The History of The Historic Randolph Cemetary

On Friday, October 19, 2012 , our guest speaker was Maeward Belk with the Historic Columbia Foundation.  She discussed the historic Randolph Cemetery which was established in the mid-1800s as a cemetery for Columbia’s African American citizens.  Many prominent African American leaders are buried there, including 10 reconstruction era state legislators.  Over time, the cemetery fell into disrepair.  Ms. Belk discussed ongoing restoration efforts for this important historical treasure.

Past District Governor Rick Moore Gives Rotary Foundation Briefing

The Club was honored to have Past District Governor and current District Foundation Chair Rick Moore as its featured speaker for the October 5, 2012 meeting.  He provided a through briefing of current Foundation initiatives including “Future Vision.”   He also presented Paul Harris Fellows awards to (r to l– Ruben Santiago, Warren Counts, Jenny Isgette and Derek Gruner).


Welcome New Member Christian Depret-Bixio

Christian Depret-Bixio  (nickname Cricket) was inducted on September 28, 2012 as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Five Points.   He is employed a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch.  His classification is Wealth Management.  He was sponsored by Immediate Past President Louis Dessau and Troy Roberts.  Past President Randy Folks officiated.  Please welcome Christian to the Club.

Living with Multiple Sclerosis

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:

E-mail address for make ups:

District website:

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.