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September 21, 2021


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/23 Regular Meeting - THE "X" FOR BOYS - RANDALL KING
9/30 Regular Meeting - Gordan Rogers Executive Director Flint River Keeper
10/7 Regular Meeting - Centennial Program
10/14 Dr Chip Bragg - more stories from the Archbold Archives

Our Rotary Family

9/1 Mary Beth Donalson
9/2 Rick Piper
9/3 Dawna Bicknell Tanner
9/6 William Felts
9/7 Vann Middleton
9/9 Ed Titus, Jr.
9/11 Warren Stafford
9/11 Debbie Goodman
9/16 Dominic Ford
9/17 Chandler Giddes
9/20 Jonathan Cleveland
9/24 Joe Brown
9/24 John Blackmon
9/30 Tom Everett


9/1 Richard Christenson (14)
9/4 David Lewis (67)
9/4 Teri White (22)
9/15 John Brown (62)
9/18 Elijah Miranda (17)
9/22 Jay Flowers (31)


9/1 Gary Tucker (39)
9/1 Debbie Goodman (27)
9/4 Randy Watts (7)
9/11 Mike Stephenson (13)
9/15 Tom Everett (15)
9/19 Bonnie Hayes (2)
9/23 Andy Jones (11)
9/25 Wayne Newsome (7)
26 years in Rotary
9/30 Nick Murray (4)
14 years in Rotary

Rotary Online



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


President Wayne Newsome
President-Elect Danny Braddy
Immediate PP John Brown
Vice President Jeff Zoller
Treasurer Teri White
Secretary Angela Williamson
Membership Janet Liles
Foundation Fran Milberg
Public Image Adrian Burns

What You Missed Last Week!

Thank you Dr. Edward Shaw, for sharing so much knowledge with us, you have so much passion and knowledge and share it so fluently. Rotary is about learning and developing, and we are able to do that in each meeting. Hat’s off to the program committee members! “Literacy is the single most significant skill needed to function effectively in school, in the work place, and in society… it is vital to a successful education, career, and quality of life” unknow.  

Welcome Holly Phillips
New Member Alert!!!

Holly Phillips is the new Director at Thomas County Public Library. She is embracing her role and committed to serving Thomas County and promoting literacy. She is wonderful addition to our club during literacy month!

This Week's Program

King Randall is a 21 year old community shifter and the founder of the "X" for Boys organization in Albany, Ga where the motto is, "Let US Make Man"

He hosts a variety of workshops teaching young men automotive repair such as changing brakes and oil. He also has workshops teaching home improvement such as replacing light fixtures, toilets, and painting.

King Randall is also a chef. He graduated at the age of 17 with a degree in Culinary Arts from Albany Technical College before even graduating high school. He was the first black, Georgia Restaurant Association Student of the Year in 2016. He led Westover High School's Culinary Arts Team to Second Place in the state culinary championships in 2016 and 2017. With these skills, he has also taught the young men in his program basic cooking skills in different workshops.

He hosts a weekly book club for boys to improve literacy skills and also to teach very important life skills growing into a young man.

King Randall also started a bowling league for boys to get them into sports other than football and basketball. This will lead to potential scholarship opportunities for the boys as well as being another outlet for them to release stress.

He also assists in feeding children weekly in at-risk communities and making sure they have a meal before bed. This is because many children only have a meal at school.

He has recently rebirthed the Iconic "I Am A Man" March, from the 1960s, in Albany, Georgia. It started the new wave of men's mental health Awareness in the city.

King Randall has spearheaded movements that have shifted the atmosphere of the city of Albany and he is just now getting the ball rolling.

Serve to Change Lives