District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

January 29, 2024

Meeting Minutes

President Bill Keogh rang the bell and called the meeting to order. 

David Hudson gave the pledge and invocation. 

Matt Barrett introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians.

Faye Hargrove gave the sunshine report.


  • Our schedule of speakers/topics for the coming weeks include,
    • February 5 – Jill Brown, Executive Director of First Tee of Augusta
    • February 12 – Jared Williams and Bobby Christine, local District Attorneys
    • February 19 – NO Meeting for Presidents Day
  • President Bill reminded the club that the District Conference will be held April 26-28 in Jekyll Island. 
  • Young Professionals of Augusta (YPA) will host a speed networking event February 13 at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
  • Everyone is encouraged to use the DACdb website and app.  It is a great way to stay connected with fellow Rotarians.
  • The Global Grants Committee will meet immediately following our adjournment.

Past President Dustin Young gave an update on our Signature Fundraiser hosted by the Horizon Foundation and benefiting the Hale Foundation.  We have committed to selling 500 tickets and if each club member sells or buys 3 tickets we will exceed our goal.  Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can see Dustin after the meeting.

New Member

AK Gulati introduced Colin Riordan with Hearing Aide Specialist and Billy Franke introduced Sheri Coleman with Easter Seals of East Georgia as our newest members.

Memorial Resolution

It is our Club’s custom to recognize members who have passed away within the year prior to the anniversary of their death.  David Hudson presented a memorial resolution honoring the life of Dr. Lowell Greenbaum who passed away in April 2023 at the age of 94.  Lowell was a shining example of what it means to be a Rotarian and to serve others. 

CART: President Bill 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.  Also, please complete our club’s Google form to sign up to be a Cart Challenger. 

Guest Speaker/Program

Dat Hoang introduced our guest speaker, Mr. Dennis Carr, President and CEO of Savannah River Nuclear Site (SRNS). 

Mr. Carr explained that SRNS is the Management and Operations (M&O) Contractor for the site.  The company is a partnership between Fluor and HII.  They operate a $2.7 billion budget with 30% allocated to environmental management and 70% for national security initiatives. 

The site consist of 310 square miles and is the last chemical separation facility in America and is the sole producer of Tritium.  It has been in operation 24/7 since 1952. 

SRNS employees over 10,000 workers and provides approximately $1.28 billion in sub-contracts to small businesses.  Efforts are underway to increase processing capacity so that materials can be processed, transported and stored safely. 

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

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Rotary schedule of meeting dates and speakers  
Member Proposal Form 
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