Committee Reports

President Elect Jasmine Mills filled in as the pinch hitter for Will and called the meeting to order. She focused on membership and new club development month. Let's all follow her lead and go to bat bringing a guest to our next meeting! Rotary Leadership Institute registration for the September 10th session at GA Tech Savannah Campus. Click here to register:
Our Annual Service Partner Brightside's newest Bright House on Wheaton St. is close to being ready to receive people in need of service. Our next service day is September 17th, 9:00am-12:00pm.
  • Emily Doherty, Marketing Director with Great Oaks Banks, was guest of Cecilia Arango
  • Paul Stevens, guest of George Seaborough

Featured Speaker: Bob Ohrablo

Bob is the president of the Savannah Ghost Pirates Hockey Team and is beyond excited about their presence in Savannah. He is a fellow Rotarian in Jacksonville, FL and is starting his 38th hockey season this fall. The ECHL has 28 teams and the newly formed Savannah team is affiliated with the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the Henderson, NV Silver Knights. Opening Day for the Ghost Pirates is November 5th, 2022 and Girls on the Run of Coastal GA will the charity partner for that night. (GOTR was our Annual Service Partner last year.) Bob commended the Enmarket Arena as having the best ice and spoke about the expectation that the players will be engaged in our community on many levels. The mascot was named just after our meeting, after over 4000 naming entries, we official have ourselves Davy (Jones)! When asked about regional and national recruitment, we were told that they are tapping into non-traditional markets and pulling young men from regions that would not be expected, but showing lots of passion and talent (and a propensity for fighting at times...which is completely allowed in the sport of hockey.) At the end of the day, Bob says it's all about having the "hockey mind" which, he says, cannot be taught. It's instinct and a mindset that must be intrinsic to the athlete. 
  • Weekday games: 7:00pm
  • Friday/Saturday games: 7:30pm
  • Sunday games: 3:00pm