Aug. 24, 2017

Minutes of the Rotary Meeting
August 24, 2017
By Kathy Miller
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by John Dukes at 12:15 pm. Dan McDaniel offered the invocation and Larry Sindel led the club in song and the Pledge of Allegiance. Tom Martenstein welcomed members’ guests.
Announcements: John Dukes reminded members that the new rosters are here and to pick one up on the way out. Ken Neimeyer pointed out that the current issue of the Rotary magazine has an article on the founder of the Little Lending Library concept, a Rotarian from Wisconsin, and recommended the article to members.
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition: John Dukes recognized Saty Putcha as a Paul Harris Fellow and commended him for his support for the Rotary International Foundation.
Program: Don Foose introduced Randy Kennedy, program director and host of Sports Drive on Mobile’s WNSP Sports Radio 105.5 FM. Mr. Kennedy, who grew up in Birmingham and graduated with a degree in Communications from the University of Montevallo, previously was the sports editor of the Mobile Press Register. He left newspapers to work full time in radio in February 2015 and hosts several popular programs on WNSP.
Mr. Kennedy gave an engaging and informative talk about the upcoming football season. His remarks focused on the University of South Alabama, the University of Alabama and Auburn University. He reviewed these schools’ football programs, coaching staffs, schedules and the strengths and weaknesses of the teams. He focused on their first few games of the season and possible outcomes. Mr. Kennedy’s talk included detailed statistics and information about key players. Mr. Kennedy answered a number of questions about various other SEC teams including FSU, LSU and Ole Miss. Mr. Dukes presented Mr. Kennedy with a certificate recognizing his speaking to the Club.
Adjournment: After announcing members’ birthdays, John adjourned the meeting at 1:00 p.m.