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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate Past President||Teri White|
|Vice President||Tom Callaway|
|Foundation Chair||Kim Walden|
|Foundation Chair||Scott Rich|
|Membership Chair||Ben Wilds|
|Public Image Chair||Marta Turner|
|Program Director||Jay Flowers|
The date has been set for Saturday, February 9th to paint the USA Map at Garrison-Pilcher school.
8a - 2p
We need 10-12 volunteers to assist in this project. All it takes is a willing heart. Supplies will be provided.
The map will be located on the courts to the right of the school's circular driveway.
Let Susan O'Neal know if you can join in on the fun for the day.
We have opportunities available in February for you to spend some time with the youth of our community.
Character Counts is a program in which Rotarians discuss six Character Pillars with before and after student evaluations for fifty students at The Vashti Center, Marguerite Neel Williams Boys and Girls Club, the Thomasville Community Resource Center and the Thomasville City Schools' Scott Elementary School. Each month focuses on a different character trait. Two Rotarians meet with the students to discuss how the trait of the month has impacted their personal and professional lives. The students are then involved in a discussion about how this trait could apply in their lives and the difference it could make.
See Laine Reichert or email her with your interest. firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND CREDIT COUNSELOR Mrs. Edwards’ passion is helping people start businesses. She has more than 25 years’ experience managing and operating a business and helping others navigate through the rigorous task of starting their own business. She is the facilitator of SPARK Thomasville and works with a team of local entrepreneurs and supporters to help those in the under-estimated community start and grow their businesses from concept to full operation. For the first Cohort, Spark Thomasville received 23 applications, interviewed 18 participants, and 13 were selected for the Pilot Class, which started on Tuesday, January 15, 2018. The ultimate goal of Spark Thomasville is to equip new business owners with the tools necessary to become successful and create economic viability. HOUSING COUNSELOR Sharon D Edwards is an affordable housing counselor and financial education specialist with extensive experience in budgeting, money management, credit counseling, and loan packaging. She has obtained more than 15 certification in housing and homeownership counseling from NeighborWorks Training Institute; and is a Certified Loan Packager for USDA. Her non-profit organization, Community Outreach Training Center, Inc., is a Comprehensive Housing Counseling Agency dedicated to providing homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention, and housing counseling services to Southwest Georgia residents. The purpose of her program is to support other non-profit housing organizations to expand affordable housing opportunities to low to moderated income citizens. She has served as a certified housing counselor for nearly five years providing a variety of services to support homebuyers, tenants, and homeowners in maintaining their housing. Her organization has provided Homebuyer Education for more than 200 clients between 2017- 2018; and have assisted ten families with successfully obtaining a home loan. In 2018, 21 permits were pulled for new residential builds in the City of Thomasville and 5 of those recipients were clients Community Outreach Training Center. In addition to working with clients and preparing them for homeownership, she serves as the Chair for the Southwest Georgia Regional Housing Task Force and Chairs the Thomasville Thomas County Homeless Coalition. She also hosts an Annual Housing Forum and facilitates Credit Building workshops throughout Southwest Georgia. She is also a part of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH).
Definition of Rotary
Part 1: Cameron Jahnke, Carlton Bryant, Debbie Goodman, Hinson Arwood, Barbara Anderson, Doris Yokley, Joe Tarver, Mike Stephenson, Philip Leabo, Trent Reynolds, Walter Marria, Morgan Bailey, Elijah Miranda, Matt Brown and newly approved member Dawna Bicknell Tanner.
Part 2: Angela Williamson, Arlen Yokley, Howard Stephens and Janet Liles
Graduate: Ben Wilds, Carol Jones, Jeff Zoller, Joe Brown, John Brown, Kim Walden, Rick Piper, Teri White & Terry Rouse.
Discussion Leader Part 1: Andre' Marria and her club members that stayed around for the Rotary Club of Thomasville photo shoot.
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Have you ever been to District Conference? We have GREAT news! At this time we have 14 Rotarians and 2 spouses.
The Board has voted to pay REGISTRATION for first timers. (You pay for your hotel and you will be reimbursed by Thursday, April 18th .) 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.
On Tuesday, February 19th, Teri will host our Fireside Chat at her Barn.
900 Clyde Griffin Road, Thomasville
5:45p - 7:30p
Join the fun, fellowship with new members, food, and great discussion.