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May 28, 2019


May is Youth Service Month

5/30 Regular Meeting - Marta Turner - Meet and Eat at the new Flowers Foods Museum.
6/6 Regular Meeting - One Blood, Be an Organ Donor
6/13 NO Lunch meeting today-Join us this evening for Celebration with fellow Rotarians & their guest
6/20 Regular Meeting-Lou Alvarado - Rotary Means Business

Our Rotary Family

5/1 Nathaniel Abrams
5/2 Lauren Radford
5/10 Craig Wentworth
5/15 Angela Williamson
5/17 Charlene Parrish
5/20 Thomas Carlton
5/25 Bill Blackburn


5/4 Frank Helms (13)
5/4 Barbara Williams-Anderson (20)
5/8 Danny Braddy (123)
5/15 Angela Williamson (9)
5/17 Charlene Parrish (123)
5/18 Kurt Stringfellow (17)
5/21 Susan Backofen (42)
5/21 John Blackmon (31)
5/22 Eric Ward (15)
5/23 Marta Turner (27)
5/26 Lorraine Williams Rahming (3)
5/29 Dan Bain, III (55)


5/1 Bruce Muller (23)
5/1 Eugene McNease (41)
5/1 Oscar Mims (64)
5/4 Bob Drummond (2)
5/5 Dicky Demott (4)
13 years in Rotary
5/7 Stuart Jackson (5)
16 years in Rotary
5/11 Warren Ballard (2)
5/11 Ray Thompson (2)
7 years in Rotary
5/16 Lauren Radford (0)
-1 years in Rotary
5/22 John Bracey, Jr. (4)
35 years in Rotary

Rotary Online



Thursdays, 12:15 pm
The Plaza Restaurant
217 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792 FacebookInstagram


President Andre' Marria
President-Elect Kim Walden
Immediate PP Teri White
Vice President Tom Callaway, III
Treasurer Teri White
Treasurer Rick Piper
Secretary Angela Williamson
Foundation Kim Walden
Foundation SCOTT Rich
Membership Ben Wilds
Public Image Marta Turner
Sergeant-at-Arms Janet Liles
Program Director Jay Flowers
Sergeant-at-Arms Krista Peace

Don't forget!
We are not meeting at the Plaza Restaurant. We are at 135 North Broad Street!

This Week's Program
Flowers Foods 100 Year Exhibit - History of Baking at the Flowers Museum

May 30th from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, lunch will be provided for Rotarians. The address is 135 North Broad Street...see YOU there!

Rotary Club of Thomasville
Weekly Meeting Time Poll

We are taking a poll next week, June 6 at the Plaza on our weekly meeting time:

Option 1 - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm (current meeting time)

Option 2 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (proposed meeting time)

This would be for the upcoming year - July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

From the Desk of the President

Welcome New Member
Will Brown III

ABC's of Rotary

RI World Headquarters
The headquarters of Rotary International always has been in the area of Chicago, Illinois, U.5.A. First it was in Chicago itself, but in 1954 an attractive new building opened in suburban Evanston. The Ridge Avenue building met the needs of the Rotary Secretariat until the 1980s when the addition of new programs, the growth of The Rotary Foundation, and the new Polio Plus activities made the headquarters building extremely crowded and required some staff members to be housed in supplementary office space nearby. When a modern 18-story office building became available in downtown Evanston in 1987, it appeared to meet all of Rotary's space and expansion needs for years to come. The glass and steel structure, built in 1977, provides 400,000 square feet (37,160 square meters) of office and usable space. The building was purchased by Rotary International, which leases approximately two-thirds of the space to commercial tenants, until needed by future Rotary growth. The building provides a 190-seat auditorium, large parking garage and 300-seat cafeteria, as well as functional office space for the 400 employees of the World Headquarters. The executive suite on the 18th floor includes conference rooms for the RI board and committee meetings, in addition to the offices for the RI president, president-elect, chairman of The Rotary Foundation Trustees, and general secretary. One Rotary Centre, as it is called, enhances the efficient operations of Rotary International.

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Make your reservations for our
Year end Bash Celebration

Make your reservations by clicking on https://thomasvillerotary.org/v2/reservation/create?event=3875

Rotarian - no charge

Guest - $20.00

Next Week's Program
One Blood, Be an Organ Donor

Irene Gleason will introduce Bob Drummond from One Blood to give us an update on their services, Archbold will provide a speaker (TBD) to talk about Organ Donation.