District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

October 27, 2014

Meeting Minutes

President Jerry opened the meeting and reminded all that we are celebrating Vocational Service Month. He also brought to our attention a new magazine that highlights much about what Rotary is doing and that the Club?s support helps many endeavors. These endeavors include Foundation Global Grants that are training Midwives in Malawi, helping prevent HIV/AIDS in children in Liberia, education mothers about nutrition in the Gaza Strip, and creating human milk banks in India.

President Jerry called on Jeff Flowers who led the pledge and invocation.

Frank Ward introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians and Trex Bolick welcomed the Interact Guests.

President Jerry gave thanks to last week?s Club Cart Challenger, Tom Kiernan, and the Outside Challenger, SunTrust Bank, who helped us raise $287.38 for the fund. The Club CART Challenger for the meeting is Carl Brown.

President Jerry noted that on November 13th at the Augusta West Club they will be sponsoring and event to help CART. An official announcement with more details will be come next week.
Thom Tuckey provided the Sunshine Report

President Jerry reminded the Club that Aline Lemis still needs a ride to Atlanta on November 7th and that she needs to be there by 5 pm. He also recognized our newest members Thomas Denlinger and Erin Armstrong.

Mike Ryan briefly talked about the rollout of the ROAR For America Rally hosted by the Augusta Chronicle. The event from Morris Communications is a new civics initiative to inspire Americans to ask: What can you do for your country? The kickoff for the event will be tomorrow night, October 28th, at the Legends Club.

Marc Miller introduced the guest speaker, Neil Gordon, the founder of ?Buzz on Bizz? and President of the ?Gordon Group.? Neil shared some of the Buzz Bits that have come across their desk in the past few weeks. He also shared copies of the company?s publication ?Verge? that is published on the first of the month. Copies for the publication are free at over 140 locations throughout the CSRA.

President Jerry stated that next week?s speaker will be Batt Humphreys, an entrepreneur and author.

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

New Member Profile

Susan Barcus

Susan grew up in Missouri, spending her high school years in Jefferson City. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She also holds a master’s degree in Corporate and Industrial Communications from Lindenwood University, a private liberal arts university in the St. Louis area.

Since 2011, Susan has served as the Senior Vice President for Advancement for Georgia Regents University and Health System. In her role as the organization’s Chief Development Officer, Susan works closely with internal and external audiences, including GRU’s three partner foundations, to ensure a high level of support for GRU’s most pressing priorities.

In her previous role as Chief Development Officer at Shands Healthcare in Gainesville, Florida, she oversaw a $75 million facility and research capital campaign and increased overall funds raised from a historic average of $2 million to $12 million annually within the seven-hospital system.

Susan serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of the CSRA. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, walking, and spending time outdoors with her husband, Dave.

Upcoming Meeting Topics

11/3/14 Batt Humphreys, Entreprenuer and Author

11/10/14 Hull Fund, CART, and Polio Plus


CART Blue buckets
Club Challenger: Carl C. Brown, Jr.
Outside Challenger: Carl C. Brown, Jr.
The proceeds of this contribution are derived from cypres funds that the Court is allowed to disburse to charitable entities. On behalf of the Court and the attorneys involved in this litigation, it is with pleasure that I, Carl C. Brown, Jr., forward these funds to The Rotary Club's CART Fund for the "inside and outside" challenger.



Club Guests

Neil Gordon
Alexandria Dyches
Fred Dyches
Mike Ryan
Rick Allen
Alan Hancock

Guest Of
Club, Speaker - Buzz on Bizz
Club - Buzz on Biz
Club - Buzz on Biz
Club - Augusta Chronicle
Connie Melear
David Hogg

Visiting Rotarians



Richmond County Interact Club

Hannah Farmer
Billie Boswell

Meeting Makeup

John Whitwell 10-24-14 Martinez Evans Rotary
Darlene Price 10-21-14 On Line Make up


Forester Adams
Jeb Murray
Susan Barcus
Ned Murray
Dee Beaird
Robert Osborne
Dave Brendza
Jennifer Pennington
Tom Coghill
Jonathan Powell
Charles Coleman

Ed Presnell
Jeanette Cummings
Richard Rogers
Rob Dennis
John Sebby
Mieko DiSano
Stan Shepherd
Bob Evans
Rabbi Sirull
Jeff Futrelle
Jeff Spears

Bobby Gagnon
Walter Sprouse
Kevin Grogan
Max Stachura
Randy Hatcher
Stan Stanton
Steven Kaplan
Kevin Steffes
Russ Morgan
Brinsley Thigpen
George Williams

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Steven Bogolea
Dee Bruker
Greg Capers
Mieko Di Sano
Rick Hall
Randy Hatcher
Steve Hobbs
Bill Kemp
Rob McKenzie
Jeff Partl
Lee Smith
Frank Stanton


October Birthdays
Jim Becton, MD,
Eddie Booth, Jr.
George Bradley
Carl Brown, Jr.
Charles Coleman
Bob Crumrine
Betty Dyches
Kevin Grogan
Jason Haddox
Jim Hawkins
Rick Herring
Tom Kiernan
Sam Maguire
Carolyn Maund
Chris McKinney
Sue Parr
Jerry Rogers
Billy Schafer
Frank Stanton
Dave Steele
Kevin Wade
Phil Wahl
Barry White