Club Infomation
Meetings are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. Please contact the Club to purchase your lunch at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Savannah Civic Center
O'Connor Room, 2nd Floor
301 W Oglethorpe Ave
Savannah, GA  31402
United States
 
 
 
From the President
We like to say over here at Metro Savannah that we're not your grandfather's Rotary Club, but that's not a knock on your grandfather or any other club. We're proud to  be members of Rotary International, believe strongly in its mission and traditions, and partner frequently with other clubs in the area. We're just a bit different.
 
Most Metro Rotarians -- though certainly not all of us -- are under the age of 50. We have the standard lunch meetings, but we also participate in monthly volunteer service projects and socials, throw club events that have become legendary, and host speakers who can shed light on our world and challenge our way of thinking.
 
Interested in joining us? We love to host visiting Rotarians and their guests! Rotarians, please check out our calendar to see when you can join us. Non-Rotarians must be invited by a friend or colleague who is already a member of Metro Savannah Rotary.
 
Thanks for checking out Metro.   
 
Cheers,
 
Leigh Acevedo
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Foundation Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Communications Chair
Sergeant at Arms
Service Chair
Immediate Past President
 
Member Birthdays:
  • Lee Beckmann
    August 24
  • Ben Barksdale
    August 30
Anniversaries:
  • Emmy Burch
    Spencer Burch
    August 2
  • Spencer Burch
    Emily Burch
    August 2
Join Date:
  • Ben Barksdale
    August 21, 2012
    5 years
  • Denise Grabowski
    August 21, 2012
    5 years
  • Jessica Thomas
    August 21, 2012
    5 years
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Chief of Police, Jack Lumpkin
Sep 05, 2017
Public Safety in Savannah
Brian Wills
Sep 19, 2017
The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Ann Levett
Oct 17, 2017
Savannah Chatham County Public Schools
Past Speakers
Molly Lieberman
Aug 15, 2017
Loop it Up, New Annual Service Partner
Club Assembly
Aug 01, 2017
Happy New Year!
 
Our Stories
70% of Metro voted for the Annual Service Partner. Finalists were Loop It Up Savannah, Safe Kids Savannah and Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity. Loop It Up was the winner! Loop It Up's mission is to provide creative art experiences and connect resources to children and families throughout Savannah. Using the arts, they foster stronger relationships, allowing them to work together to build a sustainable and interconnected community where everyday needs are met with creativity and confidence. More to come on the partnership and how we will serve this organization. Metro, get ready to Loop It Up!
Bea and Whitney with District Govenor Pam Lightsey 
 
A dispatch from the convention by Bea Saba:
Whitney and I had the privilege of attending a Million Dollar dinner with RI International President, John Germ Thursday night at the GA Aquarium in Atlanta as part of the RI Convention in Atlanta. Districts 6900, 6910, and our own 6920 raised a whopping $5 plus million as part of RI International President John Germ's challenge to all 3 district governors. The 3 Districts came together to raise the money. Congrats to all 3 of our Districts and to our own District Governor, Pam Lightsey for making this happen. 
 
Thank you Whitney for inviting me. I had a ball!
 
 
Michael McLeod gave an update on our global grant project. Global grants are the way rotary clubs join together to fund service projects with other clubs. When we give money to the Rotary Foundation we get a portion back to fund global grants we choose to support. Grants are thoroughly vetted by RI and focus on one of Rotary's six areas of focus
 
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Growing Local Economies
Education
Clean Water and Sanitation
Fighting Disease
Saving Mothers and Children
 
We've invested $500 is a grant project that will outfit a medical bus in Bahia Brazil. The total cost of the project is $69,000 which has been donated by several clubs, including some in Macon and Fitzgerald, GA. In the Bahia area, where 50% of the population live in poverty, health care is hard to come by. The bus will be outfitted to for neonatal care and pediatric respiratory issues. Rotary notes the medical bus as one of 20 notable grants in this recent article. We're excited to be part of the project and learn more about how the grants process works.