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June 3, 2019


June is Rotary Fellowships Month

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
6/27 Regular Meeting-President Andre' Marria Swan Song & Induction of Officers & Directors for 2019-2020

Our Rotary Family

6/1 Jeff Zoller
6/2 Bill Dickey
6/3 Susan O'Neal
6/4 Shanna Derby
6/5 Sharon Patrick
6/12 Pat McLeod
6/13 Danny Braddy
6/16 Charles Dixon
6/20 Warren Ballard
6/22 Russell Chubb
6/24 Jim Carter
6/25 Ben Wilds
6/25 Bradford Jackson
6/27 Kurt Stringfellow


6/4 John Glenn, Jr. (58)
6/7 Irene Gleason (22)
6/7 Powell Jones (33)
6/9 Adam Carvin (6)
6/10 Michele Arwood (30)
6/11 Dicky Demott (123)
6/14 Thomas Carlton (6)
6/15 Pat McLeod (44)
6/20 Philip Leabo, Jr. (13)
6/23 Homer Pankey (57)
6/24 Randy Watts (19)
6/24 Walter Gilbert (53)
6/28 SCOTT Rich (50)
6/29 Lisa Billups (28)


6/1 Harry Tomlinson (38)
6/1 George Stephens, Jr. (49)
6/1 Christy Cooke (1)
5 years in Rotary
6/27 Rob Milberg (17)
6/27 Bob Ackerman (5)
42 years in Rotary
6/30 Mike Bixler (5)
24 years in Rotary

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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

This 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.

From the Desk of the President

A sincere thank you for contributing towards the
Rotary Sponsored YMCA teams

The YMCA is enjoying another successful year of baseball & softball. Children from all areas are having a wonderful time learning fundamentals and values necessary for a healthy childhood. If it were not for sponsors like Rotary, who care for our community and our youth, a program could never come together.

The Thomasville YMCA Staff thank you for your support.

Awesome Event-Thank you Marta Turner
Flowers Foods 100 Year Exhibit - History of Baking at the Flowers Museum

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

Board Meeting NEXT Thursday

We will hold a joint board meeting (current board and incoming board) on Thursday, June 13th at Noon at The Plaza.

Don't forget
No lunch meeting on June 13th - we celebrate at the Biscuit at 6:30pm

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

ABC's of Rotary

More Rotary Firsts

Rotary established the "Endowment Fund" in 1917, which became the forerunner of The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary first adopted the name "Rotary International" in 1922 when the name was changed from the International Association of Rotary Clubs.
Rotary first established the Paul Harris Fellows recognition in 1957 for contributors of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary emblem was printed on a commemorative stamp for the first time in 1931 at the time of the Vienna Convention.
The first Rotary club banner (from the Houston Space Centre) to orbit the moon was carried by astronaut Frank Borman, a member of that club.
The first Rotary International convention held outside the United States was in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1921. |
The first head of state to address a Rotary convention was U.S. President Warren G. Harding in 1923 at St. Louis.