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YEARS OF SERVICE
ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate PP||Kim Walden|
|Public Image||Mike Bixler|
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Spartan Wheel Chariots is owned by Ben Huntzinger, a paraplegic outdoorsman who started building rugged all-terrain wheelchairs on the tailgate of his truck.
“I decided a while back that if I was going to have access to the life I wanted, I was going to have to build it from scratch. After years of trial and error, and lots of being told no, I developed a wheelchair that would be tough enough to handle the challenges that my lifestyle would demand of it.”
Even the best wheelchairs are not designed for outdoor use. Founder Ben Huntzinger was determined to fix that. Ben researched the least expensive products that still maintain strong integrity for off-road use. That way, everyone could afford an all-terrain wheelchair. He partnered with Spinergy Wheels, the "Cadillac" of wheels to identify a strong and reliable wheel with the best price per wheel. We believe everybody worldwide needs access to living. Spartan Wheel Chariots are the answer.
In 2019, Ben participated in the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's InVenture Prize Competition. He found an incredible community of support for his rugged all-terrain wheelchairs. Since then, Spartan Wheel Chariots continues to partner with extraordinary people in providing an extraordinary product. Changing lives, one wheelchair at a time.
Learn more at https://www.spartanwheelchariots.com/
President John Brown kicked off the meeting by thanking Thomas University for the use of their conference room. Our newest member, Brett Jenkins was officially inducted into the club. Congratulations Brett, welcome to the team.
Clay Campbell gave us some Sunshine for the day, and Tom Callaway informed us that Thomasville was highlighted in the Georgia Trend magazine.
The Back to School Blitz will not happen this year. The funds will be divided between the Thomasville City School System and the Thomas County School System. Remember fellow Rotarians, “Rotary Presents Opportunities.” Are you looking for yours?
There are “Angels Among Us”. Our guest speaker, Jacqueline Knight, reminded us why we think so highly of Thomasville. We were reminded that we can be our best self, right here in our corner of the world. As Rotarians, we are angels to our community each time we display in our lives The Four Way Test.
International Responsibilities of a Rotarian
As an international organization, Rotary offers each member unique opportunities and responsibilities. Although each Rotarian has first responsibility to uphold the obligations of citizenship of his or her own country. membership in Rotary enables Rotarians to take a somewhat different view of international affairs. In the early 1950s a Rotary philosophy was adopted to describe how a Rotarian may think on a global basis.
Here is what it said:
"A world-minded Rotarian:
That is quite an assignment for any Rotarian to practice in thoughts and actions!