Happy 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.
Congratulations to John Bakhaus who was elected by the Board on December 15th to serve as President of Columbia Rotary for the 2016-2017 Rotary year. John has been a member of the club for 20 years and has served three previous terms on the Board. Currently, he serves as the regional coordinator for CART. John founded The Windermere Club, and is employed by its parent company, Fairways Development. He is active in community service, and is a long time member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. We are looking forward to his leadership in 2016-2017!
Columbia 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.
Here are some links for more information about Kyle Carpenter:
Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ll see you in 2015 on January 5th when Columbia Rotary will host Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter.
- Harold Ward (Financial Consultant)
- Lee Turner (CPA)
- Scott Sanders (WISTV)
- G.B. Olsen (United Way)
- Joseph James, Jr. (Pastor, Cayce UMC)
- William Holbrook (City of Columbia)
- Vareva Harris (Benedict College)
- Allyson Hank (builder, Remodeling Services Unlimited)
- Michael Hall (LaQuinta)
- Ed Greenleaf (Consulting-Business & Survey)
- John Florence (Attorney)
- Bill Dukes (Restauranteur)
- Doug Cochran (Leadership & Career Development)
- Joseph Byron (Acupuncturist)
- Jesse Bullard (Southern Way Catering)
- Detreville Bowers (Insurance-Employee Benefits)
- James Bass (Jos. A. Bank-Men’s apparel)
- New member inductions
- Announcement of the 2016-2017 President Elect
- Denise Holland from Harvest Hope Food Bank
- A partridge in a pear tree
You don’t even have to navigate over to YouTube anymore if you miss a meeting. They are right here on our website! Don’t forget we will not meet again until Monday, January 5, 2015. Medal of Honor Recipient Kyle Carpenter will speak to the club. This is sure to be a jam packed event so get there earlier to grab a seat!
Don’t miss the last meeting of 2014! Denise Holland will address the club about Harvest Hope Food Bank and all they do for our community. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
If you missed the December 8th meeting, you missed one of the most uplifting hours of Rotary that we have had in a while. Don’t worry, you can make up the meeting online!! You’ll find the business portion of the meeting (including the Leadercast reveal ) and Dr. Lincoln’s talk (and the announcement of the 2015-2016 Board) below:
There are 3 good reasons to attend the December 8th meeting!
1. Peyton Manning wants you to be there but you have to show up to find out why!
2. You’ll be electing the 2015-2016 Board.
Click here to view Dr. Lincoln’s bio.