Aug. 11, 2016

Minutes of the August 11, 2016 Meeting
The Rotary Club of Mobile
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by club president Les Greer at 12:15 PM. Saty Pucha offered the invocation and Tom Martenstein led the group in our song and the Pledge of Allegiance. Jeff Zoghby welcomed visiting Rotarians and members’ guests.
New Members: Tom Roberts introduced Wade Gordon, a Client Advisor at Oakworth Capital Bank and Sumpter McGowin introduced Stephen McNair, owner of McNair Historic Preservation as the club’s newest members.
Announcements: Les made the following announcements –
• A board meeting will take place on August 18.
• Please pick up a new Roster as you exit today.
• The club will recognize members with perfect attendance at the meeting on August 18.
• The annual club gala will take place on October 5. Please mark your calendars.
Program: Amanda Sibert – Mobile Young Entrepreneurs
Matt head introduced Amanda Sibert who currently serves as the Executive Director of Mobile Young Entrepreneurs. Ms. Sibert said that the goal of this local organization is to pair seasoned business leaders with young entrepreneurs hoping to start a business.
She explained that the idea rapidly grew from a Facebook post and that the first scheduled meeting attracted 500 participants. She added that the term “young” refers not to age but rather spirit and that the goal of the group is to convert stumbling blocks into steps.
After answering questions, Ms. Sibert was given a certificate by Les Greer thanking her for speaking today and noting that in her honor a gift has been made to the Rotary International Foundation.
Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 12:50 PM.
Tom McGehee