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First Aid for Mental Health

First Aid for Mental Health

Just like CPR can assist a person who’s having a heart attack, mental health first aid is emergency care for those with panic attacks, anxiety, depression or even suicidal thoughts.  Given today’s stressful times, emotional well-being is more important than ever, according to counselor Kandy Hirsch (in photo), guest speaker for Capital Rotary’s Nov. 4 […]

Russian media trolls spread disinformation

Russian media trolls spread disinformation

Over the last several years, Russian social media trolls have been skilled in peddling misinformation campaigns to divide the American public.  That’s the message Capital Rotarians heard from guest speaker Dr. Patrick Warren in their Zoom meeting Oct. 21.  Warren (in photo), an economics professor at Clemson University, has been researching state-affiliated propaganda operations.  While […]

Rotary District Opens Million-Dollar Campaign

Rotary District Opens Million-Dollar Campaign

Rotarians in eastern South Carolina are invited to take part in a new $1 million campaign supporting the Rotary Foundation – the international service club’s charitable endowment that underwrites programs for world understanding and peace.  Members of Capital Rotary got details at their Oct. 7 Zoom meeting from guest speaker Ione Cockrell (in photo), a […]

SC Plans Action On Climate Change Issues

SC Plans Action On Climate Change Issues

Senior environmental attorney Tom Mullikin of Camden – chair of the Governor’s Floodwater Commission – is leading efforts to help defend South Carolina from the effects of a warming planet.   The job includes dealing with rising sea levels, persistent flooding and severe storms coming in from the Atlantic and up from the Gulf Coast, as […]

C-WRAP Week Ahead

C-WRAP Week Ahead

District 7770 Public Image Committee presents C-WRAP or Conversations With Rotary Action People on every Monday and Friday at 11AM, Wednesday All Club Meeting at noon on Zoom and simulcast on Facebook Live. Wednesday, Sept 30 – Stephanie Dasher, Warrior Surf Program Friday, Oct 2 Wayne Beaumier, Disaster USA Monday, Oct 5 Vera Zdrakova, US Dept […]

Greenway Parks A Boon for Columbia

Greenway Parks A Boon for Columbia

Columbia’s greenway parks trace their heritage back to a 1905 beautification plan and still provide scenic vistas for hospitality, outreach, education and recreation.  That’s according to Karen Kustafik (shown in LinkedIn photo), assistant superintendent of the city’s 31 Park Rangers and Capital Rotary’s Sept. 9 guest speaker.  The Rangers oversee eight parks that have opened […]

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