Ringing the Bell in 2015: “Priceless Time”

From fellow Rotarian Reece Williams: "The picture is of Irving, husband of granddaughter Emily, Emily who is on a Rotary scholarship in Spain and home for the holidays, me and granddaughter Sarah, at Green’s on December 23rd. Thank you to our Rotary brothers and sisters for this priceless time."
From fellow Rotarian Reece Williams: “The picture is of Irving, husband of granddaughter Emily, Emily who is on a Rotary scholarship in Spain and home for the holidays, me and granddaughter Sarah, at Green’s on December 23rd. Thank you to our Rotary brothers and sisters for this priceless time.”

Salvation Army Needs Volunteers at Transitions on Main Street

image002The Salvation Army has volunteer opportunities this spring serving meals to the homeless at Transitions (2025 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201). Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Please contact Seth Taylor at 803-667-4943 or seth.taylor@uss.salvationarmy.org if you are interested in serving on any of the dates/meals listed below for the month of April:

Friday, April 3 – Breakfast @ 6:30 a.m. (2-4 volunteers needed)
Friday, April 3 – Lunch @ 11:30 a.m. (1-3 volunteers needed)
Friday, April 3 – Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. (4-6 volunteers needed)
Wednesday, April 8 – Breakfast @ 6:30 a.m. (2-4 volunteers needed)
Wednesday, April 8 – Lunch @ 11:30 a.m. (3-5 volunteers needed)
Wednesday, April 8 – Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. (2-4 volunteers needed)
Saturday, April 18 – Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. (2 volunteers needed)
Tuesday, April 21 – Dinner @ 5:00 p.m. (4-6 volunteers needed)
Tuesday, April 28 – Lunch @ 11:30 a.m. (2 volunteers needed)

For volunteers serving breakfast, arrival time is 6:30 a.m. and service is 7-7:30 a.m.

For volunteers serving lunch, arrival time is 11:30 a.m. and service is 12-12:30 p.m.

For volunteers serving dinner, arrival time is 5:00 p.m. and service is 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Thanks for your consideration!

(Thanks to Matt Kennell for providing this information)

Have you reserved your shift to Ring The Bell??

imagesIf you have not reserved your shift to ring the bell for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, won’t you make a point to do so on Monday?  There are still some great shifts available and the Team Captains are working hard to make sure every shift is filled.

The Red Kettle Campaign has officially begun!

President-elect Mark Sullivan, Seth Taylor with Salvation Army of the Midlands and President John.
President-elect Mark Sullivan, Seth Taylor with Salvation Army of the Midlands and President John.

The Salvation Army provided a festive and uplifting program on Monday, November 10th to kick off the 2014 Red Kettle Campaign!  If you have not signed up for  a shift to ring the bell, please arrive a few minutes early on Monday and choose your shift.  

Slideshow from the November 10th Meeting:

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Reminder: Salvation Army Clothing Donations

imagesIf you attended the meeting last Monday and took home a Salvation Army Clothing Donation bag or two (or twelve), don’t forget to stuff it with clothing items you no longer need or wear and bring the bag to Rotary on Monday, November 10th.  The Salvation Army will have trucks available to take those items off your hands! If you’ve switched the seasons in your closet, this is a perfect time to donate!

November 10th at 12:30-Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign

imagesYou won’t want to miss Monday’s meeting.  Roger Coulson and the folks from The Salvation Army will have the sign-up boards available in the lobby for the 2014 Christmas Kettle Campaign.  Get there early and grab your spot on the board to ring the bell for Columbia Rotary!  Giving some of your time this holiday season can make a huge difference for a family struggling to make ends meet during the holidays.  Please make plans to attend the meeting on Monday!  Have a great weekend, everyone!

Here are some photos of 2013 Bell Ringers:

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.
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.
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.
Lila Powers rang the bell for a couple of hours at Green's on her 6th birthday!
Lila Powers rang the bell for a couple of hours at Green’s on her 6th birthday!