St. Andrews Optimists recently hosted Jack Sloan as their breakfast speaker. Sloan is the Director of Development for Pawmetto Lifeline. He serves with a large formal staff, eight veterinarians, and at one time or another more than 800 volunteers. The overall goal of the facility is giving its animals safe,Continue Reading

“Exceptional individuals with different abilities.” This is the motto of the Babcock Foundation, three members of which spoke recently to St. Andrews Optimists.  Babcock Foundation works to enable people with disabilities to enjoy normal lifestyles. In the words of the Babcock presenters, a life with disabilities should not be aContinue Reading

Every year, the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo sets aside a day to give back to the community. At Irmo Town Park, the Optimists gathered this year’s recipients for the purpose of awarding over $16,000 in donations to causes that benefit youth. The funds are a direct result of salesContinue Reading

St. Andrews Optimists have resumed meetings, albeit with social distancing activated. These meetings are conducted at the new Town of Irmo Park, where distancing is made easy. The first speaker for the resumption was Rev. Mark Tidsworth, President of Pinnacle Leadership Associates. Tidsworth lives in Chapin and leads an organizationContinue Reading