Club Infomation
 
Metro meets on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 12noon at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA
Upcoming Events
Our Stories
 
Whitney Shephard announced that Green Truck celebrated their 12 year anniversary and partnered with the Savannah Tree Foundation to plant 12 trees!
 
Brad Patrick thanked everyone for their support of him running the NY Marathon (sub 4:00 on a very hot day!!) and came in as the top fundraiser for Teddy's Team!
 
Erika Morrow was awarded Young Optometrist of the Year! 
 
Julie Wade has an event coming up for Tharros Place: "Cocktails for Courage" will take place on Jan. 27th at Cohen's Retreat, in conjunction with Traffick Jam at SSU. Click here for event information/tickets/sponsorships
 
Florence Slatinsky announced that her son was accepted to Auburn!
 
 
 
 

Committee Reports

Jasmine Mills started the meeting reminding us that November is Rotary Foundation month and encouraged us to make our $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation (click here) to meet our EREY goal!
  • ASP Fundraiser: Only 4 tickets left for Nov. 17th, 6:00-9:30  http://https://metrosavannahrotary.org/event/belly-laughs-for-brightside--save-the-date/ 
    • Doors open at 6:00, Show starts at 7:15
    • Additional parking at Gurry Lumber
    • Front Porch Improve: 210 W Victory Dr
  • Service Update:
    • Earn up to 2 attendance credits when you purchase $30 or $60 worth of holiday wrapping paper (deliver to Suzanne Kirk or have your order shipped directly to "Suzanne Kirk C/O Metro" 522 E 45th St, Savannah, GA 31405
    • Wrappers & Runners: Dec 15th & 16th (to wrap and deliver gifts to 400 children!)
    • Food Drive is punted to start in January
  • Social
    • Metro Holiday Party: November 30th at Aqua Vita Lounge. Please RSVP Click Here.
 
 
Guests
  • Ashley Harsey (Guest of Suzanne Kirk) with the Savannah Ghost Pirates
  • Joshua Web- Rotarian who recently relocated to Savannah from West Virginia
 

Featured Speaker: Brianne (Bri) Halverson, Front Porch Improv

 We enjoyed learning and laughing about all the ways Front Porch Improv partners with a number of community organizations and businesses. This community theater consists of 20 primetime players as well as a couple hundred students. Bri told us that the core principal to any improv is saying "yes!!" They hold weekly shows every Friday and Saturday at 8pm, in addition to 12 fundraisers a year, private events in homes or place of work, as well as team building workshops.

One of Bri's brilliant programs (her brain child) is "Trauma Drama" for middle and high school aged youth. This 14 week program helps children address everything from abuse to struggles with abandonment and neglect, which she says is the biggest issue.

Another featured program from FPI is "Savannah for Morons" which is basically a trolley tour roast of Savannah's history. Oh, and if you are in need for a host or two to Emcee your event with a light hearted and fun approach, look no further- FPI has got you covered!

Want to support FPI further? Consider the following membership levels:

  • $6/month: supporter
  • $25/month: unlimited tickets to all shows
  • $45/month- unlimited tickets to shows and classes
Contact Bri directly on Instagram, Facebook, or via their website: https://www.frontporchimprov.com/
 
Brett Bell bragged on Suzanne Kirk for her facilitation of Savannah Leadership Training.
 
Chelsea Sawyer slated to speak at GA Southern Armstrong campus
 
Brad Patrick announced he will be running the NY Marathon and raising funds for Teddy's Team @bradpatrick00: Direct Link to donate now: Click Here!
 
John Rodman mentioned that the Kicklighter Research Center will be adding a landscaping arm to their business model.
 
 
From the President
Metro Savannah may not look like your grandfather's Rotary Club, but we're not all that different. 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, and do things a bit differently. We're younger than the average club, and our meetings are twice monthly instead of every week. We fill in the free weeks with monthly service projects and socials. We throw larger events that have become legend.  
 
Want to join us? Visiting Rotarians are welcome to join any of our lunch meetings or events. Others should come as a guest of a friend, colleague or acquaintance who is already a member of Metro. If you're interested in becoming a member after that visit, reach out to your host and they'll explain the membership process to you. 
 
Thanks for checking out Metro.    
 
Cheers,
 
Will Gruver
president@metrosavannahrotary.org
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Literacy Chair
At Large Director
At Large (Legacy Project)
Treasurer
Secretary
Sergeant-at-Arms
Programs Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Communications Chair
Service Chair
Recording Secretary (2-year)
At Large (Assistant Service)
Family of Rotary
GRSP Liaison
Interact Liaison
Disaster Response