Category Archives: News

Our District Service Grant Project – Missouri River Clean-up took place 23-25 October.

Friday members worked at the river clean-up from 9am-1pm in light rain

Saturday more worked including our Interactors. Robin Calfee (3); B.J. Hunter (2); Rebecca Nowlin (2); Beth Thompson (2); Interact Club (4)

Our Global Grant in support for the Retina Treatment Department at the Eye Hospital in Andhra Pradesh, India has been approved

Our next service night at Mobility Worldwide will be on Tuesday Nov 10.

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Columbia South Meeting 

Columbia South Rotary Club has restarted in-person meetings at Country Club of Missouri (CCMO), using the hybrid approach, meeting in person and also via Zoom.


We will be spreading out some more with only four to a table
1) CCMO has published social distancing guidelines, which were found in last weeks Club newsletter. These include masks (except when eating), distance between attendees, and servers at the buffet lines.
2) Two options for payment will be:
a) pay in advance ($11 per breakfast, $3 Coffee Only), which the Treasurer will track for remaining balance;
b) pay in arrears, with the Treasurer billing periodically (probably monthly).
There will be no collections at the door. Those with credits remaining from previous payments will be debited accordingly. Information on balances will be posted in DACdb.

Checks should be sent to Kelly Gilbert at
Columbia South Treasurer
PO Box 1699
Columbia, MO 65205

Thanks for your support as we restart club meetings!

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On Saturday, May 18, 2019 Rev. Mel West received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from The University of Missouri for recognition of his lifetime of humanitarian efforts that continue to transform lives across the globe.

If you do not yet have a copy of his latest book “One Dammed Good Horse: Stories, Wit, and Wisdom”. Contact Dell Epperson or Susan McKarns for a Copy.  They are available for purchase for $20 each and all proceeds go directly to support Mobility Worldwide.

Mel will celebrate his 95th birthday on Tuesday May 21 2019.

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Past District Governor R D Ross passed away May 3rd.  Mike Heckner and Bob Churchill from the Columbia Club were there that morning. The daughters told them that a service would be a couple of months out because friends and family are all over the country. They reported that RD looked peaceful and great in his gold MU Tiger polo shirt. There was a KU blanket at the foot of the bed (his undergraduate school).  He was a wonderful man and patriot. Up until recently, he never missed a meeting.  He was a magnet at weekly meetings.  Everyone wanted to greet and talk to him. He will be missed.

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Our newly inducted member, Whittley Jones, is the program director for St. Raymond’s Society (SRS). SRS is hosting their annual Shine Event; this event is “Drop-in” style and celebrates the inspiring stories of singles past and as such, will be recognized for our support at this event.  ( Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 moms transforming their lives through the SRS programs in Columbia.  Rotary South has supported SRS in the p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Stephens College Kimball Ballroom, 6 N. College Avenue) Verlin Beam will be accept this award for the club.

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