July 25, 2016
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.
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.
Inside Challenger: AK Gulati
Outside Challenger: GB&T Financial Services
(3) Medical Students
Guest Speaker - Locally Grown
Ray Walters 7-11-16 On Line Make up