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September 1, 2020


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/3 Jack Hadley and Melanie Martin - Imperial Hotel
9/10 Valerie Scoon
9/17 Wayne Johnson - served under Betsy Devos
9/24 Ranges at Oakfield - New Thomas County Shooting facility

Our Rotary Family

9/1 Mary Beth Donalson
9/3 Dawna Bicknell Tanner
9/6 William Felts
9/7 Vann Middleton
9/8 Arlen Yokley
9/9 Ed Titus, Jr.
9/11 Warren Stafford
9/11 Debbie Goodman
9/24 Joe Brown
9/24 Doris Yokley
9/24 John Blackmon
9/30 Tom Everett


9/4 David Lewis (65)
9/4 Ron Salter (59)
9/4 Teri White (20)
9/15 John Brown (60)
9/18 Elijah Miranda (15)
9/22 Jay Flowers (29)


9/1 Gary Tucker (38)
9/1 Tom Callaway, III (34)
9/1 Debbie Goodman (26)
9/4 Randy Watts (6)
9/11 Mike Stephenson (12)
9/15 Tom Everett (14)
9/19 Bonnie Hayes (1)
9/21 Perry Mustian (20)
9/23 Andy Jones (10)
9/25 Wayne Newsome (6)
25 years in Rotary
9/30 Nick Murray (3)
13 years in Rotary

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:15 pm
The Plaza Restaurant
217 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792


President John Brown
President-Elect Wayne Newsome
Immediate PP Kim Walden
Treasurer Teri White
Secretary Angela Williamson
Foundation Fran Milberg
Membership Janet Liles
Public Image Mike Bixler

This Week's Program

As you may know, we recently acquired the historic Imperial Hotel located on Jackson Street. Melanie Martin is consulting with the Jack Hadley Black History Museum and is seeking input from the community regarding potential uses for the Imperial Hotel.

We are working with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits to develop a business plan which will inform our efforts to determine the best use of the hotel as well as potential economic impacts on the community.   They developed a survey, which can be completed online utilizing Survey Monkey.   Please take the time to complete the survey link is below.  http://bit.ly/imphotel

If you would like information, here's a link to a  wonderful news story.


Infinite Possibilities...Women In Rotary

District 6960 is excited to present INFINITE POSSIBILITIES: Women In Rotary! This Four-Part Membership Series offers you the unique opportunity to hear from some of the most dynamic speakers in Rotary. The topics focus on Rotary history, celebrations, challenges, vision, encouragement, enthusiasm and motivation to grow your membership! As we bring major Rotary International speakers to the forefront, we have every confidence you will find each one-hour webinar well worth your time and attention.   More

Last Week's program

Last week’s Classification Talk was given by Brett Jenkins. Brett chose to tell us about his great grandmother and the impact she had on her children and grandchildren. Brett was the recipient of principles she passed down to succeeding generations. These were principles that helped mold Brett’s entire life. These principles prepared him for the responsibilities of being a father, a husband a lawyer and so much more. Thanks Brett, for choosing the Rotary Club of Thomasville as the organization where you can apply those principles and best serve our community.

Our newest member Jamie Lawrence was inducted into the club by John Glenn. We look forward to working with and learning more about Jamie. Welcome aboard Jamie!

The program speaker was Dr Steve DePaola Associate Professor of Psychology at Thomas University. He highlighted the impact negative campaigning has on the voting population. The information presented was timely in that we have a general election in a few months.

Rotarians Andre Marria and Carlton Bryant gave an energetic Directors Report for Youth Services. Covid 19 may have slowed our activities, but there is still work we are doing. We are all in the boat of service together.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much," Helen Keller.