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September 22, 2020


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/24 Ranges at Oakfield - New Thomas County Shooting facility
10/1 Regular Meeting - GRSP Kickoff and Student
10/8 State representatives John LaHood and Darleen Taylor
10/15 An update from Archbold.

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 (66)
9/4 Teri White (21)
9/15 John Brown (61)
9/18 Elijah Miranda (16)
9/22 Jay Flowers (30)


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

Ranges at Oakfield The Ranges at Oakfield is Thomas County’s new sporting center. The facility consists of a 25-yard pistol range, a 100-yard rifle range, two skeet/trap fields, and a 5-stand clay range.

The Ranges are located at 245 County Farm Road, off U.S. 84 East, Thomasville, Georgia.

The range is open on the following days:

Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

For classes and events, visit https://thomascountyboc.org/oakfield/classes-events

What You Missed Last Week!

We had fifty in attendance at last week’s meeting, with hopes of being able to meet in person in a couple of weeks.

It was announced that Ed Titus had a follow up on his recent surgery and all seems to be going well.

Dr. Wayne Johnson was our program speaker and his talk focused on the Federal Student Aid program. While many Rotary Club of Thomasville members are on the other side of the Federal Student Aid program, others are just being introduced to it.

Dr. Johnson gave some cold hard facts concerning the Student Loan program. From his view, the program is needed, but the challenge is to determine how it can best benefit those who choose to use it. It appears there in is plenty of work to be done on both sides, those administering the loans and those receiving them.

Each week president John Brown reminds us of the Rotary International 2020-2021 theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities. He does this to encourage us to create opportunities that strengthen our leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need. These are the words of Rotary International President Holger Knaack. President Knaack goes on to say, “Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities. We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help.”

Let us seize the opportunities Rotary opens to us. And remember, “Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.”

Thanks for the encouragement President John.

Let's Hit 700!

Facebook is an great way to build awareness and  share the wonderful things being done by our Rotary Club.  To do that, we are challenging our membership to it 700 Facebook Followers!

If you already have a Facebook account, please be sure to follow us!

If you are new to Facebook, you can create an account at this link:  https://www.facebook.com/

Thomasville's Facebook page is at this link:  https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofthomasville/