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YEARS OF SERVICE
ROTARY CLUB OFThursdays, 12:15 pm
|President-Elect||Mary Beth Donalson|
|Public Image||Adrian Burns|
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.
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!
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.