On Wednesday, February 20th, Olivia Jackson a 5th grader from Seven Oaks Elementary was recognized for being the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Student of the Month. She was present with her mom, as well as, her principal Ms. Mays and teacher Ms. Flowers. She very creative and always coming up with ideas for the school as a whole to do. Thank you to Sonic of Ballentine for sponsoring our student-of-the-month program.
Our speaker for Wednesday, February 20th was our very own Dr. Hank Powell. He spoke to us on behave of the River Alliance. He told us about the Battle of the Congaree Creek during the Civil War. If you ever have a chance to take a walking tour with Dr. Powell please do he was very informative.
Ms. Pam Jeffers was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo. Ms. Jeffers is the Vice President of Jeffers Handbell Supply, Inc. Ms. Jeffers was sponsored by her dad Mr. Jim Jeffers. The membership is excited to welcome Ms. Jeffers as a new member of our club.
Please join us Monday Jan 14th 2019
For our meeting Monday Jan 14th 2019 we welcome, the charismatic Morihiko Nakahara, music director for the South Carolina Philharmonic since 2008.
Morihiko Nakahara has served as music director of the South Carolina Philharmonic since 2008. The 2018/2019 season also marks his 16th season with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, first as its associate conductor and now as resident conductor. Known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium, innovative and audience-friendly programming skills, and thoughtful interpretations of both standard and contemporary repertoire, Nakahara was featured in the League of American Orchestra’s prestigious Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview in March 2005, hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he has developed a close working relationship with the JSO, conducting the orchestra regularly and serving as its associate conductor during the 2007/2008 season. Recent and upcoming guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Buffalo Philharmonic, symphonies of Oregon, Charleston, Chattanooga, Lansing, Peoria, and Green Bay, as well as with the Chicago Pro Musica. Recipient of the David Effron Conducting Fellowship at the Chautauqua Institution in 1999, he recently returned to guest conduct the Music School Festival Orchestra there. Equally, at home in a wide variety of musical styles and concert formats, Nakahara has collaborated with Chris Botti, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Brandi Carlile, Pink Martini, Sergio Mendes, and Roby Lakatos to name a few. A tireless champion for the music of our times, Nakahara recently led world premieres of works by Joan Tower, Dan Visconti, and John Fitz Rogers. A passionate believer in audience development and music education for all, Nakahara is a popular clinician, guest conductor, and lecturer at various educational institutions. As a personable ambassador for classical music, he is regularly featured on local media outlets and speaks about wide-ranging topics including arts advocacy, leadership skills, and economic development at local businesses and service organizations. A native of Kagoshima, Japan, Nakahara holds degrees from Andrews University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He previously served as music director of the Holland Symphony Orchestra in Michigan and taught at Eastern Washington University and Andrews University.
On Wednesday, July 11th our speaker was District Governor David Tirard. He shared with us his journey to joining rotary. He then laid how he would like to see rotary move forward for his year as Rotary District 7770 District Governor. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo was honored to have Mr. Tirard come and speak with us.
For our Monday Meeting on July 16th, 2018 at Seawell’s we will be welcoming District Governor David Tirard. Let us show our support and have as close to 100% club attendance as we can! David Tirard joined the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island in 2003. He is a Ten Star Rotarian and holds the Four Avenues of Service Citation. He was elected President in 2011, and he led the club to Large Club of the Year recognition at the District Conference in March 2012. At District level he has served on the Grants Committee since 2010, served as Paul Harris Society Chair since 2013 and as an Assistant Governor from the same year. He holds two Foundation District Service awards, a Distinguished District Service award, and was recognized as District Rotarian of the Year in 2014. He is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Society member and Bequest Society member. David is British by birth, and enjoyed a thirty-three year career with Barclays Bank Plc. Most of his career was spent in the UK, but a tour of duty in Zambia as a bank auditor really opened his eyes to the poverty suffered in a third-world country. (This experience helps fuel his passion for the Rotary Foundation). Upon retirement he came to the United States in 2001, where he met his wife Susan. They moved to Bluffton SC in 2002. She is also a Rotarian, and they enjoy two children and eight grand-children in the USA, and two children and three grand-children in the UK. In the little time they have outside Rotary, they enjoy cooking, gardening and looking after the three Golden Retrievers they have rescued.
The meeting we were supposed to have at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies on Wednesday, January 17th, but was canceled due to weather has been rescheduled. We will now have our January 31st meeting at the Cate Center (916 Mt. Vernon Church Rd.). So make sure to mark your calendars of the venue change, we will not meet at Seven Oaks Park on the 31st. Again please arrive on time so that we can get everything in.
At the January 17th meeting of the Daniel Island Rotary Club, immediate past president Gray Ives shared the great news that the club earned the distinguished Presidential Citation award for 2016-17! We were only 1 of 4 clubs to win the honor out of 80 clubs in District 7770.
2016-17 President Gray Ives holding the Presidential Citation AwardIn order to win this distinguished honor, a club has too accomplish a number of goals. The 2 mandatory activities lubs must achieve are: set at least 10 goals in Rotary Club Central and second, pay semiannual dues to RI on time in July and January. In addition to those, the club has to achieve multiple goals in the areas of: Membership Attraction and Engagement, Foundation Giving, Online Tool Adoption, Humanitarian Service, New Generations, and Public Image. It was truly a successful year put together by Past President Gray, his board, and the rest of club that chipped in and made it all possible. Way to go everyone!