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.
“Jill Michaels and Robert Walker lead the Five Points Crewe in the St.
Patrick’s Day Parade. More Pictures in “Rotarians in Action” Page. The “Movie Trailer” Video will be released Friday.”
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson (pictured here with Past President Herb Landford (L)) spoke to the Club on February 15, 2013, about the work the Attorney General’s office is doing to protect South Carolina citizens from a variety of threats.
James Ploch spoke at the Club’s February 8, 2013 meeting about the future of plug-in vehicles for use by the military. The presentation was interesting and informative.
Bill Lindsey, Executive Director of NAMI, spoke to the Club about Fighting Mental Illness. In light of recent events, this is a timely topic about which we all needed more information.
USC Moore School of Business Professor Joseph Von Nessen was the Club’s speaker for the January 11, 2013 meeting. Dr. Von Nessen explained in great detail why his projections are for strong economic growth for the state of South Carolina. Good news indeed!
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/
The Rotary Club of Five Points was honored to have Otis Rawl, President and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as its speaker on January 18, 2013. Mr. Rawl spoke about the infrastructure needs that must be met for the state to prosper.