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October 15, 2018

Club Calendar

October is Economic and Community Development Month

10/18 Regular Meeting-Christopher Oakley of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank
10/25 Regular Meeting-Dr. Gregory Boehinger, Director National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
11/1 Regular Meeting-Foundation Drive Kickoff
11/8 Regular Meeting-Dr. Gerald Kadis

Our Rotary Family

10/1 Pat Choice
10/2 Howard Stephens
10/3 Dicky Demott
10/3 Philip Leabo
10/4 Didi Hoffman
10/5 Morgan Bailey
10/12 David Flowers
10/13 Scott Sterling
10/17 Heather Lindquist
10/23 Walter Marria
10/24 Troy Stencel
10/24 Wilson Carraway
10/25 Wallace Goodman
10/29 John Glenn
10/31 Mark Anderson


10/2 Warren Ballard (8)
10/10 Terry Rouse (26)
10/10 Frances Parker (26)
10/15 Susan O'Neal (24)
10/15 Nick Murray (13)
10/16 Carol Jones (53)
10/24 Mark Anderson (14)
10/24 Vann Middleton (20)


10/2 Terry Rouse (10)
10/4 Kurt Stringfellow (0)
4 years in Rotary
10/9 Lisa Billups (4)
10/9 Shelley Zorn (4)
13 years in Rotary
10/9 Arlen Yokley (4)
10/13 Teri White (7)
10/16 Francis Lilly (4)
7 years in Rotary
10/16 Tom Rinehart (4)
10/16 Tim Filston (4)
10/20 Amanda Gates (2)
10/20 Coy Irvin (2)
6 years in Rotary
10/27 Jim Carter (7)
10/27 Michele Arwood (7)

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:15 pm
The Plaza Restaurant
217 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792 May 1, 1921
Active Membership: 141 FacebookInstagram

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

District Governor Court Dowis
Hurricane Relief-501C3 District 6900

The damage from Hurricane Michael is historic, Southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle has many areas with extensive damage if not total destruction. I ask that all Rotary Clubs and Rotarians, please donate funds to help the needs of the folks in these areas, many who are Rotarians themselves.

We have set up a funding link on www.Rotary6900.org website where you can make donations to the 501C3 District 6900 Charity Fund either by check or by credit card. Please be sure to note on the check or in the credit card notes that this donation is specifically for “District 6900 Relief” for South Georgia or if you wish to donate to Florida Panhandle area “District 6940 Relief”.

The next step is very important,…… that District Disaster Relief Chair Thurston and I need the help of the AG’s and the Club Presidents specifically……..on the website we also provided a downloadable “Relief Application” that will need to come from and filled out by the AG’s and or Club Presidents. We must have these forms completed and returned to be able to distribute the funds.

Submit to: Disaster Relief Chair Thurston Clary tclary@mchsi.com

District 6900 is the best Rotarians in the world, please help us help others in need in our Communities !

This Week's Program
Christopher Oakley with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Christopher L. Oakley is vice president and regional executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Atlanta Fed's Jacksonville Branch. He is responsible for the Branch's board of directors and the Sixth District's Advisory Council on Trade and Transportation, oversees Jacksonville's economic and financial education programs, and provides regional input into the Atlanta Fed's monetary policy process.

Oakley also plays a coordinating role with the District's Regional Economic Information Network and interfaces with Atlanta-area contacts. He facilitates the District's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council. Outside of the Bank, he is involved in a number of activities, including having roles on the Florida Council on Economic Education, the First Coast and United States Business Leadership Networks, and the JaxUSA Partnership. He is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2010.

He joined the Jacksonville Branch in 1988 as a management intern in the Cash Services Department and has held various management positions, including operational and administrative oversight in cash services, payment services, and human resources. Oakley was promoted to financial services director in 1992 and then to assistant vice president in 1996. He was named assistant branch manager in 1997, vice president and branch manager in 2002, and vice president and regional executive in 2007. He was previously responsible for Branch support services, law enforcement, cash services, check processing, and check adjustments.

A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and raised in Dalton, Georgia, Oakley received his bachelor's degree in management and a certificate in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also participated in the executive education curriculum at the University of Virginia and the Federal Reserve System's Senior Officer Development program.

October 20th- 9am to 2pm
Hands on Thomas County Day this Saturday @ Vashti

Mark your calendar!
Join us!

From the President's Desk


We had a Historic week with Hurricane Michael. What I was reminded of was the importance of Gratitude.

We who survived the storm last week did not lose our homes, our community, or a family member.

We are The Lucky Ones!

We should show forth Gratitude

"Gratitude turns what we have into enough"

Let us take a moment this week and Thank the Linemen, City Worker, the Advance Teams, and the many support staff in Thomasville and Thomas County!

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, bring peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Lets be grateful and lets reach out to help those who were not as fortunate.


Thursday, October 25th at the Plaza
Blood Drive starting 11am - 2pm