Club Infomation
Lunch meetings are every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at the JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. Please contact the Club to purchase your lunch at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Stan Deaton
Oct 15, 2019 11:43 AM
Georgia History
Past Speakers
District Governor Mike Muldowney
Sep 17, 2019 11:45 AM
Mayor Jason Buelterman, Tybee
Jul 16, 2019 11:45 AM
 
Our Stories
 
Tim Cone, Program Director for Georgia Institute of Technology's Savannah Campus' Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computer (CEISMC) taught manufacturing, robotics, and engineering at Savannah's Woodville Thompkins Technical and Career High School, where he was recognized as Savannah Chatham County District High School Teacher of the Year in 2014. He is also the co-founder of Maven Makers. His role is now building STEM/STEAM in the public schools. He verified his geek status by showing his socks featuring BB-8, a droid character who appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.
 
The force is strong with this one.
MUNCH - METRO LUNCH
Liza Smith announced a new Metro Rotary program called "Munch" (Metro Lunch) ... name may change because well, because we're all still 14 at heart. I see and hear you snickering right now (...and I like it!) Regardless, this is just another opportunity for all of us to get to know one another and Metro better.  Metrotarians will be set up on small group lunch dates that will count towards attendance as long as a picture is taken because #PicsOrItDidntHappen
 
RAISE THE ROOF FOR ANNUAL SERVICE PARTNER, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The wise rapper, Drake, once said,
Got the club goin' up
On a Tuesday
 
Metro knows how to throw the best house parties and we're doing it again this time for our ASP, Habitat for Humanity! Join us Tuesday, Sept 24 for the hottest Fall fundraiser in town - THE HOUSE PARTY FOR HABITAT! It'll take place at the Acura Show Room on Broughton Street from 6-9 PM and will be opened to the public. There'll be JENGA, Hammerschlagen, a construction-themed costume contest, a taco bar, and margaritas.  We'll be jamming out to the tunes of DJ Jose Ray.  Tickets are $45 and $55 at the door. If you have silent auction items, please contact Jordan Chase or event co-chair, Jamie Smith Arkins. If you'd like to be a sponsor, please contact Suzy Wallace or Jason Nielubowicz. Please spread the word!  
 
ASP SERVICE PROJECT - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Metrotarians provided butt sweat and tears at our first ASP Service Project for Habitat for Humanity. We worked on Habitat's headquarters on 70th Street on Saturday, Aug 24th to help prepare it to sell on the market. We helped repair and paint the wooden fence, trimmed branches and bushes, pressure washed the house, and helped repair the stairs and ramp. Habitat has outgrown this space and is planning to relocate to the Restore property on MLK. Thank you all for volunteering your time!
 
Congratulations to Jamie Smith Arkins on winning a prize package for becoming the first Metrotarian to complete an annual Rotary Foundation contribution. The club is looking for 100% and you have an entire year to do it, but since the new Rotary year has just begun, any contribution that you made before now is for the old Rotary year. Jamie's prize package was a Bloody Mary mix.  Hell yeah.
 
JK...YOU TOTES CAN.  LET'S HAVE MUNCH! (Cody is totes snickering at this....)
Cari Clark Phelps announced that the Membership  Committee is considering consolidating the membership process for new members.  The change still has to be approved by the board. It's not so much a change as a consolidation of many steps into fewer steps. Contact the Membership Committee as early in the process as possible for more information if you believe you or someone you know would like to become a member. Bret Bell's goal is to add 6 new members this Rotary year.
 
FIZZICAL FITNESS
Metro's Social on Tuesday, August 27th was brought to us by our very own Metrotarian, Kelley Boyd with Savannah Yoga Center! We had a nice yoga session followed by drinks at White Whale. Check out our "Rogis"!
 
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE SUNSHINE DIVISION: "Building a Better Rotary thru Education"
Registration is now open to all Rotarians for Parts 1, 2, 3, and a special Graduate Class for the next District 6920 RLI that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5th (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM) at the Oconee Fall-Line Technical College Campus in Dublin, GA. Some of the interesting leadership topics that will be discussed include Membership Engagement, Analyzing Your Rotary Club, Strategic Planning, Service Projects, Effective Leadership Strategies and the History of Rotary. A special Graduate Class on “Transforming Your Club” will also be offered for those Rotarians that have completed Graduation of RLI.
Metrotarians in the news:
  • Jason Nielubowicz was recognized by Judge Realty as Top Producer for July 2019
  • Robert McCorkle was recognized by Savannah Magazine with a feature on his house, formerly that of Johnny Mercer, in a recent issue
Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
Please send your Brags, Finds, and Whines to arango.c@tandh.com in order to be included in Repeats. 
 
  • Whitney Shephard is calling all her runner friends!  Who wants to be in a posse of 5K or 10K runners to support GRSP? Whitney's running the 10K for Savannah Sunrise Rotary's Trick or Trot event on Sat, Oct. 19th. There's already one metro team, but it'd be fun to have more! $35 for the 10K and $25 for the 5K. If enough people sign up, Whitney may be reviving the Hulk Hogan costume! Um...there may be burgers after the race. SIGN ME UP, brother! 
  • Orlando Montoya celebrated his 20th Savannahversary on Fri, Aug 23rd at Edgar's Proof and Provision 
  • Bret Bell announced a City of Savannah master plan workshop for the Canal District held on Thur, Aug 22 at the Coastal Georgia Center
  • Jenny Woodruff is excited that she found child care!
  • Cari Clark Phelps is excited about an upcoming trip to LaCoste France
 
From the President
Metro Savannah may not look like your father'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,
Bret Bell
president@metrosavannahrotary.org
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Sergeant at Arms
Communications Chair
Director-At-Large
Director-At-Large
Director-At-Large
Immediate Past President
 
Member Birthdays:
  • Darron Alvord
    September 5
  • Emily Salzer
    September 8
  • Suzanne Karpf
    September 16
  • Lee Perry
    September 26
  • Mason Heidt
    September 27
  • Chris Corey
    September 29
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Alisha Senger
    September 6
  • Lisa Barksdale
    September 27
  • Billy Ray
    September 29
  • Hope Gruver
    September 30
Anniversaries:
  • Ben Senger
    Alisha Senger
    September 22
Join Date:
  • Mason Heidt
    September 17, 2013
    6 years