District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

November 7, 2016

Meeting Minutes

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 RichardsBrad 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



CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Jimmy Richards
Outside Challenger:



Shell Berry
Denishe Gulati
Matt Dykes
Wyck Knox
Minna Choi
David Stone

Guest Of
Guest Speaker
A K Gulati
Chad Harpley
Shell Berry
Paul Dainer
Paul Dainer

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

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.

Jennifer Pennington
Billy Franke
Scott Williams
Kevin Grogan
Leland Malchow
Chris McKinney
Dee Beaird


Forester Adams
Brian Kyzer
Greg Baker
Mahendra Mandawat
Barclay Bishop
Kevin Mayne
Steve Bogolea
Rob McKenzie
Dave Brendza
Chris McKinney
Peter Buckley
Connie Melear
David Bullington
Pete Michenfelder
Betty Carter
Jita Morrison

Tom Clark
Jeb Murray
Charles Coleman
Sheri Osburn
Len Collins
Sue Parr
Thomas Denlinger
Ed Presnell
Ashlee Duren
Angela Pringle
Bob Evans
Daniel Rhodes
Steve Farmer
Jimmy Richards
Fran Forehand
Jeff Schwab

Bobby Gagnon
Stan Shepherd
Mark Gilliam
John Snider
George Hall
Max Stachura
Randy Hatcher
Paul Wade
Dora Hogg
George Williams
Janice Jackson
Margaret Woodard
Susan Jernigan
Dustin Young
Brooks Keel
Russell Keen
Bill Kemp