District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

November 28, 2022

Meeting Minutes

President Faye Hargrove rang the bell and called the meeting to order.

Linda Johnson gave the Pledge and Invocation.

Connie Melear gave the Sunshine Report.

Interact Students introduced themselves.

Visiting Guest were introduced.

College Pick Ems

  •  Rick Franz announced the following winners:
  • November 12th     1st Place – Bob Evans, Billy Franke and Sanjeev Singhal.
    Sanjeez Singhal     $ 50.00 Gift Certificate
  • November 19th    1st Place – Tom Denlinger    $ 50.00 Gift Certificate                    
  • November 26th     1st Place – Tom Denlinger    $ 50.00 Gift certificate
  • There are two weeks remaining to play, next week will be 10 Conference title games to pick from.

Signature Fundraiser

Past President Dustin Young reminded the club of the signature fundraiser raffle tickets available.


  • Dec. 5th – Visit from District Governor Heather Kellen
  • Dec. 19th – Holiday Party, don’t forget to wear you ugly Christmas sweater.


President Faye asked everyone to donate to the blue buckets on the tables. Give online at mycartfund.org. Login credentials are the same as DACDB.                                                   

Inside Challenger for this week is James Hefner and the outside challenger is SRP Federal Credit Union.

Today’s Program

President Faye Hargrove came forward and introduced our speaker Matthew Nelson, Director of Development & Fundholder Services Community Foundation for the CSRA.  

The roots of the Community Foundation for the CSRA run deep in Augusta and its surrounding communities. For more than 25 years, we have faithfully connected the philanthropic spirit of our community members with nonprofits and community initiatives throughout Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie and Burke counties in Georgia and Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina. Their work is grounded in their collective desire to enhance the quality of life for all residents of our region — for today and tomorrow.

Matthew discussed becoming a donor and how their team can provide charitable expertise in ones giving. Your fund with the Community Foundation allows you to make charitable deposits when it makes sense financially and distribute grants whenever it is convenient. The Foundation does all the proper paperwork related to these gifts, making tax time easier for you. As a fundholder, you have access to our skilled staff who can provide you with expertise on community needs, gift planning, and fund administration. No matter your goals, we are here to help you find the best means to achieve them.

President Faye led us in the four-way test and then adjourned the meeting.

Easy links to pages on our website
Rotary schedule of meeting dates and speakers  
Member Proposal Form 
Online directory - Find a member or update your information
Bulletins - Weekly bulletins from 2014-current

Guest Speaker/Program

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.