July 15, 2019
President Scott Williams rang the bell and called the meeting to order. Jeff Flowers gave the pledge and invocation. Thanks 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 Distributors. Steve Munn introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians. Brenda 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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Inside Challenger: Len Collins
Outside Challenger: Georgia State Floral Distributors
Major Douglas McClure
Richmond Academy Interact Club
Westminster Interact Club
Augusta Tech Rotaract Club
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.
Anne Catherine Murray