District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

March 4, 2024

Meeting Minutes

Kate Battey – Aquinas Interact Club - rang the bell and welcomed all to the meeting. 

Jane Pennington - Davidson Interact Club - gave the pledge and invocation. 

 Sarah Nelson –Davidson Interact Club - introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians.

 Jack Felton – Richmond Interact Club - gave the Sunshine Report.

CART: Kate Battey 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. 

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

* March 4 -- Our program will be led by our Interact students, and we will hear from our Speech Contest winners. Always a fun and inspiring meeting.
* March 11 -- We will hear about CAR-T cell cancer research at AU Wellstar here in town.
* March 18 -- Stephanie Stuckey will present a program about her family's iconic business -- Stuckey's.
* March 25 -- Tonia Gibbons from Channeled Paths, Inc. will present a program on mental health counseling services to at-risk, indigent, and underserved youth and their families in the CSRA.
* April 1 -- Dr. Jackson Drumgoole will present on the Bridge Builder Community.
* April 8, 15 -- Masters Tournament and Recovery Monday -- No meetings.
* April 21 -- Vahid Majidl from the Savannah River National Laboratory will finish our trilogy of speakers from the major contractors at SRS.
* April 28 -- Justice Carla Wong McMillan of the Supreme Court of Georgia will address the club.

Upcoming Events

* March 4 - Read Across America Day -- please volunteer to read Dr. Seuss to young students and donate children's books to a local school. Contact Candice Hillman or Anna Reeves with any questions.
* March 16 -- Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in Thomson
* March 22 -- Early registration and hotel discount closes for District Conference
* April 20 -- Club Service Project with Turn Back the Block (information to follow in upcoming weeks)
* April 26-28 -- 2024 District Conference, Jekyll Island. Registration is now open. Click here for Registration: https://www.rotarydistrict6920.org/
* May 7 -- Annual Golf Tournament (River Club, North Augusta; information to follow in upcoming weeks)
* May 25-29 -- Rotary International Convention (Singapore) 
* June 24 -- Passing of the Gavel (boy, this year is flying by!)

Guest Speaker/Program

Mickey Williford announced the Speech Contest winners:

First Place: Sydney Olaiya (Evans High school., 12th Grade) - $2,500.00

Second Place: Lucas Blouin (Richmond Academy., 11th Grade) - $ 1,500.00

Third Place: Coralyn Cairns (Lakeside High School., 11th Grade) - $ 500.00

Fourth Place: Vithyash Ayyappan (Evans High School., 9th Grade) - $ 300.00

Honorable Mentions: ($150.00 for each):

  • Kayla Perkey (Evans High School., 10th Grade)
  • Sam Mirshak (Aquinas High School., 11th Grade)
  • Kate Battey (Aquinas High School., 12th Grade)

Syndney and Lucas each shared their inspiring speeches and received a standing ovation from club members.  

Jane Pennington led us in reciting the Four-Way Test.

Kate Battey rang the bell 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