Meetings & Events

The Forest Acres Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 1:00pm at the Tree of Life located at 6719 North Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC 29206. Lunch is from 12:45 to 1:15, Club Business is from 1:15 to 1:30.  We have a speaker each week covering a range of interesting topics from 1:30-2:00 (prompt finish).  The fifth Wednesday of each month we hold an evening social meeting.

Forest Acres Festival!

The Forest Acres Festival is held the third Saturday of May each year.  The festival is located at AC Flora High School, and it’s free fun for the entire family! The Forest Acres Rotary Club coordinates, manages and runs the festival. Proceeds from festival sponsors are used to provide monetary grants to local not-for-profit organizations.

Happy Feet Project

Forest Acres Rotary Club participates in a project called Happy Feet. This project (when funds are available through grants or fund raising efforts) provides brand new shoes to children who otherwise may not have the opportunity for new shoes. The event is usually held at Payless Shoes on Forest Drive. (Stay tuned for upcoming Happy Feet Projects!)

Click the links below to see duty roster

2015-2016 Invocation-Pledge & Happy Dollar Duty Roster (updated)

2015-2016 Sergeant at Arms and Club Greeters

Current List of Guest Speakers

2015-2016 Current List of Guest Speakers (updated)

Program – click on the date for the Bulletin (Meeting detail)

2016

  • 06-29-16 5th Wednesday Rice Estates (Denise Hudson)
  • 4-27 – Regional Ambulance
  • 3-30-16 5th wednesday Hudgeons Pond
  • 3-23-16 Presentation of checks from the parking project
  • 3-9-16 Tiffany Irvin – Miss America Pageant
  • 3-2-16 Boys & Girls Club
  • 2-24-16 Distribution of checks from the parking project

2015

  • 09-30-16 5th wednesday Tombo’s Grill
  • 09-16-15 Jaquelin Keisler Columbia Federation for the Blind
  • 09-09-15 Wayne Brennessel Animal Humane Society
  • 08-26-15 Andrea Ward Columbia YMCA
  • 08-05-15 Dan Mann Columbia Metrapolitan Airport
  • 07-22-15 Nelda Nopez Fort Jackson Cemetary
  • 07-15-15 Officer Tumlin Forest Acres Police
  • 06-17-15 Jason Andres Military Police
  • 6-8     Babcock Center
  • 4-8     Karen Goodon, Voc Rehab (no bulletin published)
  • 4-1      Kathryn Shwartz Hilton (no bulletin published)
  • 3-25   Dr. Baron Holmes, Children’s Advocate
  • 3-18   Molly Spearman, SC State Superintendent of Education
  • 3-11   The Honorable Caroline Streater, Richland County Magistrate – Waverly District
  • 3-4     Dr. Kappy Steck, Forest Lake Elementary Technology Magnet School – Richland 2
  • 2-25   Forest Acres Rotary Club Fund Raising: Grant Distribution to Charities Part 2
  • 2-18   Forest Acres Rotary Club Fund Raising: Grant Distribution to Charities Part 1
  • 2-11   Lynn Shuler, League of Women Voters
  • 2-4     Ken Burger, Journalist and Novelist
  • 1-28   Louis Faucet, EdVenture Museum
  • 1-21   Project HOPE – Richland School District Two – Dr. Debra Hamm
  • 1-14   Russell Hubright, Forest Management Chief, SC Forestry Commission
  • 1-7 –  Dr. Wayne Brazell, Superintendent of SC Charter Schools

2014

  • 12-31 –   No Meeting, Winter Holidays
  • 12-24 –  No Meeting, Winter Holidays
  • 12-17 –  No Bulletin, Special Holiday Event at Richland Northeast High School
  • 12-10 –  W. Allen Roberson, Director, SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
  • 12-3   –   Peter Chesney, Climate Change/Global Warming
  • 12-26  – No Meeting, Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 11-19  –   Pat Lee, Long Term Care
  • 11-12  –  Dukes Scott, Executive Director, Office of Regulatory Staff
  • 11-5    –  Nelson Lindsay, Director, Richland County Economic Development Office
  • 10-22 –  Brig. Gen. T.S. Mullikin, Commander, SC State Guard and Environmental Attorney
  • 10-15 –  Chris Jenkins, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
  • 10-8  –   Mike Briggs, President and CEO, Central SC Alliance
  • 10-1   –   Aaron Small and Randolph Shives: Patriotism
  • 9-17   –  Rick Woodley: How Does Your Garden Grow?
  • 9-10  –   A.C.Flora Baseball Coach Andy Hallett
  • 9-3    –  Distribution of Festival Funds to Local Charities
  • 8-27 –  Rotary District 7770 Governor
  • 8-20 –  Distribution of Festival Funds to Local Charities
  • 8-13 –  Spring Valley High School Football Coach Jerry Brown
  • 7-16 – Assistant District Governor David Tirard
  • 7-9 –   Senator Joel Lourie
  • 7-02 – no meeting
  • 6-25 – Hand-over dinner – Keith Shealy takes the presidency Handover Presentation
  • 6-18 – Melba Allard – Polio project at RI
  • 6-11 – The origin of the universe
  • 6-4 –   SC State Museum Observatory
  • 5-28 – Estate Planning
  • 5-14 – Richland County School District 2 Back-pack program
  • 5-7 – Letters from a Confederate Soldier
  • 4-30 – Social Evening at Tombos on Forest Drive
  • 4-23 – Family Shelter
  • 4-16 – Club Assembly
  • 4-9 – Bill Leidinger Columbia Minor League Baseball Stadium
  • 4-2 – Dr Susan Thomas Glenforest School
  • 3-26 – Dr Judy Johnson Babcock Center
  • 3-19 – Mark Huguley “The Governors Officers “
  • 3-12 – Debbie Brady Clemson Child Development Center
  • 3-5 –
  • 2-26 – Funds Distribution
  • 2-19 – Funds Distribution
  • 2-12 –
  • 2-29 Fifth Wednesday cancelled due to weather
  • 1-22 – Sue Render Wild West Shooter
  • 01-15 – meeting cancelled due to weather
  • 01-08 – Steven Diaz – Hidden Wounds

2013

  • 11-20 – Dawn Darby – Therapy Place
  • 11-13 – Lions Vision Screening
  • 11-06 – Youth Corps – Jeff Becraft – Executive Director
  • 10-23 – Central Carolina Community Foundation – Heather Sherman & Joanne Turnquist
  • FARC NB 10-16-13 – Richland Library Referendum Nov 5th – Melanie Higgins, Executive Director
  • 10-09 – No Bulletin – Keep the Midlands Beautiful – Jacqueline Buck Executive Director
  • 10-02 – St. Lawrence Place – Getting Families from Homelessness to Home – Lila Anna Sauls CEO Trinity Housing Corp.
  • 09-25 – Funds Distribution
  • 09-18 – Funds Distribution
  • 09-11 – State Fair – Nancy Smith Assistant General Manager
  • 08-28 – No Bulletin – Ambassadorial Scholar Rachel Despres – plans for a year’s study in London UK
  • 08-21 – Early Childhood Literacy -Sara Waggoner, Field Coordinator Palmetto Project
  • 08-14 – One Columbia for Arts & History – Lee Snelgrove, Executive Director
  • 08-07 – Merritt McHaffe, Marketing Director SC State Museum
  • 07-31 – No Bulletin – Social Evening Tombos Grill
  • 07-24 – Forest Acres Rotary website
  • 07-17  – Columbia 63 – Civil Rights History in SC
  • 07-10 – No Bulletin
  • 07-03 – No Meeting
  • 06-26 – Children’s Trust of SC
  • 06-19 – Water Quality in Cary Lake, Arcadia Lakes SC
  • 06-12 – No Bulletin – Visit by District 7770 Governor Lou Mello
  • 06-05 – No Bulletin
  • 05-29 – No Bulletin
  • 05-22 – Coins for Alhzeimer’s Research (CART Fund)
  • 05-15 – No Bulletin – Coins for Alzheimer’s Research
  • 05-08 – Forest Acres City Council Candidates
  • 05-01 – SC Arts Foundation
  • 04-24 – The Faithful Walk On
  • 04-17 – Lions Foundation
  • 04-11 – No Bulletin
  • 04- 03 – No Bulletin
  • 03-27 – Group Study Exchange Team from Peru
  • 03-20 – Historic Preservation of the Palmetto Compress Warehouse
  • 03-13 – IT-ology Colmbia’s IT Talent Training Pipeline
  • 03-06 – Richland NE Education Foundation
  • 02-27 – No Bulletin
  • 02-20  – No Bulletin
  • 02-13 – No Bulletin – SC Hospital Association
  • 02-06 – Plug-in Carolina – Electric vehicles
  • 01-30 – No Bulletin
  • 01-22 – No Bulletin
  • 01-16 – SC Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • 01-09 – Fort Jackson’s Brigadier General Bryan Roberts
  • 01-02 – No Meeting

 

 

Speakers & Events
  • June 28th (Wednesday) 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Special Induction Ceremony at Rosso’s Italian Restaurant, Trenholm Plaza.  We will induct new club officers, and recognize Pat Lee as outgoing Club President.
  • July 5th (Wednesday) No Club Meeting – Happy Independence Day Week!
  • July 12th (Wednesday) 1:00 pm. Regular Club Meeting at the Tree of Life
Contact Us

Pat Lee
2016-17 Club President

plee@pruitthealth.com
Office: 803-254-5960

Interested in Becoming a Member?
Please Contact:

George Shissias
Chair, Membership
gjshis2@aol.com
(803) 787-5065

Club Address:
Post Office Box 6402
Columbia, SC 29260-6402

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