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February 11, 2020


February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

2/13 ALLEN Cheney and Ryan Smith, making movies in Thomasville.
2/20 NO LUNCH Meeting TODAY! Join us for Cocktails & Commerce this evening at 5:30 pm
2/27 Stewards of Children & Erin's Law - Jackla Lawson
3/5 Regular Meeting

Our Rotary Family

2/1 Clay Campbell
2/1 Gerry Gilmer
2/5 Gregory Adams
2/5 Claire Bowen
2/9 Michele Arwood
2/11 Nick Murray
2/12 Lorraine Williams Rahming
2/15 Tom Callaway, III
2/16 Renee Oliveto
2/19 Tom Harrison, Jr.
2/19 Marta Turner
2/25 Shelley Zorn
2/27 Ronnie Godwin


2/4 Bob Ackerman (52)
2/6 Julie Carter (27)
2/15 Erik von Hellens (19)
2/22 Eugene McNease (53)
2/28 John Archer, Sr. (6)


2/1 Marta Turner (26)
2/1 Bradford Jackson (26)
2/1 Russell Chubb (43)
2/8 Joe Tarver (2)
2/26 Nate Tyler (22)
2/27 Shelba Sellers (5)

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 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

This Week's Program

Allen Cheney

Allen Cheney and Ryan Smith have started a production company in Thomasville. Film Thomasville is the southwest Georgia film and video production services company offering a host of creative video and fil services from pre- to post production. They will bring to us insights from their careers in film making and their particular experiences in Thomasville.

They have just finished a feature-length film based on the book "Tiger Rising", which will start Dennis Quaid, Queen Latifah, Christian Converty, Madalen Mills, Sam Trammell and Katherine McPhee. The film was made in part on Greenwood Plantation just outside Thomasville.

You can find out more at the Film Thomasville website: https://www.filmthomasville.com/

Rotary Has Heart for Seniors

Please help make Valentines Days special for our seniors. Rotary Has Heart for Seniors trees are out at both TNB and Southern Pines. Stop by and select a heart to buy a special valentine gift for a senior. You can also see Angela Williamson to contribute toward this service project.

The Valentine part will be at the Scott Senior Center on Friday February 14th from 10 -1 p.m. Rotarians are encouraged to come share a smile!


Thursday, February 13th. Share the gift of life for Valentines Day!

Cocktails and Commerce Next Week!

We will NOT be having a lunch meeting next week, February 20th. Rather, we will be having an evening of networking and fellowship.

Plan to join us for Cocktails and Commerce beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce.

ABC's of Rotary

Until 1989 the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary club membership was for males only. In 1978 the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, invited three women to become members. The RI board withdrew the charter of that club for violation of the RI Constitution. The club brought suit against RI claiming a violation of a state civil rights law that prevents discrimination of any form in business establishments or public accommodations. The appeals court and the California Supreme Court supported the Duarte position that Rotary could not remove the club's charter merely for inducting women into the club. The United States Supreme Court upheld the California court indicating that Rotary clubs do have a "business purpose" and are in some ways public-type organizations. This action in 1987 allowed women to become Rotarians in any jurisdiction having similar "public accommodation" statutes. The RI constitutional change was made at the 1989 Council on Legislation, with a vote to eliminate the "male only" provision for all of Rotary. Since that time, women have become members and leaders of clubs and districts throughout the world.

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