District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

September 30, 2019

Meeting Minutes

President Scott Williams rang the bell and called the meeting to order. Erick Montgomery led us in the pledge and invocation. Jeff Simless updated us on the college pic ‘em contest. There were 89 players this week with Debra Sleeth winning week 5. Ray Walters maintains the year to date lead at 68%. Thanks to our inside challenger Chris Bird and our outside challenger Spectra, together we raised $378.66 for the Cart Fund. This week our inside challenger is Shell Berry and our outside challenger is Rhodes Law Firm, P.C. Brittany Burnett introduced our Interact students. President Scott Williams introduced our GRSP Student William Baerenholdt. If you have not had a chance to meet William, please try to do so. Faye Hargrove gave the Sunshine Report.

Kayla Cooper gave us an update on the Literacy Committee of the club. She reminded us October is National Book Month and encouraged everyone to donate a children’s book in October to "A Place to Dream."

Please remember that we will be having our Octoberfest Social from 5 – 7 pm next Monday, October 7th. This social will be in place of our normal lunch meeting for that day. Invitations will be emailed later today.  Guess and spouses are encouraged to attend.  Please make an extra effort to attend, it is going to be a great event.

Leland Malchow introduced our guest speaker Tripp Bowden.

Tripp is promoting his new book The Caddy’s Cook Book. Bowden shares forty of his favorite recipes inspired by his life spent behind the scenes at Augusta.

Tripp was introduced to golf by one of his Dad’s patients, the legendary Augusta National Caddie Master Freddie Bennett. Tripp eventually went on to play golf at Augusta University, where he earned Freshman of the year. After deciding to give up the game of golf, he had the opportunity to caddy at the Augusta National where he became the first full-time white caddy in the history of the elite private club. Tripp shared several stories of his time at Augusta National and closed by mentioning about the influence Freddy Bennett had in his life.

Following the program President Scott Williams led the club in the four-way test and adjourned the meeting.

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CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Shell Berry
Outside Challenger: Rhodes Law Firm, P.C



Tripp Bowden

Guest Of

Richmond Academy Interact Club

Westminster Interact Club

Augusta Tech Rotaract Club

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Frank Mulherin 9-30-19 Red Badge Orientation Meeting
Matt Barrett 9-23-19 Rotary Club of Franklin, NC
Ed Presnell 9-30-19 Red Badge Orientation Meeting


Forester Adams
Tony Lever
Erin Armstrong
Rick Lowe
Robert Baisden
Robetta McKenzie
Bob Baisden
Chris McKinney
Christine Miller Betts
Linda McKnight
Chris Bird
Gene McManus
Barclay Bishop
Brad Means
Steve Boler
Chris Melcher
Mark Bowen
Connie Melear
Mac Bowman
Sam Meller
Felita Brady
Frank Mulherin
Conley Braun

Betts Murdison
Dave Brendza
Sheri Osburn
Carl Brown
Natalie Paine
Larry Broyles
Sue Parr
Nate Cartwright
Jeff Partl
Gretchen Caughman
De Pierce
Patrick Cullinan
Leigh Porterfield
Tom Denlinger
Jonathan Powell
Rob Dennis
Ed Presnell
Brenda Durant
Daniel Rhodes
Chris Etterlee
Debbie Sleeth
Susan Everitt
Steve Smith

Julie Ferguson
John Snider
Reyne Gallup
Stan Stanton
Mark Gilliam
Kevin Steffes
Kevin Grogan
Charles Stewart
Aimee Hall
Kyle Titus
Chad Harpley
Larry Toole
Tripp Harrison
Sonny Tucker
Randy Hatcher
Havird Usry
Janice Jackson
Hawthorne Welcher
Brooks Keel
Ridge Whitehurst
Russell Keen
George Williams