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.
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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.