District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

September 29, 2014

Meeting Minutes

President Jerry opened the meeting by thanking everyone for their participation in our 100 Year Anniversary meeting and related activities. It was a wonderful program and great celebration of our efforts. He encouraged all of us to not to rest on our laurels but to start working towards our next 100 years of service.

He then called on George Hall who led the pledge and invocation. President Jerry called on Thom Tuckey to give the Sunshine Report. Susan Barcus introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. President Jerry reported that the Club did not have a Club CART Challenge or outside challenger last week due to special meeting last week, however, we raised $168.00 from donations for CART. This week's CART Challenger is Barry White. He also recognized both Barry White and Brinsley Thigpen for their efforts in the Ironman event this past weekend. Barry and Brinsley shared a team and participated in honor of one of their coworkers.

President Jerry called on Pam Lightsey and special guest, District Governor Ted Thompson, to make a special presentation to Dustin Young who became our newest Will Watt Fellow. Dustin, representing Wells Fargo, donated $1,000 to benefit the GRSP Program which currently has 51 students from 22 countries attending 27 schools in Georgia. Pam took the opportunity to remind the club that the GRSP Conclave will be held in Augusta in August 2016. Anyone interested in housing a GRSP student for that weekend should contact Pam.

President Jerry called on Assistant District Governor, Kathy Tuckey to introduce our guest speaker, District Governor Ted Thompson. DG Thompson has held several positions and received numerous awards and citations since joining the Sandersville Rotary Club in 2007. Prior to joining the Club, he owned and operated a successful plant nursery for 30 years in Florida.

DG Thompson presented President Jerry with a certificate from Rotary International recognizing our 100 Year Anniversary. He also recapped several of the projects that are important to all Rotarians such as the eradication of polio, eliminating hunger in the world, and improving the overall health of other countries by providing them with clean water.

In quoting Confucius, "it is better to light a single candle than curse the darkness", he challenged each of us to light a candle and do all we can to make our communities and our world a better place.

Next week's speaker will be Mark Lytle, Vice Chancellor for economic development at UGA .

The meeting was adjourned following the recital of the Four-Way Test.

Upcoming Meeting Topics

10/6/14 Mark Lytle (University System of Georgia) Children's Week Luncheon

10/13/14 NO MEETING: Columbus Day


CART Blue buckets
Club Challenger: Barry White
Outside Challenger:


Club Guests

Shanda Vaughn
D.J. Anderson
Daniel Burroughs
Ted Thompson
Mrs. Charlotte Thompson
Kathy Tuckey

Bobby Gagnon
Betty Carter
John Whitwell
Rotary Dist. Governor
Rotary Dist. Gov. Spouse
Rotary Asst. Dist. Governor

Visiting Rotarians



Richmond County Interact Club

Taylor Billman
John David Chambers
Wren Fisher

Meeting Makeup

Betty Carter 9-25-14 Augusta South
Ed Presnell 9-29-14 Rotary Board of Dir. Mtg
John Whitwell 9-15-14 Dist. Gov. Board of Dir. Mtg

The following will receive a make up for attending the Dist. Governor?s Board of Directors Meeting on September 29, 11:15, Enterprise Events.

Jerry Rogers
Scott Williams
Scott Kelly
John Whitwell
Billy Franke
Jennifer Pennington
Dee Baird
Tony Lever
Kevin Grogan

The following will receive a make up for attending the September Board of Directors meeting on September 16, 8:30 at R W ALLEN.

Jerry Rogers
Tony Lever
Kevin Grogan
Billy Franke
Scott Williams
Jennifer Pennington
Scott Kelly
John Whitwell
Kevin Grogan


Forester Adams
Mahendra Mandawat
Michael Ash
Carolyn Maund
Greg Baker
Rob McKenzie
Kathleen Bogolea
Brad Means
Steve Bogolea
Marc Miller
Trex Bolick
Jeb Murray
Dave Brandza
Ned Murray
Keith Brown
James Osborne
Dee Bruker
Susan Parr

Greg Capers
Jonathan Powell
Tom Coghill
Ed Presnell
Jeanette Cummings
Susan Rice
Guy Daniels
Curt Roberts
Rob Dennis
Harold Scott
Neal Dickert
Stan Shepherd
Mieko DiSano
Rabbi Sirull
Steve Farmer
Jeff Spears
Jason Haddox
Max Stachura

Gould Hagler
Dave Steele
Aimee Hall
Kevin Steffes
Randy Hatcher
Charles Stewart
Rick Herring
Brinsley Thigpen
David Hogg
Phil Wahl
Chris James
Ray Walters
Susan Jernigan
Barry White
Steven Kaplan
George Williams
Bill Keogh
Jerry Woods
Leland Malchow

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Dee Beaird
George Bradley
Tom Coghill
Rick Herring
Bill Keogh
Frank Mulherin
Hal Scott
George Williams


September Birthdays
Kathleen Bogolea
Sandy Dykes
David Fields
George Hall
Hammy Kuhlke
Connie Melear
Jennifer Pennington
Jim Puryear
Jeff Spears
Max Stachura
Jerry Woods