Join Us Monday, August 15 for Nick Galante, President of the Animal Mission

On Monday, August 15, we welcome Nick Galante, the President of the Animal Mission.  The Animal Mission is a South Carolina 501c3 charitable nonprofit organization which works to improve the safety and quality of life for animals in the Midlands. To that end, Animal Mission provides free or low cost spay/neuter vouchers to decrease the number of pets that must be euthanized, so that one day the Midlands will become a pet safe (no-kill) community.

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Join us Monday, August 8, for Peter J. Brews, Ph.D., Dean, Darla Moore School of Business

 

BrewsOn Monday, August 8, we welcome Peter J. Brews, PHD, Dean of the Darla Moore School of Business. Brews, a native of South Africa, brings more than 25 years of international business education experience to the position, having taught at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business before UNC. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, Brews taught global context to full-time and executive MBA students and global strategy to students in the OneMBA, a program he suggested to the school soon after joining in 2000. In 2006 he was named associate dean of OneMBA and served in this capacity for seven years. Prior to UNC he was assistant professor at Duke University for six years, teaching strategic management and global business strategy in Fuqua’s full-time and executive MBA programs.

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Join us Monday for Juliana Harris from the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs

On Monday, August 1, We Welcome Juliana Harris, the Communications Director for the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs

JulianaHarrisJuliana Harris is the Communications Director for the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and she will be speaking to the club about protection from online scams and identity theft. Harris joined SCDCA in January 2012, and has since organized and facilitated various award-winning consumer education programs and outreach initiatives. Harris serves as the main point of media contact at SCDCA and is the creator and distributor of SCDCA press releases and educational materials. Harris has also focused her energies on social media expansion at the Department, increasing Twitter followers by 16% in Fiscal Year 2013 and increasing Facebook Fans by 58% in Fiscal Year 2014. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and an alumna of the University of South Carolina, having earned her Bachelor of Arts there in 2010.

Our Meeting from Monday, July 25, 2016 is Now Available Online

If you missed the meeting, you can make it up online.  Remember to email Debbie (columbiarotaryclub@gmail.com) so she can adjust your attendance.

Join Us on Monday as We Welcome Town of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall

On Monday, July 25, 2016, Join Us for Town of Lexington Mayor Steve MacDougall

SteveMacDougall2014Mayor Steve MacDougall was elected to Town Council in 2011 and became Mayor in 2013. He was raised in Lexington and has a background is hospitality, business management and public safety.

During his tenure as Councilman, Steve served as the liaison for the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee and Advisory Committee, who was instrumental in the implementation of Lexington Paw Park. As Mayor, he serves on the Central Midlands Council of Governments Executive Committee; Planning and Development Advisory Committee and the Transportation Subcommittee. Mayor MacDougall is also a member of the Lexington County Joint Municipal Water and Sewer Commission and was recently elected President of the Saxe Gotha-Lexington Public Facilities Corporation.

He is a graduate of Lexington High School and USC and previously owned his own restaurant and was a licensed South Carolina Law Enforcement Officer with the State Senate Sergeant at Arm’s Office. Steve is a dedicated father to three wonderful daughters and husband to Jamie, an ER Nurse at Lexington Medical Center.

Our Meeting from Monday, July 25, 2016 is Now Available Online

If you missed the meeting, you can make it up online.  Remember to email Debbie (columbiarotaryclub@gmail.com) so she can adjust your attendance.

This Monday We Welcome Helen Pridgen from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

On Monday, July 18, 2016 we will have Helen Pridgen join us from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Helen is a professional social worker currently serving as South Carolina Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). She is a principal founder of the AFSP-SC Chapter and served as Board Chair for three years. She is involved at the community, state, and national levels in suicide prevention efforts.

The SC Chapter has received national recognition through the Outstanding Chapter Education Program Award, Outstanding Chapter Advocacy program Award, Outstanding Support of Research, Perseverance Award, Outstanding Public Relations, and Chapter of the Year Award.

The AFSP is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Our Meeting from Monday, July 11, 2016 is Now Available Online

If you missed the meeting, you can make it up online.  Remember to email Debbie (columbiarotaryclub@gmail.com) so she can adjust your attendance.