Blythewood Rotary Gives Back

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Rotary Club recently awarded four $2000 scholarships to local Blythewood students. Pictured above, from left, are Scholarship Chair Marha Jones, recipients Mary Shadd, Braylon Ratcliff, Emily Brown and Rotary president Mark Wickham. Not pictured is recipient Justin Kemp. Pictured below, Blythewood Rotary met at Doko Station and picked up trash along Langford […]

Scholarship Fundraiser Nets $10K

Blythewood Rotary Club’s annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, held April 26, raised $10,000 for scholarships to local students. Pictured above, Team Keba Hardy and members from the title sponsor Charter Next Generation. Below, Mike Ross’s team collects their first place prize.

Rotary Pitches In

BLYTHEWOOD – Besides volunteering on Saturday to clean up damages caused by a storm on the Camp Discovery property, these members of the Blythewood Rotary Club assembled sustainable picnic tables that were purchased with a $5,000 donation from the Club.  Pictured below, Rotarians Casey Ellisor, Dennis Balentine and club president Mark Wickham stand next to […]

Blythewood Rotary Donates Supplies

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Rotary continues to support the Blythewood community, most recently, by collecting food items to donate to Christian Assistance Bridge (CAB_, who is in need of supplies for the community. Pictured from left are, Jimmy Martin, secretary, David Thames, Mark Richardson and Mark Wickham, President. To view CAB’s current needs, visit Christian Assistance […]

O Christmas Tree!

BLYTHEWOOD – Hundreds of Douglas Firs arrived Monday at the Blythewood Rotary Club’s new Christmas Tree sales lot on Blythewood Road across from Palmetto Citizens Credit Union. About 20 Rotarians unloaded the trees, then set them up for display after the tree trunks were trimmed by members John Hancock, left, and Dennis Ballentine. The lot […]

Rotary starts new town Christmas tradition

BLYTHEWOOD – When the man who sells Christmas trees every year on the vacant lot at the corner of Blythewood Road and the Food Lion shopping center mentioned to Blythewood Pharmacy owner David Thames last year that he was thinking about selling his Christmas tree business, Thames, a longtime member of the Blythewood Rotary Club, […]

Golfing for Graduates

BLYTHEWOOD – The Rotary Club of Blythewood held its 18th annual scholarship fundraiser golf tournament at the Columbia Country Club on Oct. 3. Over $11,000 was raised for the club’s scholarship fund for high school graduates who live in the 29016 zip code. The Pure Power Tech Team of Greg Butler, Jerry Sweetland, Kip Bouknight […]

Ring The Bell

BLYTHEWOOD –  Blythewood Rotarians Al Montgomery, left, and Mark Cruise, right, ring their Salvation Army bells as Melvin Jones of Ridgeway and Bernice Hook of Blythewood drop money in the pot.

Cowan Named Top Rotarian

Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Cowan has been named the Blythewood Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year. The announcement was made at the Club’s regular breakfast meeting at Maggie’s Market July 19. Cowan was presented the award by outgoing club president Catherine Martin, who credited Cowan with planning and implementing a foreign exchange program for […]

New Rotary Officers –

The above officers were recently elected to serve the Blythewood Rotary Club during the 2012-13 year: Margaret McKenzie president elect; Catherine Martin, past president; Van Kornegay, sergeant-at-arms; Eddie Wingard, treasurer; Wendy Broderick, secretary; Chris Cowan, membership chairman and Scott McClelland, president.