March 16, 2015
President Jerry opened the meeting and called on Robert Osborne who led the pledge and invocation.
Richard Harman introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. No formal Sunshine Report was made, but President Jerry congratulated Gould Hagler on his recent engagement to be married.
President Jerry gave thanks to last week's Club Cart Challenger, Laverne Gold, and the Outside Challenger, Jessie Cummings, who helped us raise $258.08 for the fund.
The Club CART Challenger for the meeting is Hal Scott, and the Outside CART Challenger is Jani King.
President Jerry made the following announcements/presentations:
Please purchase a raffle ticket in support of the upcoming District Conference for $5 per ticket.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Paul Harris Fellowship presentation to Bob Richards last week.
Frank Mulherin made a general announcement about District Conference May 1-3, and encouraged everyone to come and participate.
Connie Melear introduced new member Fran Forhan. New member Occupation: Regional VP, Georgia Power. Welcome to Augusta Rotary, Fran!
Name: Scott Peoples
Topic: "Preparation for Active Shooter Episodes."
In the event of an "Active Shooter Episode" (or any other act of violence, in fact) there are three ways of responding: Run, Hide, or Fight. Having a plan allows a person or organization to increase the odds of survival. As Mr. Peoples colorfully describes it, "Make yourself a harder target."
Mr. Peoples shared a video with the meeting, produced by the City of Houston, illustrating what "Run, Hide, or Fight" might look like in a particular situation, and invited us to think about how that would look in our own particular contexts. A brief period of Q&A closed the presentation.
Next week's speaker will be Mohammad Davoud, Dean of the College of Engineering at GRU.
The meeting was adjourned following the recital of the Four-Way Test.
Upcoming Meeting Topics
3/23/2015 Mohammad Davoud, Dean of the College of Engineering at GSU
3/30/2015 Invitation out Scott Peebles, Secure School Solutions
Save The Date
District 6920 Annual Conference
Go to www.rotarydistrict6920.net to register
Rotary Club of Augusta Golf Tournament
Tuesday, May 19th
River Golf Club - 1:00
Inside Challenger: Hal Scott
Outside Challenger: Jani-King
Fran Forehand (New Rotary Member)
Club and Connie Melear, Sponsor
Rotary Asst. Governor
Richmond County Interact Club
Bob Baisden March 9, 2015 On Line Make up
Darryl Leech March 16, 2015 On Line Make up
The following will receive a make up for attending the Rotary Board of Directors Meeting held on March 17, 2015 at RW ALLEN:
T R Reddy
Birthdays & Anniversaries