Committee Reports

President Cecilia Arango reminded club members that June is Rotary Fellowships month. Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world and explore shared hobbies, professions, and interests. She also announced July 1 is the deadline to pay dues for the coming Rotary year.
Service Committee Chair Kristen Crawley reminded members they can still volunteer for Bike Walk Savannah bicyclist and pedestrian counts.
Program Committee Chair George Seaborough said details on the June social will be announced soon. 
Annual Service Partner Committee Co-Charis Cari Phelps and Chelsea Sawyer announced that Brightside Child and Family Advocacy has been selected as this year’s service partner. Stay tuned for details on service opportunities.
Membership Committee Chair Katie Joyner announced Lexi Henigman and Campion Usry are moving through the projective member program.


Connor Buchanan was the guest of Cecilia Arango.
Charles Pace was the guest of Zerik Samples.
Lexi Henigman (Prospective Members Program) was the guest of Chelsea Sawyer.
Brendan West was the guest of Katie Joyner.
Aileen Gabbey was the guest of Sarah Smith.
Kelley Waldron’s guest was her son, Charlie.
Opollo Johnson was the guest of Kristen Crawley.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Amy Williams, Savannah Philharmonic

Executive Director Dr. Amy Williams described the changes the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus has undertaken to overcome barriers to participation so that all members of the community can attend concerts, including adjusting pricing, relaxing concert dress codes, and finding additional concert locations. She explained how programs such as Phil the Neighborhood, Phil the Park, Phil the Squares, the On the Road Series, and the Subscription series are aimed at making performances more accessible to communities in our region. Williams also talked about the education initiatives the Philharmonic has launched to build programming which provides all students at every school with equitable access to high-quality music education.