October 3, 2022
President Faye Hargrove rang the bell and called the meeting to order.
Robert Osborne gave the pledge and invocation.
Brad Means gave the Sunshine Report today.
Visiting Guests: Club members introduced their guests in attendance today.
Interact Students: Interact students from the Academy of Richmond County introduced themselves and were welcomed to the meeting.
- Please continue to sign in each week so that we have a record of attendance.
- We have added the virtual meeting option back for those who cannot attend in person but still wish to participate in meetings.
- President Faye shared that there will be no meeting next week October 10, 2022.
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 week the inside challenger was President Faye Hargrove, and the outside challenger was Better Choices Group.
President Faye shared that she recently traveled with other Rotarian leaders to Serbia and through a grant provided through the Rotary Foundation, wheelchairs were provided to children in Romania, Serbia, India, and South America. Additionally, furniture and technology equipment were provided for elementary schools in Serbia. Next year’s focus will be to support women’s entrepreneurship.
Paul Harris Fellows
Kevin Wade announced the newest Paul Harris Fellow recipients as Mac Bowman – PHF+3, Steve Hobbs – PHF+4, Pam Lightsey – PHF+8, and Sonny Tucker – PHF. He presented Paul Harris Fellow pins to Mac Bowman and Steve Hobbs and has pins for club members who could not attend today and will present them as soon as possible.
Rick Franza announced winners of the College Pick’em contest. This week’s winner was Clay Jolley. The winner received a $50 gift card to a local restaurant. You should be getting an email from Ashley Duren for you to pick your games. If you do not receive the email, please contact Rick or Ashley. Great prizes will be given out each week and there will be prizes for the top 3 at the end of the season. Remember, we are using the point spread to determine the winner of each game.
President Faye Hargrove introduced this week’s guest speaker, Corey Rogers. Corey is the historian at The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and Conference Center where he has served for 18 years after previously being a public-school educator. Corey presented to the club on the Golden Blocks Public Art Project. The project is a partnership between the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, the Greater Augusta Arts Council, and the City of Augusta Department of Housing and Community Development with further funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The project focuses enhancing the Laney Walker community through developing public art depicting the community’s history.
At the conclusion of our reports President Faye led us in reciting the four-way test and 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.