The Rotary Club of Five Points mourns the passing of long time member Bo Mullis. Bo was remembered at the October 12, 2012 meeting in an excellent retrospective presented by Past President Ned Nicholson. Bo– you will be greatly missed.
Follow the link to the “Full Lot” Video
On October 12, 2012, our own John Hardee spoke to the club about the state of South Carolina’s highways. This was an interesting talk of imporance to us all.
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).
Club member Mimi Gregory was recognized at the Club’s October 5, 2012 meeting for achieving Major Donor status with the Rotary Foundation. She was presented with the Major Donor pin and Crystal by PDG and District Foundation Chair Rick Moore. Please congratulate Mimi on this significant accomplishment.
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.
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.)