District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

April 20, 2015

Meeting Minutes

President Jerry opened the meeting and called on Barry White who led the pledge and invocation.

Christine Miller introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians and Media Guest:
Tim Rausch of the Augusta Chronicle, Jorge Lopez of WRDW channel 12 and Thurman Claiborne of WAGT channel 26.

President Jerry gave thanks to last week's Club CART Challenger, Leland Malchow and Nimmons and Malchow, who helped us raise $237.50 for the fund. This week's CART challenger is Charles Stewart.

President Jerry made the following announcements/presentations:

  • This is the last week to buy your mandatory raffle tickets to support the District conference.
  • This is also the last week to register for the District Rotary Conference on Friday.
  • Herb Upton and TR Reddy attended the District Grant seminar and found that as a result of your Rotary Foundation contributions we have been awarded $4,000.00 that can be used as a local grant next year.
  • Golf Tournament is May 19th at The River Club. We need players and door prizes.

Visiting Rotarian Pam Lightsey gave an update on Polio Plus.
President Jerry recognized Kevin Wade as a Paul Harris + 2 Fellow.
Member Eddie Booth presented a Memorial Resolution for Hugh Green. Hugh joined the Augusta Rotary club in 1992 and was a member for 22 years. Hugh served as president from 1998 - 1999, was a Paul Harris and Will Watt Fellow. In attendance were Hugh's wife Jane and his sister Corrille Dewitt.
New Members:

Guest Speaker:
Randy Hatcher introduced our guest speaker Lee Thomas. Lee an Atlanta native has served in various roles since 1996 and is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Film, Music & Digital Entertainment for the state of Georgia.
Lee explained the State of Georgia tax credits that are available to the film and television industry. Over 100 new companies have moved to Georgia to support the industry and its 5.1 Billion dollar economic impact on the State of Georgia.
President Jerry announced no meeting next Monday.
The meeting was adjourned after reciting the Four-Way test.

Upcoming Meeting Topics

4/27/2015 Dr. Samir Khleif, GRU Cancer Center
5/1 - 5/3 District 6920 Annual Conference at Marriott Augusta
5/4/2015 Paul Simon, SV Junior Invitational 
5/11/2015 TBA
5/18/2015 NO MEETING: Golf Tournament 
5/25/2015 NO MEETING: Memorial Day 

Save The Date

District 6920 Annual Conference
May 1-3
Marriott Augusta
Go to www.rotarydistrict6920.net to register

Rotary Club of Augusta Golf Tournament
Tuesday, May 19th
River Golf Club - 1:00


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Charles Stewart
Outside Challenger:



Lee Thomas
Mayor Hardie Davis
Tonia Williams
Lynthia Owens
Betts Murdison
Rick Kenney
Matthew Buzzell
Skip Clark
Peter Buckley
Jane Greene
Collie DeWitt

Guest Of
Speaker - Film Industry in Georgia
Walter Sprouse - Club
Walter Sprouse - Club
Walter Sprouse - Club
Walter Sprouse
Marc Miller
Marc Miller
Marc Miller
Jim Osburn
Eddie Booth - Club
Eddie Booth - Club

Visiting Rotarians

Pam Lightsey
Ricardo Bravo

Augusta South
Martinez - Evans

Richmond County Interact Club

Meeting Makeup

Brenda Durant April 20, 2015 Orientation Meeting
Mark Gilliam April 20, 2015 Orientation Meeting


Michael Ash
Bill Keogh
Susan Barcus
Rob McKenzie
Trex Bolick
Connie Melear
Tom Coghill
Peter Michenfelder
Len Collins
Brett Montroy
Jeanette Cummings
Jita Morrison

Thomas Denlinger
Jeb Murray
Brenda Durant
Ned Murray
Bob Evans
Jonathan Powell
Steve Farmer
Richard Rogers
Bobby Gagnon
Rabbi Sirull
Mark Gilliam
Jeff Spears

Laverne Gold
Kevin Steffes
Kevin Grogan
Charles Stewart
Jason Haddox
Thom Tuckey
Rick Hall
Shanda Vaughn
Jim Hawkins
Ray Walters
David Hogg
George Williams
Randall Zapata