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YEARS OF SERVICE
ROTARY CLUB OF
|President Nominee||Danny Braddy|
|Immediate PP||Kim Walden|
|Public Image||Mike Bixler|
Remember no meeting at The Plaza this week. We will be at the Marriott Courtyard at 5:30 P.M. for a photo shoot and wine, beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available for mixed drinks. Attire will be business casual (sport coat for men). We are looking for 100 percent participation.
But first things first. We will have several Board Members directing members to the photo site. Be at the Marriott at 5:30 P.M. so we can get the photo out of the way before party time.
There were two parts to last week’s program. Part one was City Manager Alan Carson giving a brief update on city business, that covered the past year. There were a few hic cups along the way, but overall, the city has fared well. Many thanks go out to the dedicated men and women employed by the City of Thomasville. According to Alan, “We never stopped doing the things we are suppose to be doing.” Great job, Team Thomasville.
For part two of the program, we had Chief of Police John Letteney sharing with the club his journey to Thomasville. Not only does Chief Letteney want to know the men and women on the force, he wants them to get to know him. According to Chief Letteney, the police is a part of the community. This means knowing the people they serve and allowing the people to know who is serving them. As Chief Letteney put it, “The police are the people and the people are the police.” We, the community, have a vital role to play in helping the police serve our community. For them to do their job, we must do ours.
There are some key dates to remember. On 6 May 2021, we meet at the Courtyard By Marriott Hotel to take our centennial photo. On 20 May 2021 the meeting will be at the Biscuit Company. The District 6900 Conference is 12-13 August 2021. There are also several Rotarians that continue to need our prayers and thoughts. They are Russell Chubb, Arlen Yorkley and John Archer.
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!
We will be honoring our local Firefighters & EMS on Wednesday, May 5. Helpers welcome~!