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October 8, 2019


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/10 Janet Liles will present - Mr. Jim Glass - Pres. SRTC
10/17 Pretoria Fields Craft Beer - Reps Corey Flegel and Dona Lyn Goodpasture
10/24 Regular Meeting - World Polio Awareness Day Program
10/31 Regular Meeting

Our Rotary Family

10/1 Pat Choice
10/2 Howard Stephens
10/3 Dicky Demott
10/3 Philip Leabo, Jr.
10/5 Morgan Bailey
10/11 Nic Rahming
10/12 David Flowers
10/13 Scott Sterling
10/17 Heather Lindquist
10/23 Walter Marria, Jr.
10/24 Wilson Carraway, Jr.
10/25 Wallace Goodman
10/29 John Glenn, Jr.


10/2 Warren Ballard (9)
10/10 Frances Parker (27)
10/10 Terry Rouse (27)
10/15 Susan O'Neal (25)
10/15 Nick Murray (14)
10/16 Carol Jones (55)
10/22 Dawna Bicknell Tanner (3)
10/24 Vann Middleton (21)


10/2 Terry Rouse (11)
10/4 Kurt Stringfellow (1)
5 years in Rotary
10/9 Lisa Billups (5)
10/9 Arlen Yokley (5)
10/9 Shelley Zorn (5)
14 years in Rotary
10/13 Teri White (8)
10/16 Tim Filston (5)
10/16 Tom Rinehart (5)
10/16 Francis Lilly (5)
8 years in Rotary
10/20 Coy Irvin (3)
7 years in Rotary
10/27 Michele Arwood (8)
10/27 Jim Carter (8)

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:00 pm
The Plaza Restaurant
217 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792


President Kim Walden
President-Elect John Brown
Immediate PP Andre Marria
Vice President Terry Rouse
Treasurer Teri White
Secretary Angela Williamson
Foundation Warren Ballard
Membership Adam Carvin
Foundation John Glenn, Jr.
Sergeant-at-Arms Mary Beth Donalson
Program Director Jay Flowers
Sergeant-at-Arms Danny Braddy
Bulletin Editor Susan Backofen
Public Image Mike Bixler

This Week's Program

Meet James Glass, President of SRTC!

James "Jim" Glass has worked for Southern Regional Technical College for four years since merging with Moultrie Technical College in 2015 where he worked since 2003. Glass began his post secondary career as Director of Instruction for Albany Technical College in 1999. Prior to his leadership roles at Georgia technical colleges, Glass spent 13 years in secondary education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Albany. Glass holds an Associate of Science degree from South Georgia College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Augusta State University, and a Master of Education degree from Georgia Southwestern State University. Mr. Glass was appointed President of Southern Regional Technical College effective July 1, 2019.

Meet Maria Carbonell - GRSP Student

Welcome Maria Carbonell! Maria is our GA Rotary Student Program (GRSP) student from Colombia. Will and Machelle Watt are her host parents this school year.

Maria provide the club with an enjoyable presentation on her home country of Columbia, family, friends and future aspirations.

THANK YOU to Debbie Goodman for hosting the welcome reception at her home on Thursday. It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know our host student.

A great evening on Saturday with the Georgia Rotary Student Program young people at our Fall Conclave at GA Southern. The students, from 20 countries, put on a cabaret for the host families and GRSP supporters. Our student, Maria Carbonell, did a wonderful dance from her native Colombia. #grsp @ Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center.

GRSP Giving

The Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) was founded by our own Thomasville Rotarian, Past District Governor (PDG) William A. Watt, resulting in the Rotary Club of Thomasville forever being recognized as the Home Club of GRSP. This coming spring, the GRSP program will be 74 years old. Over these years, our Club has sponsored 90 of the 3,791 GRSP students.

Our Club’s GRSP goal for 2019-2020 is $25,500, of which $10,973.50 has been given as of September 30, 2019, leaving us a balance to raise by April 16, 2020, of $14,526.50. As in past years, it will take all members working together to reach our goal in support of this exceptional program, as GRSP strives to support World Peace.

Members of the GRSP Endowment Fund Committee can be contacted for information: Debbie Goodman, Co-chair; Wallace Goodman; GRSP Co-chair; Scott Rich, GRSP Trustee; Teri White, GRSP CFO; Warren Ballard; John Brown; John Glenn; Carol Jones; Homer Pankey; Harry Tomlinson; Gary Tucker; Kim Walden; Will Watt III, GRSP Host Parent; and Angela Williamson

Eleven GRSP donors reaching new levels of giving from March 30, 2019, through September 30, 2019 were recognized:

  • Hue Thomas Fellow:Marta Jones Turner and Doris Yokley (not present)
  • Will Watt Fellow:David Lewis
  • Governor’s Associate:Shelly Zorn
  • Sustaining Member:Carlton Bryant, Adrian Burns, Pat Choice, Nichole Gatlin, Walter Marria, Trent Reynolds, Kurt Stringfellow (not present)

Thank you all for your support of this worthy cause and congratulations Marta!

Shotgun/Downtown Shopping Drawing

Please work diligently to sell your allotted tickets for the Shot Gun/Shopping drawing. As you sell your tickets, please turn in the ticket stubs and funds AT EACH MEETING. Thank you for your assistance in this important Rotary project.

Economic and Community Development Month