District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

October 3, 2016

Meeting Minutes

President Jennifer Pennington opened the meeting and called on George Hall who led the pledge and invocation. Margaret Woodard introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Thanks to last week’s Club Cart Challenger we raised $307.53. This week’s Inside Challenger is Susan Jernigan and Outside Challenger is Howard Johnson on Jimmy Dyess Parkway. Brad Means gave the Sunshine Report. Jeff Simless announced the results of the Football Follies.


President Jennifer reminded the club about the upcoming book drive.

President Jennifer Pennington called on Fran Forehand to introduce Paul Bowers of Georgia Power.

Paul Bowers, the president and CEO of Georgia Power addressed the club. First, he discussed the new logo of Georgia Power and its meaning.  It builds on the iconic red triangle and adds light blue, light green and dark blue to convey the addition of gas (through the purchase of AGL Resources) as well as the growth and innovation in the building the future of energy. He mentioned trends in customer habits that has resulted in billing offices closing — over half pay by mail or electronically now. He pointed two the addition of the new towers at Plant Vogtle and important of nuclear energy due to its cost effectiveness. He also mentioned that some alternative energy sources such as solar or wind were in theory good ideas, they were not reliable 24/7. Paul discussed the rise of the “smart grid” which could pinpoint an outage to the degree of being house specific. In closing he discussed concerns regarding cyber security and mentioned that they receive over two million pings a day on their server.  However, this is a team in place to monitor such attempts.

No meeting next week due to Columbus Day. Next meeting will be October 17, 2016.

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

Rotary International Convention



CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Susan Jernigan
Outside Challenger: Howard Johnson on Dyess Parkway



Paul Bowers
Jack Widener
John Gay
Jamie Hill
Conley Braun
Jamie Pulliam

Guest Of
President & CEO Georgia Power
Club and Connie Melear
Susan Jernigan
Laverne Gold
David Fields
Scott Williams

Richmond Academy Interact Club

David Ardrey

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup


Erin Armstrong
Kevin Mayne
Michael Ash
Ben McElreath
Greg Baker
Rob McKenzie
Steve Bogolea
Peter Michenfelder
Dave Brendza
Jita Morrison
Peter Buckley
Frank Mulherin
Len Collins
Jeb Murray
Jeanette Cummings

James Osborne
Guy Daniels
Robert Osborne
John David
Jeff Partl
Neal Dickert
Jonathan Powell
Sandy Dykes
Angela Pringle
Steve Farmer
T R Reddy
Jeff Flowers
Daniel Rhodes
Bobby Gagnon
Jeff Schwab

Aimee Hall
Stan Shepherd
Randy Hatcher
Walter Sprouse
James Heffner
Max Stachura
Janice Jackson
Stan Stanton
Chris James
Stacy Tallent
Scott Kelly
John Whitwell
Carolyn Maund
Dustin Young