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July 3,2015
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Fourth of July Holiday

July 10, 2015
Chantel Dunham

July 17, 2015
District Governor Visit

July 24, 2015
Chip Blalock
Sunbelt Ag Expo

July 31, 2015
Tiffany Lofton
Career Academy
August 7,2015
August 14, 2015
Football Coaches
August 21, 2015
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Claxton    Welcome to our Website!

We invite all Rotarians and those who are interested in joining Rotary to visit one of our weekly meetings on Fridays at the Dublin Country Club.  We begin with a meal at Noon followed by the program at 12:30.

Thank you for visiting our website!

Yours in Rotary,

Edward B. Claxton III

2015-2016 Club President

About Rotary

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.



David Vineyard site Vice President of  EDWIN I. HATCH NUCLEAR PLANT  began his career with Southern Company in 1985 as a Methods and Training Specialist at Plant Vogtle. He progressed through positions of increasing responsibility, including holding the position of Operations Manager from 2007 to 2010. David became Fleet Operations Manager and Corporate Functional Area Manager (CFAM) in 2010. As Operations CFAM, he functioned as the operations governance and oversight authority for the SNC fleet. In 2012, David was named Plant Manager at Plant Hatch. In 2013, he was promoted to Site Vice President at Plant Hatch.
The plant is located near Baxley in Southeastern Georgia. Construction of the two-unit plant started in 1968. Unit 1 began commercial operation in December 1975. Unit 2 began commercial operation in September 1979. Each unit is rated at 924 megawatts for a total capacity of 1,848 mw. The plant is powered by boiling water reactors manufactured by General Electric Company.
Approximately 950 people - engineers, mechanics, control room operators, lab technicians, instrument and control technicians, electricians, security officers and others - oversee the plant's operations 24 hours a day, every day of the year.


Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN Director, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center

Medical Center

Maryalice Morro is responsible for the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA, consisting of a Joint Commission accredited complexity level 3 Medical Center and five Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) that serve Veterans in 52 counties in middle and south Georgia. The Medical Center has 27 acute beds, 164 Community Living Center (CLC) beds and 145 substance abuse treatment program (SATP), homelessness mitigation, and PTSD treatment beds in its residential domiciliary. CBOCs are located in Milledgeville, Macon, Perry, Albany, and Brunswick, GA.

GRSP Students interview with Parent University about GRSP and Rotary

The Knight Owls

Night Owls

The Knight Owls are older and wiser ladies who like to sing and perform. This very talented group is one of four under the direction of Kelly Knight.Kelly’s other choral groups include The Knightingales, made up of 9th through 12th grade girls; The Hummingbirds are 6th, 7th and 8th graders and The Mockingbirds are 4th and 5th graders.


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Davis-Hilburn Scholarship


This years recipient is Dalton Touchberry. He is the son of Billy & Michelle Touchberry and attends  West Laurens High School.


Students of the Quarter


Students of the Quarter pictured left to right are Sydney Bozeman, Trinity Christian School,Nancy Kennedy East, West Laurens High School,Loren Woods, East Laurens High School and not pictured from Dublin High School  Kaitlin Victoria Austin.


District Conference Results are in and Dublin Rotary Club has won the following awards:
Dist. Conf.Gold Club Award
Best Digital Scrapbook and Best Traditional Scrapbook for XL Club
XL Club of the Year
Congratulations to all Dublin Rotary Club members for their hard work throughout the Rotary year.




Jazz was invented more than 100 years ago, before the turn of the 20th century. The first jazz recording was made in 1917, but the musical form had existed for years before. Jazz is a blend of classical, spiritual, ragtime, mach, blues, and popular music forms. Jazz originated in New Orleans and was likely performed first by marching bands. These bands performed at parades, dances, parties, and even funerals. Most music historians agree jazz was likely not performed by skilled musicians capable of reading music. Instead, jazz probably grew out of jam style sessions in which musicians just did what felt right.
The West Laurens Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Michael Dukes.


Membership Photo Project




Lance was born in Vidalia, Georgia, and moved to Dublin with his parents, Eric and Sylvia Jones in 1963. He attended Moore Street Elementary, Dublin Middle School and Dublin High to the 9th Grade. He graduated from Montgomery County High School, where he met his wife Kathy Couey.
He graduated the University of Georgia with a BS degree in Geology. After working as a real estate appraiser for several year, he went to Mercer Law School, graduating in 1993.
He has been the Dublin City Attorney for 12 years, and is currently also serving as the interim City Manager. He and his wife have three children, Erin age 27, Kristen age 26 and Chesley age 20.


Rotaract Induction


ROTARACT CLUB OF OFTCS Rotaract brings together young people in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.
Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.


Joint Civic Luncheon

Derrick Moore, Georgia Tech’s team chaplain and developmental coach for 13 years, is a well-known public speaker as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization, author and former NFL player. Moore wears many hats in his role at Tech, serving as a spiritual leader, a motivator and a counselor for Yellow Jacket student-athletes. He helps provide assistance in the areas of leadership, team building, relationship development and personal fulfillment. His pre-game motivational speeches have been well-documented on YouTube. Moore played in the NFL from 1992 through1997 with the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers. With the Lions, Moore played alongside Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders. As a starter for the Panthers, Moore holds the expansion rushing record for a running back.
An All-American at Northeastern State in Oklahoma, Moore set the NAIA single-season rushing record in 1991. At Northeastern State, Moore was given the unique opportunity to be the keynote speaker at his own graduation in 1992. Following his senior season, Moore was the Most Valuable Player in both the Hula Bowl and Blue-Gray AllStar games.
Link to Derrick Moore luncheon address.


Middle Georgia State College

Middle Ga.

Dr. Christopher R.L. Blake became the first permanent president of Middle Georgia State College on January 1, 2014. He came to Middle Georgia from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was president and professor of education for seven years. As president, he developed a strategic plan that obtained university status designation, launched graduate programs, expanded off-site campuses and instituted a historic capital campaign.
His earlier professional experience includes serving as provost and professor of education at Mount St. Mary’s University, Maryland, where he developed new academic programs and oversaw strategic planning.
Dr. Blake’s other career highlights include serving as associate dean of the College of Graduate Education and Research and associate professor of secondary education at Towson University, Maryland; senior lecturer in education at Brunel University, London; senior lecturer in education at West London; senior lecturer in education at West London Institute, London; and teacher of religious studies at Henry Box School, Oxford.
Dr. Blake holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theology from the University of Oxford, Keble College, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Westminster College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. degree in Education from the University of London, King’s College.
Dr. Blake has a long record of professional and community service. Since arriving in Middle Georgia, he has joined several civic groups, serves on the Macon Pops board of directors and is volunteering with a mentor’s program. He is a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honors Society in Education.


Dublin Laurens County St. Patrick’s Festival


Lisa McMichael is currently serving as the General Chairman of the 50th Annual Dublin Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival. The festival is run entirely through volunteer efforts and is sponsored through individual and corporate donations.
Lisa is a cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA degree in marketing. She is currently an independent fashion consultant with CAbi, Carol Anderson by Invitation, and she was recognized as a CAbi Notable Newcomer—one of the top ten producers in the nation—in her first season.
Lisa is no stranger to serving in volunteer leadership roles. She served as the Dublin-Laurens County Junior Miss Program’s chairman for 17 years, earning numerous distinctions including Georgia’s Outstanding Local Program and Outstanding Local Chairman. She has held numerous positions with the America’s Junior Miss/ Distinguished Young Women program on both the local and state levels, and she has been inducted into the Distinguished Young Women of Georgia Hall of Fame.
Lisa is a member of Pine Forest Methodist Church, Dublin Rotary Club, Dublin Country Club Board of Directors, and Dublin Laurens Chamber of Commerce. She is a past chair of Leadership DublinLaurens County, past president and retired member of the Dublin Service League, past president and current member of Erin Garden Club, and a charter member and choreographer of the Knight Owls, a ladies vocal performance troupe. She also serves on the Advisory Council to the University of Georgia’s Vice President of Instruction.


Speech Contest Winners

Speech Contest

Director of Athletics Clemson University


Dan Radakovich became Clemson’s 13th director of athletics on Dec. 1, 2012. He came with a wealth of experience after serving in significant athletic administrative roles at Miami (Fla.), Long Beach State, South Carolina and Louisiana State in addition to athletic directorships at American University and Georgia Tech. His administrative career spans over 26 years. College football entered a new era in 2014 with the College Football Playoff, and he was at the forefront. He was one of 13 people, including one of only five FBS directors of athletics, to be named to the committee. His selection to the committee is another testament to the level of respect he carries on a national basis. In 2012, he was named by NCAA President Mark Emmert as one of 10 directors of athletics to a new advisory commission charged with making recommendations for the future of NCAA rules and policies. Read more of Dan Radakovich's achievements in the club bulletin.