Mike Gula, Executive Director of Columbia Metropolitan Airport, spoke on May 6 to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo. The club’s speaker host was member Rick Calhoun, who happens to be a commercial pilot. In his presentation, Gula brought the club up to date on the current status of theContinue Reading

Members of St. Andrews Woman’s Club planted a pinwheel garden at Leo’s Landing at Saluda Shoals Park to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention.  Participating in the project were (left to right) Becky Travis – chairman of the Health and Wellness Community Service Program, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Cross and FrancesContinue Reading

The Leadership Columbia Class of 2022 (LC22) has announced its Bike & Lock drive in partnership with Transitions Homeless Center. Throughout the month of April, LC22 will be working to secure donations of bicycles, locks, and helmets. The goal of the campaign is to provide Transitions clients with access toContinue Reading

Members of the Irmo Police Department’s code enforcement division are now providing a handout to lower-income, elderly, and disabled Irmo citizens who face potential fines for property code violations. The handout explains how recipients can apply for assistance from the Irmo Outreach Committee if they qualify. A notice of abatementContinue Reading

Shirley Clark, CLC (Certified Leadership Coach) spoke to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo March 11. She serves primarily in the field of corporate coaching. Clark brings with her a diversified background, including having been Executive Director of the Women’s Center of Washington, DC and Northern Virginia, now in itsContinue Reading

When the American Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign in the fall of 2014, it was with one objective: to prevent the tragic loss of life due to home fires. Since then, the South Carolina Region has helped lead the national effort to make homes safer alongside partners, includingContinue Reading

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