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November 12, 2019


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/14 Frank Scoggins, Thomas County Elections Supervisor, will do an update on major changes to the voting process.
11/21 Regular Meeting at Vashti for Thanksgiving Lunch & Program
11/28 NO Meeting today - Happy Thanksgiving Day!
12/5 April Norton and Madison Eaton to present Thomasville Main Street, Victorian Christmas and First Friday Sip and Stroll.

Our Rotary Family

11/1 Richard Vann
11/3 Homer Pankey
11/5 Bob Ackerman
11/7 Gary Tucker
11/7 Lauren Vann
11/7 David Hufstetler
11/10 Mark Lowe
11/16 Barbara Williams-Anderson
11/24 Ron Salter
11/30 Rebecca Strickland


11/3 Julie Cannady (12)
11/8 Claire Bowen (11)
11/12 Lauren Vann (3)
11/12 Pat Choice (36)
11/22 Christy Cooke (7)
11/26 Nathaniel Abrams (8)
11/26 George Keeling, III (19)
11/27 Jim Carter (26)
11/27 Ray Thompson (27)
11/29 Jeff Zoller (44)


11/1 Ed Titus, Jr. (24)
11/1 Al Park (24)
11/1 Homer Pankey (34)
11/4 Carol Jones (15)
11/6 Ron Salter (11)
11/8 Renee Oliveto (12)
11/10 Morgan Bailey (3)
11/15 Tara Hagan (1)
11/18 Dale Hodges (20)
11/29 Tom Harrison, Jr. (18)
11/30 Will Watt , III (2)

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 Rick Piper
Treasurer Teri White
Secretary Angela Williamson
Foundation John Glenn, Jr.
Membership Adam Carvin
Foundation John Glenn, Jr.
Bulletin Editor Susan Backofen
Program Director Jay Flowers
Sergeant-at-Arms Mary Beth Donalson
Sergeant-at-Arms Danny Braddy
Public Image Mike Bixler

Rotary Reception at Studio 209 - A Very Special Time

Thomasville Rotarians enjoyed a reception at Studio 209 on Wednesday, November 6th. Thank you Fran for coordinating this event to honor Kim Walden as the newest Arch Klumph Society member. Thank you Michelle Arwood for allowing us to use this wonderful facility for our group.

President Kim Walden newest Arch Klumph Foundation Society member!

District Governor, Jim Squire, Polio Zone Coordinator Bob Hagen, Past Rotary International Director Robert Hall visited our club on November 7th to recognize President Kim as the newest Arch Klumph Foundation Society member.

Pictures from President Kim's visit to Rotary International

Named after the sixth president of Rotary, the Arch Klumph Society recognizes the Rotary foundations highest tier of donors. Arch C. Klumph joined the Rotary Club of Cleveland, Ohio in 1911. He was the 1916-17 Rotary president, the organization’s sixth. Addressing the 1917 convention in Atlanta, Georgia, he eloquently promoted the idea of “endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.”

That year, the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, made the first gift, of $26.50, to the fledgling fund. When the endowment had grown significant enough to require administrators to manage it, The Rotary Foundation was born, and Klumph was selected as one of its first trustees.

Paul Harris Fellow +8

Yesterday our Rotary District Governor Jim Squire presented Sandy Davis with a Paul Harris Fellow +8. Sandy is the mother of President Kim Walden. Kim wanted to recognize her mother with the highest honor a Rotarian can bestow on a non-Rotarian. You can recognize someone special in your life and it helps the Foundation!

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary established the recognition in 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the 1 million mark in 2006.

This Week's Program

Frank Scoggins, Thomas County Elections Supervisor will speak to us regarding major changes in the voting system.

Scoggins was chief financial officer at Sunnyland for 21 years. He previously was employed as vice president of marketing and administration at a Tallahassee food distributor and as controller for a local electrical company.

Scoggins earned a B.S. in finance at Valdosta State University.