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2013-2014 Meeting schedule released

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The Columbia Sertoma Club has released its 2013-2014 meeting schedule. All meetings begin at 12:30 pm EST and are held at Dupre’s, 300 Senate Street in the Vista.

Bi-weekly meetings are open to the public and feature well known community leaders as well as local nonprofit organizations. The two guiding principles of the club remain educating the community and assisting local nonprofits. Columbia Sertoma was started in 1950 and remains one of the city’s oldest and most respected civic organizations. It has raised more than $4 million for local groups since it was started.

2013-2014 Calendar:
*All meetings begin at 12:30 pm EST and last until 1:30 pm EST

August 19

September 9, 16 (no meeting on Labor Day 2)

October 7, 21 (no meeting on Columbus Day 14)

November 4, 18 (no meeting on Veteran’s Day 11)

December 2, 9, + Christmas party

January 6, 13 (no meeting on MLK Day 20)

February 3, 10 (no meeting on President’s Day 17)

March 3, 10, 17

April 7, 14 (no meeting day after Easter + school break 21)

May 5, 12, 19

June 2, 16 (back to summer schedule for June, July, August)

July 7, 21

The Vista Seeing Tremendous Growth

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Sarah Lewis, Executive Director of Columbia’s Vista Guild, delivered great news to the Sertoma Club this past Monday, August 4. Basically, the Vista is experiencing tremendous growth.

More than $500 million in direct investment is taking place now and will result in 3,000+ new residents living in the district over the next few years. The new investment is a combination of mixed use, residential, hotels, restaurants, The State Museum and Three Rivers Greenways expansion, and much else.

The Vista currently sees more than 2 million visitors per year with the number growing. The Convention Center brings in 10-20,000 people per month throughout the year and that number continues to grow. The University of South Carolina is also expanding rapidly with it’s brand new Alumni Center and the new Darla Moore School of Business. Each are expected to bring new people to the area and increase the number of dollars spent and the amount of taxes generated.

John Adams, Columbia Sertoma President, addresses club members and visitors

John Adams, Columbia Sertoma President, addresses club members and visitors