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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate Past President||Teri White|
|Vice President||Tom Callaway, III|
|Foundation Chair||Kim Walden|
|Foundation Chair||Scott Rich|
|Membership Chair||Ben Wilds|
|Public Image Chair||Marta Turner|
|Program Director||Jay Flowers|
Detective Lisa Mitchell: I have always had an interest in solving puzzles as it relates to the “who done it”. During college for Criminal Justice I did an internship with the Thomasville Police Department and after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1998 decided to apply for police officer. In 1999 I began working as a patrol officer with the agency. In 2005 an opportunity came up for officers that were interested in crime scenes to become certified crime scene techs. Over the course of eight months I completed the three hundred plus hours of course work and obtained crime scene certification. Upon completion I became part of the crime scene unit. I have taken numerous advanced crime scene classes over the years. Another major interest for me is diving. I obtained my dive certification in 1997 while attending college. In 1999 our agency started a mentoring program and paired kids with officers to allow the children and other officers the opportunity to learn to dive. I participated and was paired up with a female that years later joined our agency and has continued her career in law enforcement including becoming a member of our dive team. The dive team was developed in 2001 and over the course of a few years I was able to obtain my master dive certification. In 2007 I became the commanding officer of the Thomasville Thomas County Dive Team. To further enhance my dive career I obtained my Dive Instructor Certification in 2012. I have since taught some of the classes required for law enforcement divers. I am also a General Instructor with the State of Georgia and, a forensics computer/cell phone examiner with the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force. I was recently awarded the “Top Forensic Examiner” for NCFI/USSS award for 2016 and 2018. In addition, I am part of several professional memberships that include the Georgia Division of the International Association for Identification, and Special Deputized U.S. Marshal. I have and continue to enjoy being part of a great organization which provides opportunities for personal and professional growth, as well as the knowledge, skills, abilities, and opportunities to better serve the community through proactive partnerships.
Detective Joey Blackburn began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office where he served in several capacities such as, Detention Officer, Patrol Deputy, Crime Scene Investigator, Narcotics Investigator, Criminal Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, & Patrol Lieutenant. In April 2007, Detective Blackburn joined the Thomasville Police Department. While with this department, Detective Blackburn has accomplished the following; Patrolman, Certified Field Training Officer, Criminal Investigator, Certified Crime Scene Technician, General Instructor, & Driving Instructor, and a member of the GBI Crimes Against Children Task Force. Educational Background Associates Degree at Thomas University, and also completed the Police Management Program with Columbus State University.
This will be held at Camp Piney Woods
Cooks are needed at 10:30 am
Setup will be at 11:000 am
Lunch to be served at 12:00 pm
Clean up should be completed by 1 pm
We were given the opportunity to learn the basics of history and serenaded with "America."
CARE KITS for the Halcyon Home will be created by the Rotaract Club.
They have challenged the Rotary Club members to contribute. Their goal is to obtain 100 of each item. Donations can be dropped off during the club meetings on Thursday. The last day to collect items is Thursday, April 25th. Cash and Check are also being accepted.
Materials Needed are:
Combs, Towels, Tissue,
Floss, Shampoo, Conditioner,
Nail Clippers, Deodorant,
Razors, Soap, Toothbrushes,
Shaving Gel, Brushes, Soap,
and Feminine Products
First Names or Nicknames
From the earliest days of Rotary, members have referred to each other on a first-name basis. Since personal acquaintanceship and friendship are cornerstones of Rotary, it was natural that many clubs adopted the practice of setting aside formal titles in conversations among members. Individuals who normally would be addressed as Doctor, Professor, Mister, the Honorable or Sir are regularly called Joe, Bill, Mary, Karen or Charley by other Rotarians. The characteristic Rotary club name badge fosters the first-name custom. In a few areas, such as Europe, club members use a more formal style in addressing fellow members. In other parts of the world, mainly in Asian countries, the practice is to assign each new Rotarian a humorous nickname which relates to some personal characteristic or which is descriptive of the member's business or profession. A member nicknamed "Oxygen" is the manufacturer of chemical gas products. "Trees" is the nickname for the Rotarian in the lumber business, "Building" is the contractor, "Paper" is the stationery or office supply retailer. Other members might carry nicknames like "Muscles," "Foghorn" or "Smiles" as commentaries on their physical features. The nicknames are frequently a source of good-natured fun and fellowship. But whether a Rotarian is addressed by a given first name or a nickname, the spirit of personal friendship is the initial step that opens doors to all other opportunities for service.
We will hold our monthly board meeting TODAY at Relish in the backroom at 5:30pm.
Please consider volunteering Wednesday, April 24th for Rose Show table set-up.
See George Stephens for more information.