District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

October 22, 2017

Meeting Minutes

President Ed Presnell rang the bell and called the meeting to order.

Rotary Moment: One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio. President Ed announced the 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  At 2:20 pm PDT (21:30) GMT) we will stream live from Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, bringing together more than 100,000 viewers around the world. Join us as global health experts and celebrities share our progress on the road to polio eradication.

Barry White led the club in the pledge and invocation. Clay Jolly introduced our guest visiting Rotarians and called on Leigh Porterfield to introduce students from Richmond Academy Interact Club. Thanks to our inside challenger Scott Kelly and our outside challenger Greg Hodges of Acura Augusta, the club raised $587.97 for CART at our last meeting. This week the inside challenger is Laverne Gold and the outside challenger is Sonny Tucker of Gerald Jones. Gould Hagler gave our Sunshine Report and announced member birthdays and club anniversaries. Jeff Simless provided a week eight Football Follies update. Laverne Gold was the weekly winner, selecting 90% of the winning teams. Jeff Partl, John Whitwell, and Ridge Whitehurst are in a three-way tie for second with 74% of winning teams picked.

Shanda Vaughn 
and the Family of Rotary Committee have organized a canal boat tour for club members and guest. The tour will take place on October 26, leaving at 5:30.  Please sign up and arrive by 5:15 if you would like to attend.

Dr. Lowell Greenbaum introduced our speaker Kathryn Smith, from Anderson SC. Kathryn graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism and is a past President of the Anderson Rotary Club. Her book “The Gatekeeper; Missy LeHand, FDR and the Untold Partnership that Defined a Presidency” is the personal story Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, FDR’s long-time secretary and chief of staff.  Missy started as FDR’s personal secretary in the White House, served as chief of staff and accompanied FDR to Warm Springs GA many times as he rehabilitated from Polio. FDR lead the fight against polio establishing a rehabilitation center at Warm Springs. World Polio Day 2017 is October 24.

President Ed Reminders:

  • The River Cruise on October 26.
  • Our next meeting will be October 30. Our speaker will be our own Anne Catherine Murray with an exciting presentation on the Miller Theatre and the Symphony Orchestra of Augusta.
  • The Literacy Committee will meet today after the regular meeting.

President Ed led us in reciting the four-way test and then adjourned the meeting.  

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Save the Date:


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Laverne Gold
Outside Challenger: Sonny Tucker, Gerald Jones Audi



Kathryn Smith
Matt Porter
Christina Boerner
Jordan Pierce

Guest Of
Guest Speaker
Kevin Grogan
Chris Bird
Jeff Spears

Richmond Academy Interact Club

John Chandler Dorothy McLeod
Thomas Lee Drew Mosses

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Shell Berry Red Badge Orientation 10-23-17
Andy Carrier Red Badge Orientation 10-23-17
Faye Hargrove Rotary Board of Dir. Mtg. 10-23-17
Susan Jernigan Rotary Board of Dir. Mtg. 10-23-17
Leland Malchow Red Badge Orientation 10-23-17
Chris McKinney Rotary Board of Dir. Mtg. 10-23-17
Jennifer Pennington Rotary Board of Dir. Mtg. 10-23-17
Scott Williams Rotary Board of Dir. Mtg. 10-23-17


Forester Adams
Russell Keen
Michael Ash
Leland Malchow
Shell Berry
Mahendra Mandawat
Christine Betts
Carolyn Maund
Barclay Bishop
Rob McKenzie
Steve Boler
Chris McKinney
Conley Braun
Brad Means
Carl Brown
Ian Mercier
Dee Bruker
Brett Montroy
David Bullington
Betts Murdison

Andy Carrier
Robert Osborne
Betty Carter
Tim Owings
Gretchen Caughman
Susan Parr
Tom Clark
Jeff Partl
Patrick Cullinan
Jennifer Pennington
Judy Downie
Jonathan Powell
Ashlee Duren
TR Reddy
Sandy Dykes
Daniel Rhodes
Susan Everitt
Richard Rogers
Jeff Flowers
John Sebby

Fran Forehand
Stan Shepherd
Jeff Futrelle
Steve Smith
Bobby Gagnon
John Snider
Mark Gilliam
Frank Ward
Aimee Hall
Butch Whiddon
Randy Hatcher
Andrew Williams
Rick Herring
George Williams
Janice Jackson
Scott Williams
Susan Jernigan
Margaret Woodard
Brooks Keel