District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

July 23, 2018

Meeting Minutes

President Leland rang the bell and called the meeting to order. The pledge and invocation was given by David Hudson. Eddie Bussey welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians. Thanks to Natalie Paine / Jeanette Cummings and the outside challenger, Comfort Keepers, the club raised $300.00 for CART at our last meeting. Tom Clark gave our Sunshine Report.


President Leland introduced new member Tony Lever. Welcome back to Rotary, Tony Lever!

Patrick Cullinan introduced our guest speaker Terry Childers, Community Representative, Bradford Health Services. Terry discussed the opioid / heroin crisis in our county. Terry said that more than 64,000 opioid overdose deaths occur each year, with greater than 150 deaths per day. Opioid overdose deaths are the number one cause of death for Americans under the age of 50.  Terry discussed how the average American becomes addicted to prescription painkillers and then transitions to heroin when the prescription runs out. On the street, Fentanyl is mixed with heroin, without the buyer’s knowledge. Fentanyl is 50 times more additive than heroin and is proving to be deadly. Terry discussed the perfect storm of prescribed opioids with a peak of 282 million prescriptions in 2012. Terry proposed treating addiction as a disease and having empathy for addicts. He also discussed treatment strategies.

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

The next meeting will be July 30th. Dayton Sherrouse, Executive Director will speak about the Augusta Canal.


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CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Brett Montroy
Outside Challenger: Sanford, Bruker, and Banks



Terry Childers
Scott Thorp
Rick Roach
Mary Frances Dennis
Michael Zibnan
Millie Huff
Caroline Edmunds

Guest Of
Guest Speaker
Chris McKinney
Patrick Cullinan
Rob Dennis
Paul Dainer
Brenda Durant
Stacie Adkins

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Ray Walters 7-16-18 On-Line Make up
Linda McKnight 7-9-18 Martinez - Evans Rotary Club
Jeff Spears 7-16-18 Aiken Rotary Club
Ed Presnell 7-23-18 Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
Shanda Vaughn 7-23-18 Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
John Donaldson 7-23-18 On-Line Make up


Forester Adams
Steve Kaplan
Shell Berry
Zach Kelehear
Chris Bird
Bill Keogh
Barclay Bishop
M. Mandawat
Steve Boler
Ben McElreath
Marilyn Bowcutt
Rob McKenzie
Edward Braun
Gene McManus
Dave Brendza
Brad Means
Andy Carrier

Chris Melcher
Tom Denlinger
Connie Melear
Neal Dickert
Ian Mercier
John Donaldson
Kurt Mueller
Ashlee Duren
Betts Murdison
Sandy Dykes
Natalie Paine
Susan Everitt
Sue Parr
Steve Farmer
Jeff Partl
Aimee Hall
Ed Presnell

Faye Hargrove
Angela Pringle
Chad Harpley
Daniel Rhodes
Tripp Harrison
Richard Rogers
Randy Hatcher
Deborah Sleeth
Steve Hobbs
Kevin Steffes
David Hogg
Stacy Tallent
Clay Jolly
Linda Tucciarone
Shanda Vaughn
Margaret Woodard