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November 9, 2021


November is Rotary Foundation Month

11/11 Community Leaders Forum - Michael Bixler
11/18 Danny Copeland
12/2 Christmas Showcase
12/9 Regular Meeting - Bryan Wynn - Bull & Briar

Our Rotary Family

11/1 Richard Vann
11/3 Homer Pankey
11/5 Bob Ackerman
11/7 Gary Tucker
11/7 Lauren Vann
11/7 David Hufstetler
11/10 Mark Lowe
11/16 Barbara Williams-Anderson
11/24 Ron Salter
11/30 Rebecca Strickland


11/8 Claire Bowen (13)
11/12 Lauren Vann (5)
11/12 Pat Choice (38)
11/26 Nathaniel Abrams (10)
11/27 Jim Carter (28)
11/27 Ray Thompson (29)
11/29 Jeff Zoller (46)


11/1 Ed Titus, Jr. (26)
11/1 Albert Park (26)
11/1 Homer Pankey (36)
11/4 Carol Jones (17)
11/6 Ron Salter (13)
11/8 Renee Oliveto (14)
11/10 Morgan Bailey (5)
11/18 Dale Hodges (22)
11/29 Tom Harrison, Jr. (20)
11/30 Will Watt , III (4)

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

Fireside Chat Today 11/9 at Harry's Fish Camp

Calling all New members and Club Officers to attend the Fireside Chat Today at Harry Tomlinson’s Fish Camp starting with cocktails at 5:30pm followed by a BBQ catered dinner served at 6:15pm. The educational program will begin at 6:45pm. Come and listen and hear of all the ways you can connect with Rotary.

Project Impact...
This Weeks Program!

As part of our 100th anniversary celebration, our Rotary Club’s leadership discussed the idea of some kind of ‘big-impact’ project that would benefit our community for years to come. We were tasked with helping to identify some alternative big-impact project ideas. To that end, on June 19th we conducted a brainstorming session with a number of community leaders, and in that session, we learned a great deal on issues ranging from ‘health and wellness’ to ‘food and nutrition’ to ‘housing’ to ‘safety.’  We have covered the first part and now we will cover the second part. Our focus for this week is coming from the  Housing-Related panel focusing on the needs in the community and the housing issues we face. 

What You Missed Last Week!

Last week we had an amazing program honoring our own Rotarians. Foundations are a huge part of our club and what we do. We as a club have giving more than $500,000 to bring change not only in our local community but around the world. You are always so generous in your giving. Fran who is the foundation chair, took time out to acknowledge, Teri Hurst for her hard-work and dedication in keeping everyone together and Marta Turner for being a major asset to the club and her role with Foundations. We acknowledge and celebrate you two wonderful women and your hard-work does not go unnoticed as with many other Rotarians.

Our recipients last week were: Paul Hancock PHF+1, Wayne Newsome PHF+2, Terry Rouse PHF+2, Mary Beth Donaldson PHF+5, Jay Flowers PHF+6, Rick Piper PHF+7, Jeff Zoeller PHF+8, and what a honor to celebrate and reflect on John Glenn & Pat Glenn Major Donor Level 2 ($25,000 and above).

New Member Alert!!!

We have a new member!!!  Welcome Lindsay Clay, sponsored by Angela Williamson and  inducted by Fran Milberg. 

Community Impact Awards
Rotarians take the Show!

The Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, seeks to recognize and celebrate business excellence, honoring outstanding professionals in seven categories at the annual Community Impact Awards Dinner. The award categories include Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Non-Profit Organization of the Year, Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, The Covey Agriculture Award by Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, and The Bob “Hutch” Hutchison Legacy Award. 

This year we had four Rotarians received awards in these categories and we are so proud of you! Julie Carter - Small Business of the Year, Teri Hurst - Large Business of the Year, Danny Braddy - The Bob "Hutch" Hutchison Legacy Award, and a once in a Lifetime Centennial Appreciation Award Don Sims.

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