The Optimist Club of St. Andrews-Irmo recently had the privilege of hosting representatives from the Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands Council, shedding light on the organization’s contributions to the community. Lisa Brown, Community Development Manager, and Halfie King, Property and Guest Coordinator, shared insights into the Girl ScoutsContinue Reading

The St. Andrews Optimists were enlightened by a presentation from Jason Hill and Alex Zelling about the Second Saturday organization. This initiative, rooted in evangelism, extends assistance to households in need of home repairs, focusing on widows, orphans, single-parent households, disabled individuals, and the elderly. Named after its monthly activityContinue Reading

The St. Andrews Optimist Club recently welcomed representatives from Children’s Garden, a program overseen by Vital Connections of the Midlands. The informative session featured Anita Robinson, Director of Children’s Garden, Althea Benson, Education Manager, and John Brown, Executive Director of Vital Connections. Children’s Garden, supported by the Optimist Club inContinue Reading

Recognizing the positive impact of animal interaction on children with special needs, particularly with dogs and horses, the St. Andrews Optimists recently enjoyed an enlightening presentation from Dream Riders. This therapeutic horse riding experience is situated at Sunrise Farm in Lexington. Presenters Jennifer Stoudemire, Head Riding Instructor and Program Director,Continue Reading

Julius Scott, the Community Support Coordinator for District 5, was the featured speaker at the Optimist Club of St. Andrews’ meeting on January 5. In his role as a “department of one,” Scott outlined the district’s mission to “love and grow our students,” emphasizing the challenges faced by young peopleContinue Reading