District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

July 25, 2016

Meeting Minutes

President Jennifer Pennington rang the bell and called the meeting to order.

The pledge and invocation was given by Jeff Flowers.

President Jennifer gave a “Rotary Moment” and told how Rotary help a village in Guatemala improve their life by building a water system to bring water to their village.  Prior to the water system, they spent five hours per day carrying the water from its source. 

John Sebby welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians.

CART:  Thanks to Kevin Mayne the club raised $223.32 for CART at our last meeting.  This week the inside challenger is AK Gulati and the outside challenger is Georgia Bank and Trust Financial Services

Richard Rogers gave our Sunshine Report. 


  • Club member Brenda Durant, Director of the Greater Augusta Arts Council was recognized for being featured in the Arts Georgia quarterly publication.
  • Augusta CEO featured club members Sue Parr (Chamber of Commerce) and Travis McNeal (Golden Harvest)
  • President Jennifer thanked everyone for bringing donations for the The Broken Shackle program.
  • She reminded the club that our Rotary Family Night at the Greenjackets baseball game will take place 8/12/16 at 7:00 and tickets are only $5 per person. 
  • Rotary Leadership Institute is August 13th in Augusta.  Anyone interested in participating should contact President Jennifer.
  • The GRSP Conclave will take place August 26-28 in Augusta.  We need 10 more families to agree to host 2-3 students that weekend.  Forms are on the table.

New Members:

Sue Parr introduced John Snider, Serotta Maddocks Evans, CPAs

Billy Franke introduced Steven Boler, minister with Olivet Baptist Church.


Shell Berry introduced our speaker, Kim Hines, with Augusta Locally Grown.  Kim delivered a very passionate presentation about the work being down in the community to teach people to eat healthier and how to grow their own fresh vegetables. 

She detailed three major programs; 100’s in Harrisburg, Fruit/Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx), and a partnership with Fort Gordon to improve nutrition.  Each of these programs focuses on either the faith, medical, or military community.

Mrs. Hines also shared that the best fruits and vegetables to grow in the local area include heirloom cherry tomatoes, blue berries, and aronia berries which is surprising to some who believe peaches are best grown in the area. 

Following the presentation, President Jennifer led us in reciting the four way test and then adjourned the meeting. 

Next meeting July 25, 2016 and the speaker will be Kim Hines with Augusta Locally Grown.


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: AK Gulati
Outside Challenger: GB&T Financial Services



Kim Hines
Chad Harpley
Sam Patel
Jason Murphy
Jeanette Giles
(3) Medical Students

Guest Of
Guest Speaker - Locally Grown
John Whitwell
TR Reddy
Steve Hobbs
Rick Herring
Paul Dainer

Interact Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Ray Walters 7-11-16 On Line Make up


Greg Baker
Travis McNeal
Dee Beaird
Brad Means
Chris Bird
Ian Mercier
Marilyn Bowcutt
Jita Morrison
Betty Carter
Jeb Murray
Mike Cash
Jonathan Powell
John David

Susan Rice
Thomas Denlinger
Jimmy Richards
Judy Downie
Jeff Schwab
Brenda Durant
Harold Scott
Bobby Gagnon
Jeff Spears
Randy Hatcher
Walter Sprouse
James Heffner
Stan Stanton

Richard Isdell
Kevin Steffes
Janice Jackson
Linda Tucciarone
Brooks Keel
Kevin Wade
Russell Keen
Phil Wahl
Scott Kelly
Butch Whiddon
Rob McKenzie
Margaret Woodard