February 23, 2015
President Jerry called the meeting to order and in recognition of this being Rotary's "World Understanding Month," he read some of the remarks of our Club's first President, Jim Hull, regarding that aspect of Rotary.
Jeff Flowers led the Club in the Pledge To The Flag and invocation.
Jita Morrison introduced the Club's guests and visiting Rotarians. Trex Bolick introduced our two visiting Richmond Academy High School student members of Rotarac.
The CART Fund challenger last week was none other than our President Jerry Rogers and $222 was raised. This week's challengers are Robert Osborne and Georgia Bank & Trust.
Greg DeLoach brought the Sunshine Report. In it he congratulated our member Randy Hatcher on being appointed to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. He also brought to our attention that our member George Hall's wife, Margaret Hall, has just received a liver transplant, and we all will be wishing her the best. Greg also commented on the topic of Rotarians being "perpetrators of hope." We do that through the CART Fund, books for children, vaccination programs and world understanding.
President Jerry encouraged everyone to purchase a raffle ticket for $5. Proceeds go to support the District Conference.
President Jerry recognized, and the Club expressed its appreciation, to Jim Becton and Bill Franke on their receipt of Paul Harris Plus Two recognitions.
Laverne Gold introduced our program for the day. We were honored to have the first and second place speakers in the Rotary Speech Contest. The second place finisher is Emily Rogers, the daughter of President Jerry. She is a sophomore at Westminster High School and her talk emphasized on the International President's theme of "Light Up Rotary."
The first place winner is Emma Kate Few, a junior at Aquinas. Her talk emphasized the Four-Way Test and the opportunity for each person to be an agent for the change that he or she would like to see.
Both of these young ladies impressed with the contents of their remarks and the poise with which they were delivered. With such young people taking the lead, the future is bright.
The meeting was concluded with the recitation of the Four-Way Test.
Upcoming Meeting Topics
3/2/2015 Betts Murdison, Ronald McDonald House
3/9/2015 Bill Kirby – Augusta Chronicle
Inside Challenger: Robert Osborne
Outside Challenger: GA Bank & Trust
Zoe(French Intern Student)
Emma Kate Few
Club- Speech Contest
Club- Speech Contest
Rotary Club of Evans
Richmond County Interact Club
Erin Armstrong 2-9-15 On Line Make Up
Jennifer Pennington 2-9-15 On Line Make up
Jeanette Cummings 2-9-15 Augusta South Rotary
Darlene Price 2-9-15 On Line Make up
Randall Zapata 2-23-15 Orientation Mtg
Chris McKinney 2-23-15 Orientation Mtg
Whitney O'Keeffe 2-23-15 Orientation Mtg
Jennifer Pennington 2-23-15 Board of Dir. Mtg
The following will receive a make up for attending the Board of Directors Meeting
on February 17, 2015:
The following will receive a make up for attending the Red Badge Rotary Orientation on February 16, 2015:
Janice Allen Jackson
T R Reddy
Birthdays & Anniversaries