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October 19, 2021


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/21 GRSP Awards, 2021-22 Student Karoline Petersen
10/28 Community Leaders Forum - Michael Bixler
11/4 Danny Copeland
11/11 Community Leaders Forum - Michael Bixler

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. Marria, Jr.
10/24 Wilson Carraway, Jr.
10/25 Wallace Goodman


10/2 Warren Ballard (11)
10/3 Nate Tyler, Sr. (6)
10/10 Frances Parker (29)
10/10 Terry Rouse (29)
10/15 Susan O'Neal (27)
10/15 Nick Murray (16)
10/16 Carol Jones (57)
10/22 Dawna Bicknell Tanner (5)
10/24 Vann Middleton (23)


10/2 Terry Rouse (13)
10/3 Julie Carter (2)
10/4 Kurt Stringfellow (3)
7 years in Rotary
10/13 Teri White (10)
10/13 Darcy Craven (0)
5 years in Rotary
10/16 Tim Filston (7)
10/16 Francis Lilly (7)
10 years in Rotary
10/20 Coy Irvin (5)
9 years in Rotary
10/27 Michele Arwood (10)
10/27 Jim Carter (10)

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

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We need Volunteers October 23rd

We will be helping out the Vashti Community for HOTC. Join us and HOTC, and your friends and neighbors for the 18th Annual HOTC Day. Participate in volunteer projects and activities all over Thomas County!

GRSP Awards, 2021-22 Student Karoline Petersen
This Weeks Program!

GRSP Awards, 2021-22 Student Karoline Petersen

Please join us in welcoming our 2021-2022 Georgia Rotary Student Program, student Karoline Gadegaard Petersen from Køge, Denmark. Karoline is the 91st GRSP student sponsored by the Rotary Club of Thomasville. This year (Fall of 2021-2022), GRSP has a class of 40 from 16 countries, attending 23 different Georgia colleges and universities. Karoline is attending Valdosta State University, and Jill and F. Wilson Carraway III serve as her host parents. She comes from a family of six and has moved a lot. Karoline also lived in Sweden for a couple of years, and for eight years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She describes growing up in a country so different from the Scandinavian culture as interesting and instructive. Karoline was involved in Debate Club and Model of the United Nations at her high school. Both of these clubs are spoken in English, which assists her in being able to communicate well in English. She is also fluent in Swedish. This semester she has classes in International Business, Business Administration, Economics, and Sociology. She will share a bit about her background, home country, and aspirations with GRSP. 

Also this week, Georgia Rotary Student Program Donor Awards will be presented that have been earned from April 1 through September 30, 2021. Debbie and Wallace Goodman will be informing individuals receiving awards in advance of the meeting. In addition, individual letters will be distributed officially informing each Rotarian of his/her current GRSP Endowment Contributions and Levels of Recognition and Contributions needed for the next level. This officially introduces our Annual Giving Campaign for the GRSP Endowment for 2021-2022. Katheryne Fields, GRSP Marketing and Development Director, and Scott Rich, GRSP Trustee will be on hand to recognize donors and answer questions.

What you missed last week!!

Thomasville is full of history, amazing people, rich history and culture. We have been blessed to have so may gifted and talented people here in Thomasville, that connects us in more ways than one. The love for this city by the citizen of  this community is something special. Dr. Braggs shared another aspect of the history of our community through telling the story of Archibold Hospital. The dedication and passion of so many for this city is one of the unique caviar of the glue that brings us together. 

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