Club Distributes Dictionaries to Local Third Graders

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.


Social at the Publick House Well Attended

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.

Deputy Police Chief and Club member Ruben Santiago made a surprise appearence via TV news broadcast on the bar big screen during the event.

Why is President Bill smiling so much?

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).