Posted by Patricia Schneider on Oct 06, 2020
Photos by: Antinéa Rivera
The St. Simons Island/San Juan Rotary Joint Virtual Meeting was hosted by the Georgia Club and was a rousing success as well as a great learning experience.
Leslie Mattingly, our contact, introduced President Beverly Trainor who opened the meeting.  After the invocation and a lovely, filmed rendition of America, the Beautiful, she turned the meeting 
over to noted author and historian, Buddy Sullivan, who took us through the Columbus, Spanish and English settlements to the present history of the islands along the coast of Georgia.  (The Golden Isles).
Over the years, these islands have produced cotton, rice, pine trees for paper goods and construction and was once known as the oyster & shrimp capital of the world.  We will be looking forward to October 20 when our club will be the host for a return joint exchange visit to St. Simons Island Georgia Club.  Our thanks to Leslie, Beverly, and Buddy and all our stateside Rotarians who helped make this innovative meeting a success!
 Mattingly, our contact with St. Simons, introduced President Beverly Trainor, who led the meeting through the Invocation and lively filmed rendition of America the Beautiful.
After bringing her club up-do-date with news of the membership and announcing the attendance of their District Governor Steve Barnes, President Beverly introduced us to Guest Speaker and Historian.
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