Published on August 6th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Columbia Luncheon Club Welcomes New President: Ceasar J. Leysath, III

Columbia, SC – Recently the Columbia Luncheon Club (CLC) welcomed a new President: Ceasar J. Leysath III.  The proud Booker T. Washington and Hampton University graduate took the Oath of Office during the Club’s August Meeting at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, (Palmetto Room)  930 Richland Street.   In addition to his distinguished military career in the US Army and Army Reserves, Veteran Leysath has worked in Richland School District One for more than 30 years as an educator and Assistant Principal.  He is married to the former Cheryl Jackson.  Leysath served as President-Elect with W. Bradley Anderson, the retiring 2018-2019 CLC President. Sandy Yuille will move into the position of President-Elect as Leysath assumes the leadership helm for the coming year.    

The purpose of the Columbia Luncheon Club is to promote goodwill among people.  Persons of different racial, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds engage in frank dialogue and positive interactions about issues and topics that impact our City, State and Nation over a catered and affordable meal.  Members and potential members have an opportunity to share their personal stories and/or just listen in a civil, non-threatening and non-political environment.  Annually the Club presents the Ordie P. Taylor-Hyman Rubin Humanitarian Award to individuals who exemplify the values of the Club through their unselfish service to the larger community.  Dr. Stuart and Barbara Hamilton were the 2018 Honorees.     

The Club was established in 1963 by a group of Black and White Civic Leaders to help Columbia make a peaceful and meaningful transition from a legally segregated society to an integrated community.  It meets monthly on First Fridays from 12:15 pm-1:30 pm at the Chamber. The Greater Columbia Community Relations Council provides administrative support to the all-volunteer Club and generates meeting notices, coordinates the caterers/menus, processes membership applications (no fee) and keeps members apprised of the Council’s activities and events.  Go to for more information.   


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