District No. 6920 | Club No. 4189

Rotary Bulletin

August 17, 2015

Meeting Minutes

President Billy Franke called the meeting to order. Ned Murray led the pledge of Allegiance and the invocation. Susan Barcus introduced our guests and visiting Rotarians.

Last week's CART sponsor was Sheri Osburn and the outside challenger, CentraPro raised $289.77 for CART. This week's CART sponsor is Ian Mercier and the outside challenger is James Heffner.

Greg Deloach gave the Sunshine Report. Chris McKinney announced the Industry Innovation Summit, October 6, 2015 at the Salvation Army KROC Center, Augusta. Registration is free.

President Billy made the following announcements and presentations:

  • Congratulations to Steve Farmer for being elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Cherry Bekhart.
  • Congratulations to Kevin Wade and IntelliSystems for being selected as one of the top 500 companies in the Country.
  • President Billy recognized Zsolt Pap our GRSP student. Zsolt needs a ride to the GRSP conclave in Atlanta next week, August 28 - 30.
  • President Billy thanked Dustin Young, Susan Jernigan and Kevin Wade for attending the District Training seminar in Dublin August 15th. Dustin spoke about the GRSP training he attended and announced RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) training that will be at GRU September 12th.
  • Our August 24th. meeting will be held at the Bell Auditorium for the United Way Kick Off. There will not be a sign up sheet available for August 24th. The meeting will need to be made up if not attending the United Way Kick Off.
Phil Wahl introduced our speaker Turner Simkins who spoke on his book "Possibilities". Turner shared that "Possibilities" evolved from a blog and is a father's story of his family's journey and the medical treatments of his son Brennan who was diagnosed with a rare type of Leukemia on his 7th Birthday. After his initial treatments and relapse the family found an institution in Memphis willing to try new treatments and achieve a remission. The book is a testimony to prayer, the courage of children that are affected by Leukemia, and the medical community that treats these patients.

President Billy Thanked Turner Simkins for his presentation and placed a book in the library in his honor. President Billy led the club in the 4-Way Test and adjourned the meeting.

Upcoming Meeting Topics

8/24/2015    United Way Kickoff
8/31/2015    Fran Forehand, GA Power

9/7/2015    NO MEETING:Labor Day
9/14/2015    GRSP Introduction
9/21/2015    Alan Campbell, an "environmental/expedition artist" 
9/28/2015    District Governor Visit -John Neely


CART buckets
Inside Challenger: Ian Mercier
Outside Challenger: James Heffner



Turner Simkins
Tara Simkins
Pat Rice
Mary Frances Dennis
Faye Hargrove
David McDaniel

Guest Of
Club - Local Author, Possibilites
Club and Susan Rice
Club and Susan Rice
Christine Miller Betts
Rob Dennis
Laverne Gold
Haskell Toporek

Visiting Rotarians



Meeting Makeup

Thom Tuckey 8-11-15 Rotary Club of Columbia County
Ed Presnell 8-17-15 Facebook Facilitation Meeting
Harold Scott 8-17-15 Facebook Facilitation Meeting
Scott Williams 8-18-15 Rotary Board of Dir. Meeting

The following will receive a make up for attending the Board of Directors Meeting, September 18, 2015:

Billy Franke
Jennifer Pennington
Dustin Young
Steve Farmer
Scott Williams
Dee Beaird
Kevin Grogan
Jerry Rogers
Ed Presnell


Forester Adams
Mahendra Mandawat
Michael Ash
Brad Means
Bill Bohling
Connie Melear
Trex Bolick
Erick Montgomery
Dave Brendza
Russ Morgan
Tom Coghill
Jeb Murray
Guy Daniels

Steve O'Neil
Neal Dickert
Tim Owings
Sandy Dykes
Susan Parr
Fran Forehand
Jonathan Powel
Mark Gilliam
Ed Presnell
Jason Haddox
Jim Price
Aimee Hall
Jeff Schwab

George Hall
Harold Scott
Randy Hatcher
Rabbi Sirull
Rick Herring
Stacy Tallent
Janice Jackson
Paul Wade
Susan Jernigan
Barry White
Steven Kaplan
Scott Williams
Margaret Woodard