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March 26, 2019

Club Calendar

March is Water and Sanitation Month

3/28 Regular Meeting - Will Watt - He flew "The Hump"
4/4 Regular Meeting - Randolph Russell &
4/11 Regular Meeting
4/18 Regular Meeting-GRSP Program

Our Rotary Family

3/2 Nancy Tillinghast
3/4 Will Watt , III
3/9 Frederick Buechner
3/16 Scott Rich
3/21 Powell Jones
3/24 Adrian Burns
3/24 Julie Cannady
3/27 David Lewis
3/27 Perry Mustian
3/31 Trent Reynolds


3/5 Mark Lowe (14)
3/6 Ronnie Godwin (15)
3/24 Mary Beth Donalson (18)
3/24 Will Watt , III (29)
3/25 Heather Lindquist (24)
3/28 Tom Harrison, Jr. (21)
3/30 Charles Dixon (23)


3/1 Troy Rich (1)
3/1 Elijah Miranda (2)
3/1 Joe Brown (14)
3/6 Ellis Jackson (11)
3/7 Bryant Beadles (6)
3/7 John Archer, Sr. (1)
4 years in Rotary
3/8 Hinson Arwood (1)
3/19 Angela Williamson (4)
3/20 William Felts (5)
3/21 Susan O'Neal (11)
3/22 Irene Gleason (7)
3/22 Dan Bain, III (6)
44 years in Rotary
3/24 Janet Liles (3)
3/27 Rankin Smith, Jr. (5)
19 years in Rotary
3/28 Danny Braddy (17)
3/31 Robert Jackson (3)
44 years in Rotary
3/31 Gregory Adams (3)
47 years in Rotary

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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

This week's program is
Will Watt - He flew "The Hump"

Few people appreciate it today, but for a period of more than three years during World War II, a force of mostly American airmen undertook one of history's most complex - and deadliest - logistical operations, flying thousands of tons of supplies from India over the Himalayas into China in rickety, under-powered cargo planes. "The world's first strategic airlift," the U.S. Air Force calls it. These flights over "the Hump" were indispensable to China's war effort against the Japanese, and thus a major factor in the Allies' ultimate victory. But at a tremendous cost. No fewer than 700 Allied planes crashed or got shot down and 1,200 airmen died. "Every 340 tons delivered cost the life of a pilot."

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Thank you
Jonathon Cannon for last week's program

We enjoyed hearing the passion pour out of Jonathon Cannon about remote control airplanes. Be sure to drop by any Sunday afternoon (weather permitting) on Mitchell Suber Road just past Coolidge on 319.

Congratulations to our
March Students of the Month

Whine or Wine Tuesday, April 2nd @ 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!

It's not to late...why not JOIN US!
District 6900 Training in Columbus, GA on Saturday the 30th

It's not to late...join us

Workshops will offer motivation, inspiration, Rotary information and new ideas for club officers, directors and key committee chairs and new members of each club. Some of the most experienced district leaders conduct informative discussions on all phases of Rotary administration and projects. The sessions give all participants valuable new ideas to make their club more effective and interesting. We have something for everyone. Join us in Columbus at the Convention and Trade Center, 801 Front Avenue on March 30.

We will begin with fellowship while enjoying the best hot breakfast buffet in Columbus with all you can eat bacon, and end with fellowship while enjoying a true Southern style hot lunch. Register today by letting Kim Walden know you want to join in on the fun.

Next Week's Program
Randolph G. Russell, author of American History in No Time

According to a recent study, three-fourths of the country can’t name the three branches of our government.
Randolph G. Russell will speak about restoring the connection to our national heritage. Numerous audiences
across the South have enthusiastically received his informative, entertaining, non-political presentations. He is
the author of American History in No Time, the quickest and easiest way for anyone to learn the basics – in just
a few hours. It is also the perfect refresher and a great way for parents and grandparents to ensure that their
families have a solid foundation. The book has been used at a number of colleges but is easy for anyone to understand,
even children and people who haven’t liked history before.
In addition to his expertise in American history, Russell is an accomplished musician who has performed in
many European countries and throughout the United States. He concludes his presentations by playing “America
the Beautiful” on the saxophone. In business, he held a number of financial management positions with
companies in Georgia and Florida. Russell holds degrees from the University of Miami and the University of


ABC's of Rotary

The 4-Way Test
One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary "4-Way Test." It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of the Chicagobased Club Aluminium Company, which was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression-caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company was credited to this simple philosophy.

Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International during 1954-55. The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than 100 languages and published in thousands of ways. The message should be known and followed by all Rotarians. "Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?"

From the Desk of President Andre'