District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

May 20, 2024

Meeting Minutes

President Bill Keogh rang the bell and called the meeting to order.
Brittany Burnett gave the pledge and invocation.
Matt Barrett introduced the visiting guests.
Brenda Durant gave the Sunshine Report.

Announcements

  • President Bill invited Rotarians to participate in the upcoming club social event.
  • Augusta Greenjackets Baseball Game June 4, 2024, at 7:05pm $28/ per adult. The first 25 children under 4-12 will be free. All children 3 and under are free. Millie Huff is handling the signup for the event.

Paul Harris Fellows

President Bill recognized the following Paul Harris recipients today:

  • Clay Jolly PHF+1
  • Bob Evans PHF+2
  • De Pierce PHF+2
  • Shanda Vaughn PHF+2
  • Bill Keough PHF+4
  • Mac Bowman PHF+6
  • Steve Hobbs PHF+6

CART: Today’s Cart Challenger is Susan Jernigan. 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.

Upcoming Speakers

  • May 27 – No Meeting due to Memorial Day Holiday
  • June 3 – Amanda Cruz, Piedmont Sexual Assault Services
  • June 10 – Dr. Brooks Keel, President of Augusta University
  • June 17 – No Meeting

Upcoming Events

  • May 25-29 Rotary International Convention (Singapore)
  • June 24 Passing of the Gavel

Guest Speaker/Program

Tom Clark introduced our guest speaker, Colonel Reginald “Reggie” Evans, Garrison
Commander at Fort Eisenhower.
He shared updates with the club regarding Fort Eisenhower. The supported population of the fort
is the largest it has ever been at 115,729. Fort Eisenhower is the largest employer in the CSRA
and is the second-largest military installation in the State of Georgia. It employs 17,332 service
members and 14,531 civilians. It is designated as a training center for the armed forces.
Since it was announced that Army Cyber Command would be located at Fort Eisenhower, there
has been a significant investment in infrastructure and construction projects. The ongoing
construction at Fort Eisenhower is currently the largest construction project in the US Army. He
shared an overview of the construction timeline and maps of the fort outlining the expansion
projects underway and in the planning phases.
He went on to share information about the quality-of-life aspect at the fort, shared an update on
the privatized housing challenges, and reported that there had been significant positive progress
in that relationship. There are significant housing remodeling projects underway and new
construction will be underway within the next year.
He also shared the various programs and activities that exist on the fort and encouraged the club
members to take part in these activities and utilize the amenities on the fort. There is an option to
get a day pass, a seven-day pass, or if sponsored by an appropriate individual or entity, longerterm
passes are available.
After concluding his presentation, Col. Evans answered several questions from the club, and one
question of note indicated that as the Army continues its efforts to reorganize, Fort Eisenhower
will transition from six Generals on the fort to four in the coming years.

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

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