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YEARS OF SERVICE
ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate PP||Andre Marria|
|Vice President||Terry Rouse|
|Foundation||John Glenn, Jr.|
|Program Director||Jay Flowers|
|Bulletin Editor||Susan Backofen|
|Sergeant-at-Arms||Mary Beth Donalson|
|Public Image||Mike Bixler|
Our District Governor, Jim Squire, is a person of action guided by our motto of Service Above Self, as evidenced by his many years of service to his community, his profession and Rotary.
His Rotary service includes the 2017 International Convention Executive Committee, District Youth Services Chair and Assistant Governor, where he won the District AG of the Year Follow Me award. He has served on the Rotary Laws of Life Board, volunteered at several District Conferences and graduated from the Rotary Leadership Institute.
When Jim was President of the Sandy Springs Club they won the Category II Best Club award and he earned the Sheffield Leadership Award, our District’s highest leadership award. He has been club Rotarian of the Year, earned two Service Above Self Awards, and proudly sponsored twelve new Rotary Club members.
Jim also contributes generously: he is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Society member and Bequest Society member with the Rotary Foundation and a Will Watt Fellow with the Georgia Rotary Student Program.
Professionally, Jim owns Franchise Marketing Advisors, a franchise consulting practice. A Certified Franchise Executive, Jim has enjoyed a long career in franchising with many notable brands. Believing that franchising can open the door for anyone to the great American dream, Jim promotes franchising through his service with the International Franchise Association’s (IFA), the Southeast Franchise Forum, and the Georgia State Franchise Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Georgia Restaurant Association and a member of Georgia State University’s School of Hospitality Industry Advisory Board. He is past chairman of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food, and an award-winning past president of the restaurant division of the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association.
A native of Savannah, Jim is also active in the community. He is past chairman of the Housing Authority of Fulton County and the Private Industry Council of Atlanta. In Sandy Springs, he has served on several boards and commissions, including the Sandy Springs Charter Commission. He is a graduate of the Citizen’s Police Academy, a member of American Legion Post 201 and served as an officer in the Georgia National Guard.
Jim and his wife Donna live in Sandy Springs, where they are active in the Dunwoody United Methodist Church. They have a son and a daughter who have blessed them with three grandsons and two granddaughters.
RLI will be coming to Thomasville on January 18th. Classes will be at SRTC and all levels of classes will be offered.
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Thursday, December 19th. Share the gift of life this Holiday season!
Please help us with our annual coat and blanket drive. Bring your items to our meeting. These items help individuals in our area stay warm this winter. Please share your resources in this worthy project.
Cart buckets will be on the tables again this week for tips for our servers. Please remember the staff that serves us so well fifty times a year - if you left only a dollar at each meal that would be $50. Please be as generous as you can. Cash or checks are accepted. If writing a check, please make it payable to Rotary Club of Thomasville with a memo Christmas Gift. Thank you so much!
Congratulations to our Students of the Month!
Thank you to all our contestants, judges and MCs for an enjoyable Christmas program! You gave all of us a special treat with your kind support of our Christmas program. We think all of you won First Place!!! A special thank you to the Jazz Band at Thomas County Central