Seniors awarded Blythewood Rotary scholarships

BLYTHEWOOD – The Rotary Club of Blythewood announced the winners of its annual scholarships on May 26 at its weekly meeting. “These Seniors were interviewed and selected from a strong pool of candidates from high schools in the 29016 zip code,” said Buddy price, a member of the scholarship selection committee. Five Blythewood area high […]

Blythewood Rotary named Club of the Year

Sandy Olson, Assistant District Governor of Rotary International, center right, recognizes the Blythewood Rotary Club as Rotary Club of the Year for its district out of 72 clubs. This was the second year in a row that the Blythewood Club has won the award. Show with Olson are, from left: Mark Wickham, 2021 club president; […]

Run for Rotary fundraiser draws big crowd in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – It was a mild, no-wind, 43 degree sort of morning – perfect for the Blythewood Rotary Club’s first annual Run for Rotary half marathon/5-K run. The runners and spectators gathered first for the singing of the national anthem by Freeway Music student Christina Bohle. With a field of 140 runners, there were about […]

Rotarians honored

The Blythewood Rotary Club recognized three of its members as Paul Harris Fellows earlier this month. The award is named for Paul Harris who founded the Rotary Club in 1905. During the Dec. 2 meeting, Rotarian Derek Saxby, left, pinned the three award recipients (pictured to the right of Saxby): Bill Talbert, Ted Von Keller […]

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, […]