Lynn Campbell suprised Beverly Coates with the honor of a Paul Harris Fellow at the weekly meeting of The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo on February 11, 2105. Lynn recognized Beverly’s long time work in the community particularly for her work with Carolina Concerns of Police Survivors. Carolina C.O.P.S. works hard to help rebuild the shattered lives of law enforcement families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. They provide support and information to police survivors and their agencies. Survivors never “get over” their loved one’s death, but in time learn to put the love in a special place and move forward. The road of grief can be very difficult and lonely. Carolina C.O.P.S. seeks to lessen the confusion and pain that a survivor will encounter, and its officers are available 24/7 to provide whatever support they can to South Carolina Surviving families. Ms Beverly is a Surviving Mother of South Carolina Highway Patrol-ACE Team Trooper Mark Coates. We thank her for her service and dedication to this worthy cause. If you would like to learn more about C.O.P.S or to make a donation to help aid their hard work please visit carolinacops.org
Beginning Wednesday January 14th, 2014 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo will be meeting at Carolina Ale House, 277 Columbiana Drive. It is across from Columbiana Mall, but for those that need more detailed directions: See you there at 7:30 AM. If on I-26 traveling west (toward Spartanburg) from Columbia take the Harbison Blvd exit (103) and bear right at the top of the off ramp. Go across the interstate bridge and go 3 stoplights and turn right this light. The right turn will be just after Bank of America. Carolina Ale House is .5 mile on your left. If driving east (from Spartanburg) on I-26, take exit 102A onto Lake Murray Blvd. Exiting the interstate ramp get in the left lane because you need to make a left turn in .5 miles at the traffic light. Take a left turn onto Columbiana Drive. Carolina Ale House is 1 mile on your right from this direction just after Casa Linda.
On December 19, 2014, the Rotary Club of Lake Murray/Irmo Rotary Club sponsored a “Celebrate with a Chief” event at the Irmo Wal Mart store located at 1180 Dutch Fork Road, Irmo, SC 29063. The Rotary Club has donated $400 to two deserving families, selected by the social worker at Irmo High School, to shop for items that they may need to make their holidays a little more cheerful. The Chiefs involved in the event are Assistant Fire Chief John Hendrix of the Irmo Fire District and Police Chief Brian Buck of the Irmo Police Department. Also in attendance were some of the Rotarian’s from the club.
It was a lovely evening to gather to remember the wonderful things Rotary has accomplished and also to fellowship at this joyous time of year. We had many of our Charter members with us and Past Presidents. The evening was truly one of great celebration. Congratulations Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo on your silver anniversary. Cheers to another 25 years!
The Rotary Club of Lake-Murray Irmo recognized Abigail Curran as the student of the month. Abigail is a 5th grader at Irmo Elementary School. Abigail exemplifies what it means to be a great student and classmate. Pictured here from left right Club President Stan Bugner, mom Kelly Curran and the principal of Irmo Elementary Tina McCaskill. We are all very proud of Abigail and her accomplishments. Keep up the great work!
On October 7th, a group of rotary club volunteers went out to South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Habitat for Humanity to support the DJJ youth in their latest community service project. At the DJJ Broad River Road Complex, DJJ youth participated in building a home for Habitat for Humanity. Our volunteers supported the youth by serving lunch to all the workers.
Pictured: Stuart Stout and President Stan Bugner Sustaining growing minds in need. With the Snack Pack Program, no District 5 child has to go hungry. Hundreds of Students Are Provided Food: Students are identified by school social workers and guidance counselors. During the 2012-2013 school year, 467 students in need were provided meals. During the 2013-2014 school year, we are serving more than 600 students, representing about 4% of our student population. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo is glad to contribute once again this year to help our community sustain this program.