There will be no meeting on Friday, August 29th due to Labor Day weekend. Have a happy and safe Labor Day!
Columbia Star – August 22, 2014
Five Points Rotary was featured in the Columbia Star for our donations to the Boy Scouts and to Healthy Learners. “Let our light so shine” – DG Williamson
Happy Birthday to the Five Points (Columbia) Rotary Club, chartered on August 3, 1954 by Rotary International! If there are any living members from that date, let them come forward, en masse, and light up the candles. They can also bring the cake (chocolate, please) and ice cream (vanilla) too. Nothing is too good for Five Points. Continue reading
Chris Joye is the founder and President of the Joye Technology Group, LLC, which provides “technology solutions.” for businesses. Chris is a graduate of Clemson with a BS in Industrial Management, has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has certifications as a Professional Manager of Projects (PMP) and a Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW). Can we ever have security in cyberspace on our business websites when professionally-managed government sites gets hacked regularly? Is there such a thing as cyber-privacy? Get answers at this meeting.
The meeting will be held on Friday, August 22 at 1 pm at the Convention Center.
Thomas Crocker spoke on “Privacy’s Ubiquity” at our August 15 meeting at Nelson Mullins Law Firm. Thanks to Bill Latham for hosting us.
On September 18, 2014, from 5 to 8 pm we will have a very special and fun ( in response to the question “Will it be fun!) event, sponsored by Healthy Learners, to fill medical care kits to distribute to school nurses. Watch for news on the exact location and time. It will be work, but it will be a true social event. Continue reading
On August 1, Caroline Byrd (top photo), Rotaractor from the University of SC Rotaract Club, and President Teri gave what some say was one of the most interesting and fun presentations of the new Rotary year with both women speaking freely about their experiences in Sydney, Australia during the 2014 Rotary International Convention – with about 20,000 other Rotarians. Continue reading
Matt Tomsic, External Affairs Manager for the South Carolina Ports Authority, was our speaker on July 25, 2014. He told us about the functions of the port, including larger containerships that will come through the Panama Canal and the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship based in Charleston. Continue reading
Our guest speaker on July 18 was Brian Huskey, the Executive Director of the Midlands Housing Trust Fund and has more than twenty years of experience working in development of affordable workforce housing and creation of special needs housing for people suffering from homelessness, disabilities, and for working poor citizens.
With so many people not able to pay their mortgages and few unable to even consider home ownership, we hope that Brian helps improve home ownership for the most deserving.
Rotarian Jimmie Williamson is the new District 7770 Governor. He wore his bow tie and encourages other Rotarians to wear a bow tie, to tie us together as Rotarians. He is emphasizing Polio Plus and getting all Rotarians involved in one or more of the programs of Rotary. He is also promoting Rotarians attending at least one meeting a week and using make-ups when they miss. He also is encouraging us to give at least $100 a year as a sustaining member of the Rotary Foundation, with a goal of becoming a Paul Harris Fellow (minimum $1000). Continue reading