District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

July 15, 2019

Meeting Minutes

President Scott Williams rang the bell and called the meeting to order. Jeff Flowers gave the pledge and invocationThanks to our inside challengers Chris McKinney and SNAK Properties, LLC we raised $272.52 for CART at our last meeting.  This week the inside challenger is Len Collins and the outside challenger is Georgia State Floral DistributorsSteve Munn introduced our guests and visiting RotariansBrenda Durant gave the Sunshine Report. 


  • Rotary Family Night will be held Thursday August 1 at the Greenjackets baseball game.  Additional details will follow closer to time.
  • District Assembly will be held July 27 in Dublin.  Anyone interested in attending can register at www.rotarydistrict6920.org.  Flyers are on the table with more information.
  • Susan Jernigan and Billy Franke will co-host our GRSP student, William Christian Baerenholdt from Vejle, Denmark.  William is scheduled to arrive Saturday August 3 and will attend our meeting on August 5. 

2018-2019 Perfect Attendance Awards:  President Scott recognized the following members for perfect attendance during the last Rotary year:

  • Dora Hogg                 3 years
  • John Whitwell           8 years
  • Kevin Wade              12 years
  • Billy Franke               18 years
  • Ray Walters              19 years
  • Betty Dyches            21 years        
  • Neita Mulherin          26 years
  • Bill Kemp                   49 years
  • Larry Toole                49 years

President Scott offered a special congratulations and thank you to both Bill and Larry for their 49 years of service to Rotary.


President Scott called on John Sebby to introduce our guest speaker, Major Douglas McClure, Area Commander and Senior Kroc Officer for the Salvation Army of Augusta.

Major McClure has been in Augusta for only a month but is quickly getting to know his way around.  For the last 17 years, he has served the Salvation Army in various assignments around the state of Georgia.  Augusta is the largest assignment outside of Atlanta.

The Salvation Army has two primary facilities in the area, the eight-year-old Kroc Center and the forty plus year old Center of Hope on Greene Street, along with several stores around town.  One of the priorities for Major McClure is renovating or securing a new location for the Center of Hope, which has outgrown its capacity to serve the community.  Currently, funding is not available to either relocate or renovate.

Major McClure also mentioned several programs that most of the community is not aware of including their work with veterans to help them find work and connect to other available resources, their drug/alcohol rehab program for men that helps them find a job and ultimately reconnect to their families, the child care program on Wednesday nights, and Golden Agers program on Monday mornings.

In closing, Major McClure stressed the need for the Salvation Army and the community to work together to better serve the citizens.  No one organization can do it all and they want to find ways to collaborate with others groups and individuals who are committed to serving others.

Following his remarks, President Scott led us in reciting the four-way test and then adjourned the meeting. 

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Member Proposal Form 
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Bulletins - Weekly bulletins from 2014-current


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Len Collins
Outside Challenger: Georgia State Floral Distributors



Major Douglas McClure
Robin Boylston
AJ Frank
Grant Collins
Scott Wingard
States Fort
Rohan Reddy
Craig Bush
Catherine McManus

Guest Of
Shanda Vaughn
Shanda Vaughn
Shanda Vaughn
Paul Wade
TR Reddy
TR Reddy
Rick Lowe
Gene McManus

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Westminster Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Matt Barrett 7-8-19 Rotary Club of Franklin, NC
Faye Hargrove 7-15-19 Rotary Board of Directors Meeting
Dustin Young 7-15-19 Rotary Board of Directors Meeting

The following will receive a make up for attending the Rotary Board of Directors meeting held at Cranston Engineering on July 16.

Scott Williams
Dustin Young
Shanda Vaughn
Leigh Porterfield
Brett Montroy
Faye Hargrove
Kevin Grogan


Forester Adams
Russell Keen
Stacie Adkins
Tom Kiernan
Robert Baisden
Ramone Lampkin
Bob Baisden
Tony Lever
Shell Berry
Leland Malchow
Barclay Bishop
Ben McElreath
Eddie Boothe
Robetta McKenzie
Conley Braun
Chris McKinney
Carl Brown
Linda McKnight
Larry Broyles
Travis McNeal

Brittany Burnett
Chris Melcher
Gretchen Caughman
Ian Mercier
Patrick Cullinan
Sarah Murdison
Tom Denlinger
Anne Catherine Murray
Rob Dennis
Sheri Osburn
Neal Dickert
Natalie Paine
Ashlee Duren
Sue Parr
Chris Etterlee
Jeff Partl
Rick Franza
Jonathan Powell
Reyne Gallup
Jim Price

Laverne Gaskins
Angela Pringle
Mark Gilliam
Daniel Rhodes
Aimee Hall
John Snider
George Hall
Kevin Steffes
Faye Hargrove
Kyle Titus
Chad Harpley
Linda Tucciarone
Tripp Harrison
Phil Wahl
Randy Hatcher
Ray Walters
Janice Jackson
Willie Williams
Brooks Keel
George Williams
Dustin Young