Ike McLeese, President & CEO of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce








Ike McLeese, President and CEO of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce spoke to the Rotary Club of Five Points at the Friday, February 22 meeting. He discussed the looming Sequester and its effects on South Carolina and particularly the military. His admonition was that our Senators and Congressmen are paid quite well to take care of these situations and they should get to work in Washington and come to a solution.

Jane Brundage, Pets Inc. Founder, Addressed Club

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Jane Brundage of Pets Inc., spoke passionately on the effects of packaged  pet food and how  the food we give our pets can potentially  effect our pets’ health, disposition, and appearance.   She noted that many of the pets brought to Pets, Inc.  might have been able to remain  with their owners  if the owners had fed the pets differently.


Robin Dean of the Columbia Council for Internationals


Robin Dean was the Club’s speaker on January 4, 2013.  She is a volunteer with the Columbia Council for Internationals (CCFI), which is a non-profit, all-volunteer group organized in 1965 to offer assistance to international students at the universities and colleges in the Columbia area. The CCFI is officially recognized by the University of South Carolina to offer services to international students.  Ms. Dean’s presentation was very informative.

If you would like to help CCFI on an individual level, their website address is   http://www.columbiacfi.org/


Annual Holiday Party Was Great Fun

The Club’s Holiday Party was held at the Meridian Building, 1320 Main St., 17th Floor from 6-8:30 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2012.   Over $600.00 dollars was raised for the Rotary Foundation in the silent auction.  THANKS TO ALL.