October 27, 2014
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 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, Speaker - Buzz on Bizz
Club - Buzz on Biz
Club - Buzz on Biz
Club - Augusta Chronicle
Richmond County Interact Club
John Whitwell 10-24-14 Martinez Evans Rotary
Darlene Price 10-21-14 On Line Make up
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Mieko Di Sano
Jim Becton, MD,
Eddie Booth, Jr.
Carl Brown, Jr.