District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

November 14, 2016

Meeting Minutes

President Jennifer Pennington rang the bell and called the meeting to order.

The pledge and invocation was given by Robert Osborne. President Jennifer gave a “Rotary Moment” and told the club about the Rotary Club Arequipa Valle Hermoso - Distrito 4455 in Perú as they celebrate 25 years of service and hold up their hands to show how close we are to ending polio.  Pete Michenfelder welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians.  CART:  Thanks to our inside challenger, Jimmy Richards, the club raised $242 for CART at our last meeting.  This week the inside challenger is Steve Farmer and the outside challenger is Fuller, Frost, and Associates CPS  Richard Rogers gave our Sunshine Report.  Willie Williams introduced Interact Club guests Hadden Demeyers, Charlsie Parnam, Clay McKnight, and Andrew Moses.  Jeff Simless announced this week’s winner of the Football Follies and remarked about the disruption caused by the remarkable number of upsets last weekend.


  • 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/
  • Kevin Wade announced the opportunity for participation in a 3 week Rotary experience in Brazil this summer.  Members should contact him if interested.
  • President Jennifer reminded the membership that Rotary International will be meeting in Atlanta (June 10-14, 2017).  Philanthropist and polio fighter Bill Gates, actor/activists Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai are among those who have been invited to speak. More information can be found at the riconvention.org or on the district website. 
  • 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/
  • We will not meet next week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Tim Owings introduced our guest speaker, Bill Curry, NFL Football player and 3-time champion (including Super Bowls I and V), Coach (Georgia Tech, University of Alabama, and first coach at Georgia State University), Leader (President of the NFL Players Association, COO for the National Consortium for Academics & Sports), Analyst (for ESPN), Author (“One More July – A Football Dialogue” with George Plimpton, “Ten Men You Meet in the Huddle”), Husband, Father, and Grandfather (Married to Carolyn 50+ years, 2 children, 7 grandchildren), Man (“…a mentor, advisor, father-figure, role model, philanthropist, and…a person who improves and enriches the lives of everyone he touches.”)  Coach Curry gave an inspirational presentation about his career experiences including heart-warming stories of wanting to pitch for the NY Yankees, but being told by his first football coach that he “had to play Center”,  being brought down to a reality by a grandchild who told him “your breath is terrible”, to a fellow African American player who taught him about friendship and leadership across racial barriers, finally to his vision of collegiate athletics where a coach can “help young athletes to recognize and realize their potential”.

Following the presentation, President Jennifer led us in reciting the four way test and then adjourned the meeting. 

Our next meeting will be on November 28 with speaker Dr. Sam Khleif with the MCG/Augusta University Cancer Center.  He will give and update on the Moonshot program. 

Rotary International Convention



CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Steve Farmer
Outside Challenger: Fuller, Frost & Associates, CPAs



Bill Curry
Bill Fulcher
Bobby Jones

Guest Of
Guest Speaker
David Hudson
Dee Beaird and the Rotary Club

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Kevin Grogan 11-14-16 Rotary Board of Directors Mtg.
David Bullington 11-7-16 Red Badge Orientation


Greg Baker
Bill Keogh
Shell Berry
Brian Kyzer
Barclay Bishop
Kevin Mayne
Steve Bogolea
Ben McElreath
Peter Buckley
Rob McKenzie
Greg Capers
Chris McKinney
Betty Carter

Mike Cash
Chris Melcher
Gretchan Caughman
Ian Mercier
Charles Coleman
Jita Morrison
Chris Etterlee
Betts Murdison
Fran Forehand
Jeb Murray
Kevin Grogan
Sheri Osburn
Adarsh Gulati
Sue Parr

Aimee Hall
Leigh Porterfield
George Hall
Jonathan Powell
Chad Harpley
Jeff Spears
Randy Hatcher
Shanda Vaughn
Rick Herring
Butch Whiddon
Clay Jolly
Barry White
Russell Keen
Margaret Woodward