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September 24, 2019


September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/26 Hurricane Preparedness with the Red Cross
10/3 Regular Meeting - GRSP Student Maria Luisa Carbonell & Campaign Kickoff
10/10 Janet Liles will present - Mr. Jim Glass - Pres. SRTC
10/17 Pretoria Fields Craft Beer - Reps Corey Flegel and Dona Lyn Goodpasture

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
9/8 Arlen Yokley
9/9 Ed Titus, Jr.
9/11 Warren Stafford
9/11 Debbie Goodman
9/20 Jonathan Cleveland
9/24 Joe Brown
9/24 Doris Yokley
9/24 John Blackmon
9/27 Dan Bain, III
9/28 Eddie Smith
9/30 Tom Everett


9/4 David Lewis (65)
9/4 Ron Salter (59)
9/4 Teri White (20)
9/15 John Brown (60)
9/18 Elijah Miranda (15)
9/22 Jay Flowers (29)


9/1 Gary Tucker (37)
9/1 Tom Callaway, III (33)
9/1 Debbie Goodman (25)
9/4 Rick Piper (5)
9/4 Randy Watts (5)
9/11 Mike Stephenson (11)
9/15 Tom Everett (13)
9/21 Perry Mustian (19)
9/23 Andy Jones (9)
9/25 Wayne Newsome (5)
24 years in Rotary
9/30 Nick Murray (2)
12 years in Rotary

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:00 pm
The Plaza Restaurant
217 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792


President Kim Walden
President-Elect John Brown
Immediate PP Andre Marria
Vice President Terry Rouse
Treasurer Teri White
Secretary Angela Williamson
Foundation Warren Ballard
Membership Adam Carvin
Foundation John Glenn, Jr.
Sergeant-at-Arms Mary Beth Donalson
Program Director Jay Flowers
Sergeant-at-Arms Danny Braddy
Bulletin Editor Susan Backofen
Public Image Mike Bixler

This Week's Program

Terri Jenkins is the executive director of the South Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross. Originally from Florida, she has been a resident of Valdosta since 1997 and has worked in the non-profit arena for 20 years. Formerly a board member for the American Red Cross of South Georgia serving as the Recording Secretary and Philanthropy Committee Chair, Terri became executive director in 2009.

Terri began her non-profit career working at the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1998 as the Administrative Assistant and later became the Outreach Coordinator. Her non-profit path continued with jobs at United Way as the Public Relations Intern and at the Turner Center for the Arts as the Event Coordinator. In 2004, she received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Speech Communication with Public Relations Emphasis from Valdosta State. Through various positions, Terri feels that each one taught her something valuable that prepared her for her role with the Red Cross.

Terri is a board member and president nominee of the Valdosta Rotary Club and The Exchange Club of Valdosta. She is an alumnus of the Leadership Lowndes Class of 2016. She is a proud mother to Leah and Caitlin.

September Students of the Month

Congratulations! Pictured above are our September Students of the Month

From Left:

Katie Tabb, representing the Thomasville City Scholar’s Academy.Nicholas Grave de Peralta, Thomasville City High School’s Technology Student. Zachary Goff is our Technology Student from Thomas County Central High School. Lilly Jackson is our Brookwood Award winner. Josh Stephens represents Thomas County Central High School in Academics.

Congratulations again to these award recipients. Please congratulate them if you see them out and about!

UPDATE: Board Meeting, September 26th 5:30 pm at RELISH

Thursday, September 26 the Rotary Club of Thomasville will hold their Annual Meeting as required in the by-laws.

A slate of officers and directors will be presented from the Nominating Committee to be voted on by the members. Nominations will also be taken from the floor for consideration.

The nominating committee consists of five members from the Board of Directors, plus the President as ex officio member of the Committee.

Committee members are as follows:

Terry Rouse, Past President and Chairman
Andre' Marria
Scott Rich
Jeff Zoller
John Brown, President Elect
Kim Walden, President

Save the Date
GRSP Reception October 3rd

Save the Date! We will enjoy an evening with our host family Will and Machelle Watt and their GRSP student Maria Carbonell from Columbia. The Reception will be held at Wallace and Debbie Goodman’s home.

116 North Dawson Street 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Family of Rotary Event

Shotgun/Downtown Shopping Raffle