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.
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/
Ambassadorial scholar R.J. May gave a fascinating talk on his year in Israel at the Club meeting on November 16, 2012.
Article 1, Section 1 of the Bylaws of the Rotary Club of Five Points (see Reference link in Members’ area) provides as follows:
“At a regular meeting one month prior to the meeting for the election of the officers, the presiding officer shall ask for nominations by members of the club for president, president elect; secretary, treasurer, and four members of the board of directors. The nominations may be presented by a nominating committee or by members from the floor, by either or by both as the club may determine. If it is determined to have a nominating committee, such committee shall be appointed as the club may determine. The nominations duly made shall be placed on a ballot in alphabetical order under each office and shall be voted for at the annual meeting.The candidates for president, president elect; secretary, and treasurer receiving a majority of the votes shall be declared elected to their respective offices. The four candidates for director receiving a majority of the votes shall be declared elected as directors and shall serve a term of two years.
The person who is elected as secretary shall serve in that position for one year, beginning on July 1st following the general election. This person, or any duly elected replacement serving at the time of the subsequent general election, shall automatically be nominated to serve as president elect in the year following their service as secretary.
The person who is elected as president elect shall serve in that position for one year, beginning on July 1st following the general election. This person, or any duly elected replacement serving at the time of the subsequent general election, shall automatically be nominated to serve as president in the year following their service as president elect.”
The Nominating Committee proposes the following slate:
President Andrew Folks (automatic nomination)
President Elect – Teri Stomski (automatic nomination)
Secretary – Jill Michels
Treasurer – Cheryl Monahan
Directors – 2013-2015 – Robert Walker, Patricia Cavanaugh, David Wheeler, Jimmy Chao
The Election will be held on December 14, 2012 at the annual meeting.
The USC Men’s Chorus directed by Dr. Alicia Walker entertained the club at the November 9, 2012 meeting. They performed several different pieces that represent the traditional Men’s Chorus repertoire from the Star Spangled Banner to a drinking song, a spiritual, a love song, and folk song. Club member Robert Walker, husband of Dr. Walker, introduced her and also performed as a member of the chorus. It was truly a special meeting.