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YEARS OF SERVICE
ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate PP||Teri White|
|Vice President||Tom Callaway, III|
|Public Image||Marta Turner|
|Program Director||Jay Flowers|
We had five Rotarians help with the Rose Show Table Set-up last Wednesday. Thank you to each who took time to volunteer. Our tables were covered in just a couple of hours. Plan on joining us next year!
We are so proud to have our Sixth President in the Sheffield Society!
I want to personally thank The Rotary Club of Thomaville, our awesome board of directors for making this an outstanding year that was recognized at District Conference!
Special Thanks to my Rotarian Sister Friend Teri Hurst White, who has walked with me everyday, Scott Rich for making sure I stayed focused on the goal and my mentee Adrian Burns for ensuring we caught every moment just right. We have two months to go! Let continue our focus on excellence!
Jake Cheatham Award
Best Community Project Runner Up-
Best Club Administration
Best Public Image
Best Senior Project - Rotary has Heart
Best Rotary has Heart
Best Bulletin Runner Up
Best Rotary Foundation per captia Runner Up
Best Membership Retention
Best Membership Growth Runner Up
Fortunately, The Four-Way Test and the Rotary Code of Conduct, can help us in building that positive experience. They are all about treating people fairly, building better friendships, and creating goodwill. These principles go far beyond Rotary. They are the backbone of judicial systems around the civilized world and the envy of anyone living under totalitarian rule. These are the things people are drawn to. If our clubs are perceived to operate under these principles in our community, people will be drawn to us.
Here are ten things every member can do to create a positive experience:
The above is not an all-inclusive list; you may have ideas to add to it. Share your ideas with others.
I believe if we as individual Rotarians all adopt the strategies above, we will gain enormous respect and fondness from our Rotary peers, and each of us will be much happier being part of an organization that operates in this manner. Moreover, our club’s reputation for being welcoming and fair will spread throughout our communities. This will result in people gravitating toward Rotary who are seeking fellowship and an opportunity to serve their community. Getting and keeping members will become much easier.
Our Rotary tournament 4/27 - 4/28 was a great success on and off the court!
70 junior participants
115 singles & doubles matches played
Players & families visited from Santa Rosa Beach, Fl, Asheville, NC and Atlanta, GA
22 GACC juniors competed
GACC juniors won 5 singles titles (B12, B16, B18, G10 & G14) and 3 doubles titles!
International Responsibilities of a Rotarian
As an international organization, Rotary offers each member unique opportunities and responsibilities. Although each Rotarian has first responsibility to uphold the obligations of citizenship of his or her own country. membership in Rotary enables Rotarians to take a somewhat different view of international affairs. In the early 1950s a Rotary philosophy was adopted to describe how a Rotarian may think on a global basis.
Here is what it said:
"A world-minded Rotarian:
. looks beyond national patriotism and considers himself as sharing responsibility for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace;
. resists any tendency to act in terms of national or racial superiority;
. seeks and develops common grounds for agreement with peoples of other lands;
. defends the rule of law and order to preserve the liberty of the individual so that he may enjoy freedom of thought, speech and assembly, and freedom from persecution, aggression, want and fear;
. supports action directed toward improving standards of living for all peoples, realizing that poverty anywhere endangers prosperity everywhere;
. upholds the principles of justice for mankind;
. strives always to promote peace between nations and prepares to make personal sacrifices for that ideal;
. urges and practices a spirit of understanding of every other man's beliefs as a step toward international goodwill, recognizing that then are certain basic moral and spiritual standards which will ensure a richer, fuller life."
That is quite an assignment for any Rotarian to practice in thoughts and actions!
We have had some super programs this year. Thank you JAY FLOWERS for all of your hard work lining up great speakers.
Do you have any ideas for programs for this upcoming year? Would you like to join the Program Committee and help Jay secure great talent for our future meetings? Our upcoming President Kim Walden wants to continue to give our club top notch presentations. Let Jay Flowers or Kim Walden know if you are interested in helping.
2020 DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN JEKYLL ISLAND
CONNECT WITH GEORGIA ROTARY
Beginning at the conclusion of the 2019 conference, register for the 2020 District Conference on Jekyll Island and enjoy a special limited-time, early bird rate of $220 for the Rotarian or $395 for the Rotarian and your spouse.
Join us from April 30-May 3, 2020 for the celebration of our Rotary District and the clubs that make it so special.
Thursday night - Taste of the District, featuring the hometown specialties of many of the D6900 Clubs.
Friday night - Jimmy's fish Camp, featuring Coastal Georgia native DG Jim's local seafood selection.
Saturday night - Kentucky Derby celebration and welcome for 2020-21 Governor Kirk Driskell
This special price is available for 20 days only and will expire on May 18. Don't miss your chance to CONNECT WITH GEORGIA ROTARY and save a few dollars at the same time!