On September 28, 2012, Bob Noe spoke to the Club about living with Multiple Sclerosis and the important work of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bob’s story is one of triumph over adversity, service above self, and hope coupled with action. We appreciate his taking the time to share his message with us.
Sergeant-at-Arms Jill Michels is passionate about Rotary attendance and makeups as is evident from this picture taken at her technology tutorial at a recent meeting.
Here are the website addresses she asked be posted:
Club website: http://www.fivepointsrotary.com
E-mail address for make ups: email@example.com
District website: http://www.rotary7770.org
As a reminder, make-ups should be reported within 14 days of completion. Banked makeups will be automatically applied to missed meetings at the end of the month.
The speaker for the Club’s September 21, 2012 meeting was Mitzie Schafer, Development Director for Epworth Children’s Home.
Mitzie gave a fascinating talk about the work of Epworth and thanked the Club for its financial support of Epworth in the most recent grant cycle. After the meeting Mitzie emailed the following information that she asked be shared with the Club:
“Thanks Toby and Bill for the opportunity to tell their stories and for your financial support. You are a gift! If your group is ever looking for volunteer opportunities we have three events coming up in the spring they might enjoy. They are listed below, and if anyone would like more information I am happy to talk with them, or they can find us on the web at www.epworthchildrenshome.org or on facebook. Thank you again. Mitzie”
February 15th – A Picture Perfect Gala – hosted by the Friends of Epworth
April 20th – The Moe’s Southwest Grill Burrito Dash – to benefit Epworth (We will need people to help with traffic, set up, clean up, handing out water and food after. Super fun event! Starts and ends at Moe’s on Main St.)
April 27th (most likely) – the Alumni Associations Cook-Out-for-Kids BBQ. (We will need set up, clean up and food prep folks. This event is on campus and a great way to interact with the children.)
Joe McCulloch, a well known Columbia attorney, spoke to the Club on September 14, 2012. McCulloch is the Democratic candidate for the House District 75 seat long held by Jim Harrison, who is not seeking re-election. Columbia Businessman Kirkman Finlay is the Republican candidate for this seat and is scheduled to speak to the Club on November 2, 2012.
Stephanie Stuckey, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina was the Club’s guest speaker on September 7, 2012. Ms. Stuckey explained the vital business education role that JA fills for Midlands’ youth. If you would like more information on how you can help , JA’s website is centralsc.ja.org. Ms. Stuckey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Rotary District 7770 Governor Ed Duryea and assistant District Governor Jimmy Gibbes the Club’s featured guests for our August 17, 2012 meeting. Duryea gave an inspiring talk on what Rotary has meant in his life. He also presented Paul Harris Fellow awards to a number of our club members. Finally, he presented Club Treasurer Doug Neal with a pin for being the Club’s nominee for the District Four Way Test award.