2013 Rotary Teachers of the Year (800x600)Former Club Member Probate Judge Amy McCullough spoke about the initiation of juvenile courts for mentally ill children.  This was also Teacher Recognition Day for 2013 Teachers of the Year and their Principals.  They are A. C. Moore Elementary – Elizabeth Landreth and Principal Luvenia Baker-Parnell; Rosewood Elementary – Mrs. Karen Bybee and Principal Elizabeth Williams; South Kilbourne Elementary – Carolina Powell and Kim Spivey standin for Principal Sara Smith; St. Martin de Porres – Antoinette Wright and Principal Sister Roberta Fulton; Hand Middle School – Nicole Skeen and Principal Marissa Vickers; and Dreher High – Jeanette Arvay Beck and Principal Jeanne Stiglbauer.

Club Member Rubin Santiago Named Acting Chief of Police

RubinThe Club is proud of member Rubin Santiago, who has been named acting Chief of Police for the City of Columbia.  Rubin recently completed a prestigious law enforcement executive course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virgina.  Prior to being promoted to his current position, Rubin served as Deputy Chief of Police.

Your Football Parking Project Dollars at Work Internationally


April 5th’s speaker was Lee McDonald.  Lee is a teacher at Hand Middle School and has been involved with mission work (domestic and international) for many years. Her topic was the on-going expansion of the school at the Dominica Orphanage in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  This is a project that the Five Points Rotary Club helped fund last year.


The Five Points Rotary Club received the Club Leadership Citation and the Club Literacy Project Award (Dictionary Project) at the Rotary District Conference (“Rotary Round-Up”) held in Myrtle Beach March 22-24.  The Club was represented by President Bill Latham, PDG Paul Allen and his wife Jeanne, PDG Nancy Moody and Past President LE Spradlin.  A good time was had by all.

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Club Learns About “Life on a Dairy Farm”.

On March 22, 2013, Tina Horne from the Southeastern Dairy Association spoke to the Club about life on a modern dairy farm.  She also spoke about the Southeastern Dairy Association’s involvement with school nutrition and lowering obesity rates in children.


District 7770’s Dr. Anne L. Matthews Is Serving on Rotary International Board

anne-matthewsRotary District 7770 is proud to have Dr. Anne L. Matthews as a member – her home club is Columbia East. She is only the second woman Rotary Foundation Trustee and the third woman elected to serve as a Rotary International Board Member (2012-14). She is also the first woman Foundation Trustee and the first woman Rotary International Board member from Zone 33.  Dr. Matthews is president of Matthews and Associates, an educational firm in Columbia, SC. She has three earned degrees, including a doctorate from the University of South Carolina. She is an educator by profession, an author of business texts, and a public speaker.