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In This Issue
Book Of The Week
Guests & Visitors
Speakers At-a-Glance
Officers of the Club
President's Corner
Speaker's Corner
'Round the Room
The Four-Way Test:
In everything that we think, say or do:  
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?

Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?



Rotary Networking Resources
District 6900 has created this resource to help Rotarians in our district find employment. To find out more visit the district web site and look for Career Networking.

Decatur Rotary is now on Facebook.  Check out the page for updates and become a fan. View the Decatur Rotary Facebook Page here.

Decatur Rotary is now onl LinkedIn. Check our page for updates and to join our group. View the Decatur Rotary LinkedIn Group here. 
NEW!! Link to the most recent District 6900 Newsletter:
District Newsletter

Book Of
The Week
 There was no "Book Of The Week" this week.

Guests & Visitors

Doug Torbush gave
the invocation.


Peter Michelson introduced the visiting Rotarians.  


Our Guests included:

Charles Bell:
guest of John Adams

Burke Brennan:
guest of Visiting Rotarian Bill Rosenfeld

Sun Myat Thu (Agnes Scott Rotary Student):
guest of the Club

Our Visiting Rotarians included:

Ed Johnson:
Brookwood Club

William "Bill" Rosenfeld:
 Stone Mountain Club
At A Glance
November 26:
No Meeting
Happy Thanksgiving!

December 3: TBA

December 10: TBA

Officers of the Decatur Rotary Club:


C.J. Becker

Jason Conn

Past President:
Bryan Downs
Betty Spiker

John Bennett

Sergeant-at-Arms: Doug Torbush

District Governor:
Casey Farmer


Nov 2: Linda Harris
Nov 3: Scotty Candler

Nov 4: Gloria Kusmik
Nov 6: Marv Fralish

Nov 8: Jay Durham

Nov 10: Bob Wilson

Nov 12: Ginny Byrd Porter

Nov 13: Jim Baskett

Nov 25: Bedros Sharian Jr

Nov 28: Robert Brown
Nov 29: Darro Willey
November 24, 2010
Remember, there will be no meeting this Friday. Please have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

Please visit our website at where you can update your contact information, view videos from past Rotary meetings and find out who our upcoming speakers are. Don't forget to join our LinkedIn Group and Facebook Page as well! 
Elliott Augustine & Andrea Greengard

 President's Corner
president cj
President C.J. called the meeting to order

Honorary Member Jim Philips and Club Secretary Jean O'Callaghan nominated Judy Turner as the Decatur Cub's nominee for District Governor for 2013-2014.  There was unanimous agreement from those present.

There will be no meeting on November 26, 2010. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Club Officer and Board of Director nomination information was distributed at each table.  

Jim Philips & Scott Thompson:
Rotary International
jasonJason Conn introduced the program
on the works of the Decatur Rotary Foundation and the Rotary International Foundation (also known as the Paul Harris Fund).   

Jason reminded club members that the Decatur Rotary Foundation was a 501(c)(3) that the Club used to fund our service projects as well as grants to service organizations.  Jason urged members to consider the Decatur Rotary Foundation as part of their charitable giving plan. 

Jim Philips spoke about Rotary International's work with eradicating polio through the Polio Plus outreach effort. Jim showed a video that highlighted polio inoculation efforts in Uttar Pradesh, India.  In addition to Past District Governor Robert Hall, the video starred Jim and Donna Philips during their trip to India.

Jim reported that in 2010 there have been 117 cases of polio reported from four countries - Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan. That compares to the 1,000 cases a day that were reported in 1988 when Rotary started the Polio Plus campaign. Jim also recognized the financial support given to polio eradication by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, including a current $200 million dollar challenge grant that Rotary will soon have fully funded. 

Scott Thompson spoke about the Club's local efforts with the MLK Service day Project. Scott pointed out that the Decatur Rotary Club had long supported the MLK Service Day project both financially and with our labor.  He noted that the project helped Decatur seniors remain in their homes by providing much needed maintenance and repairs.  Scott said he had been particularly inspired to work on this local project after hearing a program with the Boy Scouts where the speaker had urged people to "spend your time where you spend your money and spend your money where you spend your time."

President CJ commented that she and her family annually participated in the MLK Service Day project and it really served to make the local connection to Decatur Rotary. 

President CJ and Jason then provided the following recognition for club members who had made contributions to Rotary International. 

Paul Harris Certificate:
Betty Spiker & Paul Pfieffer

                            Paul Harris 1 Pin:  
Bill Funk, Vee Nelson, Darro Wiley, Curtis Branscome & Gloria Kuzmik

Paul Harris 2 Pin: Jack Gerlach

Paul Harris 3 Pin:  Robert Brown

Paul Harris 5 Pin:  Bob Bauchmann


Speaker Photo: Scott Thompson



Speaker Photo: Jim Phillips

On behalf of our speaker, the book "Spirit of Service - Your Daily Stimulus for Making a Difference" was donated to the DeKalb County Library System.

The meeting was then adjourned.

Reported by Peggy Merriss

Photography by Mark Burnette

'Round the Room...

Pete Pfeifer, Vee Nelson, and Bob Bachman, Paul Harris
Fellow recipients, pose for a picture

David Jollay and Jack Gerlach share a laugh

Jimmy Smith, Bedros Sharian, Jr., and Walt Drake
catch up after the meeting

Betty Spiker and Jack Gerlach, Paul Harris Fellow recipients,
pose for a picture

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