District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

August 7, 2017

Meeting Minutes

President Ed rang the bell and called the meeting to order. The pledge and invocation was given by David Hudson. Frank Ward welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians. Thanks to Neita Mulherin and the outside challenger, Jeannette Cummings, the club raised $278.28 for CART at our last meeting. Brad Means gave our Sunshine Report. 


  • Shanda Vaughn discussed the Rotary Club of Augusta Night at the Green Jackets, on August 17.
  • President Ed mentioned that GRSP student Jakob Fahl from Denmark will arrive next week.
  • Rotarians of United Ways campaign kickoff is scheduled for Monday, August 28th at the Bell Auditorium. This event will serve as our club’s official meeting.
  • President Ed requested club members update their bio at www.DACdb.com.


Jennifer Pennington introduced our guest speaker Dr. Nidhi K. Gulati, Medical Director, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

The Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home (GWVNH) in Augusta is a 192-bed skilled nursing care facility located adjacent to the campus of the Augusta University and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It is operated under an interagency agreement between the Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Augusta University.

The Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home is one of two skilled nursing care homes for eligible war veterans located in Georgia. The primary mission of the home is to provide high quality skilled nursing care to veterans while seeking to improve their quality of life and overall health.

In fiscal year 2016, the nursing home provided 57,944 days of care to Georgia’s veterans with an average age of 83. During the year, there were 227 admissions and 232 discharges with an average length of stay of 199 days.

The veteran must be a current Georgia resident and meet one of the following conditions: Resided in Georgia two years immediately preceding the date of application, Resided in Georgia five or more of the past 15 years.

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

Next meeting is August 14, 2017 and the speaker will be Steven Wade, President Augusta Chronicle. The topic will be “Introducing a new Downtown Augusta forcused business magazine”

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

Save the Date:

Thursday, August 17th. Rotary Family Night at the Green Jackets game. More details coming!


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Stacie Adkins
Outside Challenger: Anonymous



Dr. Nedhi Gulati
Gene McManus
Jill Brown

Guest Of
Guest Speaker - Dr. Nedhi Gulati
Jeff Spears
Haskell Toporek

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Ray Walters 7-31-17 On Line Make Up
John Whitwell 8-4-17 Martinez-Evans Rotary Club


Michael Ash
Brooks Keel
Shell Berry
Russell Keen
Chris Bird
Ben McElreath
Barclay Bishop
Rob McKenzie
Steven Boler
Chris Melcher
Conley Braun
Frank Mulherin
Betty Carter
Susan Parr
Gretchan Caughman

Jeff Partl
Len Collins
Jonathan Powell
Patrick Cullinan
Angela Pringle
Thomas Denlinger
Anna Reeves
Neal Dickert
Daniel Rhodes
Judy Downie
Jimmy Richards
Brenda Durant
John Sebby
Ashlee Duren
Deborah Sleeth

Steve Farmer
Steve Smith
Fran Forehand
John Snider
Jeff Futrelle
Stan Stanton
Laverne Gaskins
Kevin Steffes
Mark Gilliam
Charles Stewart
Faye Hargrove
Margaret Woodard
Rick Herring
Dustin Young
Dora Hogg