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Giving Blood Called ‘Essential Service’

Giving Blood Called ‘Essential Service’

The COVID-19 pandemic curtailed blood drives across the Midlands, but the need for lifesaving donations remains critical, according to Kristen Boyle, a donor recruitment representative for the American Red Cross.  Boyle was guest speaker at Capital Rotary’s biweekly meeting via Zoom on July 1.  Closed colleges and businesses shrank student and employee donor pools in […]

Capital Club Begins New Rotary Year

Capital Club Begins New Rotary Year

Columbia’s Capital Rotary began its 2020-2021 year July 1 by inducting a new president, saluting the Rotarian of the Year and announcing Paul Harris Fellow honors in a biweekly Zoom session.  Capital’s new president is Ben Carlton (in photo), a member since 2015, who practices corporate law with the Columbia firm of Richardson, Plowden & […]

Caslen Briefs Rotarians on University Issues

Caslen Briefs Rotarians on University Issues

University of South Carolina president Bob Caslen updated Capital Rotarians on a host of items June 17 at the downtown club’s biweekly Zoom meeting.  Topics ranged from possibly renaming iconic buildings to resuming fall classes on campus, and from football season prospects to strategic planning for the future. Caslen (in photo), a retired Army general […]

Paul Harris Honors, New Board for Capital Rotary

Paul Harris Honors, New Board for Capital Rotary

Capital Rotary announced new Paul Harris Fellow honors and elected its slate of 2020-2021 officers and directors during a Zoom meeting on June 16.  Neda Beal (in photo) was cited for her continuing donations to the Rotary Foundation in support of world understanding and peace programs. She is now a Paul Harris Fellow Plus-Six giver […]

University Builds Focal Point for Industry

University Builds Focal Point for Industry

Over the past seven years, the Office for Innovation, Partnership and Economic Engagement has become a focal point for industries melding the University of South Carolina’s resources with doing business in the Palmetto State.  The result has been nearly $800 million worth of economic development, 620 jobs and $86 million in job-related impact, according to […]

Conversations With Rotary Action People

Conversations With Rotary Action People

The Public Image committee has created a weekly series conducting interviews of interesting people, special projects, and Rotary topics. They are conducted on Zoom every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11AM. The meeting is recorded and simulcast on Facebook Live. The programs are 20-30 minutes long and can be used in place of a club […]

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