District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

October 22, 2018

Meeting Minutes

President Leland Malchow rang the bell to call the meeting to order. Scott Sidle gave the Pledge and Invocation. Patrick Cullinan introduced the guests, visiting Rotarians, and Interact Students. Gould Hagler gave the Sunshine Report. At our last meeting, the inside challenger for CART was Bob Baisden and W.R. Toole Engineers was the outside challenger. This week the inside challenger is club member Andy Carrier and the outside challenger is Deputy Coroner Mitchell Freeman with the Richmond County Coroner’s Office


Brenda Durant introduced our newest member, Millie Huff, Executive Director of Sacred Heart Cultural Center. 

Bill Kemp is hosting a new member orientation today at 4:30 at the Intellisystems office.


  • President Leland called on Jeff Simless for an update on our weekly football pick’em. If you do not receive the email by noon on Tuesday, please email Ashley Duren or Jeff. Our week 6 winner was Hall Scott, week 7 was Angela Pringle and week 8 was Chris Melcher with a perfect 10 out of 10Chris is now the overall leader. 
  • Leland congratulated TR Reddy for being awarded the prestigious Fleur De Lis Award by the Boy Scouts of America. TR will receive his aware at the BSA Gala on November 2. Our club is a sponsor for this event and if you are interested in attending please contact Peggy Whitehurst at augustarotary.com.
  • He also reminded the club that Rotarian Wes Brown is presenting a Rotary merit badge opportunity for scouts on December 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity for Rotarians to teach scouts in the areas of citizenship in the community, the nation, and the world, as well as, law and communications. 
  • President Leland thanked Leigh Porterfield and Trip Harrison for hosting Oktoberfest last Monday night. It was a great event featuring a wine and craft beer tasting along with live music. A good time was had by all and it has already been announced that we are doing it again for St. Patrick’s Day.


President Leland called on Lowell Greenbaum to introduce our speaker, Kat Ernce, Executive Director of the Senior Citizens Council.

The Council is a non-profit 501c3 established in 1968 to provide senior adult services in two distinct areas, advocacy and the Senior Corps.  They are proud to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.

The Senior Corp is a nationwide network of volunteer programs that allows individuals an opportunity to get involved and help in their community. Some of the programs include Senior Companions and Foster Grandparents. 

On the advocacy side, the Council helps seniors make positive and informed decisions. They educate seniors on various frauds to look out for and ways to avoid being a victim of abuse.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the Councils services should call or check out their website at www.seniorcitizenscouncil.org.


Our next meeting will be October 29 and will feature Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, the co-author of the new Historic Augusta book.

The meeting was adjourned with the Four Way Test.

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Member Proposal Form 
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Bulletins - Weekly bulletins from 2014-current


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Andy Carrier
Outside Challenger: Richmond County Coroner's Office



Katherine Ernce
Joe Wilson
Martha Ruthvan
Butch Wallace
Jim Jurgens
Don Strong
Kiran Reddy

Guest Of
Ed Presnell
Ed Presnell
Ed Presnell
Lowell Greenbaum
Lowell Greenbaum
TR Reddy

Visiting Rotarians

Phil Powell
Petra Baxley

Columbia County Rotary Club
Columbia County Rotary Club

Richmond County Interact Club

George DeMeyers
Charles Howard
Reece Salvador

Meeting Makeup

Darryl Leech 10-1-18 On Line Make Up

The following will receive a make up for attending the Red Badge Orientation meeting held on Monday, October 22, 2018:

Shell Berry
Leland Malchow
Frank Mulherin
Herb Upton
Kevin Wade
John Whitwell
Bill Kemp
Tony Bernados
Brittany Burnett
Kayla Cooper

The following will receive a make up for 10-22-18 for attending the Rotary October Fest or for signing in on the attendance sheet on 10-22-18:
Jim Becton
Tripp Harrison
Gene McManus
Herb Upton
Tom Clark
Clay Jolly
Anne Catherine Murray
Havird Usry
Steve Farmer
Bill Keogh
Leigh Porterfield
Willie Williams
Kevin Grogan
Ben McElreath
Daniel Rhodes
Jerry Woods
Faye Hargrove
Chris McKinney
Jerry Rogers


Forester Adams
James Heffner
Havird Usry
Stacie Adkins
Richard Isdell
Kevin Wade
Erin Armstrong
Chris James
Paul Wade
Matt Barrett
Clay Jolly
Phil Wahl
Dee Beaird
Steve Kaplan
Willie Williams
Jim Becton
Judy Kaye
Margaret Woodard
Clay Bednarz
Brooks Keel
Jerry Woods
Chris Bird
Russell Keen
Barclay Bishop

Bill Keogh
Steve Boler
Jim Laura
Marilyn Bowcutt
Ben McElreath
Mark Bowen
Rob McKenzie
Edward Braun
Chris McKinney
Carl Brown
Linda McKnight
Larry Broyles
Gene McManus
Greg Capers
Brad Means
Andy Carrier
Sam Meller
Gretchan Caughman
Erick Montgomery
Tom Clark
Betts Murdison
Len Collins
Anne Catherine Murray
Jeanette Cummings

Natalie Paine
Tom Denlinger
Jeff Partl
Neal Dickert
Leigh Porterfield
Rickj Donaldson
Jonathan Powell
Susan Everitt
Daniel Rhodes
Steve Farmer
Jimmy Richards
Mark Gilliam
Jerry Rogers
Kevin Grogan
Deborah Sleeth
Aimee Hall
Steve Smith
Faye Hargrove
John Snider
Chad Harpley
Jeff Spears
Tripp Harrison
Kevin Steffes
Randy Hatcher
Herb Upton