Richland County Councilman Seth Rose was the featured speaker for the Club meeting on December 7, 2012.
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.
The Club continued its tradition of distributing dictionaries to local third graders as part of the Club’s literacy initiative. This year schools were A.C. Moore, S. Kilbourne, St. Martin DePorres and Rosewood
Once again, Buddy Wier and Derick Gruner headed up the distribution effort aided by other Club members.
The Club social at the Publick House on Thursday 10/25/12 was a big success. This month’s social was underwritten by Jenny Isgett and Bill Latham.
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.