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January 17, 2019

Club Calendar

January is Vocational Service Month

1/24 Regular Meeting
1/31 Regular Meeting
2/7 Regular Meeting
2/14 Regular Meeting

Our Rotary Family

1/1 Paul Hancock
1/1 Ellis Jackson
1/1 Randy Watts
1/3 Adam Carvin
1/6 Terry Rouse
1/7 Kim Walden
1/9 Teri White
1/9 Carol Jones
1/9 Frances Parker
1/10 Debbie Quinton
1/13 Al Park
1/13 Hinson Arwood
1/16 Ray Thompson
1/16 John Archer
1/21 Erik von Hellens
1/21 Tim Filston
1/22 Susan Backofen
1/23 Nate Tyler
1/25 John Brown
1/25 Shelba Sellers


1/6 Mike Bixler (46)
1/9 Bob Drummond (37)
1/14 Wayne Newsome (40)
1/17 Debbie Goodman (38)
1/17 Wallace Goodman (38)
1/20 Warren Stafford (56)
1/22 Howard Stephens (49)
1/24 Clay Campbell (38)


1/1 GRSP Admin (2)
1/1 Richard Vann (23)
1/1 Ed Elam (38)
1/1 Powell Jones (33)
38 years in Rotary
1/9 Roy Campbell (5)
1/9 Paul Hancock (5)
1/10 Nathaniel Abrams (6)
1/13 Paul Hjort (2)
72 years in Rotary
1/14 Scott Smith (11)
1/15 Vann Middleton (4)
1/17 Mary Collins (8)
11 years in Rotary
1/24 Charlene Parrish (17)
1/26 Claire Bowen (2)
1/28 Chris Huckans (3)
1/29 Adam Carvin (4)

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:15 pm
The Plaza Restaurant
217 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792 May 1, 1921
Active Membership: 143 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
Foundation Chair Scott Rich
Membership Chair Ben Wilds
Public Image Chair Marta Turner
Sergeant-at-Arms Janet Liles
Program Director Jay Flowers
Sergeant-at-Arms Krista Peace

The club will pay for "FIRST TIMERS"
Early Bird Special ends Tuesday, January 15th!

Have you ever been to District Conference? We have GREAT news!

The Board has voted to pay REGISTRATION for first timers. (You pay for your hotel.) There is also an early bird deadline 1/15/2019 (so let us know NOW and save the club). This year there is an Adult Big Wheel contest, an airshow, fishing tournament, and a club dinner at Emeril's restaurant Saturday night. Not to mention, great speakers, great shopping, golf, and the beach. PLUS, the time spent with our club members really helps us get to know each other better and strengthen friendships. The dates are April 25-28th, 2019 in Sandestin, FL. Please let us know if you would like to join in on this great conference.

This Week's Program
Alan Carson, New City Manager for the City of Thomasville

Alan Carson is the City Manager for Thomasville, Georgia.He comes to Thomasville after serving the City of Lexington, North Carolina for thirty years. While in Lexington, Mr. Carson worked in marketing, customer services, and human resources, before ultimately being named City Manager in 2013.His experience includes utilities management (water, electric natural gas and wastewater), business and economic development, public safety, public works and community services.

Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Mr. Carson holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from Radford University.He is also a graduate of the Municipal Administration Course and Public Executive Leadership Academy from the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.He and his wife, Debbie, have relocated to Thomasville from Lexington where Mr. Carson was very involved in the community as a member of several boards and committees.The Carsons have two daughters and are expecting their first grandchild in early 2019.

RLI is HERE this Saturday!
We have 36 members registered to attend and 1 member as a Discussion Leader!

RLI – Thomasville, GA – 6900

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

$100 value per member paid by the club!

We have the following members registered to attend...are you sure you want to miss out? We will see each of you bright and early this Saturday!

Part 1: Cameron Jahnke, Carlton Bryant, Claire Bowen, Debbie Goodman, Didi Hoffman, Hinson Arwood, Barbara Anderson, Doris Yokley, Frances Parker, Joe Tarver, Kurt Stringfellow, Mike Stephenson, Pat Choice, Philip Leabo, Trent Reynolds, Walter Marria, Morgan Bailey, Elijah Miranda, Julie Cannady & Matt Brown

Part 2: Al Bryan, Angela Williamson, Arlen Yokley, Howard Stephens, Janet Liles & Michele Arwood

Graduate: Ben Wilds, Carol Jones, Jeff Zoller, Joe Brown, John Brown, Kim Walden, Nathaniel Abrams, Rick Piper, Teri White & Terry Rouse.

Discussion Leader Part 1: Andre' Marria

Loved cooking for
Our local Heroes - Thomasville Fire Department

Registration today - Price goes up on the 15th!
District 6900 Conference in April 2019-Join us!

Register Now at https://rotary6900.org/v2/reservation/create?event...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

3:30pm-5:30pm Rotary Club of Thomasville will be stuffing name badges for conference

Thursday, April 25, 2019

10:30am-12:00 pm Rotary Clubs of Thomasville and Dunwoody will be stuffing 1000 Goody Bags

2:00pm-5:00pm Registration open, Magnolia Foyer

2:00pm-6:00pm House of Friendship, open for set-up, Azalea Ballroom

6:00pm-9:00pm A Race to the Finish Dinner and Big Wheels Racing (ticketed event) Grand Lawn

Friday, April 26, 2019

7:00am-2:00pm Fishing Tournament

8:00am-3:00pm House of Friendship, open for set-up, Azalea Ballroom

8:00am-4:30pm Registration open, Magnolia Foyer

1:00pm-2:30pm Luncheon in honor of 2018-19 Presidents, AGs, and Directors - Bayview Room, Bayside Inn

2:00pm-3:00pm GRSP Rehearsal, Magnolia Ballroom

3:00 pm House of Friendship open, Azalea Ballroom

4:30pm-5:45pm Dinner and Reception in honor of all Rotary Clubs in D6900,

hosted by Gov. Court and Annette Dowis, Grand Lawn

6:00pm-8:00pm First General session, Magnolia Ballroom

8:00pm-10:30pm Hospitality Suites Open

Saturday, April 27, 2019

8:00am-8:45am Continental Breakfast for all attendees, Azalea Foyer

8:00 am House of Friendship open, Azalea Ballroom

8:00am-11:00am Registration open, Magnolia Foyer

9:00am-11:00 am Second General session, Magnolia Ballroom

12:00n-2:00pm Beach Party Luncheon, Finz Pool Deck, Finz Restaurant

12:30pm US Aerobatic Team – Flying Aerobatics on the beach

4:30pm-5:15pm Reception for DGE Jim and Donna Squire, Grand Lawn

5:15pm-7:15 pm Third General session, Magnolia Ballroom

7:15 pm-10:30pm Hospitality Suites Open

7:20pm Clubs on their own for dinner and village fun

Sunday, April 28, 2019

7:30am-8:00am Non-denominational Faith Service, Jasmine Room

8:00am-9:00am Buffet Brunch, Magnolia Foyer

8:30am-10:30am Fourth General session, Magnolia Ballroom