Columbia Rotary wants you to help SAVE FORT JACKSON!

Fellow Rotarian Bill Dukes is encouraging club members and their families to attend the US Army Community Listening Session on Thursday, February 26, 2015.  Ft. Jackson is being threatened with headcount reductions.  Let your voice be heard!  #SaveOurFort

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January 5th meeting with Kyle Carpenter now ONLINE!!

Kyle Carpenter-Columbia RotaryColumbia Rotary kicked off 2015 with a strong, inspirational program.  Medal of Honor Recipient, Kyle Carpenter, spoke to the club about leadership and his experiences as a United States Marine before he was injured in Afghanistan and during his recovery at Walter Reed.  Please take some time to view his remarks and share them with friends and co-workers. You’ll be glad you did.

REMINDER: Columbia Rotary will host Corporal Kyle Carpenter on Monday, January 5th!

Kyle CarpenterHappy New Year, Rotarians!  Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.  Don’t forget that we will be back to our usual 1PM meeting time on Monday, January 5, 2015.  Columbia Rotary is honored to host Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Kyle Carpenter.  What an uplifting and inspiring way to start off 2015!  We expect a large attendance and we encourage you to bring a guest.  Please get there early so you can find a seat.  More info about Corporal Carpenter here.

Corporal Kyle Carpenter will address Columbia Rotary on January 5, 2015

Kyle CarpenterColumbia Rotary Club is honored to host Corporal Kyle Carpenter on Monday, January 5, 2015.  What a strong way to start off the New Year!  We are expecting a large crowd for this event so get there early to secure your seat. Guests are welcomed and encouraged.

Kyle Carpenter is the second living, and youngest, Marine Medal of Honor Recipient since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was injured by an enemy hand grenade in November of 2010 and spent two and a half years in recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. In the fall of 2013, Kyle enrolled as a freshman at the University of South Carolina, where he is currently pursuing a degree in International Studies. He received his Medal of Honor on June 19, 2014.  Kyle Carpenter

Here are some links for more information about Kyle Carpenter:

CBS NEWS

FORBES

WISTV

Monday, December 1st: Major General H. D. Polumbo, Jr., Shaw AFB

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We will be back to our usual 1PM start time on Monday, December 1st.

130531-F-JZ002-440Major General H.D. Polumbo, Jr., Commander, Ninth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base will speak to the club on Monday.  Please click here for a full bio of Major General Polumbo.

We only have 3 meetings left in 2014.  If you miss a meeting, you can always make up the meeting online via the Columbia Rotary You Tube Channel.  Click on the MEMBERSHIP tab in the top right of the home page or click here.

Go Rotary!