February 24, 2020
Today’s meeting was presided over by students from our Interact Clubs. Reagan Lutz served as the presiding officer, and she rang the bell and called the meeting to order. Harry Jones and Erica Swierski gave the pledge and invocation. Thanks to our Inside challenger Mark Bowen and outside challenger Better Choices Group, LLC together we raised $347.73. This week’s inside challenger is Stacy Tallent and outside challenger is the Health Center Credit Union (HCCU). Mary Rushton Massey and Thomas Saul introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians. Sam Means gave the Sunshine Report.
Sue Parr introduced our newest member, Jason Cuevas, VP Georgia Power NE Region.
Signature Fundraiser Raffle Update
Leah Porterfield gave a final report on our fundraiser. As a club, we sold 431 tickets out of the total of 1,020. Dr. Mac Bowman personally sold another 250 and Dee Pearce sold 78.
The winners were: 5th – Kyle Titus (member), 4th - Haili Egbert, 3rd – Patrick Hall, 2nd – Evett Davis (sold by Rotarian Faye Hargrove), Winner – Barry Layman.
Ticket sales recognitions and presentation of our $25,000 contribution to Christ Community Health will occur at our meeting on March 2nd or 9th. Notification will be sent out once confirmed.
Kayla Cooper reminded the club of the upcoming Read Across America event taking place next Monday. Anyone interested in volunteering to read to students should contact Kayla as soon as possible.
The following students are the winners of the Rotary Speech Contest:
- First Place: Anthony Hill, Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School
- Second Place: Felicia Simpson, Butler High School
- Third Place: Janiya Young, Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School
- Fourth Place: Erin Colley, Westminster School
Jerry Woods came forward and recognized the winners from our annual speech contest. He thanked the participants, the Speech Committee, and the judges, Janice Jackson, Ann Catherine Murray, and Mark Maund. Jerry gave a special thank you to an anonymous donor who contributed additional funding to allow the committee to increase the amount of the total awards by $1,300.
This year’s first place winner Anthony Hill received a $1,000 award. Felicia Simpson (2nd), Janiyah Young (3rd), and Erin Colley (4th) each received a $500 award.
Anthony and Jania, who is filling in for Felicia, will represent our club in the district’s Preston Johnson Speech Contest.
Following the award presentation, Anthony and Felicia delivered their speeches to the club.
Congratulations to all of the winners!!
At the conclusion of the program, Julie Andrews led us in reciting the four-way test and then adjourned the meeting.
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Inside Challenger: Stacy Tallent
Outside Challenger: HCCU
Remember to include our GRSP student: William Baeronholdt
Cell Number : 706-550-2331
Richmond Academy Interact
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