Vahid is a decorated former member of the senior executive service and senior intelligence service with direct reporting responsibilities to the Secretary of Defense, Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Most recently, Vahid served as a Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., providing solutions in highly complex scientific, engineering, technical, and research and development ….
Mayor Rick Osbon to discuss the State of the City.
An Aiken resident since the day he was born in the old Aiken County Hospital on Richland Avenue, Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon knew early on that he wanted …..
Larry Byers will speak on the economic impact of the equestrian community.
Larry Byers has done everything from showing and eventing to his great passion – hunting. He spent 32 years in California where he was a career Marine, then worked as nance director of a water district. His sporting life as a whipper-in with Santa Fe Hunt in Temecula (CA) included three seasons as huntsman and four years as master. About six years ago Larry and his wife Pat moved to Aiken, SC. At the start of the 2011-12 season, he became joint-master of the Aiken Hounds. He stil ….
Carol currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Anderson County where she has held that position since 2002. She served as a member of Pendleton’s town council for ten years before being elected Mayor from 1997-2009. Ms. Burdette has been honored with the Point the Way Award, the Athena Award, the Leadership Anderson ….
Dr. Daren Timmons will address the club on Cyber Security at UofSCA
Before coming to USCA in 2016, Timmons was the John C. Allen ’62 Institute Professor of Chemistry and head of the chemistry department at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, where he developed new liquid crystal materials and metal-organic ….
Will Grimsley graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina in May 1980 with a B.A. in History and was commissioned in the U.S. Army as an Infantry officer. Throughout the next 33 years he served in assignments throughout the United States, Germany, Korea, Kuwait, multiple combat tours in Iraq, and deployments to several other nations. Grimsley held command and leadership positions at every level from platoon through corps and served on staffs from small unit levels up to both the Joint Staff and ….
Dr. Tim Hardee is president of the South Carolina Technical College System, the largest higher education sector in the state. South Carolina’s Technical colleges have 160,000 students enrolled in degree, diploma, certificate and continuing education programs at 16 campuses and 64 satellite……
Charles L. Munns, retired as a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy. Munns held several posts including Commander, United States Submarine Forces (COMNAVSUBFOR) and Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (COMSUBLANT). Munns served as commander of thE ….
We will hear from the scholarship committee, along with a short presentation Sanela Porca is bringing to us regarding a community service project two students are doing…..
Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the …..
The Kevin & Brittany Kisner Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to creating a positive environment for children to grow into …..
The Aiken Business Leadership Symposium (ABLS) is an opportunity for UofSC Aiken students, local businesses, and community members to gain new insights into the world of business and the role of leadership. This one-day symposium is intended to bring prominent ……
Mr. Matthews will be talking about COVID-19 among other emergencies and how the whole community works together on these issues.
The Aiken County Emergency Management Division coordinates the….
Recovery Road Ministries is dedicated to improving the physical, spiritual, and psychological health of individuals recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Providing life-changing outreach and Christian-based recovery, the organization is Aiken County’s only non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.
Located in the Graniteville Historic District….
Bill Reynolds, President of the Friends of the Aiken County Public Library, spearheaded the creation of a public-private sector partnership with the county to ….
Mr. Robert A. Murphy is a graduate of the Darla Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina, with a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science Business Administration, and a Minor in Professional Writing.
Mr. Murphy served over 30 years in a myriad of international, national, and community-based positions. He is a military veteran with ….
Phil Wahl, President of Security Federal Bank, will give the club the history of the ….
Rotarians Teresa Haas and Corey Burns will provide an update on our club’s Mentoring Committee…
The work provided by the staff of the Cumbee Center is vital since South Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for women who are murdered by an intimate partneR…
The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County coordinates investigations, treatment and prosecution of the most serious cases of child abuse in Aiken and its…
Club President, Ellen Priest, discusses plans for the Rotary year 2020 – 2021…
Henry Dargan McMaster of Columbia became the 117th Governor of South Carolina on January 24, 2017 and was elected to his first full term as governor on November 6, 2018….
Bob Caslen, the University of South Carolina’s 29th president, is a retired Army lieutenant general and former superintendent and president of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point…
The Rotary Club of Aiken continues to give back during this crisis by providing 90 meals every Monday to the Salvation Army for their clients in need.
The Clearwater, S.C., native, who graduated from Midland Valley High School and the University of South Carolina, is Aiken’s eighth city manager. Bedenbaugh served as Aiken’s assistant city manager from…
Margaret Key will be joined with Dr. Charlie Dees from Aiken Regional Medical Centers speaking about substance abuse in Aiken County..
A few prominent Aiken ministers will speak about the challenges religious leaders have faced in trying to conduct services and serve their parishioners during the pandemic.
Stephanie Franklin currently serves as vice president of the sorority’s Kappa Upsilon Omega Chapter and went on to become chairperson of the USC Aiken’s Inclusion Advisory Council and MLK Jr. Community Committee.
Beth Padgett is the District Governor for our District 7750, overseeing 51 Clubs in our District. READ MORE
Molly Mitchell Spearman is a teacher and politician serving as the South Carolina Superintendent of Education. She took office in 2015 and her current term is scheduled to end in 2023. READ MORE
Mr. Newsome became President & CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) on September 1, 2009 and is only the fifth leader in the history of the organization. READ MORE
Rotary Club of Aiken has awarded scholarships worth a total of $105,000 to 21 high school graduates from the class of 2020. Each recipient READ MORE