District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

August 14, 2017

Meeting Minutes

President Ed rang the bell and called the meeting to order. The pledge and invocation was given by Erick Montgomery. Frank Ward welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians. Thanks to Stacy Adkins and the outside challenger, Anonymous, the club raised $463.02 for CART at our last meeting. Richard Rodgers gave our Sunshine Report. 


  • Leigh Porterfield discussed the Rotary Club of Augusta Night at the Green Jackets, on August 17.
  • President Ed introduced our GRSP student Jakob Fahl from Denmark and his friend Aaron from Zimbabwe. President Ed led the club in singing Happy Birthday to Jakob. Susan Jernigan presented a birthday cake to Jakob.
  • Rotarians of United Ways campaign kickoff is scheduled for Monday, August 28th at the Bell Auditorium. This event will serve as our club’s official meeting.
  • President Ed requested club members update their bio at www.DACdb.com.


Phil Wahl introduced our guest speaker Steven Wade, President Augusta Chronicle, along with Ashlee Duren and Damon Cline. The topic was “Introducing a new Downtown Augusta focused business magazine”.

Steven Wade discussed the sale of the Morris Publishing Group, and the Augusta Chronicle to Gatehouse Media. Billy Morris will remain as publisher of the Augusta Chronicle and will oversee the editorial page.

Steven introduced a new downtown focused business magazine called “1736”. The new magazine will be an advocate for a strong downtown. The magazine will be quarterly with a later September launch. The magazine is seeking investers based on a 3 – tiered system with an annual commitment.

Following the presentation, President Ed led us in reciting the four way test and then adjourned the meeting. 

Next week’s meeting (8/21/17) is canceled. The next meeting will be August 28th at the Bell Auditorium.

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Rotary schedule of meeting dates and speakers  
Member Proposal Form 
Online directory - Find a member or update your information
Bulletins - Weekly bulletins from 2014-current

Save the Date:

Thursday, August 17th. Rotary Family Night at the Green Jackets game. More details coming!


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Dave Brendza
Outside Challenger: ADP



Steven Wade
Duncan Cerrar
Lindsay Fruchtl

Guest Of
Guest Speaker
John Whitwell
Barry White

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Tom Denlinger 8-7-17 Guest Speaker, Augusta West Rotary
Anna Reeves 8-7-17 Rotary Club of Buckhead
Jeanette Cummings 8-15-17 Augusta South Rotary Club
Kevin Wade 8-15-17 Augusta South Rotary Club
Dora Hogg 8-15-17 Rotary Board of Directors meeting
Kevin Grogan 8-15-17 Rotary Board of Directors meeting
Dustin Young 8-15-17 Rotary Board of Directors meeting

The following will receive a make-up for attending the Rotary Board of Directors meeting held on August 15, at Cranston Engineering.

Ed Presnell
Scott Williams
Susan Jernigan
Dora Hogg
Leland Malchow
Chris McKinney
Kevin Grogan
Dustin Young


Forester Adams
Janice Jackson
Erin Armstrong
Brooks Keel
Michael Ash
Russell Keen
Dee Beaird
Brian Kyzer
Shell Berry
Jim Laura
Chris Bird
Ben McElreath
Barclay Bishop
Rob McKenzie
Steven Boler
Travis McNeal
Marilyn Bowcutt
Brad Means
Carl Brown

Ian Mercier
Gretchen Caughman
Brett Montroy
Len Collins
Jeff Partl
Patrick Cullinan
Jonathan Powell
Jeanette Cummings
Anglea Prinlgle
Rob Dennis
Daniel Rhodes
Judy Downie
Jimmy Richards
Sandy Dykes
Harold Scott
David Fields
John Sebby
Jeff Flowers
Jeff Simless

Bobby Gagnon
Deborah Sleeth
Laverne Gaskins
Steve Smith
Aimee Hall
Kevin Steffes
George Hall
Charles Stewart
Rick Hall
Haskell Toporek
Faye Hargrove
Sonny Tucker
Randy Hatcher
Paul Wade
James Heffner
Ray Walters
Richard Isdell
Andrew Williams
George Williams
Margaret Woodard