February 8, 2016
President Billy opened the meeting and called on Ned Murray who led the pledge and invocation. Frank Ward introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Richard Rodgers gave the Sunshine Report. President Billy gave thanks to last week's Club Cart Challenger, the Media (26, 12, and 6), who helped us raise $651.84 for the fund. The Club CART Challenger for the meeting is Jeff Partl.
President Billy made the following announcements/presentations:
- No meeting next week. Rotary will be at the Marriott for a meeting with John Germ, President Elect Rotary International.
- The following members received new sponsor pins:
- Laverne Gold (Faye Hargrove)
- Leland Malchow (Andrew Williams)
- TR Reddy (Crystal McGee)
- Darryl Leech, Paul Dainer, and Chris McKinney were designated as Paul Harris Fellows +1.
President Billy introduced new member Dr. Brooks Keel. Welcome to Augusta Rotary, Dr. Keel!
Name: Dr. Keel
Topic: Pathway Forward
Dr. Brooks Keel was named President of Augusta University on July 8, 2015. Dr. Keel earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Augusta College and the Medical College of Georgia. Dr Keel was the 12th president of Georgia Southern University from 2010 to 2015. Dr. Keel discussed the pathway forward to establish Augusta University as a world class comprehensive research university. A goal is to become a top 50 medical center. The University plans to move the College of Science and Mathematics from the Summerville campus to the Health Sciences campus. The vacated Summerville buildings will be renovated for future growth at the Summerville campus. Dr. Keel mentioned the Laney Walker roadway reconstruction, the 15th Street residence halls, and a proposed bridge walkway across Laney Walker to the cancer center. Dr. Keel emphasized the importance of providing cyber security training.
No meeting next week.
The meeting was adjourned following the recital of the Four-Way Test.
Rotary Golf Tournament
Monday, May 16th
River Golf Club – 1:00 Shotgun
Guests Are Welcome
Upcoming Meeting Topics
Inside Challenger: Jeff Partl
Dave Brendza 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon
Betty Dyches 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon
Fran Forehand 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon
Steve Hobbs 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon
Connie Melear 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon
Neita Mulherin 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon
Robert Osborne 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon
Sue Parr 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon
Jeff Partl 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon
Daniel Rhodes 2-8-16 Red Badge Orientation
Walter Sprouse 2-8-16 Econ Luncheon