Rotarian Tiwana Meggett invited Dr. Michael Fanning of the Olde English Consortium (OEC) to be her guest speaker recently.
Fanning is the executive director of the OEC.
He shared that the OEC is a 501-c-3, non-profit, educational collaborative seeking to promote excellence in education through partnership.
The OEC was founded in 1976 as CYLUC-W; the consortium serves the North Central region of South Carolina which is one of the most diverse collaboratives in the southeast United States.
The name Olde English refers to the early settlement by the English in the mid 1700’s and to the numerous Revolutionary War battles fought there.
A goal of the Olde English Consortium is to bring all stakeholders together to improve education, economic development and the quality of life in the region and throughout the state.
The OEC desires to maximize the efficiency of federal, state and local tax dollars by pooling local resources to increase efficiency and collaborative buying power and resources.
Fanning started his presentation with a very funny story involving a tale from his college days.
The purpose of the tale was to outline the importance of one having passion, action and vision.
He then related these themes to the OEC and how the organization benefits Fairfield County School District.
He ended his presentation by encouraging Rotarians to also have passion, vision and action in all things that they do. His presentation was both entertaining and inspirational.