Invocation - James Brewer-Calvert
Guests - Scott Drake introduced Clark Candler and Darrell Jennings. Frank Matthews introduced his daughter Margaret.
From the Speaker - Walt Drake honored 25 members of our club who have passed away. A common thread linked all of these Rotarians. All had served our country in the military, many during World War II. All were active in a faith based community and all had a strong commitment to civic involvement. Clearly, these Rotarians represented what is best about our country, our community, and Rotary.
Walt talked about Dr. Hobby Rice, Van Fraser, George Ingram, Dr. Chet Morse, Clyde Shepherd, Bill Painter, Bill Evans, Ben Johnson, Ike Carmack, Dr. Mort Silberman, Wilton Ireland, John Adams, Sr., Raiford Hodges, Jr., Frank Carryl, Fred King, Hansford Sams, Pierce Head, DeLoney Hull, Dr. Leslie Buchanan, J. Davison Philips, Ernest Arnold, Ted O'Callahan, Judson Greene, Tom Barron, and Walter Austin.
Invocation - Elliot Augustine
Guests - Dax Lopez, guest of Dan DeWoskin
Visiting Rotarians - Mac Willett, Stone Mountain; Larry Robert, Roswell
From the Speaker - Rhonda Davidson introduced our speaker Gary Motley, director of the Jazz Studies Program at Emory. The program's mission is to educate students about the rich tradition of American jazz while providing insight into the creative process through performance and analysis. A major component of the program is the use of modern technologies.
Gary gave volunteer Elliot Augustine a 15-second piano lesson and then played a very impressive short duet with his new student. Gary emphasized that jazz is about the human experience and is a unique American cultural treasure. Gary then treated the club to a short piano concert.
|President Jason entertains Dennis Byerly at the head table|
|Walt Drake gives an inspiring talk|
|Jim Crabbe & Jack Gerlach catch up|
|President Elect Kirby shows Tim Martin his options|
|Rhonda Davidson and our speaker Gary Motley|
Of course you can play the piano
I'm not convinced
An esteemed group for sure