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May 19, 2020


May is Youth Service Month

5/21 Author - Dr Chip Bragg
5/28 Regular Meeting
6/4 John Smarge - PDG 6090 - HANWASH
6/11 Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin

Our Rotary Family

5/1 Nathaniel Abrams
5/2 Lauren Radford
5/15 Angela Williamson
5/17 Charlene Parrish
5/20 Thomas Carlton
5/25 Bill Blackburn
5/27 Noel Ellis


5/4 Frank Helms (14)
5/4 Barbara Williams-Anderson (21)
5/8 Danny Braddy (124)
5/13 Will Brown, III (2)
5/15 Angela Williamson (10)
5/17 Charlene Parrish (124)
5/18 Kurt Stringfellow (18)
5/21 Susan Backofen (43)
5/21 John Blackmon (32)
5/22 Eric Ward (16)
5/23 Marta Turner (28)
5/26 Lorraine Williams Rahming (4)
5/26 Nic Rahming (14)


5/1 Eugene McNease (42)
5/1 Oscar Mims (65)
5/4 Bob Drummond (3)
5/5 Dicky Demott (5)
20 years in Rotary
5/7 Stuart Jackson (6)
17 years in Rotary
5/7 Robert Vice (0)
1 years in Rotary
5/7 Chris Lovelady (0)
10 years in Rotary
5/11 Ray Thompson (3)
8 years in Rotary
5/16 Lauren Radford (1)
5 years in Rotary
5/22 John Bracey, Jr. (5)
36 years in Rotary

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:00 pm
Online currently (The Plaza Restaurant typically)
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.
Program Director Jay Flowers
Sergeant-at-Arms Mary Beth Donalson
Public Image Mike Bixler
Sergeant-at-Arms Danny Braddy
Bulletin Editor Susan Backofen

VIRTUAL Wine or Whine TODAY!

Grab your favorite beverage and join us online at 5:30 for our Virtual Wine or Whine

This Week's Program

Chip Bragg was born in Sumter, S.C., raised in Augusta, Ga., and graduated from Georgia Southern College and the Medical College of Georgia. He served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps prior to moving to Thomasville where he has practiced anesthesiology for over 30 years. He and his wife Kim have three grown sons.

Chip’s lifelong passion for American history has resulted in the publication of more than fifty articles and four books—two about the Civil War and two about the Revolutionary War. His fifth book, Patriots in Exile: Charleston Rebels in St. Augustine during the American Revolution, will be released in June of this year.

He is the current chairman of the Education Committee of the Society of the Cincinnati, our nation's oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army who served together during the Revolutionary War.

Virtual District Conference!

June 26-26. Learn more at riconvention.org!

Thank You for a great program John Germ!!!

John F. Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, and chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, was the President of Rotary International in 2016-17.

For Rotary to thrive, Germ says, members must face current and future challenges and opportunities with "passion, enthusiasm, perseverance, and above all, integrity." "I envision Rotary boldly and creatively engaging the success of polio eradication, membership and identity issues, strengthening clubs, work with youth - our future lifeblood, and the creation of critical, strategic partnerships," says Germ.

Board Meeting May 26 online!

If you are interested in attending, please contact Kim Walden

Free Little Libraries will now include Masks

Hands On Thomas County has requested to use our Free Little Libraries as distribution points for their initiative to provide the community with face masks. This is a great opportunity to further expand community outreach. Rotarian Chris Lovelady is helping provide the masks

Blood needed!

Please give the gift of life by donating blood. You can do so at One Blood located in the strip mall on 19 near Firehouse and Seminole Winds. If you donate, please email Bob Drum for Rotary credit. bobdrum@rose.net.