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October 27, 2020


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/29 District Governor KIRK DRISKELL
11/5 Will Watt - Major Henry Elrod
11/12 Regular Meeting - Liza Donnelly, Cartoonist for The New Yorker & CBS News
11/19 Regular Meeting-Vashti Thanksgiving Lunch

Our Rotary Family

10/1 Pat Choice
10/2 Howard Stephens
10/3 Dicky Demott
10/3 Philip Leabo, Jr.
10/5 Morgan Bailey
10/5 John Comita, Jr.
10/11 Nic Rahming
10/12 David Flowers
10/13 Scott Sterling
10/23 Walter Marria, Jr.
10/24 Wilson Carraway, Jr.
10/25 Wallace Goodman
10/29 John Glenn


10/10 Frances Parker (28)
10/10 Terry Rouse (28)
10/15 Susan O'Neal (26)
10/15 Nick Murray (15)
10/16 Carol Jones (56)
10/22 Dawna Bicknell Tanner (4)
10/24 Vann Middleton (22)


10/2 Terry Rouse (12)
10/3 Julie Carter (1)
10/4 Kurt Stringfellow (2)
6 years in Rotary
10/9 Arlen Yokley (6)
10/13 Teri White (9)
10/16 Tim Filston (6)
10/16 Francis Lilly (6)
9 years in Rotary
10/20 Coy Irvin (4)
8 years in Rotary
10/27 Michele Arwood (9)
10/27 Jim Carter (9)

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

Marriott Courtyard Pays Tribute to GRSP Program

Friday afternoon, October 16, members of the Thomasville Rotary Club and others toured the Marriott Courtyard Hotel under construction at the corner of Dawson and Remington streets in Thomasville, Georgia. Developers of the new hotel are allowing Georgia Rotary to help design the entry plaza as a tribute to the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) and the fountain as a memorial to the GRSP founder.  MORE

HOTC Another Success!

THANK YOU to all Rotarians who assisted this year in our annual Hands On Thomas County event at Vashti.  Good work and good fun!


DG Kirk Driskell Visits Thomasville Club

District Govern Kirk Driskell comes to Thomasville this week!

We will be hosting a reception on Wednesday, October 28 from 6-8 pm at the Business Exchange (5th floor). and Governor Driskell will be our speaker at Thursday's meeting.

Kirk joined the Alpharetta Rotary Club, following in the footsteps of his father, Ken Driskell, who was a charter member and past president of the club. Kirk served as his Club’s President in 2015-2016. Prior to serving as Club President, he served in multiple club leadership roles and was honored to receive both, “Rookie of the Year” and “Rotarian of the Year” awards. He has served on multiple International service trips and local community service projects. MORE

Last Week's program

Hello Rotary Club of Thomasville. Meeting attendance is averaging around sixty members each week. Last week there were forty at the Plaza and twenty-four on Zoom. As we journey back to more favorable circumstances, President John Brown continues to remind us that Rotary Opens Opportunities. Even with the present distress we are presented with opportunities to make a difference in our community and the world. MORE

Students of the Month

Pictured on the left are our October Technology Students of the Month. From Left: Emily Potter, representing the Thomas County Central High. Brianna Singleton, Thomasville High School.  

On the Right, our Brookwood Student, Drew Parker along with our own Dr. Randy Watts who presented this award on Rotary’s behalf. Congratulations again to these award recipients.

Please congratulate them if you see them out and about!

Honoring our Local Heroes this Wendesday!

Don't Forget!

Our first event on October 28th at noon in front of the Police Station/Sheriff's Office.

The Heroes committee thanks you in advance for your assistance with this and can't wait to get back out in the community!