Acts Metro Executive Director Richard Sherman (C) and Board Chairman Genia Hall (R) joined Rotary Club president Troy Crump (L) and club members to present their organizations vision and strategies. Acts Metro works with District schools to pair families with trained mentors and social service agencies to empower these families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency. For more information, call 764-0588.
Chapin Police Chief Troy Crump was installed as the new Chapin Rotary Club president for the 2015-16 Rotary year. Also pictured is Dr. Akil Ross, Chapin High School principal, and the club’s previous president.
Hank Chardos, co-founder of Birthright of Columbia 35 years ago, joined the Chapin Rotary Club for breakfast and talked to the club about the mission of Birthright. In addition to a hand of friendship and free pregnancy test, Birthright can also offer information on medical care, employment, housing, GED assistance, prenatal support, child care, financial aid, and adoption. For more information, call 765-0165.
The Chapin Rotary Club recognized Shalya Flores as the Chapin High School student of the month for January. Pictured from the left are her parents James and Debra Flores along with CHS principal, and club president Dr. Akil Ross.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott joined the Chapin Rotary Club for breakfast and discussed the success his organization has had with effective, pro active, community oriented policing strategies. His department is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the State. He encouraged homeowners and businesses to request a courtesy security evaluation of their property. Sheriff Lott is a member of the Spring Valley Rotary Club.
The Chapin Rotary Club welcomed two new members (from L-R), Will Rorie and Jim Robinson. Also pictured are past president Lisa Smith and Sandy Morgan, club membership committee.
Tracey Rankin, Program Director for “Happy Wheels”, joined the Chapin Rotary for breakfast and discussed the mission of their organization. Happy Wheels visits hundreds of hospitalized children every week with volunteers pushing a cart filled with books and toys through the hallways to each inpatient room. Each child receives a new book or toy of their choice each week for the duration of their stay. The gift is theirs to keep and take home. For more information on how you can help lift the spirits of impatient children, go to www.HappyWheelsInc.org.