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Archive for December, 2012

Larry Hembree Speaks

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Larry Hembree, Executive Director of the Trustus Theatre in Columbia, served as guest speaker at the December 17 meeting. Â He talked extensively about Trustus, his own personal story, and the arts scene in Columbia. Â As always, he was incredibly charismatic and insightful.

Mr. Hembree also brought Vicki, a well known actress and teacher in Columbia, with him as a guest to the meeting. Â Vicki spoke about why she acts and the impact theatre can have on others. Â She, too, was very engaging and did a fantastic job.

Christmas Party a Blast

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Columbia Sertoma members continued the annual Christmas Party tradition by gathering at Flying Saucer in the Vista. Â Approximately 15-20 members attended and several member prospects did as well.

Carrie Deaton organized the event and made sure everyone got plenty of food and drink. Â A great time was had by all.

 

Eddie Williams Honored – Carrie Deaton Leads

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The December 3 meting at Dupree’s was a good one. Â We learned Eddie Williams, an original member of the club dating back to 1950, will be honored by Governor Haley tonight at the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Â Eddie started the company responsible for providing the tree each year and other items making the event so special.

Eddie Williams, an original member of the Columbia Sertoma Club, will be honored by Governor Haley

Carrie Deaton led today’s meeting and did a fantastic job. Â Chris Burnette, current President, could not attend due to work obligations and Carrie masterfully played host. Â Tim Goldman also spoke to the club and assisted Carrie.

Carrie Deaton ran the meeting in place of Chris Burnette. She did a fantastic job

Christina Bickley was the guest speaker. Â She represents the American Diabetes Association and did a great job explaining why the Association is so vital in Columbia and around the country. Â Data interspersed with stories filled the time and again, it was very effective. Â Please support the American Diabetes Association if at all possible.

Christina Bickley from the American Diabetes Association was our guest speaker

6th Annual Tailgate Fundraiser Huge Success

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The Sertoma Club’s annual Tailgate Fundraiser for Charity was once again a huge success. Â Started in 2006, the event drew a large crowd to The Coop on Key Road behind Williams Brice Stadium.

Rod Lorick, Mark Shirley and Willie Scott promoted and attended. Rod and Willie played at USC. Mark played at Clemson

Fans of both teams attended the fundraiser and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, despite the loss by Clemson. Â Attendees enjoyed all-you-can-eat food, an open bar, music, giveaways and the game on big screen televisions. Â Best of all, all proceeds will be donated to the various charities the Sertoma Club regularly supports (13 over the last 12 months).

Jamie Tupper prepares food served during the Tailgate

 

The Tailgate Fundraiser was covered and promoted by multiple media outlets, including 107.5 The Game, WISTV.com, FOX, WXRY The Rock Alternative, The Columbia Star newspaper, and a few others. Â Sponsors included Felker & Associates, The Babcock Center, Upstairs Audio, and others.

Charles Bierbauer Speaks – Weekly Meeting Update

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Charles Bierbauer, Dean of USC’s College of Mass Communications & Information, was the guest speaker at today’s weekly meeting. Â The topic he chose was politics, at all levels of government – federal, state and local.

Mr. Bierbauer is known for his award-winning, globe-trotting journalism career. Â From 1981 – 2001 he was a correspondent for CNN in Washington. Â He served as the Senior White House Correspondent and covered five presidential campaigns from 1984-2000. Â He also served as the network’s Supreme Court correspondent, among many other things.

In addition to the guest speaker, Joby Castine provided a recap of USC’s victory. Â Neil Sutker, Clemson’s spokesperson in the weekly Coach’s Corner segment, provided the details of Clemson’s football game and told Joby Castine to prepare to be embarrassed. Â Joby also provided a song, which has become his weekly routine.