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YEARS OF SERVICE
ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate PP||Kim Walden|
|Public Image||Mike Bixler|
The Innocence Project of Florida (IPF) is a non-profit organization founded in January 2003 to help innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives. Our mission is to:
Our first event on October 28th at noon in front of the Police Station/Sheriff's Office.
We will cook, as usual, then we will package a hamburger, a hot dog, a bag of chips and a cookie.
We need volunteers to help us make this first cookout a success and to show the community that the Rotary Club is still in action! If you are available to assist that day, please let me know so that I can keep a log of who we have. The Heroes committee thanks you in advance for your assistance with this and can't wait to get back out in the community!
Last week’s meeting had a combined attendance of sixty-one. If I’m not mistaken, there were thirty-seven at the Plaza and twenty-four on Zoom. The bloodmobile was available for those desiring to donate blood, plasma or platelets. Remember that donations can be made anytime at the One Blood Center on U. S 19 South.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Tom Callaway and his family, along with all our fellow Rotarians who are challenged with health issues and losing family members.
Fortson Rumble was our program speaker. He is the owner of Rumble Office City located at 1319 W Jackson Street here in Thomasville. This family owned business has been serving Thomasville for some seventy years. As Fortson said, selling office supplies was not on his radar as a career. But life has a way of helping us make decisions we try to run away from. Not only is Fortson a business owner, he is also a world record holder as a sky diver. He is one of just 130 Americans to participate in a World Record Jump over Thailand. Thanks for sharing some of your life experiences with us, Fortson.
If you do not attend the meetings online or in person, you are missing more than you think. At the end of each meeting, we recite the Four Way Test. These are not just words recited and they should never be. These words remind us who we are as Rotarians and members of the community. They tell us of the character we are to display in our daily lives. They are an excellent way to live each day.
Congratulations! Pictured above are our October Academic Students of the Month. From Left: Abby Allensworth, representing the Thomas County Central High School. Kinsey Kelley, representing Thomasville City Scholar’s Academy. Congratulations again to these award recipients. Please congratulate them if you see them out and about!
Every year club presidents are given goals by the Rotary International President so we can all work towards similar desired outcomes. There are 3 levels of achievement and it is an honor for a club to meet and/or achieve the highest level of certification this exemplifying excellence at the club level.
Congratulations Members! The Rotary Club of Thomasville was awarded the Platinum Certification for the 2019/2020 Rotary Year. Thanks to our members for all you do to make our club so exceptional!