Having trouble reading this email? Click here for the web version.


March 10, 2020


March is Water and Sanitation Month

3/12 Jessica Little - Sweetgrass Dairy
3/19 Shamin Kahn - Global Grant
3/26 Christopher Jones - Secure Record Solutoins
4/2 Irene Gleason will present Cameron Clark

Our Rotary Family

3/4 Will Watt , III
3/9 Frederick Buechner
3/16 Scott Rich
3/16 Bonnie Hayes
3/21 Powell Jones
3/24 Adrian Burns
3/24 Julie Cannady
3/27 David Lewis
3/27 Perry Mustian
3/31 Trent Reynolds
3/31 Will Brown, III


3/5 Mark Lowe (15)
3/6 Ronnie Godwin (16)
3/24 Mary Beth Donalson (19)
3/24 Will Watt , III (30)
3/25 Heather Lindquist (25)
3/28 Tom Harrison, Jr. (22)
3/30 Charles Dixon (24)


3/1 Joe Brown (15)
3/1 Elijah Miranda (3)
3/1 Troy Rich (2)
3/6 Ellis Jackson (12)
3/7 Bryant Beadles (7)
3/7 John Archer, Sr. (2)
19 years in Rotary
3/8 Hinson Arwood (2)
3/19 Angela Williamson (5)
3/20 William Felts (6)
3/21 Susan O'Neal (12)
3/22 Irene Gleason (8)
3/24 Janet Liles (4)
3/27 Rankin Smith, Jr. (6)
20 years in Rotary
3/28 Danny Braddy (18)
3/31 Gregory Adams (4)
48 years in Rotary
3/31 Robert Jackson (4)
45 years in Rotary

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 Rick Piper
Treasurer Teri White
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

Thanks for the great programs on Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke and the Census

The Program this Week will be Jessica Little of Sweet Grass Dairy

Hear the story of Sweet Grass from Jessica and Jeremy Little owners of Sweetgrass Dairy - (Times Enterprise 8/16/19)- Sweet Grass Dairy broke ground on a new production facility Thursday afternoon. Once completed, the 12,000-square foot structure, located on Roseway Drive, will feature customized environmental controls to maintain temperature, humidity and air flow in cheese aging rooms. With six core cheeses in their lineup, Sweet Grass is hoping the new facility will provide an opportunity to improve cheese consistency and quality. “Continuous improvement is something we focus on every day as a team,” said Jeremy Little, co-owner with his wife Jessica. “This new facility provides an incredible opportunity for us to improve all of our products, and most importantly, work on developing new ones.” Construction is expected to be completed by next spring. A spokesperson for Sweet Grass said the opening of the new facility is expected to create several new jobs, though an exact estimate could not be calculated. Cheese production is also expected to increase threefold. “We are so excited about the ability to increase our production capacity of our handcrafted cheeses,” said Jessica Little, co-owner. “For the last three years, we have been looking forward to telling the story of Southern cheeses and the special grass-based milk that is able to be produced in Georgia.”

Thanks for a great Wine or Whine Event

Special thanks to Susie Shin for hosting a wonderful Wine/Whine event at Hands and Hearts for Horses. It was amazing to meet all the therapy horses and hear about the people that are helped by this program!

Honoring our Local Hero's Event a Big Success!

hanks to some our awesome organizers Barbara Williams-Anderson, Mary Beth Donalson and Andy Jones and all the many Rotarian Volunteers who helped make this event such a big success. It was our biggest event yet and everyone had an amazing lunch! Great Job Rotary!

Tax Aide

Thanks to our Tax Aide Tuesday Team this year. They are serving many by preparing their taxes free of charge.

PETs (President Elect Training) was a SUCCESS

ur local Rotarians Andre' Marria, Teri White, John Brown, and Terry Rouse joined others across the state preparing for next year's Rotary Year.

Image may contain: 19 people, people standing and indoor