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December 1, 2018

Club Calendar

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

12/6 Regular Meeting-GRSP - Debbie Goodman
12/13 Regular Meeting-District Governor Court Dowis
12/20 Regular Meeting

Our Rotary Family

12/2 Roy Campbell
12/6 Andy Sheppard
12/10 Andy Jones
12/11 Eric Ward
12/13 Bob Drummond
12/14 Walter Gilbert
12/16 John Bracey
12/16 Mike Bixler
12/23 Eugene McNease
12/24 Al Nicholson
12/24 Carlton Bryant
12/25 Sabrina Boykins Everett
12/25 Oscar Mims
12/31 Rob Milberg
12/31 Lisa Billups
12/31 Robert Jackson
12/31 Laine Reichert


12/1 Harry Tomlinson (38)
12/11 Rankin Smith (26)
12/19 George Stephens (65)
12/20 Al Nicholson (14)
12/21 Fran Milberg (48)
12/22 Shelba Sellers (26)
12/27 Frederick Buechner (42)
12/29 Joe Brown (59)
12/30 Tim Filston (22)


12/1 Pat McLeod (30)
12/1 Rebecca Strickland (14)
12/1 Scott Rich (40)
12/2 John Brown (7)
12/2 Craig Wentworth (7)
12/3 Howard Stephens (2)
12/3 Thomas Carlton (2)
12/13 Gerhard Sommer (16)
12/18 Frank Helms (3)
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12/18 Shanna Derby (3)

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The Plaza Restaurant
217 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792 May 1, 1921
Active Membership: 140 FacebookInstagram

ROTARY CLUB OF Thomasville
PO Box 1277
Thomasville, GA 31799

President Andre' Marria
President-Elect Kim Walden
Immediate Past President Teri White
Vice President Tom Callaway
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
Sergeant-at-Arms Janet Liles
Public Image Chair Marta Turner
Sergeant-at-Arms Krista Peace

This Sunday, December 2nd
Support the Troops Christmas Dinner at the Thomasville Exchange Club

The Rotary Cub of Thomasville supports the 1230th Transportation Company, Georgia National Guard. This company has deployed to the combat zone in Iraq and Afghanistan twice in the last 10 years. The Club will honor some two hundred and eighty five of these soldiers and their families by supporting the Family Day Holiday party from 11 to 3, Sunday, December 2nd at the Exchange Club this year. On this day the soldiers and their families will celebrate each other, being,provided gifts and a traditional Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The hall will be decorated with holiday themes, holiday music and a Bounce House and slide will be provided. Santa Claus will make an appearance with gifts for the children. In addition, supported by Thomas University a Noncommissioned Officers will be honored with a Peacemaker Award and recognized for their service to the community. Rotarians and other volunteers will prepare the food for the officers and non-commissioned officers to serve. Thirty Rotarians will provide homemade desserts for the party. The event will be covered in the Thomasville Times Enterprise. This project reinforces our brand of supporting First Responders and soldiers as this year's overarching theme and is an annual event.

This Week's Program
Marvin Dawson of the Kappa League Mentoring Initiative

PERSONAL-Married to Leta Ward-Dawson for 23 years EDUCATION-Thomas University, Thomasville, GA: Master of Business Administration, 2002; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 1991; Craven Community College, New Bern, NC General Education, 1987 EMPLOYMENT-Flowers Foods, Inc.: Contracts Manager/Distributor Advocate/Distributor Ombudsman AWARDS • 2015 Flowers Foods Spirit Award Recipient • 2016 Southeastern Province Guide Right/Kappa League Director of the Year (Small Chapter) • 2017 Volunteer of the Year for Hands on Thomas County • 2017 Southeastern Province Guide Right/Kappa League Director of the Year (Small Chapter) • 2017 National Director of the Year for the Guide Right/Kappa League Program for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATIONS • Serves as Vice-Polemarch and Guide Right/Kappa League Chairman of the Thomasville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. • Serves as President of the THS Tip-Off Club (Thomasville High School Boys Basketball Booster Club) • Serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Director for Marguerite Neil Williams Boys and Girls Club • Serves on the Thomasville/Thomas County YMCA Board of Directors • Serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Thomasville • Serves as Chairman of Thomas University Alumni Board of Governors • Serves on the Board of Trustees for Thomas University • Serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Family Enrichment Group (CASA) • Trustee/Member of Greater Love Baptist Church, Thomasville, Georgia

Whine or Wine-Tuesday, December 4th @ Hubs & Hops

First Tuesday of the month from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. It's a great time to get to know one another and it is a make up!

Next Week's Program
Georgia Rotary Student Program - Will Watt & Debbie Goodman

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

The reception for District Governor Court will be on Wednesday evening, December 12th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the home of Michele Arwood located at 331 Remington Avenue.

It's Your Turn to Tell US "Why I am a Rotarian"

Over the last three weeks, we published “Why I am a Rotarian,” in our newsletter. You heard from the past, current and future presidents of the Rotary Club of Thomasville. We were inspired by their reasons for joining Rotary and have a deeper understanding why they serve.Why are you a Rotarian?Every member has a personal story why they joined.We want to hear your stories, share them with other Rotarians, and share them with our community.Let’s spread the word why we joined the best club in the world.

Here’s how to share your story, “Why I am a Rotarian.” In 100 words or less, tell us why you are a Rotarian.We can’t wait to hear from you! Then, email your story to Didi Hoffman (hoffmandidi@gmail.com).We will publish your “Why I am a Rotarian,” in our newsletters.We may also display them during the luncheon meetings for our membership to enjoy.We also plan to create a file of your letters and use some in branding and recruitment materials.

Our long-range plan is to package some of your “Why I am a Rotarian,” letters in such a way that they will be considered, and hopefully, published in The Rotarian.We want to hear from all of you!Please tell us, “Why I am a Rotarian.”

Registration is open for
District 6900 Conference in April 2019

From the President's Desk