The mission of Camp Sertoma is to nourish the minds and bodies of our youth by providing challenging, meaningful and memorable experiences through camping, aquatics and relationships, thereby strengthening their capacity for leadership, teamwork, perseverance and understanding of and love for others giving back through life-changing experiences. Members of theContinue Reading

Milos Vasiljevic, Principal Program Manager for the Carolina Crossroads project, spoke on October 29 at the St. Andrews Optimists’ breakfast meeting. Prior to assuming his present position, Vasiljevic had been heavily involved in a similar undertaking in Phoenix and in a bridge reconstruction in New York City. The speaker mappedContinue Reading

Members of St. Andrews Woman’s Club worked to help beautify the grounds of Leeza’s Care Connection by planting pansies and other winter annuals. Thanks go to Seven Oaks Plant Shop for providing the plants and soil to make the project possible. Participating were (l to r) Debbie Bell, Jan Mitchell,Continue Reading

On October 15, for the first time in the history of the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo, the club inducted four new members in one meeting.  Pictured from left to right are member Don Keating administering the oath, sponsor Larry Blosser, inductee Darren Davis, inductee Grant Stouffle, sponsor AlanTaylor,  inducteeContinue Reading

In honor of the Federation Center of the Blind’s 60th-anniversary celebration, Center Board Chair Ed Bible (left); Frank Coppel, past president of the National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina (NFB of SC) (center); and Jennifer Bazer, current NFB of SC president, sliced a special anniversary cake. Affiliated withContinue Reading

Members of St. Andrews Woman’s Club collected more than 130 art supplies for special needs students at Harbison West Elementary School.  Presenting the supplies on behalf of the club was Frances Hill (right). Accepting the donation for Harbison West was James Paul (left), Administrative Assistant Principal.Continue Reading

At an event to celebrate the growth of Greg’s Groceries, a police-community relations program started by Serve & Connect, a Columbia, SC-based non-profit, AT&T and FirstNet presented the organization with a $125,000 contribution to further expand the reach and impact of Greg’s Groceries. In the last twelve months, Greg’s GroceriesContinue Reading

More than just an evening of fundraising, Leeza Gibbons’ Dare2Care charity event on November 11th, is a challenge to find ways to connect and care in our community. This year’s theme is “Find Your Rhythm”, and features musical performances, a live auction, dinner, and an open bar. All proceeds willContinue Reading

St. Andrews Optimists launched its 51st year August 13, welcoming as its speaker Ryan Taylor, Executive Director of the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter. The Optimist Club has been a benefactor of the Shelter for many years, supporting the vital work done there. The Shelter was founded in 1972 andContinue Reading