Please join us at Rotary on Monday, August 25th.  US Senator Lindsay Graham will address the club.  Remember that August is Membership Month so this would be a great way to introduce prospective members to Columbia Rotary!  The media is invited, guests are welcomed and encouraged.  Hope everyone has a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday at Rotary.

The following is the press release from Senator Graham’s office:

For additional information contact:
President of Columbia Rotary, John Johnson at
or President Elect, Mark Sullivan at
Senator Lindsey Graham to address the Columbia Rotary Club
The Columbia Rotary Club invites all members of the media to hear United States Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) as he addresses the Columbia Rotary Club at 1 pm Monday, August 25, 2014  about current issues facing South Carolina and the nation.   
Senator Graham was recently commended for his vision and leadership by President Harris Pastides of USC and President James Clements when he introduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing demands of 21st century manufacturing. The bill would designate 25 universities as ‘Manufacturing Universities’ and provide incentives to better align educational offerings with the needs of modern manufacturers. The incentives would be used to revamp universities’ engineering programs to focus on manufacturing engineering and curricula specifically related to targeted industries. 
Regarding Boeing’s announcement to build the 787-10 series exclusively in South Carolina, Senator Graham said that it “is great news for our state and a terrific vote of confidence in the South Carolina workforce.  It will solidify Boeing’s positon in South Carolina and continue to draw suppliers and jobs to our state.”
The Columbia Rotary Club was founded in 1916, has approximately 250 members and is the 49th largest Rotary Club worldwide.  The Columbia Rotary Club meets at 1:00 PM each Monday at  Seawell’s Restaurant, 1125 Rosewood Drive in Columbia.   
Guests are  welcome.