November 7, 2016
President Jennifer Pennington rang the bell and called the meeting to order. Jim Price gave the pledge and invocation. President Jennifer shared information about Great Britian’s clean water project which involves building 40 sand dams to provide clean water to over 86,000 people in South America. AK Gulati welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians. Thanks to our inside challenger, Tom Kiernan, we raised $325.00 for CART at our last meeting. This week the inside challenger for this week is Jimmy Richards. Brad Means gave our Sunshine Report.
Football Follies: Jeff Simless announced Tom Dillenger picked 100% of the games correctly for the week and won a gift certificate to Nacho Mamas. He reminded everyone you must participate in 75% of the games to be in the overall competition, however, you can still win weekly prizes.
- President Jennifer announced the speech contest will take place on January 23, 2017. Anyone who knows a student interested in participating should contact LaVerne Gold.
- Our GRSP student, Sophie Pedersen needs a ride to Statesboro on Friday and back home again on Sunday.
- District Conference this year will be held at Jekyll Island on March 24-25. All members are invited to attend and more information can be found on our district website at http://www.rotarydistrict6920.net/
Tim Owings introduced our speaker, club member Shell Berry, who is the President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Augusta. The Community Foundation was established in 1995 by local business and community leaders in order to serve as a conduit between donors and beneficiaries. There are over 800 community foundations nationwide and 13 in the state of Georgia.
As a 501c3, donors can make tax deductible gifts to the foundation and designate how those gifts are spent in the community. The Foundation handles all of the administrative tasks so that individuals and corporations do not incur the burden or expense of running their own foundations.
The Foundation currently manages 215 different funds with over $70 million in assets. During 2016, the Foundation will distribute $615,000 in community grants with each grant being $15,000. Since inception, they have distributed over 600 grants totaling more than $7 million.
President Jennifer led us in reciting the four way test and then adjourned the meeting.
Our next meeting will be on November 14th with speaker Bill Curry to talk about A Football Life.
Rotary International Convention
HOST ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
Inside Challenger: Jimmy Richards
A K Gulati
Richmond Academy Interact Club
Augusta Tech Rotaract Club
Brian Kyzer 11-7-16 On Line Make up
Bill Kemp 11-7-16 Augusta South Rotary
Chris McKinney 11-7-16 Rotary Board of Dir. Mtg.
The following will receive a make up for attending the Rotary Board of Directors Meeting held Tuesday, November 8, Cranston Engineering.