Club Infomation
Meetings are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Civic Center. Please contact the Club to purchase your lunch at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Club Assembly
Mar 19, 2019 11:45 AM
Past Speakers
Club Assembly
Dec 18, 2018 11:45 AM
Katherine Sandoz
Dec 04, 2018
 
Meet our 2018/2019 Annual Service Partner
 
Each year, we have a process on selecting an annual service partner. This year, after counting all the votes, we are happy to announce that our 2018/2019 annual service partner is the Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK).  ORK's mission is to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River Basin.
 
We'll be teaming up with ORK for the Stormwater Wise Windsor Forest project. The goals are to:
  • Connect and educate local residents in positive ways on land, water, and their neighbors, along with ORK, City, and Metro Rotary visibility
  • Provide tangible ways for homeowners and renters to build awareness about drainage systems and how toxins end up in the Ogeechee, directly impacting the Ogeechee Watershed.
The Project Overview:  Neighborhood-based flood mitigation strategies incorporating DIY stormwater workshops and local BIG demonstration projects.
 
The Timeline:  Now through June 2019
 
Our Stories
 
As part of the Windsor Forest Stormwater-Wise Project, and in collaboration with Ogeechee Riverkeeper and UGA Marine Extension, a total of 20 volunteers from both the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club and residents of Windsor Forest neighborhood tiled 125 storm drains on Saturday, January 12, 2019. These tiles educate the public that these drains lead directly to our waterways (streams, marsh, river, ocean, etc.) and do not go to a wastewater treatment plant. Many uninformed people illegally dump paint, oil, and many other pollutants into storm drains. Storm tiles have been shown to reduce these practices, protecting our waterways.
Our family is growing!  Congratulations to Emily Salzer, with sponsors Jordan Chase and Suzanne Kirk, on her induction to the club on Tuesday, Jan 15th.  Welcome to the family!
 
Emily gave her Classification Talk a few meetings ago and here's what you should know:
  • Originally from Jacksonville, FL
  • Grew up in Rotary with her father taking her to meetings as early as age 7 or 8 
  • Went to Georgia Southern University
  • Moved to Nashville where she met her husband and started her career with Whole Foods in 2013 there
  • The opening of Whole Foods in Savannah brought them here
  • Career change in 2015 - YMCA/SCCPSS partnership - Pryme Tyme after-school program - non-profit was a big change for her since she's a "spreadsheets and timelines" kind of person - very organized
  • Pryme Tyme has been around for 30 years in 37 schools
  • Husband, Jason, teaches at Georgia Southern University at Armstrong Campus and is a musician
  • They have a 7-year old boy and two 3-year old twin boys
  • Active members of First Presbyterian Church
  • An only child and her parents relocated to Savannah and she likes having them nearby
 
Please welcome (back) to the board, Jessica Pedigo!  She will serve as President after Bret Bell's reign.  The club unanimously approved the Board's nomination at Tuesday's meeting.  This is what happens when you quit coming regularly to meetings...sucker!!  
 
PS - that was actually quoted from none other than Jessica
 
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,
Whitney Shephard
president@metrosavannahrotary.org
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Sergeant at Arms
Service Chair
Service Chair
Communications Chair
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Immediate Past President
Past Treasurer
 
Member Birthdays:
  • Amelia Harper
    January 1
  • Jeff Brady
    January 7
  • Denise McCoy
    January 8
  • Kacey Ray
    January 18
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Nicki Tharpe
    January 1
Anniversaries:
  • D.J. Spisso
    Melinda Spisso
    January 12
Join Date:
  • Kacey Ray
    January 6, 2015
    4 years
  • Bea Saba
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Bret Bell
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Cari Phelps
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Clint Murphy
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Danny Chase
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Jason Nielubowicz
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Jason Somers
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Jessica Pedigo
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Jordan Chase
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Josh Brooks
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Julie Wade
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Kathleen Anderson
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Leigh Acevedo
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Liza Smith
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Orlando Montoya
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Patrick Phelps
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Robert McCorkle
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Sam Carroll
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Suzanne Kirk
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • William McIntosh
    January 10, 2012
    7 years
  • Daniel Weiner
    January 16, 2018
    1 year
  • Sara Holton
    January 16, 2018
    1 year
  • Will Gruver
    January 16, 2018
    1 year
  • Florence Slatinsky
    January 21, 2014
    5 years