September 12, 2016
President Jennifer Pennington rang the bell and called the meeting to order.
Jim Price gave the pledge and invocation.
“Rotary Moment”: President Jennifer gave a Conclave weekend review and reported that our club hosted 36 of the 51 students that attended. President Jennifer recognized each of the host families of the 36 students. Thank you to the host families: Jerry Rogers, Adarsh Gulati, Billy Franke, Faye Hargrove, Gerald Woods, Greg Baker, Jeff Futrelle, John David, John Whitwell, Keith Hull, Leland Malchow, Sandy Dykes, Sue Parr, Susan Jernigan, Tom Kiernan and President Jennifer Pennington.
Keith Hull welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians.
CART: Thanks to our inside challenger, Jeff Futrell, and the outside challenger, Premier Networx-Augusta IT Guys, the club raised 304.59 for CART at our last meeting. This week the inside challenger is Neita Mulherin and the outside challenger is Mattress Outlet of Aiken.
Gould Hagler gave our Sunshine Report and announced the Arts in the Heart Festival next weekend September 16 – 18 in Downtown Augusta.
Football Follies: Jeff Simless announced 41 participants in week 1 and 36 participants in week 2. Sunny Tucker our week 1 winner with 9 of 10 games correct won 2 VIP passes to Arts in the Hart.
Betty Dyches is our week 2 winner with 8 of 10 games correct.
Phil Wall is our current overall leader.
You must participate in 70% of the games to be in the overall competition.
- Dora Hogg announced that the Literacy Committee is looking for high interest books to give to the literacy center. A list of suggested titles (attached) was provided on each table.
- A fund raiser breakfast for the Greater Augusta Partnership for Literacy (GAPL) will be held from 8:00 – 10:00 on September 24th. At Fatz Café. Tickets are $10.00, 6 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
- Chad Harpley along with Scott and Renee Kelly organized several pallets of school supplies that were sent through the Sunrise Rotary Club to seven schools in a Baton Rouge school district that was affected by flooding.
- The Membership Committee will meet following our club meeting.
President Jennifer introduced our speaker, Ann Sophie Pederson our GRSP student from Denmark who spoke on her family and country.
Her Country Denmark is smaller than the state of Georgia, Copenhagen the capital city of Denmark has a population of 1.8 Million. Denmark consist of 400 islands and has 4,500 miles of coastline and is the oldest monarchy in the world dating back to 940. Denmark ranks highly in education and welfare, has one of the world’s highest income tax rates, is the least corrupt country in the world and was nominated by the UN as the happiest country in the world. The major export of Denmark is industrial machinery.
After graduating high school in 2015 Sophie did a 600 mile pilgrimage through Spain. In her spare time Sophie participates in youth politics and enjoys soccer, marathons and teaching gymnastics. Sophie is studying sociology, anthropology, business and Chinese. Sophie has a younger brother, her Mother is a school teacher and her Father is an engineer.
Sophie baked Danish cookies for us to enjoy at lunch.
Following the presentation, President Jennifer led us in reciting the four way test and then adjourned the meeting.
Next meeting September 19, 2016 and the speaker will be Kim Elle with the Augusta Warrior Project.
Inside Challenger: Neita Mulherin
Outside Challenger: Mattress Outlet of Aiken
(GRSP) Student - Denmark, Sweden
Martinez-Evans Rotary Club
Stacie Adkins 9-12-16 United Way Kick Off Meeting
Rick Hall 9-12-16 United Way Kick Off Meeting
Leland Malchow 9-12-16 United Way Kick Off Meeting
Betts Murdison 9-12-16 United Way Kick Off Meeting
Leigh Porterfield 9-12-16 United Way Kick Off Meeting
Phil Wahl 9-12-16 United Way Kick Off Meeting
Paul Dainer 8-22-16
The following will receive a make up for attending the Rotary Board of Directors Meeting held on September 13, 2016 at RW ALLEN:
A K Gulati