December 7, 2015
President Billy opened the meeting and called on George Hall who led the pledge and invocation.
John Sebby introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians. Brad Means gave the Sunshine Report and shared some facts about the attack on Pearl Harbor on its anniversary. President Billy gave thanks to last week's Club Cart Challenger, Darryl Leach, and the Outside Challenger, Fuller Frost CPAs, who helped us raise $508 for the fund. The Club CART Challenger for the meeting is Steve Foushee and the Outside CART Challenger is Gloria Greenbaum.
President Billy made the following announcements/presentations:
Nominations for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors were announced and approved. These include President Jennifer Pennington, President Elect Ed Presnell, Treasurer Dustin Young, Secretary Scott Williams, Past President Billy Franke, Susan Jernigan, Kevin Grogan, Steve Farmer, Dee Beaird, Leland Malchow and Chris McKinney.
Laverne Gaskins presented a flag from the Rotary Club of Vienna Austria where she had recently attended a meeting.
President Billy introduced new member J. Daniel Rhodes. Daniel is an attorney with the Rhodes Law Firm specializing in estate planning. Welcome to Augusta Rotary, Daniel Rhodes!
Name: Travis McNeal, Executive Director
Topic: Golden Harvest Food Bank
Travis described the operations of Golden Harvest Food Bank serving the needs of the hungry in nineteen Georgia counties and eleven South Carolina counties. They have locations in Augusta, Aiken and Anderson, including the Masters Table which is open 365 days a year and serves between 300-400 meals a day. The organization is Christian based and was founded in 1982.
They partner with approximately 300 "pantries" within these thirty GA and SC counties to distribute their food to those in need. In 2014 they handled over 17,000,000 lbs of food. 96% of all donations received go to their programs rather than overhead and over 42% of their labor hours came from volunteers.
Next week's meeting will be the annual Christmas luncheon.
The meeting was adjourned following the recital of the Four-Way Test.
Upcoming Meeting Topics
Inside Challenger: Steve Foushee
Outside Challenger: Gloria Greenbaum
Speaker - Golden Harvest Food Bank
John David Chambers
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