Lake Murray Irmo Rotary Hosts CARRABBA’s Luncheon

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Oct 182014
 
Please join The Rotary Club of Lake Murray Irmo for our annual fundraiser at Carrabbas Italian Grille on October 28th.  Enjoy a delicious lunch while all proceeds go towards funding our various service projects including Meals on Wheels, Snack Pack Program, Keep the Midlands Beautiful adopt a highway, PAALS (Palmetto Animal Assistance Life Services, Irmo Police Explorers, Irmo Highschool Jr ROTC and Homeworks.  Sit service or take out available. Carrabbas flyer 2014-Rotary

Lake Murray Irmo Rising President Attends RI Convention in Sydney

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Jun 252014
 

conventionJacq and Brian Buck just returned from their trip to the Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia.   At our June 18th, 2014 meeting the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo enjoyed hearing about their travels and experiences at the convention.  Jacq is pictured here with District Governor Lou Mello at the Southland reception at the Power House Museum as part of the Rotary International convention.

Lake Murray Irmo Establishes Rotaract Club

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Jun 162014
 

Rotaract Club at Wateree River Correctional Institution. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo, South Carolina, has partnered with SC Department of Corrections to organize a Rotaract Club within the Shock Incarceration Program located at Wateree River Correctional Institution. The Rotaract Club recently received its charter from Rotary International. The Rotaract program provides an organized club activity for members teaching leadership skills, character development, charity, and citizenship, while providing an opportunity to experience the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” through community service activities. Members also have an opportunity to actively engage with community leaders who are members of the Rotary Club. Even though the club is new, it is actively engaged in two service projects. One was a food drive for the Sumter Salvation Army and the second is the regular cleaning and maintenance of the grounds of the St. Stevens Baptist Church and its adjoining cemetery.

Lake Murray-Irmo Supports PAALS

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May 112014
 

The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo presented a check to Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Sciences (PAALS) on April 30, 2014 to help the non-profit organization to continue to teach dogs to assist people with a variety of disabilities to live more independent and enriched lives.  Accepting the check was Jennifer Rogers, Director of PAALS.

Lake Murray-Irmo Recognizes Student of the Month

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May 062014
 

On April 30, 2014 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo recognized the student of the month for April 2014.  Glenn Hutto, Assistant Principal at Irmo Middle School, presented Donna Birdsong to the club as the April student of the month.  Donna is a student with an infectious smile who lights up the room when she enters.  She is a member of student government and the percussion ensemble.  She also participates in mission trips with her church group.  The Rotary club was proud to present Donna 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.  Donna’s father, Layne Birdsong attended the presentation.

Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Supports Law Enforcement

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Apr 272014
 

The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo presented a check to the Irmo Police Department Explorer program on April 23, 2014 to help continue the efforts to expose young people 14-21 to the opportunities of Law Enforcement through hands-on experiences.

Pictured- Chief Brian Buck, Explorer Chris Kaderly & Sgt. Andrea Grinstead.

All Hands on Deck at Lake Murray-Irmo!

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Apr 262014
 

On Saturday, April 12, the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo, along with the Dutch Fork Interact and DJJ Interact students helped with a HomeWorks project repairing a home in Irmo. It always feels good to give back to the community.

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Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Supports HomeWorks

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Apr 252014
 

The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo presented a check to HomeWorks on April 23, 2014 to help continue the efforts of the organization to assist those in the community.  Members of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo, Dutch Fork Interact and DJJ Interact recently helped with a HomeWorks project repairing a home in the Columbia area.

Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo recognized the student of the month for February 2014 and Ballentine Elementary School for its construction project.

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Mar 062014
 

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On February 26, 2014 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo recognized the student of the month for February 2014.  Ann Copelan, Principal at Seven Oaks Elementary School, presented Jada Washington to the club as the February student of the month.  Jada is someone who helps others, including her grandparents and her fellow students.  She is involved with her church, plays basketball and serves on the school student council.  The Rotary club was proud to present Jada 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.  His parents Gregory and Cheryl Washington were in attendance.

 

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On February 26, 2014 the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo presented a check to Ballentine Elementary School for its canstruction project.  This project was the idea of Jacob Clark to use 7,000 cans of food to create structures as a competition and then to use the food to help the less fortunate.  Accepting the check were Robin Bright, Principal, Jennie Goforth, Reading Interventionist and Jacob Clark, student at Ballentine Elementary.  The Rotary club members are also providing cans of food as a part of this very worthwhile project.

 

 

Lake Murray-Irmo Awards Two Paul Harris Fellows

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Feb 022014
 

On January 15, 2014, the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo presented Jenny Garris and Perri Anne Boling with Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship recognitions for their humanitarian contributions to the community and their demonstrations of Service Above Self.  Both of these educators instill service in the attitudes of their students as well as the people around the community.  These recognitions were made possible by Judy Johnson.

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