September 19, 2022
President Faye Hargrove rang the bell and called the meeting to order.
Faye had a moment of silence for Queen Elizabeth and the People of the British Common Wealth.
Bill Keoh gave the pledge and invocation
Connie Melear gave the Sunshine Report today.
Club members introduced their guests in attendance today.
- GRSP student Simbai needs transportation for upcoming events. Please contact Faye or Susan Jernigan, if you can provide transportation.
- Please complete our club’s Google form to sign up to be a Cart Challenger.
- October 17th -Signature fundraiser kick off
- November 7th – Veterans Program
- December 5th – Visit from District Governor Heather Kellen
- Rick Franza announced the College Pick’em winner for the last week. Congratulation Jennifer Pennington.
- New Member: Welcome to the club, Brodrick Mungo!
CART: President Faye asked everyone to please continue to contribute to the blue buckets on the table or online at mycartfund.org using the same login credentials you use with DACDB.
This weeks inside challenger is John Whitwell and the outside challenger is Merrill Lynch. Plea
Laverne Gaskins introduced our guest speaker Kenneth Jones, Georgia Legal Services Program.
Kenneth Jones is an attorney in the Augusta Regional Office of the Georgia Legal Services Program. He is from Cedar Town, Ga. He discussed the history of the GLSP and cited several important cases: the Piedmont Case and the Herman Case. The program has 10 regional offices. The GLS program is a private nonprofit funded by the federal government. They provide free legal services for civil cases. They help people who make less than $27,000 a year or less 200% of the Federal poverty level. Most of the cases are family law, housing cases, education cases, consumer cases, and guardianship. As mandated by Congress, the GLSP program can not do criminal cases, redistricting, fee generating cases or represent federal and state prisoners.
President Faye led us in reciting the four-way test and then adjourned the meeting.
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There was no formal speaker today as this was our last official meeting on the Rotary year. President Shanda gave her heartfelt appreciation to the Club for their support this year and specifically thanked those who have mentored and guided her during the year.
Following her remarks, she invited all club members who had served as President of another club to stand and be recognized. She then invited all prior Augusta Rotary Club Presidents in the room to line up in preparation for the Passing of the Gavel ceremony.
The gavel passed from one to another with each person stating their name and years of service. It was quite an impressive group of men and women who have given of their time and talents to serve the club.
After receiving the gavel, Shanda presented it to President Elect Faye Hargrove and congratulated her on her new role.
President Faye thanked Shanda for her service and presented her with a gift from the Club and her new pin. Shanda then graciously accepted the gifts and her new title of Immediate Past President.
President Faye reminded the club of our next meeting on July 11 where we will have our Club Assembly then she led us in reciting the four-way test and adjourned the meeting.