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Two New Members for Capital Rotary

Two New Members for Capital Rotary

Columbia’s Capital Rotary Club has added two new members – an exercise trainer and a local school district director.  Shown after their induction are (from left) Barbara Gelberd with sponsor Ann Elliott and (from right) Sandy Brossard with sponsor Ione Cockrell.  Gelberd is a former healthcare executive, consultant and project manager who now owns The […]

Goodwill – Not Just a Thrift Store

Goodwill – Not Just a Thrift Store

Goodwill is more than a thrift store – it’s an organization dedicated to helping people find work and a place of belonging in their lives.  That’s the message guest speaker Gerry Partridge (in photo) had for Capital Rotary members Feb. 18.  Partridge, development director for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, said thrift store sales […]

Education Reform Bill Detailed

Education Reform Bill Detailed

A 63-page bill in the SC Senate would mean more changes in the state’s public schools rather than true education reform, according to Pam Mills, guest speaker at Capital Rotary’s Feb. 12 meeting.  Mills (in photo with Rotarians Bob Davis at left and Mike Montgomery) assists the SC Association of School Administrators with legislative matters.  […]

Treasurer ‘Good Steward’ of Public Funds

Treasurer ‘Good Steward’ of Public Funds

State treasurer Curtis Loftis touched on the highlights of his role as South Carolina’s “private banker” when he addressed Capital Rotary members Feb. 5.  Loftis (shown in photo) is responsible for managing, investing and retaining custody of nearly $50 billion in public funds.  He said state government is “doing well” financially, but he remains vigilant […]

Club Tours Football Stadium Amenities

Club Tours Football Stadium Amenities

Capital Rotary members visited the University of South Carolina football field on Jan. 29, but they weren’t there to see Gamecocks on the gridiron.  Instead, nearly 30 Rotarians (shown in group photo) got a behind the scenes look at current amenities and details about coming improvements at Williams-Brice Stadium.  Zach Smeltzer of Gamecock Sports Properties […]

Higher Ed Director Becomes Capital Rotarian

Higher Ed Director Becomes Capital Rotarian

The president and executive director of the S.C. Commission on Higher Education is Capital Rotary’s newest member.  Rusty Monhollon (at left in photo with sponsor Bryan Goodyear) moved from Missouri to the Palmetto State in 2019.  He previously served as assistant commissioner for academic affairs in Missouri’s Department of Higher Education.  A native of Topeka, […]

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