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2003

Date Agenda/Speaker Meeting Details
Jan 16 Cancelled NA
Feb 20 Futurist and former technology executive Jack Rienhart
Topic: "When computers get smarter than us."
Regular Meeting
 
Friday
Mar 28
Ed Tilden, Programs Director & Webmaster
Topic
: "The USNA Alumni Assoc., Midlands Chapter Web site"
Regular Meeting
 
Apr 17 Jim Gambrell, Director of Economic Development for the City of Columbia.
Topic
: "Economic Development in Columbia"
Regular Meeting
 
Friday
May 16
Evening
meeting
 
Our own Randolph Brooks, Capt. USN (Ret), USNA '69. Science teacher at Dreher HS, and Richland District One Teacher of the Year 2003. Palmetto Club
Cocktails 6:15 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Speaker 7:30 pm
June 7
Saturday
 
USNA Class of '07 send-off lunch. 1200
Ft. Jackson O'Club
$15.00
RSVP Don Jenkins 803-798-2003
Sep 18
 
Dan Dowdey, Currator, SC State Museum
Topic: "Submarine Warfare during the Civil War"
Regular Meeting
 
Oct 16
 
Kenneth Clark, '60. Lessons learned as 1st year state legislator for District 96 Regular Meeting
 
Nov 21
Meeting Cancelled due to USC vs. Navy basketball game 8:00 p.m. Nov 21st.  
Dec 17
Evening
Party
To celebrate our forthcoming victory in the Army-Navy Game, and to share the Holiday spirit, we will have our final event of 2003 on Wednesday, December 17, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the home of O.W. and Barbara Dixon, 6 West Lake Road in Spring Valley.  6 - 8 p.m.
Home of O.W. and Barbara Dixon

2004

Jan 15 Dell Isham, Director of the SC Sierra Club, former military officer, legislative leader, and mayor.
Topic: "South Carolina's Future Quality of Life"
Regular Meeting
Feb 19 Dr. John VanZee, USC, Director of Fuel Cell Research.
Topic: "Fuel Cell Research Program at USC"
Regular Meeting
Mar 18 Bill Summer, SRS & Adjunct Professor with USC Nuclear Engineering Department. Topic: "The Hydrogen Economy" Regular Meeting
Apr 15 Tax Day Special: Dave Maslow, Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed, Inc. His topic is "The Forgotten Strategy for Retirement Income." He will tell us how to successfully break through the "background noise" with the most simple and fundamental strategy of using equity investing to retire more comfortably. Regular Meeting
May 21
PM
Mr. Jim Peters, Executive VP/CEO South Carolina Association of Realtors, and a former Rhodesian (Zimbabwe) government & business leader. Topic: Psychological Warfare in Rhodesia compared to the US situation in Iraq today. Palmetto Club
Cocktails 6:15 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm
Speaker 7:30 pm

2005

Sep 16 Joell Ryan-Cook, Deputy Director of the Columbia Museum of Art. Regular Meeting
 
Friday, Oct 22, PM Our own Skip Steele Palmetto Club
Cocktails 1815
Dinner 1900
Speaker 1930
 
Nov 18
Lunch
Brad Smith, Executive Director, Souper Bowl of Caring Regular Meeting
 
Friday, Dec 3, PM Holiday Social at home of Jean & George Davis 1815 - 2000

Start meeting at The Summit Club

Jan 13, 2005 No Speaker - club social and lunch (NOTE: This meeting is on the 2nd Thursday due to a scheduling conflict) Regular Meeting
 
Feb 17 Tim Kana - President and founder of Coastal Science & Engineering. His topic is "A Primer on Coastal Erosion." Regular Meeting
 
Mar 17 Stoney Hilton - video presentation about the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley. Regular Meeting
 
Apr 21 Cdr Gordon Oliver, USN, Commanding Officer of VFA-86 out of Beaufort, SC. His topic will be tales of his squadron's deployment to the Persian Golf in support of Iraqi Freedom operations. Regular Meeting
 
May 14
PM
 
Spring Social at the home of Craig & Pandra Lemrow on Lake Murray.  

2005-2006

Sep 16, 2005
Friday
Speaker: Tommy Johnson, one of our board members, who attended the annual USNA Alumni Association in Annapolis. He will brief us on the meetings to include portions of the meeting presentations. Regular Meeting
Oct 20 Ed Tilden, Chapter president; "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" - an overview. Regular Meeting
 
Nov 11
PM
Friday
Midlands SC Chapter 10th Anniversary celebration.

View pictures of the event

Cocktails 1815
Dinner 1900
Celebration 1930
Dec 15
PM
Holiday Social at the home of OW and Barbara Dixon, 4103 Parkman Dr., Columbia, one house off Beltline between Trenholm Rd. and Forest Dr. Click the link on the right for a map. Location: OW & Barbara Dixon's home.
When: 1800 - 2000
Jan 19, 2006 Jim Gambrell, Director of Development for the City of Columbia -- "Economic Development in Columbia." Regular Meeting
 
Feb 16 Ed Tilden, Implementation of the Education
and Economic Development Act (EEDA)
Regular Meeting
 
Mar 16 Capt. Stephen Kintzley, USMC, USC NROTC Instructor -- his experiences in Iraq & Somalia.
 
Regular Meeting
 
Apr 20 Dr. John Dean, USC School of the Environment and an emeritus Professor of Marine Science. His expertise is international fisheries management. He also served as a director of the SC Coastal Council when it was started in the 1970s. Regular Meeting
May 19
PM
Spring Social at the home of Skip Steele, 17 Running Fox Rd (Wildewood). Click link on right for map and directions. Location Home of Skip Steele.
When: 1800 - 2000

2006-2007

Thursday Aug 17 Board meeting  
Thursday Sep 21 Ed Tilden - Report on 2006 Chapter Presidents' meeting in Annapolis Regular meeting
 
Thursday Oct 19 John Scanlan '83 - author of Dink-Gadink Regular meeting
 
Thursday Nov 16 Kenneth Clark '60, SC State Representative District 96 - Aiken & Lexington Cos. - "Report from the state legislature." Ken's legislative website
 
Regular meeting
1200-1300
Damon's Grill, 900 Senate St.
Thursday Dec 14 (PM) Holiday Social: Thursday, December 14th at Tommy & Hope Johnson's home from 1830-2030 for heavy hors d'oeurves and drinks. RSVP Tim Kana at tkana@coastalscience.com or 787-3382 (wk). 1830 - 2030

 

Thursday Jan 18 Regular meeting w/speaker Regular meeting
Thursday Feb 15 Regular meeting w/speaker Regular meeting
Thursday Mar 15 Regular meeting w/speaker Regular meeting
Thursday Apr 19 Regular meeting w/speaker Regular meeting
Thursday May 17 (PM) Spring Social at the home of Craig & Pandra Lemrow on Lake Murray. - CANX due inclement weather. Rescheduled for Fall. 1815 - 2000

2007-2008

Thursday Aug 30 Board meeting  
Saturday Sep 22 Social at Pandra and Craig Lemrow's lake house.  
Thursday Oct 18 Skip Steele - "Adventures in Afghanistan" Regular meeting
Thursday Nov 15 Regular meeting - no speaker Regular meeting
Thursday Dec 13 (PM) Holiday Social: Home of Julie and Tim Kana. 1830 - 2030

Meetings changed to Second Thursdays

Thursday Jan 10 James Fowles - "Recent Developments in U. S. Labor Relations" Regular meeting
Thursday Feb 14 Mike Switzer, host of SC ETV Radio Network's "South Carolina Business Review" program weekdays at 7:52am Regular meeting
Thursday Mar 13 Tommy Johnson, Chapter President - Annual USNA Update Regular meeting
Thursday Apr 10 Ali Borchardt, Associate Director, Columbia Art Museum Regular meeting
Saturday May 17 (PM) Spring Social - Home of Skip and Yong Sue Steele, 17 Running Fox Road - Wildwood - Northeast Columbia. Phone: 803-788-6775. 1700 - 1900

2009-2010
Updated as of Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wednesday
Aug 12
Board Meeting - all members invited but RSVP required NLT July 31st. Reservations
Thursday Sep 17 Speaker: Gary Moffatt, "A New Nuclear Plant in Jenkinsville to Meet South Carolina's Needs" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Oct 15 Jim Gruber '73, "The Great White Fleet - One Sailor's Memories Through Postcards." Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Nov 19 Tim Kana '71 - "HUGO - 20 years later - lessons learned" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday
Dec 10th (PM)
Holiday Social: Home of Tut & Dick (RADM '48) Robertson, 3806 Kilbourne Rd., Columbia, SC 29205. All members & spouses are invited! Please RSVP to Tim Kana. 1830
Directions
Reservations
Saturday
Dec 12th
Army-Navy Football Game Party - Carolina Ale House, Columbiana Mall Centre - Details 2:30 PM
Thursday Jan 21 John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources Historic Columbia Foundation - "Historic Columbia Foundation: Its role in education, research, historic preservation, and the stewardship of cultural resources." Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Feb 18 Brad Warthen, Former Sr. Editor, The State - "The Demise of Newspapers - Is it True?"
http://bradwarthen.com/
Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Mar 18 Professor Venkat Lakshmi, Chair, Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences, USC - "Water: Sometimes too little, At times too much", http://www.geol.sc.edu/lakshmi/ Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Apr 15 Lunch social & discussion of chapter's future plans. Regular meeting
Reservations
May 31 (PM) Navy Social - Memorial Day @ The Dixons' 1830-2130
Reservations

2010-2011

Thursday Sep 16 Mike Kehoe - "Ideas for the future of USNAA - Midlands SC Chapter" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Oct 21 Ron Anderson, NAI Avant, representing the Great Columbia Chamber of Commerce - "The Proposed Richland County Transportation Plan and Referendum." Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Nov 18 Prof. John Kupfer - USC Geography Department - "Climate, water management and ecosystem health at Congaree National Park"
http://www.sc.edu/news/newsarticle.php?nid=1394
Regular meeting
Reservations
Dec 10 Holiday Social - Home of Tut and Dick Robertson, 3806 Kilbourne Rd.
Bring your spouse!
1830-2100
Details & Directions
Saturday
Dec 11
Army-Navy Football Game Party jointly with the West Point Society of Columbia. 2:30 PM Sporting News Grill in the new Holiday Inn located at the intersection of Hwy 378 and I-26 in West Columbia. Please RSVP NLT Dec 1st to Ed Tilden - aetilden@1971.usna.com
Thursday Jan 20 Bill Dukes, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Honor Flight of South Carolina
www.honorflightsc.com
Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Feb 17 Ed Tilden '71 will present on "Net Neutrality" - what it is and the pros and cons. Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Mar 17 Tim Kana '71 - "Coastal Erosion and Solutions: Conventional Wisdom and Some Common Misconceptions regarding Scales of Change, Sea Level Rise Impacts and the Future of your Favorite Beach" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Apr 21 Special Guest speaker: USC Men's basketball Coach Darrin Horn.
Darrin Horn Profile
Regular meeting
Reservations
 Friday Jun 3 Spring Social @ home of James ('82) and Nora Fowles.

4531 Bellefield Lane, Columbia, SC 29206
(Lake Catherine off Trenholm and Beltline)
803-782-3494

1900 - 2130
Drinks & heavy snacks provided.

Please RSVP to Tim Kana (see below)

2011-2012

Thursday Sep 15 NO MEETING - 16 September event instead  
Friday Sep 16, 1900 Reception for the USNA Superintendent

Summit Club
Details

Saturday Sep 17 Navy @ South Carolina Football Game and Tailgate Photo Albums
Thursday Oct 20 Cancelled Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Nov 17 Our own Bill Andress '61 - ""An Update on the Crisis in Dharfur" Regular meeting
Reservations
Dec 15
6-9 PM
Holiday Social
The Dixon's, 4103 Parkman Drive - Beltline & Parkman
RSVP Dixons, 803-790-5831
Saturday
Dec 10
1430
Army-Navy Football Game
THE SPORTING NEWS GRILL located in the HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES, Columbia-Airport, 110 McSwain Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
RSVP to either Jay Folk,jayfolk@west-point.org  or to Rick Miller, frohdrick42445@hotmail.com  by Thursday, 8 December 2011
Thursday Jan 19 Kennon A. Artis '88, Strategic Communications Officer, Arlington National Cemetery - "The Arlington National Cemetary - Honoring our Heroes" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Feb 16 Bull Street Redevelopment Plan Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Mar 15 Ann Holtschlag, Columbia Green Regular meeting
Reservations
Saturday Mar 17 Founders Day (West Point) at Ft. Jackson
Click link for PDF flyer/
registration form.
Thursday Apr 19 Dr. Jim Kellogg, USC Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences, an applied geophysicist graduate of Princeton University and former chair of the Dept. of Geological Sciences at USC. His presentation will be: "Using satellites to measure plate motions in the Andes and Caribbean - Is the Panama Canal moving?" Regular meeting
Reservations
Saturday Apr 20 Celebrate Freedom at Finley Park Click link for details.
 Jun TBD Spring Social TBA

2012-2013

Thursday Sep 19 Chapter planning meeting & socializing Regular meeting
Reservations
Wednesday Oct 16 Dan Mann, AAE, Executive Director Columbia Metropolitan Airport - "The state of air transportation" Regular meeting
Holding Room
Reservations
Thursday Nov 21 Tim Kana, '71: "SC Beaches - Are they in better shape than 30 years ago?" Regular meeting
McMeekin Room
Reservations
Dec 14, Saturday Holiday Social - Home of Julie and Tim Kana, 1386 Kathwood Dr 29206 1600
Saturday
Dec 14
Army-Navy Football Game
TV-CBS (1500)
Thursday Jan 16
Regular meeting with no speaker Regular meeting
Ballroom
Reservations
Thursday Feb 20

Jim Knapp, Professor, Dept. of Earth & Ocean Sciences, will speak on potential oil resources off the SE coast. Here is his Presentation (PPTX)

Regular meeting
Holding Room
Reservations
Thursday Mar 20 CDR Brice Lund, XO of the NROTC unit at USC. He will tell us about the NROTC program and how it is helping meet the needs of today's Navy.
USC NROTC Website - Staff

Regular meeting
Holding Room
Reservations
Thursday Apr 17 Jacqueline Michel, Ph.D., President
Research Planning, Inc. will discuss the Deepwater Horizon aftermath.
Regular meeting
McMeekin Room
Reservations
Saturday May 17 Home of Marc Stanley '74 at his Prosperity home on Lake Murray. Spring Social
Reservations

2014-2015

Thursday Sep 18 Kickoff planning meeting - no speaker Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Oct 16 Chris Timmers, USMA '71 - "Columbia Chamber of Commerce" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Nov 20 Dr. Tom Vogt, Director USC Nanocenter
http://www.nano.sc.edu/about/leadershipteam/tomvogt.aspx
Regular meeting
Reservations
Dec TBD Holiday Social - Location TBD Reservations
Saturday
Dec 13
Army-Navy Football Game
TV-CBS (1500)
Thursday Jan 15
Bob Beauregard, Master of Maersk California, "The Maersk Alabama incident" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Feb 19

Paul Gaffney '68 - "The Navy Oceanography program" (TBC)

Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Mar 19 Craig Augenstein host our chapter and the USNA Women's Golf team at Forest Lake Country Club (TBC)

Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Apr 16 Regular meeting with speaker Regular meeting
Reservations
May TBD Spring Social - Location TBD Reservations

2015-2016

Thursday Sep 17 Dr. Haiqing Kaczkowski, CSE - "Folly Beach County Park Restoration Project" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Oct 15 Randy Brooks - "Railway Measuring in the Modern Era" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Nov 19 Greg Hughes, Contract Construction - "Fire Flies new Minor League Ball Park" Regular meeting
Reservations
Saturday
Dec 12
Army-Navy Football Game & Social @ Nancy and Mike Kehoe's house.
4 PM
Thursday Jan 21
Tim Lorentz - "Update on the VC Summer new reactor construction" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Feb 18

John Sherrer, author of the book Remembering Columbia, will discuss his book and answer questions. Autographed copies of the book will be on sale for $27 (Make check out to "Historic Columbia").

Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Mar 17 Erich Miarka, Gills Creek Watershed Association - "October flood mitigation."

Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Apr 21 Kerry Kuhlkin, Director of Education & Engagement for the Columbia Museum of Art - "Art museum future plans" Regular meeting
Reservations
21 May, 1800 Spring Social - Home of James & Nora Fowles, 429 Windward Point Road, Columbia, SC (on Lake Murray).
Bring your own favorite hor d'oeuvres & BYOB (sodas and tea provided), VERY casual (Directions needed? Call James – 803-351-7882)
Reservations

2016-2017

Thursday Sep 15 Business Planning Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Oct 20 Tom Ledbetter, Midlands Technical College: "SC Technical College System - A History of Success - A Future of Promise" Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Nov 17 Meghan Hickman, Executive Director of Engenuity SC - an economic development nonprofit focused on enhancing the Midlands' competitiveness and prosperity. Regular meeting
Reservations
Saturday
Dec 10
Army-Navy Football Game
 
Dec 3, 2016
Fall Social Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Jan 19, 2017
Tim Kana - Hurricane Matthew and How Storms Have Impacted Our Beaches Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Feb 16

Bill Andress - The situation in South Sudan

Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Mar 16 Col (R) Mike Dawson, USA - The River Alliance, Report from the Water’s Edge

Regular meeting
Reservations
Thursday Apr 20

Dan Beaty, Program Manager, Richland Penny Program http://www.richlandpenny.com/project-plan/project-map/

Regular meeting
Reservations
20-May, 1800 Spring Social at Lake house of James and Nora Fowles RSVP

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