District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

January 29, 2018

Meeting Minutes

President Ed Presnell called the meeting to order. Jeff Flowers led the club in the pledge and invocation. Stacy Adkins introduced our visiting guests and Rotarians. CART raised $250.00 last meeting with inside challenger Judge Carl Brown.  This week the inside challenger is Charles Stewart and he is also the outside challenger. Tom Clark provided the Sunshine Report. President Ed called on Pat Cullinan to introduce new member Gary Jones who is the former Chief of Policy and now Mayor of Grovetown. President Ed introduced Rick Donaldson as a new member. 


  • Lavern Gold announced that the annual speech contest would take place on 2/26/18 and they are in need of high school students to apply.  They will be hosting a workshop on 2/6/18 for any students wanting information or advice on the contest.
  • Shanda Vaughn announced the Valentines Social will take place 2/9/18 from 6:30-8:30 at the Wallace House at the Augusta Country Club.  Invitations will be sent soon.
  • President Ed recognized and congratulated Aimee Hall and Chris Bird for their fundraising event to benefit Safe Homes of Augusta which generated $156,000.


President Ed introduced our speaker, Jakob Fahl who is our GRSP student this year. Jakob gave a delightful presentation on his hometown of Artus in Denmark and introduced us to his family via pictures.

Jakob was born in 1997 in Denmark but moved to England when he was 11. His family relocated there when his mother began teaching at the European School in Culham. The school was just south of Oxford and so Jakob was exposed to many of the historic treasures of the 11th century. 

Jakob is very active in sports and music. He currently plays on the Augusta University club soccer team and is accomplished playing four instruments. While in high school, he was a member of two local bands before everyone headed off to school. His entire family is gifted in music and his dad is a full-time musician following a career as an engineer.

Jakob has made the Dean’s List during his first semester at AU and he hopes to return to Copenhagen University to study math following his time in the GRSP program. President Ed added that 20 years ago, Jakob’s mother was a GRSP student sponsored by the Savannah Club.

Our next meeting will be February 5th and our speaker will be Janice Jackson who will give an update on the city of Augusta. 

We adjourned with the four-way test.

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Save the Date:

Rotary Golf Tournament
Tuesday, May 1st
River Golf Club
1:00 Tee Off


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Charles Stewart
Outside Challenger: Charles Stewart



Jakob Fahl - GRSP student
Terry Childers
Sam Meller
Jordan Pierce
Jane Barrett
Meredith Berkett
Brad Holmes
Jennifer Doggette

Guest Of
Guest Speaker
Patrick Cullinan
Max Stachura
James Heffner
Dora Hogg
Jennifer Pennington
Connie Melear
Dustin Young

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup


Forester Adams
Zach Kelehear
Michael Ash
Scott Kelly
Christine Betts
Bill Keogh
Barclay Bishop
Ben McElreath
Steven Boler
Rob McKenzie
Marilyn Bowcutt
Travis McNeal
Dave Brendza
Brad Means
Carl Brown
Chris Melcher
Gretchen Caughman
Ian Mercier

Len Collins
Anne Catherine Murray
Neal Dickert
Robert Osborne
Ashlee Duren
Sheri Osburn
Susan Everitt
Jeff Partl
Fran Forehand
Jonathan Powell
Jeff Futrelle
TR Reddy
Laverne Gaskins
Anna Reeves
Mark Gilliam
Daniel Rhodes
Aimee Hall
Harold Scott

George Hall
John Sebby
Faye Hargrove
Deborah Sleeth
Richard Harmon
Steve Smith
Chad Harpley
Sonny Tucker
Will Hatcher
Steven Wade
Janice Jackson
Butch Whiddon
Steve Kaplan
Barry White
Judy Kaye
George Williams
Brooks Keel
Margaret Woodard
Russell Keen