July 20, 2017

Minutes of the July 20, 2017 Meeting
The Rotary Club of Mobile
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by John Dukes at 12:15 PM. Dan McDaniel offered the invocation and Tom Martenstein welcomed members’ guests and visiting Rotarians. John Smith led the club in song and the Pledge of Allegiance. Bill Oppenheimer accompanied on the piano
• Frank Harkins reported on the upcoming Camp ASCCA trip. Our Rotary club has supported the camp for 33 years through the Rotary Children’s Foundation. There will be 101 campers this year with the week beginning August 3. Frank invited everyone to come to the Goodwill Easter Seals main office the morning of July 30 to see the campers off.
• Bob Chappelle presented the Lance J. Bodden award which is commonly known as the Rotarian of the Year award. The award is bestowed periodically to deserving Rotarians, but not annually. Tom Martenstein is the recipient. Tom has been an active member since 1962 and has served a number of positions including the Board of Directors (served every Board capacity), President, Paul Harris Fellow and currently Club Secretary since 2001.
Program: Steve McNair, McNair Historic Preservation, Inc.
Tom McGehee introduced club member Steve McNair owner of McNair Historic Preservation, Inc. Mr. McNair discussed his company and the various services they provide.
McNair Historic Preservation is a national full-service Historic Preservation consulting firm offering clients a range of services including government relations, historic tax credit and economic incentive consultation, historic economic development project management, historic real estate and design consultation, and research/fieldwork services to document and promote their customer’s historic assets.
McNair Historic Preservation delivers strategy and experience to their clients to help make the most of their historic investments. Some specific projects include the Wheeler Building, the former Blue Bird Hardware, the former Nash/Ford Automotive, the former WALA building, the former St. Francis Street Methodist Church and the former Dodge Automotive
After answering a number of questions, John thanked Mr. McNair for sharing his knowledge with the club and noted that in his honor a donation has been made to the Rotary Children’s Foundation.
The meeting adjourned at 1:04 PM.
Rob Diehl