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 father's Rotary Club. That's not a knock on any other club -- we are 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, and do things a bit differently.

Most Metro Rotarians -- though certainly not all of us -- are under the age of 50. We have volunteer projects at least every month. We also have really fun monthly socials, throw club events that have become legend, and seek out speakers who can shed light on our world and challenge our way of thinking.
 
Interested in joining us? We'd love to have you, though you must be invited by a friend or colleague who is already a member of Metro Savannah Rotary. Join them for one of our bi-monthly meetings. If it looks like a good fit, we'll explain the membership process to you.
 
Thanks for checking out our Club. We hope to see you soon.    
 
President Patton Dugas
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Communications Chair
Sergeant at Arms
Convention & Conference Chair
 
Member Birthdays:
  • Danny Chase
    June 3
  • Ben Senger
    June 11
  • Jason Somers
    June 17
  • Anne Kuhlke-Lee
    June 18
  • Patrick Bentley
    June 18
  • Brady Cannon
    June 26
Spouse Birthdays:
  • John Marrero
    June 1
  • Dani Beckmann
    June 27
Anniversaries:
  • Arie Berksteiner
    Dan Berksteiner IV
    June 22
  • Kelley Waldron
    Matt Waldron
    June 22
Join Date:
  • Ben Senger
    June 7, 2016
    1 year
  • Suzanne Karpf
    June 7, 2016
    1 year
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., Georgia Southern
Jul 18, 2017
GSU ASU consolidation
Club Assembly
Aug 01, 2017
Happy New Year!
Brian Wills
Sep 19, 2017
The Nature Conservancy
Past Speakers
Margaret Jacobs, DGN
Jun 20, 2017
Polio Plus and RI
Harold Tessendorf, Habitat for Humanity
Jun 06, 2017
Habitat for Humanity
 
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.