Club Meeting Info
  We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM 
  The Plantation Club at The Landings
  1 Cottonwood Lane
  Savannah, GA  31411
  United States
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The Skidaway Island Rotary Club has multiple projects currently active or planned for the coming year. All benefit local children and youth in need of help, support and/or learning as they start out in life.
Dr. Kathleen Benton is the President and CEO of a local Savannah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She has a doctorate in Public Health Leadership from Georgia Southern University and was for some years the Director of Ethics and Palliative Care at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital. She is the author of two books, “The Skill of End-of-Life Communication” and Daniel’s World. The former addresses end-of-life issues and the doctors whose patients are in this situation; the latter addresses acceptance of children with disabilities.
Jeff Garrison told us this week about his travels by kayak in the Okefenokee, about seeing the huge area of the swamp in the company of his father and friends over the years. The visual presentation which accompanied his talk opened our eyes to the vastness and the variability of the large and lonely area that is the Okefenokee.
Whitney Shephard came to tell us about her idea for a new collaboration between various local Rotary Clubs and the activities they might undertake together. Whitney is the Assistant Governor for District 6920, to which we belong. She has a degrees in architecture and civil engineering from Georgia Tech. She is the immediate past president of the Metro Rotary Club of Savannah and plays an active part in many local professional and charitable activities.
We enjoyed a visit and talk by Susan Dischner this past Wednesday.  Susan is a manager and leisure travel advisor at Four Seasons Travel in the Village on Skidaway Island, and she gave us lots of very sound advice.  Considering that most of us travel frequently, this advice was given to an appreciative audience. By the way, former “travel agents” are now “travel advisors” and their relationship with their clients has changed.
We welcomed a most distinguished visitor to our meeting this week, Lt. Col Elizabeth Baker. She came to talk to us about her career, her acknowledgement of her obligations in the military, and the importance of readiness to guard the safety of our country. Her educational background is in management and computer technology, and she has a Master’s Degree in Military Operations and Science from the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL.
We welcomed Michael Walters to our meeting this week. Michael is a professional actuary, a Fellow and Past President of the Casualty Actuarial Society. He is a graduate in mathematics with a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.
On June 26, the Rotary Club of Skidaway Island awarded $9,620 to five local children’s charities that are involved in improving reading and literacy skills, exploring creativity through music and art, and strengthening parenting skills that foster improved learning at home. The winning grant proposals emphasized programs that were (1) transformative, (2) sustainable, (3) scalable, and (4) preventive. Because these charities are homegrown and hands-on, they are expected to grow and do great things for Savannah’s children, families, and neighborhood communities.

Susan Kleine told us about our new student who will arrive at the beginning of August. She is Ariela Samour, and she will be among about 50 such students who come to Georgia each year to attend its universities. These students are selected by Rotary Clubs around the world. They must be academically qualified, speak fluent English, able to afford the air fare and the cost of medical insurance.


If you missed a meeting, you can make it up by attending a meeting at another Rotary Club or... getting credit for an On-Line Make-up. The link for an On-Line make-up is on the club web site under Club Links (E-Club Make Ups).

Once you complete the on-line make-up, print the confirmation page and bring it to the next meeting. The online-make-up takes about 10-15 minutes, reading an interesting article related to Rotary.

This will help our club achieve an excellent attendance record.
Ambassador Kate Cavanan
Sep 25, 2019
Women in the Foreign Service: Ambassadorial experiences in Africa, NATO yrs. in Belgium
Club Assembly 2nd Quarter,Ariel our GRSP student
Oct 02, 2019
Contact President for your committee reports, submit discussion topics, updates, thanks.
Dare Dukes
Oct 09, 2019
Savannah's own prize winning writing art culture fuels creative youth leaders
Rotary Alum Dave Sweeterman
Oct 16, 2019
Dave reports on the Ga.Optical Mission to four clinic locations in the Dominican Republic
Dr. Richard Roth, Infectious Disease Consultant
Oct 23, 2019
The Awsome Power of Innoculation in Medicine and in the Polio Story
Halloween Party is planned this week, 31st
Oct 31, 2019
No Wed. morning meeting. Evening time and place to be announced. Costumes planned.
Ferst Readers
Nov 06, 2019
The Story of Ferst Readers and how it is impacting whole Cities in Georgia
No morning meeting. Our first ROTARY COMIC REVUE!!
Nov 13, 2019
Halarious!! Professional, Buy Tickets, Sell tickets! Support the Kids who need you!! 6pm Plantation.
Youth Leadership Focus: RYLA, GRSP
Nov 20, 2019
Toni Marwitz on Rotaract, Interact. 3 GRSP Student Panel. Andy M. on RYLA
Day before Thanksgiving
Nov 27, 2019
Committee favored no meeting, but could be changed if strong demand.
Parent University/ Early Learning College
Dec 04, 2019
Michael O'Neal: Rising Collaboration in City with School System, Rotary Clubs, Grant
No morning meeting 11th. Party planned Tue.10th.
Dec 10, 2019
Plantation 6pm, Tue 10 th Dec. Attendance counts.
Miriam Rittmeyer
Dec 18, 2019
RCSI One Year in Central America: Report on Maternal Child Health in in Guatemala
Christmas Holiday
Dec 25, 2019