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
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
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
president@metrosavannahrotary.org
 
Member Birthdays:
  • Cindy Mullally
    April 4
  • Daniel Weiner
    April 6
  • Jamie Arkins
    April 8
  • Tony Uhrich
    April 21
  • Jenny Woodruff
    April 25
  • Robert McCorkle
    April 25
  • Kelley Waldron
    April 26
  • Suzanne Kirk
    April 26
Anniversaries:
  • Cody Tharpe
    Nicki Tharpe
    April 29
Join Date:
  • Patrick Bentley
    April 5, 2016
    2 years
  • Lee Beckmann
    April 15, 2014
    4 years
  • Michael McLeod
    April 16, 2013
    5 years
  • John Bennett
    April 23, 2013
    5 years
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer
Jun 19, 2018
Past Speakers
Denise Grabowski, Kevin Klinkenberg, Whitney S
Apr 03, 2018
Master Planning in Savannah
 
Our Stories
 
No singing or balloons, but Kristen Crawley did make a delicious Hummingbird Cake (from scratch!) in honor of Metro's sixth birthday, Whitney presented some FUN FACTS about Rotary in general:
 
  • 3 Districts in Georgia
  • 66 Clubs in D6920
  • 7 Clubs in the Savannah area
  • 1905 Rotary Founded
  • 1914 Savannah Rotary Club chartered
  • 1917 Rotary Foundation formed
  • 1989 Women were allowed to officially join Rotary
  • 2012 Metro Savannah Rotary Club chartered
Pictured: Anne Kuhlke-Lee read “Moody Cow” (about a cow who learns how to meditate) to students at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary. The kids even participated in meditation with her.
 
Savannah's first Rotary Read In was a huge success. SRRI was able to read to all 566 classes K-3 Classes in 31 schools throughout the entire Chatham County. 525 volunteers participated including several members from Metro and community groups from Thomas & Hutton, THA, Goodwill, Boy Scouts of America, NTG McDonalds and TMX Finance (to name a few). This is a great example of Rotary bringing together not just Rotarians, but other community members together to do good work. Read more about how SRRI came to fruition in this article in Connect Savannah
 
It's time to start working on selecting our Annual Service Partner for 2018-19. 
Each member is encouraged to distribute the application to viable community organizations. Please note the organization must be an IRS designated “public charity” (501(c)(3) organization) and must return the applications by Friday March 30, 2018.
 
In addition, we will also form our annual Service Partner Selection Committee. If you would like to be a member of the Service Partner Selection Committee, please notify Daniel Weiner at danieldubya@gmail.com . The committee will only meet during the review process and members will receive service credit for participating.
 
Please see the 2018- 2019 Service Partner selection schedule below:
  • Application deadline is FridayMarch 30, 2018.
  • Wednesday April 42018, the Selection Committee will meet to determine a maximum of 6 applicant finalists.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, April 6, 2018.
  • The Selection Committee will conduct in-person interviews the week of April 23, from 2:00 to 5 p.m. Upon completion of the interviews the Selection Committee will convene to rank applicants.
  • Wednesday May 9, 2018the Selection Committee will meet to determine 3 applicant finalists. A review of the 3 applicant finalists will be presented at the following Program Meeting on Tuesday May 15, 2018. At that time, all Metropolitan Savannah Rotary members will be encouraged to vote for their organization of choice. Voting will close on Tuesday, May 222018. The organization receiving the majority vote will be selected as the 2018-2019 Annual Service Partner.
  • Metropolitan Savannah Rotary will notify selected organization by the last week of May 2018.
  • The Selection Committee will meet with the selected organization in June 2018.
  • The selected organization will present at one of our July 2018 Program Meetings.
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Foundation Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Communications Chair
Sergeant at Arms
Service Chair
President Nominee
Immediate Past President