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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 […]

How to Slay Energy Vampires

How to Slay Energy Vampires

In folklore, vampires are undead creatures feeding on blood from the living.  In reality, our homes are well-stocked with energy vampires – electronic devices that drain power even where they’re not in use and that can suck up to 10% of your monthly bill, according to Mary Pat Baldauf (in photo).  She’s the City of […]

Capital Rotary Honored for Annual Fund Giving

Capital Rotary Honored for Annual Fund Giving

District 7770 Gov. Johnny Moore (right in photo) has honored Columbia’s Capital Rotary for 2018-2019 donations to The Rotary Foundation, the international service club’s charitable fund for programs promoting peace and world understanding.  Moore presented three recognition banners to immediate past president Philip Flynn.  These included (1) ranking in the Top Three Highest in Per […]

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