The March 28th meeting featuring USC head football coach Will Muschamp is now available ONLINE!

If you missed the meeting you can make it up online.  Remember to email Debbie ( so she can adjust your attendance.  Columbia Rotary was in the news!  Please check out these links from The State and the Garnet and Black Attack.

Columbia Rotary: Will Muschamp will speak to the club on Monday, March 28, 2016!

11604808Will Muschamp, the new football coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, will speak to the club on Monday, March 28, 2016.  We are expecting a large crowd so invite some friends to come along with you and get there early to grab a seat!  Hope everyone has a safe and happy Easter weekend.


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 ( so she can adjust your attendance.

Columbia Rotary: Bruce Cannon from the Columbia Mental Health Center will address the club on July 27, 2015

On Monday, July 27, 2015, Bruce Cannon, Director of the Columbia Area Mental Health Center, will speak to the club.  The Columbia Area Mental Health Center provides effective mental health services to the citizens of Richland and Fairfield Counties in response to public mandates and identified needs.  Priority is given to adults with serious and persistent mental illness and to children and adolescents who are seriously emotionally disturbed and their families.  The Center will promote a quality of life through its services and educational program which enhances the recovery of the persons served.

Columbia Rotary meets at Seawell’s in Columbia every Monday at 12:30.  The cost to eat lunch is $14.  Guests are always welcomed and encouraged.

SC Attorney General Alan Wilson to address Columbia Rotary on June 8, 2015

DpkiwWdh_400x400On Monday, June 8, 2015, Columbia Rotary will welcome South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson to the podium.  Columbia Rotary meets on Mondays at 12:30PM at Seawell’s in Columbia.  Guests are welcomed and encouraged.  We’re expecting a large attendance so get there early for some lunch and Rotary fellowship.


Alan Wilson was elected South Carolina’s 51st Attorney General on November 2, 2010, and took office on January 12, 2011, becoming the nation’s youngest Attorney General. During his first term, Alan has focused on keeping South Carolina’s families safe, defending their freedom and protecting their futures.


He has assembled an unprecedented coalition consisting of the Attorney General’s office, the State Law Enforcement Division, every sheriff, the Police Chief’s Association, and all 16 solicitors. Together, they are actively advancing legislative priorities to ensure South Carolina is the safest place to live, work, and raise a family. This coalition has been successful in passing crucial public safety legislation, such as the Ashley Hall bill and Emma’s Law.

As Attorney General, Alan has defended the Constitution and the laws of this state even if it means challenging the federal government. He has protected South Carolina’s right-to-work; helped lead the 26-state challenge to the federal health care mandate; and successfully safeguarded South Carolina’s voter identification and immigration laws in court. Alan works closely with other Attorneys General across the nation to protect the rule of law and defend the constitution on issues such as Obamacare, Dodd Frank, EPA overreach, Yucca Mountain, MOX Facility, Religious Freedom and many others.

In 2012, Alan worked tirelessly with local legislators to strengthen South Carolina’s human trafficking laws. During that process, a Human Trafficking Task Force was established, which is chaired by the Attorney General’s office. Because of these efforts, South Carolina has gone from having one of the worst statues in the country, to one of the best.

In November 2013, Alan was elected as Chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA).


Alan and his wife, Jennifer, have a six-year-old son, Michael, and a four-year-old daughter, Anna Grace. As a father and a family man, Alan’s desire to keep South Carolina safe is both personal and part of a values system instilled in him by his parents at a young age. As a member of Columbia’s First Presbyterian Church since his childhood, duty to God and country have been paramount to Alan and the entire Wilson Family. Alan is the grandson of two World War II veterans – his paternal grandfather flew planes over the Pacific as a Flying Tiger, while his maternal grandfather survived a sniper’s bullet in Okinawa.

Alan’s mother Roxanne and his father Joe, who is a retired member of the South Carolina National Guard with 31 years of service, have passed the family tradition of serving a cause greater than one’s self onto Alan and his three brothers. Each brother is an Eagle Scout and currently serves in the military.


Immediately following his graduation from Francis Marion University in 1996, Alan joined the South Carolina National Guard where his first assignment was as a platoon leader, commanding 36 fellow soldiers and millions of dollars worth of firepower as a field artillery officer. Today, he continues his military service by providing legal support for soldiers and assisting in the prosecution of military crimes as a Lt. Colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps.

Prior to his election, Wilson served as an Assistant Solicitor and as an Assistant Attorney General before entering private practice with the Columbia firm of Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A. He began his legal career working for the late Judge Marc H. Westbrook.

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The February 2nd meeting of Columbia Rotary featuring Rick Reames from the SC Department of Revenue is now ONLINE!

If you missed the February 2nd meeting, you can make it up online.  Just send Debbie an email to let her know you have watched the meeting online and she can adjust your attendance record.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Don’t forget we have Dr. Harris Pastides, President of USC on Monday, February 9th.