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In This Issue
Officers of the Club
Meeting Recap
Your Reporters
The Four-Way Test


In everything that we think, say or do:  


Is it the TRUTH?


Is it FAIR to all concerned?


Will it build






Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?





Member Notes 



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Upcoming Speakers 

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Get Social
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Decatur Rotary Club Officers 

Jason Conn

Kirby Thompson

Past President:
C.J. Becker
David Hughes

John Bennett

Sergeant-at-Arms: Bedros Sharian III


District Governor:

Margie Kersey


  2  Jon Manns
  4  Bill Breen
  10 Greg Adams
      Richard Pucket
      Robert James
 13 Bobby Atwater
      Ray Willoch
 14 Melissa Forgey
      Jack Gerlach
      Gue Hudson
 16 Dan Coursey
 17 Bob McMahan
      B J Sumner
 21 Bob Bachman
 22 Candler Broom
      Don Hooten
 24 David Ewing
 26 Todd Speed
June 15 & 22 Meeting Recaps



Incoming President Kirby asked Rotarians to contact him with ways you would like to serve next year before he places you where HE would like for you to serve.


President Jason thanked Susie Brown and the Foundation committee for a fine Casino Night event. 


Harl Pike, Linda Harris  & the Rotary Bulletin team



Meeting Recap  


June 15  


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.


June 22

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
Past Presidents Reception
at Parker's On Ponce



First Thursday Social at
Harbour Bar and Fishhouse
Rotary First Thursday Social in May 

Reporter: Harl Pike

Photographers: Mark Hastings, Jon Manns and Mark Burnette



The Rotary Bulletin Committee
Decatur Rotary Club
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