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October 5, 2022


October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/6 Regular Meeting - GRSP Program
10/13 Regular Meeting - Brooks Woodward Nichols Lures
10/20 Regular Meeting - Second Harvest Food Bank
10/27 District Governor Official Visit (Board Meeting at 10:45am)

Our Rotary Family

10/1 Pat Choice
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
10/14 Anna Lee
10/23 Walter Marria, Jr.
10/24 Wilson Carraway, Jr.
10/25 Wallace Goodman


10/2 Warren Ballard (12)
10/3 Nate Tyler, Sr. (7)
10/10 Terry Rouse (30)
10/15 Nick Murray (17)
10/16 Carol Jones (58)
10/22 Dawna Bicknell Tanner (6)
10/24 Vann Middleton (24)


10/2 Terry Rouse (14)
10/3 Julie Carter (3)
10/4 Kurt Stringfellow (4)
8 years in Rotary
10/13 Teri White (11)
10/13 Darcy Craven (1)
6 years in Rotary
10/16 Tim Filston (8)
10/16 Francis Lilly (8)
11 years in Rotary
10/20 Coy Irvin (6)
10 years in Rotary
10/27 Michele Arwood (11)
10/27 Jim Carter (11)

Rotary Online



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



President Danny Braddy
President-Elect Mary Beth Donalson
Treasurer Warren Ballard
Secretary Angela Williamson
Membership William Dickey
Foundation Marta Turner
Public Image Adrian Burns

This Week's Program
GRSP Student- Julie Guldberg & GRSP Donor Awards

The Rotary Club of Thomasville welcomes its 92nd Georgia Rotary Student Program student, Julie Guldberg Larsen, from Denmark for her opening presentation to the Rotary Club. Julie is attending Valdosta State University. Charles Dixon and wife, Suzanne, are serving as her host family. Rob Kellner, GRSP Director from District 6910 and James Eubanks, our GRSP Trustee plan also be in attendance. Welcome to all!!!


Also, awards to new GRSP donors achieving new levels of giving will be recognized as we “kick-off” our 2022-2023 GRSP Foundation Annual Campaign.


All are invited to attend with a guest, the evening GRSP Reception 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the home of Wallace and Debbie Goodman, 116 North Dawson Street. Plan now to attend to get to know Julie and catch up with friends.

Rotary Zone 33/34 Impact Summit
Be More Rotary in Baltimore

Jennifer Jones, RI President 2022-2023
Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada

“Imagine, a world that deserves our best where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference. It is our offer of hands-on service, personal growth, leadership development, and lifelong friendships that creates purpose and passion.”

RI Director Jeremey Hurst, RI President Nominee Stephanie Urchick, RI President Jennifer Jones

Hannah Shin 17 years old Interact Freshman at Harvard, servicing with Zone 33/34

District 6900-PDGs, DG, DGE, DGN & Emerging leaders.

Second Harvest Produce Market

Every 3rd Thursday, as part of the Thomasville Rotary Club's Big Impact Project, Rotarians gather at Second Harvest to package produce to be distributed the following Saturday to members of the community.  Last week's event was no different!  We had a great turnout with Rotarians packaging produce and on Saturday, September 24th, 13 Rotarians and 2 Second Harvest staff members gathered together at the market.  Response from the neighborhoods in the Dewey City area was phenomenal!  From 9:00 until 12:30, volunteers greeted participants, registered them, assisted them in their shopping, and restocked vegetables and fruits when needed.  It was an amazing effort and every vegetable, fruit and protein on the truck were given away.  Rotarians greeted some old friends and made new friends at the market.  

More than 150 households representing 566 individuals were served by this amazing effort!  At least 250 came to shop, many couples or parents/children from the same household.  This most definitely is a BIG IMPACT PROJECT for our community!

Honoring Our Local Heroes Cookout

On Thursday, September 28th, the Rotary Club of Thomasville held its first cookout of the Rotary year at the Bobby Hines Jail Justice Center.  40 Rotarians showed up to assist in cooking, packaging, and greeting the Thomasville Police Department employees and the Thomas County Sheriff's Office employees.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and a snack were packaged for these amazing members of our community who put themselves in harm's way daily to protect us and our freedoms.  Our next cookout will honor the Thomas County EMS/Fire and Thomasville EMS/Fire and will be held in January 2023.

Knowledge is Powerful
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