Committee Reports

In her final meeting as president, Cecilia Arango presented the following 2021-2022 Metro Rotary Awards:
  • Rookie of the Year: Chelsea Sawyer
  • Service Above Self Award: Elizabeth Summerell
  • Metro’s Winging It WingWoman: Jessica Pedigo
  • Rotarian of the Year: Florence Slatinsky
She encouraged club members to look into the Rotary Leadership Institute as an avenue for learning how to be a better Rotarian through three sessions: The Rotarian, The Rotary Club, and the Rotary Journey. 
In the Metrotarians in the Spotlight segment, Cecilia noted coverage of TEDx Savannah, for which she served as emcee. Zerik Samples received Georgia Southern University's George & Lucy Armstrong Award. Kristin Crawley completed the Leadership Southeast Georgia program.
Ro Patrick and Lexi Henigman were inducted into the club and Whitney Shephard was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow + 6.
Program Committee Chair George Seaborough announced the next social will be July 26 at Vic’s on the River.

Classification Talk: Kristin King

After Kristin moved to Savannah from Michigan in 2004, she co-founded New Arts Ensembles with Ricardo Ochoa. The firm coordinates live music for more than 200 events throughout the year, including weddings, corporate functions, private parties, and more. She is also the marketing director for Sago Property Management, which specializes in long-term residential properties.
She is president of the Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry board and previously served on the board of America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.


Emily Doherty was the guest of Cecilia Arango.
Kim Campbell was the guest of Ellen Harris
Sarah Smith’s guest was her daughter Nora.

Prospective Member Profile: Campion Usry

Campion Usry is vice president of Coastal Medical Billing and previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman and martial arts instructor. He earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from Charleston Southern University. He moved to Savannah 18 months ago and is married with two children. He was a charter board member and secretary of the Summerville Evening Rotary Club.

Featured Speaker: Conni Reynolds, Savannah Chamber of Commerce

Conni Reynolds is small business and events manager for the Savannah Area Chamber and is a Savannah native. She emphasized that Chamber is primarily composed of small businesses and has 2,200 members in total. She said her work focuses on connecting small businesses with the resources they need to succeed.
She organizes networking opportunities, ribbon-cuttings, and large events and helps members connect through service on councils and committees within the Chamber.