Nature Conservancy of South Carolina

1/11/21: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Lownders Macdonald of the Nature Conservancy of South Carolina

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 …..



12/21/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Rotary Christmas Program/Brittany Kisner of the Kisner Foundation

The Kevin & Brittany Kisner Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to creating a positive environment for children to grow into …..


Dr. Salena Porca

12/14/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Rotary Service Grant Awards and Dr. Salena Porca in regards to the USCA Business Symposium.

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 ……



11/30/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Paul Matthews, Director of the Aiken County Emergency Management Division

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….

Gary Farina

11/23/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Gary Farina of Recovery Road Ministries

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

11/16/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Bill Reynolds, Status of the Aiken County Library Project

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 ….

Robert Murphy

11/9/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Robert Murphy, UofSC Aiken Veterans Program

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

11/2/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Phil Wahl, History of the MASTERS Golf Tournament

Phil Wahl, President of Security Federal Bank, will give the club the history of the ….


10/26/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Teresa Haas & Corey Burns on the Rotary Club of Aiken’s Mentoring Program

Rotarians Teresa Haas and Corey Burns will provide an update on our club’s Mentoring Committee…

Jessica Coach

10/19/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Jessica Coach Executive Director of the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons

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…

Susan Meehan

10/12/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Susan Meehan, Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County

The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County coordinates investigations, treatment and prosecution of the most serious cases of child abuse in Aiken and its…

Ellen Priest

10/5/20: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Club President Ellen Priest, Rotary 2020 – 2021

Club President, Ellen Priest, discusses plans for the Rotary year 2020 – 2021…

henry mcmaster

9/28/20: Virtual Rotary - The Honorable Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina

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….

robert caslen

9/21/20: Virtual Rotary - U of SC President, Robert Caslen

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 provides meals to the Salvation Army

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.

stuart bedenbaugh

9/14/20: Virtual Rotary - Stuart Bedenbaugh, City Manager, City of Aiken

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

8/31/20: Virtual Rotary - Margaret Key, Executive Director of Aiken Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Margaret Key will be joined with Dr. Charlie Dees from Aiken Regional Medical Centers speaking about substance abuse in Aiken County..


8/24/20: Virtual Rotary - Various religious leaders discussing challenges during the pandemic

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

8/17/20: Virtual Rotary - Stephanie Franklin, President of USC Aiken’s Inclusion Advisory Council

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

8/10/20: VIRTUAL ROTARY: Beth Padgett, the District Governor of District 7750

Beth Padgett is the District Governor for our District 7750, overseeing 51 Clubs in our District. READ MORE

molly spearman

8/3/20: VIRTUAL ROTARY: Molly Spearman, Superintendent of Schools for the State of South Carolina

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


7/27/20: Virtual Rotary, Jim Newsome, CEO and President of the South Carolina Ports Authority

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

Bianca Otterbein

7/20/20: Virtual Rotary, Bianca Otterbein, Clinical Director for Aiken Barnwell Mental Health

Dr. Belle Wheelan

7/13/20: Virtual Rotary, Dr. Belle Wheelan

Bill Rogers

7/6/20: Virtual Rotary, Executive Director, South Carolina Press Association

aiken scholarship

Rotary Club of Aiken awards $105,000 in scholarships

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