District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

April 15, 2019

Meeting Minutes

President Leland Malchow rang the bell and called the meeting to order. Tim Owings gave the pledge and invocationJeff Simless welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians. Thanks to our inside challenger, Neita Mulherin and the outside challenger, Fran Forehand, the club raised $324 for CART at our last meeting. This week the inside challenger is Robert Osborne and our outside challenger is Judge Carl BrownGould Hagler gave our Sunshine Report. 


  • Rotary Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday May 7, 2019 at the River Club in North Augusta.  Sign-up sheets are on the table.
  • Since there was no meeting last week due to Masters Week, President Leland asked members to share any stories from the tournament.  Several members shared their experiences from last week as well as fun stories from the past. 


Sue Parr introduced our guest speaker, State Representative Barry Fleming.

Rep. Fleming is a resident of Harlem, Georgia, a two-time graduate of UGA, and a local attorney. He serves on several key committees including Judiciary, Appropriations, Governmental Affairs, and Rules. During the legislative cycle, nearly 2,000 bills were introduced with approximately 10% being passed by both the House and Senate. 

Some of the key accomplishments included setting up a statewide business court, moving forward with new voting machines and procedures, and passing the “heartbeat” bill. He also commented that this session in particular was unique because we have a new Governor, Lt. Governor, and Secretary of State following last year’s election.

He concluded his presentation by taking questions from the audience.

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

Next week’s program will be Lynn Bailey with the Richmond County Board of Elections.  Jim Davis from University Hospital will speak on April 29. 

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:

Annual Rotary Club Golf Tournament
Tuesday, May 7th


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Robert Osborne
Outside Challenger: South State Bank



Barry Fleming
Matthew Fraser
Steve Gillespie
Charles Hogg
Vikrem Sethi

Guest Of
Guest Speaker
James Heffner
Leigh Porterfield
Dora Hogg
A K Gulati

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Westminster Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians

John Davis

Rotary Club of Park Ridge, Chicago

Meeting Makeup


Forester Adam
Bill Keogh
Clay Bednarz
Jim Laura
Tony Bernados
Darryl Leech
Shell Berry
Tony Lever
Barclay Bishop
Rick Lowe
Steve Boler
Mahendra Mandawat
Conley Braun
Robetta McKenzie
Carl Brown
Chris McKinney
Wes Brown
Linda McKnight
Brittany Burnett
Gene McManus
Nate Cartwright
Travis McNeal
Gretchan Caughman
Brad Means
Tom Clark
Chris Melcher
Kayla Cooper

Sam Meller
Patrick Cullinan
Ian Mercier
Paul Dainer
Brett Montroy
Tom Denlinger
Steve Munn
Rob Dennis
Betts Murdison
John Donaldson
Anne Catherine Murray
Ashlee Duran
Jeff Partl
Chris Etterlee
Jennifer Pennington
Bob Evans
Jonathan Powell
Steve Farmer
Ed Presnell
Julie Ferguson
Angela Pringle
Jeff Flowers
Anna Reeves
Fran Forehand
Tariq Robinson
Reyne Gallup
John Sebby

Mark Gilliam
Stan Shepherd
Surendra Gupta
Deborah Sleeth
Aimee Hall
John Snider
Faye Hargrove
Stan Stanton
Chad Harpley
Kevin Steffes
Tripp Harrison
Kyle Titus
Randy Hatcher
Linda Tucciarone
Richard Isdell
Sonny Tucker
Brooks Keel
Paul Wade
Russell Keen
Ray Walters
Scott Kelly
Frank Ward
Hawthorne Welcher
Willie Williams
George Williams
Margaret Woodard