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September 17, 2018

Club Calendar

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

9/20 Regular Meeting-Kim Lord, Brookwood College Counselor
9/27 Regular Meeting-Josh Small of Specatcor Management Group
10/4 Regular Meeting-Mandy Vickers Zahniser with Lives Without Limits
10/11 Regular Meeting-District Govener Court Dowis

Our Rotary Family

9/1 Mary Beth Donalson
9/2 Rick Piper
9/6 William Felts
9/7 Vann Middleton
9/8 Arlen Yokley
9/9 Ed Titus
9/11 Warren Stafford
9/11 Debbie Goodman
9/20 Jonathan Cleveland
9/24 Joe Brown
9/24 Doris Yokley
9/27 Dan Bain
9/28 Eddie Smith
9/30 Tom Everett


9/4 David Lewis (64)
9/4 Teri White (19)
9/15 John Brown (59)
9/18 Elijah Miranda (14)
9/22 Jay Flowers (28)


9/1 Gary Tucker (36)
9/1 Tom Callaway (32)
9/1 Debbie Goodman (24)
9/4 Rick Piper (4)
9/4 Randy Watts (4)
9/7 Bryant Peace (1)
9/11 Mike Stephenson (10)
9/15 Tom Everett (12)
9/21 Perry Mustian (18)
9/23 Andy Jones (8)
9/25 Wayne Newsome (4)
9/30 Nick Murray (1)
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The Plaza Restaurant
217 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792 May 1, 1921
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ROTARY CLUB OF Thomasville
PO Box 1277
Thomasville, GA 31799

President Andre' Marria
President-Elect Kim Walden
Immediate Past President Teri White
Treasurer Teri White
Treasurer Rick Piper
Secretary Angela Williamson
Foundation Chair Kim Walden
Membership Chair Ben Wilds
Foundation Chair Scott Rich
Program Director Al Nicholson
Public Image Chair Marta Turner

From the Presidents Desk

This Week's Program
Kim Lord, Brookwood School College Counselor

Lord comes to Brookwood with a wealth of experience in university admissions, as well as college counseling in independent school settings. She has served as assistant director of admission, admissionscounselor and financial aid counselor in college admissions and financial aid at Rice University, University of North Texas and Harvard University.

Lord has worked in a variety of independent school settings, having directed the college counseling programs at Antwerp International School in Belgium and Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton, Florida. She also served as a college counselor at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas.
Headmaster Randy Watts said her knowledge and experience with colleges and universities is exceptional.
“She has visited over 130 university campuses in 21 states and five countries. While she has a strong knowledge base with colleges and universities in the Southeast, she is also well versed with schools throughout the United States and internationally,” he said.
Lord holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and a master’s degree from Harvard University.
She said she was immediately struck by the sense of belonging on campus when she visited Brookwood.“Everyone smiled. There was real conversation happening casually in the school’s common areas; multiple times throughout the day when I heard faculty or students asked to pitch in for one reason or another, the immediate answer was, ‘yes,’” she said.

Rotary Club Leadership
Time is running out

The election of the Officers and Directors for 2019-2020 is just around the corner! Have you got some great ideas and want to help serve our Club? So often people say they haven’t been asked to serve…so we are asking! If you are interested, and I hope you are, please let me know by emailing Kim at kimberlywalden@gmail.com or Tom Callaway, Chairman of the Nominating Committee at Tom.Callaway@ambwealth.com. Thank you so much and we hope to hear from you!

Thank you Bryant Peace for sharing your dad
Wayne Peace...great program!

Getting to know our new members better!
Classification Talk by Carlton Bryant

It's time for our first cookout of the year!
Honoring our local Heroes - Thomasville Police Department

Next Wednesday, September 26th at the Thomasville Police Department.

Cooks are needed at 10:00 am, Setup ar at 10:30 am, Lunch served by noon & Clean up at 1:00 pm

See you there!

Treat yourself to more rotary information

Classes will be offered several times in Georgia this year. Visit rlitraining.org to learn more and register for an RLI session near you. Consider joining:

October 20, 2018 in Barnesville
November 10, 2018 in Macon
January 19, 2019 in Thomasville
MAR 30, 2019 in Gainesville

It's Football Time
09/13/18 winner Chief Troy Rich

Next Week's Program
Josh Small of Spectator Management Group

Josh Small has managed Spectra facilities in Augusta and Aiken for nearly 12 years. He said he's looking to bring major attractions to Albany, like WWE Live, which will come to town in August. Small said since he started on May 1, he's been in planning mode. He said he plans to have at least one major event at one of the facilities each quarter. Small said you can expect big-name concerts from all genres, family acts and national acts in the city. "We're just trying to kind of build on that and bring a couple more events that haven't been here in the past so we can slowly start to take the building to the next step. It's not going to happen overnight but we're putting all of that in place to get to that next step," explained Josh Small. Aside from WWE Live, Small said they are in negotiations for possibly three other events this year. Small also said they are looking to hire new positions for their marketing department and sales department to assist with those plans.

Mark you calendars now
District Governor Court Dowis Official Visit is coming up!

The reception for DG Court will be on Wednesday evening, October 10th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the home of Michele Arwood located at 331 Remington Avenue.