District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

April 10, 2017

Meeting Minutes

Past President John Whitwell rang the bell and brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM, Monday, 10 April 2017. Jim Price led the club in the pledge and invocation. John Sebby introduced visiting Rotarians and member guests. Past President John reported that at our last meeting, we raised $144.16 with the support of inside challenger Ed Presnell and outside challenger MAI Advisors. This week the inside challengers are James Hefner with State Bank and Steve Hobbs. Richard Rogers gave the Sunshine report and shared his Masters Week experience with the club.


  • Golf: We will hold our annual golf tournament on April 17th. Sign-up sheets are on the tables. We are also in need of some prizes. If you would like to donate one, see Frank Mulherin. There is no meeting that day and there will not be a sign-up sheet for non-golfers in our regular location.


Erick Montgomery introduced our guest speaker, Mr. Sonny Seals, who is co-founder of Historic Rural Churches of Georgia. Mr. Seals and his longtime friend, Mr. George Hart, co-founded the non-profit with the mission of providing research, documentation, education, and preservation of Georgia's rural churches.

Mr. Seals shared stories and pictures of various churches in Georgia and provided a historical perspective on how the state was first settled. Over a 40 year period, nearly 35 million acres of land was acquired through various methods and redistributed in 200-400 acre tracts. During this time, churches became the center of the communities serving as a gathering place to dispense both religion and law and order. Much of Georgia's history is kept in the minutes and official records of the churches. He encouraged everyone to visit their website to learn about the history of these churches and find ways to get involved. At the conclusion of his presentation he addressed questions from the audience and was presented with a book that will be placed in the Augusta Library in his honor.

Next week's program will be our own club member, Dr. Angela Pringle, who will provide her annual report of the Richmond County School System.

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


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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CART buckets
Inside Challenger:
Outside Challenger:


Sonny Seals
Rick Franza
Maya Phillips

Guest Of
Speaker - Historic Rural Churches in Georgia
Chris McKinney
TR Reddy

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Jennifer Pennington 4-10-17 Rotary Board of Dir. Meeting
Ed Presnell 4-10-17 Rotary Board of Dir. Meeting

The following will receive a make up for attending the Rotary Board of Directors Meeting held at Cranston Engineering on Tuesday, April 11, 2017:

Jennifer Pennington
Kevin Grogan
Leland Malchow
Ed Presnell
Dustin Young
Chris McKinney


Forester Adams
Brian Kyzer
Erin Armstrong
Darryl Leech
Michael Ash
Ben McElreath
Bob Baisden
Rob Mckenzie
Dee Beaird
Brad Means
Shell Berry
Chris Melcher
Chris Bird
Connie Melear
Barclay Bishop
Ian Mercier
Steve Boler
Brett Montroy
Dave Brendza
Betts Murdison
Carl Brown
Jeb Murray
Larry Broyles
Carlisle Overstreet
Dee Bruker
Tim Owings
Greg Capers

Sue Parr
Betty Carter
Jeff Partl
Tom Clark
Jennifer Pennington
Charles Coleman
Leigh Porterfield
Len Collins
Jonathan Powell
Patrick Cullinan
Ed Presnell
Jeanette Cummings
Angela Pringle
Thomas Denlinger
Anna Reeves
Rob Dennis
Daniel Rhodes
Neal Dickert
Stan Shepherd
Ashlee Duren
Deborah Sleeth
Sandy Dykes
John Snider
Chris Etterlee
Jeff Spears
Steve Farmer
Walter Sprouse

David Fields
Kevin Steffes
Fran Forehand
Charles Stewart
Jeff Futrelle
Linda Tuccerione
Bobby Gagnon
Sonny Tucker
Mark Gilliam
Shanda Vaughn
Aimee Hall
Paul Wade
Rick Hall
Phil Wahl
Chad Harpley
Ray Walters
David Hogg
Butch Whiddon
Richard Isdell
Barry White
Janice Jackson
Andrew Williams
Susan Jernigan
George Williams
Clay Jolly
Scott Williams
Scott Kelly
Margaret Woodard