The Four-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Rotary International Theme for the 2014-2015 year is Light Up Rotary. We are excited about the new Rotary Year. Our Directors, Officers, Committee Chairs and Members, and membership have committed our club to another year of Service Above Self. Our program of work will consist of starting a Student Dictionary Project for all third grade students in the Dublin-Laurens County school systems along with Trinity Christian School. Our club would like to begin reaching out to young school children to raise awareness of the importance of Rotary, and how it benefits people all over the world. Also, our club will continue to support the Polio Plus Project along with our partners around the world in Malawi, Africa where we will be building and repairing water wells to improve the quality of life for those who live there.
A few select service projects for the year include GED and literacy efforts such as Mrs. Claus Reads, and support of our Rotaract and Interact Clubs and Laurens Youth Leadership Program. We will recognize outstanding local high school students with our Student of the Quarter awards and through the awarding of our annual Davis-Hilburn Scholarship. We are again sponsoring a student in the Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) and are in cooperation with the Milledgeville Rotary Club in a joint sponsorship of Thomas Mogelberg from Denmark, who will be our student.
The Rotary District 6920 Governor for this year is Ted Thompson of the Sandersville Rotary Club. Our Assistant Governor is Past President of Dublin Rotary Club, Helen Harper. Our District Trainer is Past President Frank Seaton of the Dublin Rotary Club.
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,
Robert (Bubba) L. East, Jr.
2014-2015 Club president
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.
About the Author Carrol Dadisman, a
native of Jefferson, Ga., is a 1956 journalism graduate of
the University of Georgia. From 1956 to 1966, he worked for
The Augusta Chronicle as reporter, editorial writer and
managing editor. He was editor of The Marietta Daily Journal
from 1966 to 1972.
Dadisman joined Knight-Ridder Newspapers in 1972 and served as an editor and publisher in the national media company for the remaining 25 years of his newspaper career. He was editor of The Columbus Ledger and Enquirer, then president and publisher of Knight-Ridder’s Tallahassee Democrat for 16 years before retiring in 1997.
In retirement, Dadisman has been a Knight International Press Fellow, consulting with newspapers in Russia for several months in 1998, and he later completed three other consulting missions in Russia and Ukraine. He is founding president of the Community Foundation of North Florida in Tallahassee and a former member of Rotary Clubs in Marietta, Columbus and Tallahassee.
Dadisman is a longtime member of the board of directors of The Red and Black, UGA’s independent student newspaper. This service, and encouragement of fellow board members, inspired his authorship of “Dear Old U-G-A,” a 120-year history of the University of Georgia, as reported and reflected in pages of The Red and Black since 1893.
About the Book"Dear Old U-G-A" captures the personalities and flavor of campus life at the University of Georgia from 1893 to the present. Reports from The Red and Black student newspaper trace the colorful history of student organizations, reveal origins of campus traditions, chronicle the overcoming of resistance to coeducation and desegregation, describe evolution of student fashions and behavior, reflect on joys and occasional disappointments of UGA athletic teams, capture town-andgown relationships with Athens -- and much more.
Rotary International President-elect K. R. Ravindran of Sri Lanka has selected the 2015-2016 theme.
Colonel Ralph L. Kauzlarich (U.S. Army, Retired)
hails from the States of Montana and Oregon. A 1988 graduate
from the United States Military Academy, Colonel Kauzlarich
upon completion of IOBC and Ranger School served as a Rifle
Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion
Maintenance Officer at his first duty station with the 1 -7
IN, 3ID in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
After attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Kauzlarich served as a Rifle Company Commander at Fort Campbell, Kentucky with the 3-502 IN, 101 st Airborne (Air Assault) Division. Immediately following his initial company command, Colonel Kauzlarich was selected for service with the 75 th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia. Serving at both the Regimental Headquarters and the 3d Ranger Battalion, Colonel Kauzlarich had the opportunity to hone his command and staff skills as the Regimental Training Officer, 3d Battalion S1, and the Regimental Senior LNO, after commanding a 3d Battalion Ranger Company.
Upon completion of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Colonel Kauzlarich served as the Battalion S3 and XO with the 1 -12 IN, 3 rd Brigade, 4ID at Fort Carson, Colorado. He then returned to Fort Benning, Georgia and the 75 th Ranger Regiment to serve in the positions of the Regimental Strategic Plans and Requirements Officer and as the Regimental Executive Officer.
Prior to assuming command and standing up the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment “Rangers” from scratch, he served as the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Deputy Commanding Officer during its initial activation. Immediately following 30 months of Battalion Command, 15 being in New Baghdad, Iraq during the “Surge” and execution of the Baghdad Security Plan (read “The Good Soldiers,” by Pulitzer Prize winning author David Finkel who wrote of Task Force Ranger’s combat feats), Colonel Kauzlarich departed Fort Riley, Kansas and served as a Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group Battalion/Task Force Senior Trainer and Mentor at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Colonel Kauzlarich returned to the Big Red One in July 2009 where he served as the Division’s Deputy Chief of Staff – Effects for two years. On 9 June 2012, he graduated from the United States Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Following his Senior Service College experience, he served as the Installation Management Command’s Director of Operations (G3) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He retired with over 26 years of service on 31 July 2014 and now serves as the Executive Director for the Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Georgia Campus.
Over the tenure of his career, Colonel Kauzlarich has participated in numerous operational deployments to include Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Safe Haven, Operation Intrinsic Action, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn.
His badges include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (2 awards), Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Ranger Tab. His awards and decorations include the Valorous Unit Award (2OLC), Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (6OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, and numerous service medals.
Colonel Thomas J. Tickner Commander and District
Engineer SAVANNAH DISTRICT U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Col. Thomas J. Tickner assumed command of the
Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, July 19,
2013, after graduating from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School
for National Security and Resource Strategy, formerly known
as the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). Before
attending school, Tickner served as the Military Assistant
to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works.
In 1989 Tickner was commissioned a Distinguished Military Graduate in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). He began his military career in the 326th Engineer Battalion 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) followed by an assignment to the 84th Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he held company command. He also served in various assignments with the Sacramento District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to include a deployment to the Los Alamos Fire Recovery Office in 2000. Tickner then served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer for the 52nd Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy), Fort Carson, Colo., where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From June 2008 to June 2010 he served as an Engineer Branch Assignment Officer at the Army’s Human Resources Command followed by commanding the Philadelphia District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Tickner is a native of Wayne, Pa. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He then received a Master of Civil Engineering degree from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999 and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School, National Defense University in 2013. He is a graduate of the Engineer Officer’s Basic and Advance Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Senior Service College at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. He is a certified Project Management Professional.
Tickner’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4th Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Support Medals, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab and a Bronze DeFleury Medal.
Megrath, AICP, is a certified land use planner and a manager
of real estate in Florida and Georgia for Plum Creek. She is
currently serving as the project manager for four
developments: the 2,600-acre North Florida INTERMODAL PARK®
in Columbia County, Gainesville 121 (an 1,800 acre
residential and mixed-use development in the city of
Gainesville), the Greene County Mega Site (an 1,800 acre
mixed-use development in Greene County, GA), and the
2,100-acre Industrial Park known as the Heart of Georgia
Mega Site in DublinLaurens County, GA.
Allison’s background in land use planning and zoning expertise includes representation before various governmental boards, agencies and advisory committees. She has more than 21 years of experience coordinating projects, serving as an experienced project manager on high-visibility land use planning projects. Allison approaches projects as a partnership opportunity and engages team members to be unified to reach common goals.
In addition to serving in various capacities for the American Planning Association Florida Chapter, Allison has represented Florida planners as a four-time Delegate for the State at the American Planning Association National Conference. Allison also serves on the Legislative Policy Committees for both the Florida Chapter and the Small Town and Rural Planning Division of the American Planning Association at the national level.
Allison is a graduate of both Leadership Gainesville Class 39 and Leadership Lake City 2012. She serves on the Florida Gateway College Foundation’s Executive Board and The Education Foundation of Alachua County, Inc. Board of Directors.
Student of the Quarter Cole Porter , East Laurens High School.
Javan Gant Dublin High School, Dalton Touchberry West Laurens High School, Luke Price Trinity Christian School and Cole Porter East Laurens High School not pictured.
Mrs. Claus read holiday stories at OFLTC to local elementery school students. After the readings students revieved their very own book from the Dublin Rotary Club.
The Dublin Rotary Club exceeded the challenge and raised $3048.00 to help eradicate polio.
MOGELBERG GRSP STUDENT FROM DENMARK was born in the
fall of 1993. He grew up in Aarhus, the second largest city
of Denmark together with an older sister. After
primary/elementary school, he went to the Danish high school
Aarhus Business College where he studied micro economics,
mathematics, and finance along with other mandatory classes.
After graduating from high school he worked for the Danish
publishing house, Systime, as a financial assistant.
He is part of this years GRSP class and he is attending Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville where he studies Rhetoric. When he returns to Denmark he will study International Business at Copenhagen Business School.
Charter members of Oconee Fall Line Technical College Rotaract Club and Dublin Rotarians!
Dr. Dustin Gay is a Board Certified
Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in total joint
replacement, adult reconstructive surgery, sports medicine,
and general orthopaedic surgery with a focus on arthritic
joint conditions. He is one of few surgeons in the Middle
Georgia area to perform the minimally invasive Anterior Hip
Replacement for the treatment of advanced arthritis and
degenerative hip joint disease.
Dr. Gay is currently in private practice at Fairview Medical Group Orthopaedics in Dublin, Georgia. Originally from East Dublin, Dr. Gay graduated from East Laurens High School as Valedictorian in 1997 & graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgia College and State University in 2001. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his Residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He received fellowship training at Anderson Orthopedic Clinic in Alexandria, VA specializing in total joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery.
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