The August 31st meeting with Congressman Trey Gowdy is now ONLINE!!

We had a fantastic crowd on Monday to hear Congressman Gowdy’s remarks and we welcomed over 66 guests!   If you missed the meeting, you can make it up online.  Remember to email Debbie (columbiarotaryclub@gmail.com) so she can adjust your attendance.

Monday March 9th: Betsy Fleming, President of Converse College, will address Columbia Rotary

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On Monday, March 9, 2015, Columbia Rotary is pleased to welcome Dr. Betsy Fleming as our guest speaker.  Betsy Fleming has served as President of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina since October 2005.  Betsy was graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Fine Arts, received a M.A. in History of Design from the Royal College of Art in London, and earned a Ph.D. in the History of Art from Yale University.  Betsy has served in administrative and curatorial positions at The Frick Collection and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, Yale University Art Gallery, and Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  She has taught at Yale and Parsons School of Design.  Immediately prior to her arrival at Converse, Betsy was Executive Director of the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina.  An Aspen Institute Liberty Fellow, she has served on the boards of the Women’s College Coalition and the National Association of Independent Colleges, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Charlotte Branch and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.  She lectures widely on creativity, art and design history, women and leadership.

Remember, our goal is 500 guests this Rotary year.  Guests are always welcomed and encouraged.  Hope everyone has a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday at Rotary!

The 10/27 meeting with Dr. Nayef Samhat is ONLINE!

If you missed the meeting on Monday, October 27th, you can make it up ONLINE.  Log on to www.columbiarotaryclub.org—>MEMBERSHIP—>MAKEUP MEETING ONLINE—>Click the link for the Columbia Rotary You Tube site.

If you know any Wofford grads, forward this link.  Dr. Samhat’s comments might be of interest to them.

Monday, October 27th: Dr. Nayef H. Samhat; President of Wofford College

President_SamhatMonday, October 27th, Columbia Rotary will host Dr. Nayef H. Samhat, President of Wofford College.  Dr. Samhat became Wofford’s president on July 1, 2013. Only the 11th man to hold the post, he brings with him a wealth of experience gained in leadership roles at Centre College and most recently at Kenyon College.

Click here for Dr. Samhat’s bio and we hope to see a room full of Wofford alumni on Monday.  Have a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday at Rotary!