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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At our meeting this last week, Kathy Siler, Chair, Incorporation Steering Committee, The Landings, gave us an update regarding the proposed incorporation of Skidaway Island as a city in Chatham County. Overall, at the present time, the feeling on the part of committee members and of many of the Landings residents is that it should become a city.  There are many doubts, questions, “what ifs”, and perhaps the greatest difficulty, uncertainty. There is uncertainty about finances, flood insurance, relationships with the county and the other entities on the island (Modena, South Harbor, The Marshes, etc.), ordinances, the necessity for our own employees, police, judiciary, and the responsibility and money that these services imply.
Herb Hubbard is the Chaplain of the Savannah YMCA organization. A native of Savannah and a graduate of its high school system, a pastor in Savannah and elsewhere, Herb told us how delighted he is to be back here. And what does he do?  A myriad of things as a leader of the local YMCAs.  He works with the Red Cross, Goodwill, Democrats and Republicans, FEMA, the Salvation Army, and faces issues with kids, work readiness, evacuations, medical problems, fund raising and legal issues.  To put his work in perspective, Herb gave us a bit of background information for the YMCA.
The Cliff Dochterman Award has been awarded this year for the first time.  It recognizes an individual Rotarian who acts as a role model and renders distinguished and dedicated service to Scouting through active service and leadership.  Paul Meyer easily qualified for this award.
We welcomed Pat Youngquist, Director of the Union Mission, and her associate, Mark Toth, to our Wednesday meeting.  The Mission has been in operation for 81 years in Savannah and its mission is to help all homeless people. 
“Generally”, Steven Arkin told us on Wednesday morning, “Everyone will benefit.”  He went on to tell us some of the many details involved.  Steven is a CPA with accounting degrees from George Washington and Savannah State Universities.  He warned us that when a government passes a tax law quickly, as this government did, there may be afterthoughts. There may be deficits which will then be rectified by further changes, perhaps not so benign as the original ones.
On Wednesday Steve Stirling, President and CEO of MAP International, told us how his company supplies medicines and health supplies wherever they are needed all over the world.  Steve was born in Korea and is a victim of polio.  He was abandoned as a child and was adopted from an orphanage by a family, of which he showed us pictures.  He came to the US at the age of eleven, pursued an education and finished with a BS in Agriculture from Cornell and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Boy Scout Troop 51 Skidaway Island   and  Rotary Club of Skidaway Island presents the premier running of their Mothers Day 5k Trail Run / Fun Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Starting time is 9:30 AM.
The Landings Club will host over a hundred PGA Tour golfers competing for a substantial purse in the country wide PGA 2018 Tour, of which the Savannah Golf Championship event is a part.  The event will take place at the Deer Creek course from 3/26 – 4/1, and details were given to us at our meeting this past Wednesday morning by Cheyenne Overby, the Assistant Tournament Director for the Tour.
Elizabeth Oxnard, American Traditions Vocal Competition’s co-founder, told us about this event on Wednesday. The Competition is celebrating 25 years of fun – and it’s still fun, Elizabeth said. It started out very small, and it grew, with more competitors and more followers, and we were asked to join the events which take place in Savannah throughout the month of February. The voices are getting better every year, and there is amazing talent; some of the competitors keep coming back, others are new voices not previously heard in Savannah. Elizabeth told us and showed us the stories of some of the competitors and played a tape for us.
Two of the visiting GRSP students, hosted by other area Rotary Clubs, told us about their lives and hopes on Wednesday.  Mary Sharples is from Wales, UK., and Brendan Mungwena is from Zimbabwe.
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.
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