December 10, 2018
Bell rung at 12:15 PM
Pledge/Invocation: Jeff Flowers
Guests/visiting Rotarians: John Sebby
Interact Student Introduction: Ridge Whitehurst
Sunshine Report: Richard Rogers
At our last meeting, we raised $103.05 for CART. We will continue raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s through contributions to the blue bucket, however we are going to suspend the Inside and Outside challenges for December and January while we focus on the Smash Alzheimer’s Campaign and the upcoming Signature Fundraising Raffle.
COLLEGE PICK ‘EM
Report given by Jeff Simless, announced that the email for the final week will be coming out by Monday the 17th. The leaders for the entire season are Chris Melcher, John Whitwell, and Brett Montroy, respectively.
SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING RAFFLE
President Leland updated the club on our efforts selling tickets for the raffle. So far, we have 70 members committed to buy or sell 357 tickets towards our goal of 500 tickets. The drawing will be held Valentine’s Day 2019.
- President Leland announced that former club member, Ms. Keith Claussen, passed away over the weekend.
- The Orientation Committee will meet at Intelisystems later this afternoon at 4:30.
- Tim Owings, Chair of the Speech Committee, will be meeting with his Committee immediately following the club meeting.
Rotarian Ann Katherine Murray introduced our guest speaker, Major General Perry Smith, USAF Retired. General Smith gave a fascinating presentation about Dr. Hervey Cleckley who was an accomplished athlete, scholar, and physician from Augusta. He was also the uncle of General Smith’s wife.
Dr. Cleckley was the foremost authority in two areas, psychopathy and dissociative identity syndrome. He is actually being featured in the popular TV series, Mindhunter, in its third episode.
Dr. Cleckley is more widely known for his book, Three Faces of Eve, which was based on a local resident and adapted into a movie which premiered in Augusta. The main character, Joanne Woodward, won an academy award for her portrayal of Eve.
In researching Dr. Cleckley, General Smith discovered that non-criminal psychopaths are much more common in society than he thought. Nearly one in one hundred in America is a psychopath. Some of the more famous Presidents that were probably psychopaths or marginal psychopaths include Kennedy, Clinton, Jackson, and Johnson.
He also reported that the top 10 professions with the highest number of psychopaths include CEOs, lawyers, media personalities, salespersons, surgeons, journalist, police officers, clergy, chefs, and civil servants. Coincidentally, that list makes up 80% of our club.
General Smith closed by taking questions from the floor. He also brought club members a copy of a 45-minute documentary featuring Dr. Cleckley for everyone to pick up on their way out.
The December 17th meeting will be our traditional Christmas Party with children running the meeting. If you have kids or grandkids who would like to participate please let President Leland know. The Salvation Army Band will be playing and the Blue Ridge Elementary School Chorus will be singing.
There will be no meetings on December 24th or the 31st because of the holidays and then our first meeting in January will be the CSRA Economic Forecast Luncheon at the Marriott.
President Leland led the club in the 4-way test and the meeting was adjourned at 1:15 PM.
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Anne Catherine Murray
Anne Catherine Murray
Richmond County Interact Club
Anne Carter Capps
Frank Mulherin 12-10-18 Red Badge Orientation
Bill Kemp 12-10-18 Martinez Evans Rotary Club
Kyle Titus 12-10-18 Red Badge Orientation
Ray Walters 12-03-18 On Line Make Up
Dustin Young 12-10-18 Rotary Board Meeting
Faye Hargrove 11-26-18 Rotary Board Meeting
Brett Montroy 11-26-18 Rotary Board Meeting
The following attended the Red Badge Orientation held on Monday, December 10, 2018:
The following will receive a make up for attending the Rotary Board of Directors meeting held on December 11, 2018: