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November 19, 2019


November is Rotary Foundation Month

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.
12/12 Regular Meeting

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)
11/14 Noel Ellis (0)
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

This week's meeting and program at VASHTI

Don't forget! This week's meeting and program will be at Vashti.

November Students of the Month

Congratulations to our November students of the month.Representing Thomas County Central High School as the Academic Student is Kendajah Cummings.Also representing Thomas County Central High School as the Technology Student is Andrea Forrester.Representing Brookwood School is Jacob Hilson.Camryn Williams also represents Thomasville High School as the Technology Student.Please congratulate the young people if you see them out and about as they have earned a great recognition!

GRSP Host Family needed for 2020-2021

Since 1946, Rotarians in the state of Georgia, USA, have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities. It is a unilateral scholarship, not an exchange program, nor is it a needs based scholarship. All three Georgia Districts participate in the program. Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country. In Georgia, the students become adopted members of a Rotarian “host family”, living on campus at the school they attend. Each year more than 50 students from all over the world make friends in the US and learn about differing cultures and life styles. Rotarians believe that ‘Peace is Possible’ and through GRSP Georgia Rotarians promote international goodwill through the bonds of friendship and understanding.

We are need of a host family for in Thomasville for the next academic year. If you would like to fulfill this rewarding assignment or have questions, please see John Brown. We need to have the host family in place by January


Hands On Thomas County

THANK YOU to all who helped with this community project.

​Rotarians Needed To Make a Difference and Change Lives

The Thomasville Rotary Club has made a difference in the lives of Thomas Counties’ youth for many years. One of the many successful endeavors of the Thomasville Rotary Club has been CharacterCounts. Character Counts was created in 1992 and is the largest character development organization in the world.

Our Rotary Club has underwritten the cost of this character building program for many years. Our members volunteer to facilitate discussion sessions in four local schools and youth development organizations on the Six Pillars of Character which are taught as part of the organizations curriculum.

Six Pillars of Character:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship

Character Counts Centers of Influence

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Vashti
  • Scott School
  • Community Resource Center


Two volunteers will facilitate Character Counts sessions in one of our organizations. The session lasts about 45 minutes. A great session is when the students carry most of the conversation and the volunteers have a chance to see the hope and joy of our future. Ideally it would be great for a volunteer to be willing to facilitate for six sessions or about 6 hours of service in 2020. Volunteers will be equipped with discussion materials and outlines before each class.

Please email Matt Brown at Matt.Brown@TCFederal.com