District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

February 22, 2016

Meeting Minutes

President Billy opened the meeting and called on Robert Osborn who led the pledge and invocation. Frank Ward introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Barclay Bishop gave the Sunshine Report. President Billy gave thanks to last week’s Club Cart Challenger, Jeff Partyl, who helped us raise $280.20 for the fund. The Club CART Challenger for the meeting is Jessie Cummings.   

President Billy made the following announcements/presentations:

  • The District Conference will be May 13-15th at the Savannah Desoto Hilton. Club service projects are at the Phinizy Swamp and Heritage Academy, March 2nd 10-11 a.m. to read.
  • Paul Dainer received a Paul Harris Fellow +1 pin. Ed Presnell received a Silver Level Pin for member sponsors.
  • Lavern Gold introduced the Club Speech Contest winners. The winners presented their speeches to the club.
    • 1st Place Winner; Kaleigh Anderson, Westminister School of Augusta, 11th grader
    • 2nd Place Winner; Kennedy McKnight, Westminister School of Augusta, 12th grader
    • 3rd Place Winner; Emily Rogers, Westminister School of Augusta; 11th grader

New Members:

Jennifer Pennington introduced new member Dr. Adarsh Gulati. Kevin Grogan introduced new member Ashlee Duren. Tim Owings introduced new member Travis McNeal.  Welcome to Augusta Rotary, Dr. Gulati, Ashlee Duren, Travis McNeal!

Guest Speaker:

Name: Dr. Ted Johnson, Pediatric Cancer

Topic: Pediatric Immunotherapy Program for Children with Cancer.

Dr. Theodore Johnson is an assistant professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Johnson earned his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from MCG.

Dr. Johnson discussed the power of the immune system to heal children with cancer. Dr. Johnson said more children die from brain tumors than any other type of cancer. He discussed how most cancer drugs and clinical trials are for adults. Dr. Johnson talked about his clinical trial for kids using immunotherapy treatment options to treat pediatric brain cancer.

Next week’s speaker will be Randy Hicks, Pres., GA CTR for Opportunity.

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

Special Events

Rotary Golf Tournament
Monday, May 16th
River Golf Club – 1:00 Shotgun
Lunch Provided
Guests Are Welcome

Upcoming Meeting Topics

2/29/2016 Dr. Rau: Digestive Health
3/14/2016 Giving Back to the Community Day


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Jeanette Cummings
Outside Challenger: Jeanette Cummings



Dr. Ted Johnson
Jeff Simless
Blanche Clinefelder
Kaleigh Anderson
Kennedy McKnight
Emily Rogers

Guest Of
Speaker, Pediatric Cancer
Billy Franke
Rick Herring
Club, Speech Contest Winner
Club, Speech Contest 2nd place
Club, Speech Contest 3rd place

Interact Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Ray Walters 2-8-16 Augusta West Rotary
Scott Williams 2-22-16 Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
Brad Means 2-8-16 Emcee, United Way Meeting

The following will receive a make up for attending the Rotary Club Board of Directors meeting on February 16, 2016
Billy Franke
Jennifer Pennington
Ed Presnell
Kevin Grogan
Scott Williams
Susan Jernigan
Dustin Young
Steve Farmer
Dee Bruker


Forester Adams
Steve Kaplan
Greg Baker
Scott Kelly
Shell Berry
Carolyn Maund
Kathleen Bogolea
Krystal McGee
Steve Bogolea
Rob McKenzie
Dave Brendza
Connie Melear
Greg Capers

Ian Mercier
Tom Coghill
Erick Montgomery
Len Collins
Russ Morgan
Greg Deloach
Neita Mulherin
Judy Downie
Ned Murray
Bob Evans
Steve O'Neil
Bobby Gagnon
James Osborne

Laverne Gaskins
Sheri Osburn
Rick Hall
Jeff Partl
Randy Hatcher
Jimmy Richards
Steve Hobbs
Richard Rogers
Janice Jackson
Jeff Spears
Butch Whiddon
Max Stachura
Margaret Woodard
Scott Williams