District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

February 13, 2017

Meeting Minutes

Ed Presnell conducted today’s meeting on behalf of President Jennifer Pennington. Ed rang the bell and called the meeting to order. Robert Osborne gave the pledge and invocation. Frank Ward welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians. Tom Keirnan introduced our Richmond Academy Interact Club guest, David Ardery, Charles Howard and Hadden Demeyers. Thanks to our inside challenger, Dave Brendza, and the outside challenger ADP, we raised $1060.65 for CART at our last meeting. This week the inside challenger is Len Collins.

Member Recognitions: Neal Dickert received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia State Bar. The award will be presented to Neal in Atlanta at the annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service in Atlanta on February 28.

Gould Hagler and his wife Amy are the proud parents of a new baby boy.

Service Project: To paint the Green Room at the Imperial Theatre. Please sign up for March 18 or March 23.

Safe Homes Drive: needed are umbrellas (small), Journals (ladies/youth) and socks (ladies, boys and girls).


  • The Rotary District Speech contest is this weekend in Sandersville GA.
  • The district conference will be held this year at Jekyll Island on March 24 and 25. More information can be found on the district website.
  • The Annual Rotary Golf Tournament is April, 17, 2017.
  • You are also invited to attend the International Convention which will be held this year in Atlanta on June 10 – 14. More information can be found at riconvention.org or on the district website.

Program: Hazel Cook the Executive Director of the Central Savannah River land Trust.

Jeb Murray, a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Savannah River Land Trust introduced the Executive Director, Hazel Cook to speak about the Land Trust. The mission of the trust is to permanently preserve the beautiful areas we have in the CSRA. Since 2001 the Trust has protected 6000 acres of land that include wetlands along the Savannah River, green spaces for public recreation on private property and access to the river. The Trust works to support local farms, timber farms and local landscapes. The Trust is also working with Aiken County, Columbia County and Richmond County to connect a 150 mile recreational Greenway. The Land Trust will identify the lands conservation benefit and make a conservation agreement resulting in a tax benefit to the owner. You can help by joining the Land Trust or talk with the Land Trust about preserving your property.

Following the presentation, Ed Presnell presented Hazel Cook with a book to be placed in the library.

No meeting on Presidents Day February 20, 2017.

Our next meeting is Monday February 27, 2017.

Ed Presnell led us in reciting the four way test and then adjourned the meeting.


Annual Rotary Club Golf Tournament
Monday, April 17th
Sign up begins in March

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Rotary International Convention



CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Len Collins
Outside Challenger:



Hazel Cook
Emily Williams
Cassandra Mobley

Guest Of
Speaker - Central Savannah Land Trust
Deborah Sleeth
James Heffner

Richmond Academy Interact Club

David Ardrey
Charles Howard
Hadden Demeyers

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Kevin Wade 2-13-17 Augusta South
Chris McKinney 2-13-17 Board of Dir. Meeting
Jennifer Pennington 2-13-17 Board of Dir. Meeting

The following will receive a make up for attending the Rotary Board of Directors meeting held at Cranston Engineering, 2-14-17.

Jennifer Pennington
Chris McKinney
Billy Franke
Steve Farmer
Dee Beaird
Ed Presnell
Kevin Grogan
Leland Malchow
Scott Williams


Erin Armstrong
Ben McElreath
Michael Ash
Rob McKenzie
Barclay Bishop
Chris McKinney
Betty Carter
Ian Mercier
Gretchen Caughman
Erick Montgomery
Charles Coleman
Sheri Osburn
Patrick Cullinan
Carlisle Overstreet
Neal Dickert
Susan Parr
Judu Downie
Jeff Partl

Ashlee Duren
Jennifer Pennington
Sandy Dykes
Jonathan Powell
Fran Forehand
Daniel Rhodes
Adarsh Gulati
Richard Rogers
Aimee Hall
Jeff Schwab
Rick Hall
John Snider
Chad Harpley
Jeff Spears
Randy Hatcher
Walter Sprouse
Rick Herring
Kevin Steffes

David Hudson
Linda Tucciarone
Richard Isdell
Kevin Wade
Janice Jackson
Phil Wahl
Brooks Keel
Butch Whiddon
Russell Keen
John Whitwell
Scott Kelly
Andrew Williams
Bill Kemp
George Williams
Brian Kyzer
Margaret Woodard
Kevin Mayne