District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

May 22, 2017

Meeting Minutes

President Jennifer Pennington rang the bell and called the meeting to order. The pledge and invocation was given by Jeff Spears. President Jennifer gave a “Rotary Moment”. She discussed how the Rotary Club of Baabda, Lebanon and the Rotary Club of Kernsville, North Carolina are working together on an international grant for $43,000 to bring clean water to public schools in Lebanon. Kevin Grogan welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians. Thanks to Bill Keogh, the club raised $258.50 for CART at our last meeting. Walter Sprouse was todays inside challenger. The outside challenger was PollockBarclay Bishop gave our Sunshine Report. 


  • Bob Baisden requested club members update their member information online at www.dacdb.com.
  • Ed Presnell invited the club to attend the International Convention which will be this year in Atlanta on June 10th -14th. More information can be found at the reconvention.org or on the district website.


Randy Hatcher introduced our guest speaker Gretchen Corbin, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia.

Gretchen Corbin is the Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia. Gretchen oversees the state’s 22 technical colleges, adult literacy programs and workforce development. She discussed the success of the Georgia’s Quick Start Program, the “Move on When Ready” program and the Hope Career Grant. The Hope Career Grant provides free tuition to students who enroll in 1 of 12 high demand programs.   

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

No meeting on May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day)

Next meeting is June 5, 2017 and the speaker will be Kaye Menchew, “FDR: A President in our Midst”

Easy links to pages on our website
Rotary schedule of meeting dates and speakers  
Member Proposal Form 
Online directory - Find a member or update your information
Bulletins - Weekly bulletins from 2014-current

Rotary International Convention



CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Walter Sprouse
Outside Challenger: Pollock Company



Gretchen Corbin
Terry Elam
Will Dyer
Tim Maund
Duncan Johnson
Marty Elliott
Michelle Steffes
Robert Mangum
Mark Bowen
Mark Dalessio
Hayley Allison
Neal Bitting

Guest Of
Speaker - Technical College of Georgia
Walter Sprouse
Frank Mulherin
Carolyn Maund
Robert Osborne
Anne Catherine Murray
Kevin Steffes
Dora Hogg
Chris James
Randy Hatcher
Randy Hatcher
Randy Hatcher

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians

Steve Baxter
Wright Montgomery

Augusta West Rotary
Augusta West Rotary

Meeting Makeup

The following will receive a make up for attending the Red Badge Orientation Meeting held at Intellisystems on Monday, May 22, 2017:

Conley Braun
Susan Everitt
Jim Laura
Anne Catherine Murray
Shell Berry
Chris McKinney
Jennifer Pennington
Ed Presnell
Herb Upton
Kevin Wade
John Whitwell
Bill Kemp
Make Ups

Dee Beaird 5-22-17 Rotary Board of Dir. Meeting
Dustin Young 5-22-17 Rotary Board of Dir. Meeting
Shell Berry 5-22-17 Red Badge Orientation Meeting
Susan Everitt 5-15-17 Red Badge Orientation Meeting
Ed Presnell 5-22-17 Red Badge Orientation Meeting
John Whitwell 5-22-17 Red Badge Orientation Meeting
Chris McKinney 5-8-17 Red Badge Orientation Meeting


Forester Adams
Brian Kyzer
Michael Ash
Leland Malchow
Dee Beaird
Mahendra Mandawat
Shell Berry
Ben McElreath
Christine Betts
Rob McKenzie
Chris Bird
Travis McNeal
Steve Boler
Brad Means
Carl Brown
Ian Mercier
David Bullington

Sue Parr
Len Collins
Jeff Partl
Patrick Cullinan
Leigh Porterfield
Jeanette Cummings
Jonathan Powell
Paul Dainer
Ed Presnell
Ashlee Duren
Jim Price
Chris Etterlee
Daniel Rhodes
Fran Forehand
Richard Rogers
Bobby Gagnon
John Sebby

Mark Gilliam
Deborah Sleeth
A.K. Gulati
Steve Smith
Aimee Hall
John Snider
Chad Harpley
Frank Ward
Rick Herring
Butch Whiddon
Steve Hobbs
John Whitwell
Brooks Keel
George Williams
Russell Keen
Scott Williams
Scott Kelly
Margaret Woodard
Dustin Young