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:
  • Kristen Crawley
    May 1
  • Ryan Eskew
    May 6
  • Jennifer Huskey
    May 8
  • John Bennett
    May 21
  • Jeanine Roach
    May 22
  • Sam Hubbard
    May 24
  • Jeff Harris
    May 28
  • Leigh Acevedo
    May 28
  • Jonas Subaar
    May 31
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Kristen Crawley
    May 1
  • Raymond Martin
    May 1
Anniversaries:
  • Jamie Arkins
    Brennen Arkins
    May 2
  • Ben Barksdale
    Lisa Barksdale
    May 20
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Harold Tessendorf, Habitat for Humanity
Jun 06, 2017
Habitat for Humanity
Margaret Jacobs, DGN
Jun 20, 2017
Polio Plus and RI
Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., Georgia Southern
Jul 18, 2017
GSU ASU consolidation
Past Speakers
Anne Kuhlke Lee
May 16, 2017
Service Above Self - Annual Service Partner finalists
Brynn Grant
May 02, 2017
Georgia Rotary Student Program
 
Our Stories
Anne Kuhlke-Lee and the other members of the service partner selection committee have completed interviews and narrowed the list from 18 applicants to three finalist organizations:
 
1) Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity - This is the largest organization of the three with a mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Service projects will consist of quarterly construction projects (week day and weekend) and funds will be used for landscaping and construction materials. Children under 16 may not paricipate in service projects other than to provide lunch to volunteers.
2) Loop It Up Savannah - This is a small, young community arts program and is the most flexible of the three partners in terms of how we work with them. Service projects would primarily focus on helping children construct Book Box Library Projects and improving the new Community Art Center. Children and adults can participate in service projects. Funds would go towards the supplies and improvements made at the Community Art Center. 
3) Safe Kids Savannah is a local coalition whose mission is to prevent accidental childhool injuries and deaths. Service opportunities for youth and adults would primarily consist of assisting at children's events that promote safety (triathlon, bike rodeo, walk/bike to school day, child car checks). Funds would be used to establish a safety store (co-branded with Metro) that supplies items such as bicycle helmets, child passenger safety seats, inā€home safety products, and medical alert bracelets.
 
Log in and scroll to the bottom of the members only page here to learn more about each organization. You should have received a separate email with a link to vote.
Voting closes 5/24. 
 
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.