The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo sustains a long-standing partnership with Palmetto Project and with its outreach efforts that benefit the Midlands. Nell Killoy, Deputy Director for the Midlands and Upstate for the Project, was the Optimists’ guest speaker April 16 where she described two programs that the Club supports.Continue Reading

The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo sustains a long-standing partnership with Palmetto Project and with its outreach efforts that benefit the Midlands. Nell Killoy, Deputy Director for the Midlands and Upstate for the Project, was the Optimists’ guest speaker April 16 where she described two programs that the Club supports.Continue Reading

Dr. Todd Crump spoke recently to the Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo. He serves as an Emergency Physician at Lexington Medical Center. Dr. Crump discussed his experiences with Covid patients. Later, he described some of the work the free clinic does in the community. Dr. Crump has treated hundreds ofContinue Reading

On December 11, the St. Andrews Optimist Club hosted speaker Brian Haley, Fire Marshal for the Irmo Fire District. He described some of the fire department’s ongoing community service initiatives and touched on new challenges facing the department. When an Irmo citizen makes a 911 call, more likely than not,Continue Reading

It is undeniable that Covid-19 has prompted  a number of changes, both in everyone’s private lives and in the corporate world. That was the springboard for remarks St. Andrews Optimists heard from Troy Simpson, VP, Member Services for Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative. Rather than describing the nuts and bolts of theContinue Reading

The role of being a caregiver will affect almost every single person in the U.S. at some point in their lives. It’s almost as predictable that everyone will also be a care-receiver. This was the premise for a presentation St. Andrews Optimists recently received from Marti Colucci, Director of Leeza’sContinue Reading

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