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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

December 17, 2019


Meetings

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

12/19 Official Visit for District Governor Jim Squire
12/26 N0 Meeting today - Merry Christmas
1/2 Regular Meeting
1/9 IMPROVING ELEMENTARY EDUCATION IN THOMASVILLE AT SCOTT AND HARPER SCHOOLS.

Our Rotary Family
BIRTHDAYS

12/6 Andy Sheppard
12/10 Andy Jones
12/11 Eric Ward
12/13 Bob Drummond
12/14 Walter Gilbert
12/16 John Bracey, Jr.
12/16 Mike Bixler
12/23 Eugene McNease
12/24 Carlton Bryant
12/25 Oscar Mims
12/29 Susie Shin
12/31 Rob Milberg
12/31 Lisa Billups
12/31 Robert Jackson
12/31 Sally Hernandez
12/31 Tara Hagan
12/31 Dawn Hunnewell

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

12/1 Harry Tomlinson (40)
12/11 Rankin Smith, Jr. (28)
12/19 George Stephens, Jr. (67)
12/21 Fran Milberg (50)
12/22 Shelba Sellers (28)
12/27 Frederick Buechner (44)
12/27 Matt Brown (29)
12/29 Joe Brown (61)
12/30 Tim Filston (24)

YEARS OF SERVICE

12/1 Scott Rich (42)
12/1 Rebecca Strickland (16)
12/1 Pat McLeod (32)
12/2 John Brown (9)
12/3 Thomas Carlton (4)
12/3 Howard Stephens (4)
12/13 Gerhard Sommer (18)
12/13 John Blackmon (1)
4 years in Rotary
12/13 Matt Brown (1)
5 years in Rotary
12/13 Julie Cannady (1)
12/13 Susie Shin (1)
12/13 Barbara Williams-Anderson (1)
12/18 Shanna Derby (5)
12/18 Frank Helms (5)
6 years in Rotary

Rotary Online

https://thomasvillerotary.org
https://rotary6900.org/
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ROTARY CLUB OF
Thomasville


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

LEADERSHIP

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

District Governor Jim Squire To Visit Thomasville

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.

Rotary Leadership Institute January 18
Join the fun and advance your leadership skills


RLI will be coming to Thomasville on January 18th. Classes will be at SRTC and all levels of classes will be offered.

Register and the Club will pay for your attendance--a $100 value! Sign up here thomasville@rotary6900.org

BLOOD DRIVE December 19th

Thursday, December 19th. Share the gift of life this Holiday season!

COATS, BLANKETS, SWEATERS NEEDED

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.

REMEMBER OUR SERVERS THIS CHRISTMAS

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!

DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT A SUCCESS

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