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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|
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/
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!
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.
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.