Having trouble reading this email? Click here for the web version.


February 25, 2019

Club Calendar

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

2/28 Regular Meeting-Special Guest-You don't want to miss this one!
3/7 Regular Meeting - Mike Stephenson - New Thomas County Shooting Facility
3/14 Regular Meeting - THS Odyssey of the Mind
3/21 Regular Meeting - Marta Turner - Meet and Eat at the new Flowers Foods Museum.

Our Rotary Family

2/1 Clay Campbell
2/5 Gregory Adams
2/5 Claire Bowen
2/9 Michele Arwood
2/11 Nick Murray
2/12 Lorraine Williams Rahming
2/15 Tom Callaway, III
2/16 Renee Oliveto
2/19 Tom Harrison, Jr.
2/19 Marta Turner
2/25 Shelley Zorn
2/27 Ronnie Godwin


2/4 Bob Ackerman (51)
2/15 Erik von Hellens (18)
2/22 Eugene McNease (52)
2/28 John Archer, Sr. (5)


2/1 Bradford Jackson (25)
2/1 Marta Turner (25)
2/1 Tom Hill (46)
2/1 Russell Chubb (42)
2/4 Nancy Tillinghast (20)
2/5 Al Nicholson (4)
9 years in Rotary
2/8 Joe Tarver (1)
2/26 Nate Tyler (21)
2/26 Al Bryan (4)
2/27 Shelba Sellers (4)

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:15 pm
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, III
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

What a great talk from
Kha McDonald

Thank you to our new Rotarian
Philip Leabo - Classification Talk

ABC's of Rotary

Object of Rotary

In some areas of the world weekly Rotary club meetings begin with all members standing and reciting the Object of Rotary. This statement, which comes from the Constitution of Rotary, is frequently seen on a wall plaque in Rotarians' offices or places of business.

The Object of Rotary is "to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise." The statement then lists four areas by which this "ideal of service" is fostered:

through the development of acquaintance as the opportunity for service;

the promotion of high ethical standards in business and professions;

through service in one's personal, business and community life;

and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace.

The Object of Rotary has not always been expressed in this manner. The original Constitution of 1906 had three objects: promotion of business interests, promotion of good fellowship and the advancement of the best interests of the community. By 1910 Rotary had five Objects, as increased emphasis was given to expanding Rotary. By 1915 there were six Objects. In 1918 the Objects were rewritten again and reduced to four. Four years later they had again grown to six and were revised again in 1927. Finally, at the 1935 Mexico City Convention the six Objects were restated and reduced to four. The last major change came in 1951 when the Objects were streamlined and changed to a single Object, which has four parts. The "ideal of service" is the key phrase in the Object of Rotary. This ideal is an attitude of being a thoughtful and helpful person in all of one's endeavors. That's what the Object truly means.

President Elect Training Seminar is THIS weekend

A premier training event for Rotary leaders, Peach State PETS provides information, inspiration, and fellowship. Structured to meet the needs of incoming Club Presidents, incoming Assistant Governors, and Governors Nominee, this two day training seminar serves all of the Rotary clubs in three Georgia Rotary Districts (6900, 6910 & 6920) - about 200 clubs. Using inspiring speakers and experienced discussion leaders, this event is designed to encourage participation. It is an intensive training seminar, structured to enable the participants to extract maximum benefits from the materials presented as well as from each other.

PETS is Mandatory for all Presidents Elect and highly recommended for Presidents Nominee.

Thank you Kim Walden and John Brown for representing the Rotary Club of Thomasville.

Flight Squad Basketball FUNdraiser

Join us in attendance and invite your friends!

Trivia Bee

Whine or Wine Tuesday, March 5th @ 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!

From the Desk of the President