Committee Reports 

Service Committee Chair Jordan Chase announced those seeking November service opportunities should volunteer at Metro Mania Events. The December project will be collecting and refurbishing kids bikes for the annual Holiday Bike Drive conducted by Bike Walk Savannah and Loop it Up. If you or your friends have bikes that are collecting dust, but are still in good shape, please consider donating them. Bike Walk Savannah is also seeking businesses to serve as drop off locations.
Membership Chair Phelps Sarah Smith was inducted at today's meeting. Congratulations, Sarah! 
Foundation Chair Patrick Phelps announced that November is Foundation Month. Our current giving rate is 47.1 percent and 54 percent of our members are Paul Harris Fellows. 
Program Committee Chair Daniel Weiner reminded everyone to register for the in-person meeting at the JEA on Nov. 17— with speaker Dr. Marc Bailey — by 5 p.m. on Nov. 10. This will determine if we commit to the in-person meetings going forward. The following heath and Safety protocols will be in place at the JEA: 
  • Separate Entrance
  • Distant Tables
  • Temperature Checks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Masks Worn Continuously During Meeting
You MUST register. If you would like to request lunch, do so in the comments.
President Jessica Pedigo reminded everyone to register for the remaining Metro Mania Showdown Series fundraising events and invite your friends buy their tickets. These events are not just for Metrotarians! Each person who attends an event will be entered to win a prize package worth more than $3,000. A complete list of remaining events and links to purchase tickets are available on our website. 


Nicole Goggins was a guest of Leigh Acevedo.
Tom Kohler was a guest of Whitney Shephard.

Membership Moment

Since George Seaborough has recently talked with us about his work with Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy, he decided to share facts about himself, including his full name: George Washington Seaborough III.  He has been married to his wife Connie for 14 years and they have a daughter. George earned an undergraduate degree in political science and a master's degree in public administration from Savannah State University. He enjoys playing billiards and pool, and working in his backyard and garden. He also enthusiastically encourages people to move to the Twickenham neighborhood. 

Featured Speaker

Marion Curry, assistant district governor for Area 9 (Ashburn, Fitzgerald, Ocilla, and Tifton), shared photos and videos from her work with Rotary in Uganda. Her focus has been primarily on water and school projects. Once clean water and schools are available, the next step is improving public health through medical clinics. Marion described programs that engage young people to promote health and healthy living among their peers. Her presentation included a video of wild car and motorcycle traffic in Kampala, a city of 1.7 million people, along with photos of the wildlife that can be seen in the countryside. She hopes to return to Uganda next year.