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:
  • Amelia Harper
    January 1
  • Jeff Brady
    January 7
  • Denise McCoy
    January 8
  • Kacey Kennickell
    January 18
  • John Northup
    January 29
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Nicki Tharpe
    January 1
Anniversaries:
  • Eric Bull
    Jeanne Bull
    January 2
  • D.J. Spisso
    Melinda Spisso
    January 12
Join Date:
  • Kacey Kennickell
    January 6, 2015
    3 years
  • Bea Saba
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Bret Bell
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Cari Phelps
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Clint Murphy
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Danny Chase
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Jason Nielubowicz
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Jason Somers
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Jessica Pedigo
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • John Northup
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Jordan Chase
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Josh Brooks
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Julie Wade
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Kathleen Anderson
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Leigh Acevedo
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Liza Smith
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Orlando Montoya
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Patrick Phelps
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Robert McCorkle
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Sam Carroll
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Suzanne Kirk
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • William McIntosh
    January 10, 2012
    6 years
  • Florence Slatinsky
    January 21, 2014
    4 years
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
DG - Hamsa Thota
Jan 16, 2018
District Governor Official Visit
Past Speakers
Dr. Ann Levett
Jan 02, 2018
Savannah Chatham County Public Schools
Club Assembly
Dec 19, 2017
 
Our Stories
 
Justin Hummel, Foundation Chair, presented Whitney Shepard with a pin and recognized her as a Paul Harris Fellow, a Rotarian who has donated $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others so if you want to do something special for someone you love or admire this IS IT!
 

The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.  

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Thank you to Cari and team for an amazing event that raised over $7,000 for Loop It Up! What's not to love about an evening of art and jewelry, fabulous fashion, good food and friends? Thank you to all that sponsored, bought tickets, solicited artists and donations and helped make the evening run so smoothly. 
 

Loop It Up provides creative art experiences and connects resources to children and families throughout Savannah. Using the arts, Loop It Up fosters strong relationships, allowing them to work together to build a sustainable and interconnected community where every day needs are met with creativity and confidence. Through programs and partnerships with schools, community centers, museums and local businesses, Loop It Up brings art and creativity to 5,000 young people each year.  Their motto is simple: Make Things & Be Nice.

 
Since Rotary launched its PolicyPlus program in 1985 it has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. The poliovirus, which primarily affect children under five, invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable. Only 11 new cases of polio caused by wild poliovirus have been reported this year, all in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
 
At the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Bill Gates renewed and increased his foundation’s pledge to match, 2-to-1, all contributions to The Rotary Foundation that are designated for polio eradication efforts which means THIS IS THE YEAR TO DONATE! This year's World Polio Day, hosted by the Gates Foundation, will attempt to raise $250,000. Last year, Rotarians in more than 90 countries registered over 1,400 events and fundraisers to mark World Polio Day in their communities and draw attention to Rotary’s leadership in the fight against polio. 
 
 
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