News from the Aug. 18 Meeting

Membership Moment: H. Lee Perry

Lee Perry talked about his work as business manager for the Savannah State University Foundation, where he oversees all the private and public ventures — he's also an SSU alumnus. Lee shared details of his family's deep roots in Savannah and talked about his previous work at Morgan Stanley, BB&T, and Carver State Bank. He's served on the board of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and is a past president of the 100 Black Men of Savannah. He continues to give back to the community by mentoring young people. 


Classification Talk: Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith, director of digital content and marketing at WTOC-TV, shared how she works toward the goals of maintaining the station's digital dominance, discovering new audiences, and growing revenues. She explained the tools and tactics she uses in her work, including social media measurement. In addition to the field of broadcasting, she has also used her communications skills in the healthcare industry. She has lived in Savannah for 10 years.


Service Partner Presentations


Caila Brown, executive director of Bike Walk Savannah, gave an overview of the organization's work to improve safety and mobility in Savannah neighborhoods that might not have received the attention they deserved in the past. Leah Kessler, executive director of Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia and Low County, described how participation in GTR helps girls build confidence, and how she is adapting to the pandemic through virtual programming. Stay tuned to hear more about upcoming service projects.


Jeff Grant attended as a guest of Suzanne Kirk.
Donna Pfendler attended as a guest of Mike Nadeau.
Rachel Cretella attended as a guest of Laura Lee Bocade.

Recordings of Previous Infinite Possibilities Webinars Are Now Available

If you missed Dr. Sylvia Whitlock speaking about being the first female President in Rotary and how her club fought RI in court and went to the Supreme Court to allow females in Rotary, you can view it here.