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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|
Timothy D. (Tim) Harrell was born in Camilla and raised on the family farm north of Whigham GA. The oldest of three children and son of Larry and Gilda Harrell, he is a graduate of Whigham H.S., recipient of the American Farmer Award in FFA, graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and after living and traveling around the world, a current resident of Thomasville. He is married to Sonja, and the father of Emily, a rising senior at Central, David, a rising Sophomore at Central, and Samuel, a rising 8th grader at Brookwood. Tim spent a career working for the Central Intelligence Agency, a vocation that was both a privilege and a blessing, retiring after 27 years and multiple assignments around the world. Serving primarily in what is commonly known as Operations, specifically in the area of Science & Technology, he supported the Agency’s mission to safeguard the U.S. in a variety of theatres and multiple war zones. He ended his career as the Director of the Global Operations Enterprise, an organization of 400+ officers serving in multiple overseas locations tasked with providing direct technical support to global Humint collection. A recipient of the Career Intelligence Medal as well as multiple other individual awards, Tim currently works for one of the beltway bandits, traveling and providing contract support back to the Agency.
McIntyre Park Middle School and Thomas County Middle School presented their program last week. Over 13 million kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. Bullying stops in less than 10 seconds when someone intervenes on behalf of the victim. 90% of children DO NOT like seeing someone bullied, yet less than 20% try to stop it …because they don’t know what to do. Our program helps students find their VOICE and speak up in situations that involve bullying.
Women in Rotary
Until 1989 the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary club membership was for males only. In 1978 the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, invited three women to become members. The RI board withdrew the charter of that club for violation of the RI Constitution. The club brought suit against RI claiming a violation of a state civil rights law that prevents discrimination of any form in business establishments or public accommodations. The appeals court and the California Supreme Court supported the Duarte position that Rotary could not remove the club's charter merely for inducting women into the club. The United States Supreme Court upheld the California court indicating that Rotary clubs do have a "business purpose" and are in some ways public-type organizations. This action in 1987 allowed women to become Rotarians in any jurisdiction having similar "public accommodation" statutes. The RI constitutional change was made at the 1989 Council on Legislation, with a vote to eliminate the "male only" provision for all of Rotary. Since that time, women have become members and leaders of clubs and districts throughout the world.
May 30th from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, lunch will be provided for Rotarians.