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Capital Rotary Helps at Christmas

Capital Rotary Helps at Christmas

Capital Rotary Club members adopted a Columbia-area family and provided gifts for the holiday season (shown in photo) as part of the 2019 Midlands Families Helping Families Christmas program, a Palmetto Project and WIS-TV initiative.  Rotarians had the option of purchasing gifts or making a monetary donation.  For 27 years, Families Helping Families has helped […]

A "Giving Thanks" Social

A “Giving Thanks” Social

Giving thanks this week for a place to call home… there are many in South Carolina who do not have a roof over their heads. Summerville has two shelter’s – one for men and another for women. The Summerville Evening Rotary Club supports both. Last week, in lieu of a regular meeting, the Club met […]

Leadership Institute = Key Rotary Training

Leadership Institute = Key Rotary Training

Local clubs are the “heartbeat” of Rotary International, but need training to grow stronger and more effectively serve their communities.  That’s the message Capital Rotarians heard Nov. 20 from guest speaker Tom Ledbetter (shown with Capital member Neda Beal), head of District 7770’s Rotary Leadership Institute programs.  The institute is a learning experience consisting of […]

Research Economist Shares Market Overview

Research Economist Shares Market Overview

Joey Von Nessen (right in photo with Rotarian Stephen West), a research economist at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business, shared the state’s 2019 market overview as Capital Rotary’s guest speaker Nov. 13.  He said this year has been an economic roller coaster due to tariff and trade disputes, slowing global […]

Rotarians Tour Busby Street Center

Rotarians Tour Busby Street Center

Capital Rotary members toured the City of Columbia’s Busby Street Community Center on Oct. 30 as part of the club’s 5th Wednesday program that features local field trips instead of a regular breakfast meeting.  The complex off Farrow Road opened in November 2018 as a local engagement and resource center for the Burton Heights/Standish Acres […]

Elementary Students Aid Polio Fight

Elementary Students Aid Polio Fight

EarlyAct Club members at St. Peter’s Catholic School have presented a check for $112 to Bernie Riedel (red t-shirt in back row), past governor for Rotary District 7770 and current End Polio Now chair.  The youngsters held a Purple Pinkie Fundraiser (each donation gets one of your fingers painted purple) in support of Rotary International’s […]

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