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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|
Pictured - District Governor Jim Squire, Rick Hasty, Julie Williams and Rotary Club of Thomasville President Kim Walden
District Governor Jim Squire emphasized literacy this year as his special project. So it was only fitting that during his official visit to the Rotary Club of Thomasville that we highlighted a very special Little Free Library Project.
Julie Williams lost her sister Nellie Amanda Hasty this past March after a long battle with cancer. Her sister loved to read and especially loved visiting our Little Free Libraries. Julie became aware that our club was refurbishing the seven LFL’s in our community and called to find out how to establish one in honor of her sister. Thanks to her question we were able to help her with this goal and will soon be painting and registering a LFL built by Rick Hasty in her honor. The LFL will be housed at Emiliano’s, a local coffee shop and favorite place of Nellie's. We are so honored to help Julie and to share the gift of reading with others in our community.
Rotarian Oscar Mims was recognized by District Governor Jim Squire as the longest serving active member - 65 years! Oscar joined our club on May 1, 1955. We are so proud to have him in our club!
Gail Roberts is the Executive Director of the Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society. She will speak to us about a new grant that is changing the lives of people and animals in our community.
Rotary Leadership Institute Sunshine Division
“Building a better Rotary through education.”
Rotary District 6900
One of the keys to success in life is continuous learning. Rotarians who want to grow themselves and their clubs always looks for opportunities to learn, grown and share with others. Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) provides you with those learning, growing and fellowship experiences.
Registration is now open to all Rotarians for Parts 1, 2, 3 and Graduate Classes in Membership and Facilitation Techniques for the next District 6900 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) that will be held Saturday, January 18, at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville, Georgia.
Some of the interesting leadership topics that will be discussed during our classes include: Membership Engagement, Analyzing Your Rotary Club, Strategic Planning, Service Projects, Effective Leadership Strategies and the History of Rotary. Special Graduate Classes on Membership and Facilitation Techniques will also be offered, for those Rotarians that have completed RLI Part 3.
WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020, from 8:00am to 3:30pm.
WHERE: Southern Regional Technical College, 15689 U.S. 19, Thomasville, Georgia
Please plan to enjoy Breakfast starting at 7 am. 15 Hotel rooms have been saved at the Hampton Inn in Thomasville under the name of Kim Walden. Let us know you want to attend by registering online or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to our newest member Dr. Gerry Gilmer picture with his wife Delores and his sponsor Homer Pankey.
Wine or Whine is going Mexican this month and will be at Frida’s downtown on Tuesday, January 7th from 5:30 - 7:30.