Did you miss a Columbia Rotary meeting?

It happens.  Sometimes life just gets in the way of Rotary and you might miss a meeting every now and then.  Did you know that you can make up your attendance online?  Log on to www.columbiarotaryclub.us and click on Membership at the top, then click Online Meeting Makeup.  You’ll be redirected to the Columbia Rotary You Tube channel and you can watch the meeting you missed in its entirety.  You can also access the You Tube channel directly by clicking here.

January 13th: Percy Mack, Richland One Superintendent

Please make plans to join us at Rotary on Monday, January 16th.  Richland One Superintendent, Percy Mack will address the club.  Looking forward, @ColaRotary will NOT meet on January 20th in observance of the MLK holiday and we’ll have USC Athletic Director, Ray Tanner, join us on January 27th just in time for baseball season! Hope everyone has a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday at Rotary.

Columbia Rotarians have been ringing the bell for the Salvation Army this holiday season!

Michael Kohn and Joe Jones ringing the bell at Green's on Assembly.
Michael Kohn and Joe Jones ringing the bell at Green’s on Assembly.

 

Sara and Ariana Tata ringing the bell with their dad (Khush Tata) at the Piggly Wiggly in Devine Street.
Sara and Ariana Tata ringing the bell with their dad (Khush Tata) at the Piggly Wiggly in Devine Street.

 

Lila Powers rang the bell for a couple of hours at Green's on her 6th birthday!
Lila Powers rang the bell with mom (Kerry Powers) for a couple of hours at Green’s on her 6th birthday!

 

John Tingen (a/k/a Elvis) and his wife, Janice ringing the bell at Green's on Assembly.  Elvis wowed the crowds as they shopped, ringing his sleigh bells for the Salvation Army. Several little old ladies had to have their picture taken with "the king." Others said they don't usually put money in the bucket this early in the year (it was the first day of ringing), but since it was "Elvis."  Some asked him to sing.  As always, it was a blessing to us to be able to ring the bell.  As Elvis would say, "Thank you, thank you very much!"
John Tingen (a/k/a Elvis) and his wife, Janice ringing the bell at Green’s on Assembly. Elvis wowed the crowds as they shopped, ringing his sleigh bells for the Salvation Army. Several little old ladies had to have their picture taken with “the king.” Others said they don’t usually put money in the bucket this early in the year (it was the first day of ringing), but since it was “Elvis.” Some asked him to sing. As always, it was a blessing to us to be able to ring the bell.
As Elvis would say, “Thank you, thank you very much!”
Connor Powers (age 10) is in his third season as a Rotary Bell Ringer with mom (Kerry Powers) at Green's on Assembly.
Connor Powers (age 10) is in his third season as a Rotary Bell Ringer with mom (Kerry Powers) at Green’s.

Meeting Recap: December 16, 2013

President Hal called the club to order and Jim Smithwick and Ellen Weaver led the club in singing of The Star Spangled Banner.  Anne Sinclair welcomed all visiting Rotarians and Guests.  Robert Goings gave the group a history of Christmas culture in modern times including the first Christmas tree and the significance of mistletoe.

Spring Valley Rotarian, Ken Morris, discussed his club fundraiser and encouraged the group to purchase pecans as holiday gifts.

Mark Sullivan (Photo credit: Mike Maddock)
Mark Sullivan (Photo credit: Mike Maddock)

Mike Robbins and Ken East presented awards to two Paul Harris Fellows: Suzanne Tarrant of Agape Senior and George Roper of Roper Staffing.

President-elect John Johnston announced that Mark Sullivan would be the club President for the 2015 Rotary year.

SC Chief Justice Jean Toal (Photo credit: Mike Maddock)
SC Chief Justice Jean Toal (Photo credit: Mike Maddock)

Judge Joe Anderson introduced our speaker, SC Chief Justice Jean Toal.  Chief Justice Toal gave the club an overview of the SC Judiciary including information on the transition to automated record keeping and the electronic filing system of court records.  The final meeting of 2013 for Columbia Rotary Club adjourned after a question and answer session with Chief Justice Toal.

 

December 16th Meeting: Chief Justice Jean Toal

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Please make plans to join Columbia Rotary on Monday, December 16th.  SC Chief Justice Jean Toal will address the club.  Click here for a full biography.  Also, Spring Valley Rotarian, Ken Morris, will be in attendance selling pecans for the holidays.  Have a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday at Rotary!

Reminder: Annual Christmas Party

The Annual Christmas Party for Columbia Rotary will be on Monday, December 9th during our usual meeting time at Seawell’s.  The Hammond Ensemble will entertain us with holiday tunes and there will be plenty of time to eat and socialize with other members while we count our blessings and look forward to a great new year!  Looking forward to seeing everyone at Rotary on Monday.  Have a great weekend, everyone!