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YEARS OF SERVICE
ROTARY CLUB OF
|Immediate PP||Andre Marria|
|Foundation||John Glenn, Jr.|
|Public Image||Mike Bixler|
On Thursday, June 27, the Rotary Club of Thomasville conducted its annual ‘changing of the guard’ meeting as members celebrated out-going president Andre’ Marria and welcomed its new president for the 2019-2020 year, Kim Walden, and her leadership team. Founded in May 1921, ours is one of the oldest Rotary Clubs in the state of Georgia. In its nearly 100-year history, our club has been a major force for good in our community and around the world. This club’s nearly 140 active membership roll represents a diverse network of local business, professional and community leaders and, locally, our club’s impact and influence are best illustrated in its many community service projects and youth-focused initiatives.
The three young men spoke at the June 27 meeting showed a great deal of poise while presenting speeches on relevant and important topics. We all remember how nerve-racking public speaking can be! They delighted the club with the courage, significance of their topics and their great sense of humor. Congratulations to Wyndham Drayton, Frederick Drayton and Ja'Mear Lane for a job will done.
Scooter Grubbs will present a program on The Annual Rotary Golf Tournament, Mike Owens golf pro at Country Oaks Golf Course, will talk about the course and recent improvements, Rebecca Cannady, Executive Director of Thomasville/Thomas County United Way and Rotarian Gene McNeese president of UW will speak about the contributions Rotary has made and the ongoing programs supported by the United Way.
A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies found that Rotary members had volunteered a total of 5.8 million hours within a four-week survey period. Extrapolating those results over an entire year, the report gave a conservative estimate of nearly 47 million hours of volunteer effort generated by Rotary members in a typical year.