This year’s recipients, from left to right, are Kelsey Raye Foster of Lexington High School, Holly Davis and Emily Rypkema of Lexington Technology Center, and Malcolm Ford of White Knoll High School. (Scholarship recipient Caroline Haggard of Lexington High School is not pictured.)

Rotary Club of Lexington Visited by SC Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Otis Rawl

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Mar 162013
 

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The Rotary Club of Lexington recently heard from South Carolina Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Otis Rawl of Lexington.  Rawl discussed the impact of the national financial crisis on small businesses in South Carolina. He is pictured, at right, with his wife and club member Melissa Rawl and Club President George Stoudemire, left.

Lexington Rotary Gets Update from Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., Adjutant General of SC and Col. Mike Dawson, Ret. of The River Alliance

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Feb 022013
 

The Lexington Rotary Club recently hosted Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr., Adjutant General of South Carolina.  General Livingston provided an update of the various military theaters in which members of the National Guard were serving.  He is pictured, center, with club members Betty McWhirter, left, and Alex Morris, right.

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The Rotary Club of Lexington also recently heard from Colonel Mike Dawson (r) of The River Alliance.  The Alliance is responsible for managing and growing the rich three-river corridor in the Columbia Metro area.  Colonel Dawson discussed a proposed Saluda River addition to the current presence of walking trails and river access points in the West Columbia-Cayce-Columbia area.  Dawson is pictured with club member and speaker host Joe Morici (l).

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