Mike Moorman introduced Beaver Hardy to a packed house including local sports media personalities like Teddy Hefner, and the state beat writer for the Gamecocks.

Robert Goings performed a memorable note entitled “Ray Tanner” to the chorus of “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond.

Jim Smithwick notified us that Russ Bell has been placed in Hospice in Rock Hill.

Hospice and Community Care 2275 Hook rd. Rock Hill, SC 29732.

Robin Gorman has been named the regional development officer for Converse College.

John Bakus updated us on the golf tournament… It will be Monday 4/28 and will take the place of the meeting that day.

Fellow Rotarian Katherine Horne has received “The Order of the Palmetto”

John Durst introduced our speaker, USC AD Ray Tanner

Coach Tanner discussed the following
:women’s basketball’s 18-2 record
:10 of 20 sports are in the top 25.
: indoor football facility construction will begin in two weeks
: “The Plaza” around the stadium construction will begin immediately following the 2014 season
: The playground at Carolina stadium is nearing completion.
: gamecock club dues deadline is Friday.
: 14th semester in a row of a 3.0 average for the athletic department.
: praised the direction of Coach Martin’s Basketball team

Next week: Jason Fryer from Hardball Capital @Stone River (Old New Orleans Resturant)

Many thanks to Travis Hollis for writing the recap this week.