District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

March 6, 2017

Meeting Minutes

President Jennifer Pennington rang the bell at 12:15 p.m., calling the Monday March 6, 2017 meeting to Order.

Pledge and Invocation: given by Jeff Flowers

Rotary Moment: President Jennifer described a program of the Douglas AZ Rotary Club: a Fly-In/Pancake Breakfast at the Douglas Municipal Airport including Young Eagle Flights to the first 100 youths (ages 8- with parent signature) that come to our event.

Guests/Visiting Rotarians: were introduced by Clayton Jolly

CART: President Jennifer announced that the club had sent a $12,000 check to CART

At the club’s last meeting, $554.78 was raised for CART with the help of Inside Challenger Steve Foushee. Contribute to the blue buckets on your tables. 

Sunshine Report:  Brad Means reported that US businesses will lose approximately $2 billion in lost productivity during March Madness, and that the chances of filling out a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quadrillion – that is 1: 9,200,000,000,000,000.


  • Frank Mulherin reminded that the club will hold its annual golf tournament on April 17th. Sign up sheets are on the tables.
  • President Jennifer added:
    • The Rotary Service Project will be at the Imperial on March 18th.  Don’t forget to sign up!  Sign up sheets are on the table.    
    • The International Convention which will be held this year in Atlanta on June 10th – 14th. More information can be found at the riconvention.org or on the district website.  Bill Gates will be the keynote speaker. 
    • The district conference will be held this year at Jekyll Island on March 24 and 25th.  More information can be found on the district website.   
    • We have an announcement from fellow Rotarian, President Jeff Anderson of the Augusta West Rotary Club.  Augusta West will hold a fundraiser on Saturday – “A Taste of Something Wild”.  Tickets - $30.  Beneficiaries CART and Fisher House.

Program: Club member Angela Pringle introduced our speaker for the day, Dr. Jason Moore, principal of the E-Z-GO program "RPM - Reaching Potential through Manufacturing", conducted in collaboration with the Richmond County school system. Dr. Moore explained the goal of addressing the need for an educated local workforce by recognizing the challenges that many young people deal with while seeking a high school diploma and developing a model collaboration between  E-Z-GO and Richmond County schools.  Student barriers to education include poverty, truancy, absenteeism, teen pregnancy (Richmond County is #1 in Georgia), family issues, and personal lack of self-worth.  Targeted students are enrolled in a day-long program that includes classwork as well as the manufacture of actual E-Z-GO vehicle parts (tail lights, brake pedals, steering columns) and classes.  They are paid, but the job carries with it the self-responsibilities expected of an employee – reliability, notification of absence, quality performance.  Failure results in “firing”.  In this first year of the program 80% of the original 90 students enrolled are continuing.  E-Z-GO hopes to employ one third to one half once they gain their high school diploma.  Corporate and Educational leadership so pleased with the results thus far that they are looking at program expansion and increased participation.  The presentation closed with a video of successful students, one of whom commented “I feel like I’m worth something now.”


President Jennifer announced that our next meeting will take place on March 13th and that our speaker will discuss the history of the Aiken Triple Crown. 

She then asked us to stand and join her in the Four Way Test: Of all the things that we think, say or do: 1st: Is it the truth?  2nd: Is it fair to all concerned? 3rd: Will it build good will and better friendships? And 4th: Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

She rang the Bell to Adjourn the meeting.


Annual Rotary Golf Tournament
Monday, April 17th - River Golf Club
12:30 Tee Off - Lauderdale Format
Box lunch, practice balls, and prizes
Guests welcome!
*Prizes needed ( quantities of 4 )
Contact Frank Mulherin - 706-414-4922

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Rotary International Convention



CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Steve Foushee
Outside Challenger:



Jason Moore
Eric Clark

Guest Of
Speaker, E-Z-Go
TR Reddy

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians

Ricardo Bravo
Jeff Anderson

Martinez Evans Rotary
President, Augusta West Rotary

Meeting Makeup

Kevin Wade 3-6-17 Red Badge Orientation


Forester Adams
Kevin Mayne
Michael Ash
Ben McElreath
Shell Berry
Rob McKenzie
Barclay Bishop
Travis McNeal
Steven Boler
Ian Mercier
Marilyn Bowcutt
Jeb Murray
Dave Brendza
Susan Parr
Dee Bruker
Jeff Partl
Gretchen Caughman

Jonathan Powell
Charles Coleman
Daniel Rhodes
Len Collins
Susan Rice
Patrick Cullinan
John Snider
Neal Dickert
Stan Stanton
Judy Downie
Charles Stewart
Sandy Dykes
Linda Tucciarone
Steve Farmer
Sonny Tucker
Fran Forehand
Kevin Wade

Mark Gilliam
Paul Wade
Aimee Hall
Phil Wahl
Steve Hobbs
Ray Walters
David Hogg
Butch Whiddon
Dora Hogg
Barry White
Brooks Keel
Ridge Whitehurst
Russell Keen
Andrew Williams
Zach Kelehear
George Williams
Scott Kelly
Margaret Woodard