District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

December 15, 2014

Meeting Minutes

President Jerry opened the meeting and called on Judie Kaye who led the pledge and invocation.

Aimee Hall introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Brad Means gave the Sunshine Report and shared some UGA-Augusta connections.

President Jerry gave thanks to last week's Club Cart Challenger, Marilyn Bowcutt, and Outside Challenger

Mrs. Santa Claus who helped us raise $349.26 for the fund.

The Club CART Challenger for the meeting is Ridge Whitehurst and Scott Williams and the Outside CART Challenger is Cranston Engineering Group.

President Jerry made the following announcements/presentations:

- President Jerry had a moment of silence for Past President Bit Williams.

- The Salvation Army will be ringing the bell at meetings during December. Checks will be welcome.

- President Jerry mentioned the sign up for the Christmas Party guests on the 22nd.

New Members:

Dustin Young introduced new member Randall Zapata. New member Occupation: consulting-information technology. Welcome to Augusta Rotary, Randall!

Bob Evans introduced our guest speaker Jere W. Morehead, President of the University of Georgia.

President Morehead is a 1980 graduate of the UGA School of Law and the first alumnus of UGA to be named president in more than forty-five years. President Morehead is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business, where he has held a faculty appointment since 1986. He has received several University-wide teaching awards, including the Josiah Meigs Award--UGA's highest honor for teaching excellence--the Richard B. Russell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award.

Prior to becoming president in July 2013, President Morehead served UGA in many key administrative roles, including Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Vice President for Instruction, and Director of the Honors Program.

Topic: UGA's Close Relationship with the State of Georgia, the People of Georgia and Service to Augusta

President Jere discussed UGA's incoming student academics. President Jere stated that 150 students from Augusta were signed up so far with early admissions. He also said 83 percent of freshman were graduating within 5 years at UGA. The national average is less than 60 percent in 6 years.

President Jere discussed UGA's local service to Augusta. He mentioned the Small Business Development Center, the Mustard Seed Dental Studio, the Carl Vinson Institute (leadership training), UGA Extension Offices in Richmond and Columbia County and the GRU Cancer Center.

Next weeks meeting will be the Christmas Luncheon.

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

Upcoming Meeting Topics

12/22/14 Christmas Luncheon
12/29/14 NO MEETING: New Years


CART Blue buckets
Club Challenger: > Ridge Whitehurst
Scott Williams

Outside Challenger: Cranston Engineering Group



Club Guests

Dr. Jere Morehead
Ron Newton
Trav Paine
Winslow Whitehurst
Melissa Rhodes
Peter Buckley
Alicia Griffin
Branford Thompson
Kate Sanders
Sid Mullis
Jim Channel
Trey Jernigan
Lee Jernigan
Bryan Hawkins
Chris Karle
Jim Plunkett
Wright Montgomery
Frank Montgomery

Guest Of
President, UGA
Kathleen Bogolea
Bob Evans
Ridge Whitehurst
Ridge Whitehurst
Michael Ash
Christine Miller Betts
Gould Hagler
Jennifer Pennington
Richard Isdell
Dee Bruker
Susan Jernigan
Susan Jernigan
John Whitwell
Kevin Wade
Marc Miller
Eric Montgomery
Eric Montgomery

Visiting Rotarians

Joan Puryear

Augusta South

Richmond County Interact Club

Meeting Makeup

Jim Puryear December 8, 2014 Augusta South
Jeanette Cummings December 8, 2014 Augusta South

The following will receive a make up for attending the December Board of Directors meeting on December 16, 2014 at RW ALLEN.

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


Forester Adams
Chris McKinney
Greg Baker
Connie Melear
Dee Beaird
Brett Montroy
Steve Bogolea
Jita Morrison
Trex Bolick
Susan Parr
Dave Brendza
Jonathan Powell
Mike Cash
Ed Presnell

Tom Coghill
Darlene Price
Jeanette Cummings
Jimmy Richards
Greg Deloach
Curt Roberts
Neal Dickert
Jeff Schwab
Mieko DiSano
Stan Shepherd
Chris Etterlee
Rabbi Sirull
Steve Farmer
Walter Sprouse

George Hall
Max Stachura
Rick Hall
Stan Stanton
David Hudson
Kevin Steffes
Leland Malchow
Thom Tuckey
Mahendra Mandawat
Shanda Vaughn
Rob McKenzie
Paul Wade
Scott Williams

Birthdays & Anniversaries

Ridge Whitehurst
Charles Stewart
Jeff Futrelle
George Hall
Haskell Toporek
Jerry Rogers


December Birthdays
John Whitwell
Stacy Tallent
Walt Alexanderson
Bernie Silverstein
Jeb Murray
Kevin Steffes
Walt Sprouse
Marc Miller
Jim Osborne