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Thank you for visiting our website and taking time to learn more about the Dublin Rotary Club. To follow our club on social media, please follow us on FaceBook (@RotaryDublinGA) and Instagram (@RotaryDublinGA). Those unfamiliar to Rotary may ask, “what is Rotary all about”?
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. Since December 17, 1938, the Dublin Rotary Club’s members have used their passion, energy, and expertise to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our community and the world. Our club is consistently recognized in our District as an exemplary Club and one that lives Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”. The Dublin Rotary Club is dedicated to six areas of focus to build local and international relationships, improve lives and create a better world. Those areas are: (i) promoting peace, (ii) fighting disease, (iii) providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, (iv) saving mothers and children, (v) supporting education, and (vi) growing local economies. See what we’re doing to make a difference in our community and abroad.

Promoting peace: Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures.

  • Interact Club - East Laurens High School
  • Will Watt Fellow
  • Georgia Rotary (International) Student Program
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Sponsor
  • Rotaract Club - Oconee Fall Line Technical College

Fighting disease: We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.

  • Pints for Polio Fundraiser
  • CART Fund for Alzheimer's Research
  • Rotary Wheel Plaza at Market on Madison
  • Paul Harris Fellow Blood Drive Participation and Support

Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene: We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day.

  • Disaster Relief for Hurricane Michael
  • Broken Shackle Ranch – Supplies
  • Malawi Water Well Project

Saving mothers and children: Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

  • ShelterBox Global Disaster Relief Project
  • WINGS – Christmas Gift Project
  • Luggage for Foster Children

Supporting education:Globally, more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of our community to support education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

  • Laurens Youth Leadership Sponsor
  • Entrepreneur Project with Dublin City Schools
  • Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL)
  • FERST Readers - Child Literacy Program
  • Gifted Hands Books for ALL 5th Graders
  • High School Student’s of the Quarter Recognition
  • Davis-Hilburn Scholarship
  • Ms. Claus Reads Christmas – Literacy Program
  • Preston Johnson Speech Contest
  • Dictionary Project for ALL Laurens County 3rd Graders
  • Back To School Supplies Project

Growing local economies: We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old.

  • Festival of Trees at OFTC
  • Northview Cemetery Renovation Projects
  • Replaced Flags on Veterans’ Graves
  • Joint Civic Luncheon Celebrating ALL Civic Clubs in Laurens County
  • Lu-Roy Playground for the Disabled
The Dublin Club is proud to have Candace Christian, Eugenia Powell and Frank Seaton serving at the district level for District 6920. Candace and Eugenia are serving as Assistant Governors and Frank is a District Trainer. We are also excited to have Steve Barnes, from the Valdosta Rotary Club, serving as our District Governor for the 2020-2021 year. If you would like further information about the Dublin Rotary Club and its projects, please contact me or any of our 100+ members.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Will Curry
2020-2021 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.

Northview Cemetery Fence Project

FenceWe had a great turnout for the March Rotary Work Day this past Saturday where we installed nearly 275' of fencing at Northview Cemetery, and I'm thrilled to report that this project is now complete A special thank you goes to Garrett Fence and to the Rotarians who volunteered their Saturday morning to help with this project.  Rotarians present were: Brian Bowles (and son Hayden), Lock Wilford, Bill Brown, Lehman Routh, Russ Faulk, Brian Nash (and daughter Emmy), Louie Curry, Will Curry, Bob Walker, Jack Walker, Jeremy Ragan, George Best, and Rich Mascaro (and sons Trip and Ben). 

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Southern Pines Recreation Complex Playground Spruce-up

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 Rotary Service Project   This project was in conjunction with the Dublin Service League, the Dublin Rotary Club, and Dublin-Laurens County Recreation Department.  The scope of the project was spreading a new layer of playground mulch at Southern Pines Recreation Complex.

Pints for Polio promotion

On behalf of the entire Dublin Rotary Club, I want to sincerely thank Deano's, Saltwater Fishery,Your Pie and Company Supply restaurants  for participating in the Pints for Polio promotion and fundraiser.  With your help and donation, a total of $520 was raised from the four Downtown Restaurants from Thursday, October 22, 2020 – Saturday, October 24, 2020.  The Dublin Rotary Club matched this amount, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match that amount, combining for a total of $2,080 directed to the eradication of poliovirus throughout the world.  
For your knowledge, Rotary Clubs all over the world consolidated efforts around World Polio Day (October 24th) and participated in education, fundraising and support efforts for Polio eradication.  Funds that were raised locally in Dublin will be combined with the robust efforts of thousands of Rotary Clubs all over the globe.  Please know that your willingness to support Pints for Polio will change the world and the lives of those most vulnerable to this terrible disease.
 
With heartfelt thanks and appreciation,        
Will Curry
Dublin Rotary Club, President

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Dublin Rotary Club Ringing the Bell

Dublin Rotarians rang the bell for the Salvation Army and raised $905.93.This year's bell ringers were Ben Cochran, Bob Walker,Clift Crews,Jack Walker, George Durden, Lock Wilford,Wallace Miller,Louie and Will Curry,Patrick Thames, Cameron Curry,Rick Hudson,Ryan Waldrep, Beth Crumpton, Tim Redding and children.

Dictionary Project ...Laura Horne’s 3rd Grade Students with their Dictionaries at NWLE

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Rotary Club presents a check for $500 to go toward CASA Christmas gifts

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Rotary Club Dictionary Project

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The Dublin Rotary Club met with school officials today to donate dictionaries to all third graders. Hundreds of dictionaries were donated to Dublin City Schools, Laurens County Schools and Trinity Christian Schools. Watch this interview with TV35 to learn more about the Rotary Dictionary Project and its impact in our community: https://youtu.be/Z-1Uv7GPVu0

Transformer Initiative for GED certification – Dublin Police Department

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The Dublin Rotary Club presented a check for $2,000 at last week’s meeting to the Dublin Police Department’s Transformer Initiative. The Club has long supported education initiatives in Laurens County ranging from scholarships, leadership programs, quarterly student achievement recognition, and international student exchange programs; however, this partnership with the Dublin Police Department is aimed to help those who need it most.
The Transformer Initiative was developed and implemented by the Dublin Police Department in 2016 and offers individual mentoring as well as a curriculum that is flexible to help redirect at risk youth and adults to reach their full potential by providing a path to obtain a GED diploma. Other areas of assistance include resume development, mock interviews, and assistance with job placement. The driving force behind the project is ‘transforming’ the lives of everyday people through education and creation of new opportunities.

James R. Stritzinger, Jr. Rural Broadband

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Thank you to James R. Stritzinger, Jr., for speaking to the Club on October 30. Stritzinger is the Founder, President and CEO of Revolution D, Inc. REVD is a consulting firm that specializes in the deployment of rural broadband. Mr. Stritzinger is regarded as a national expert and was selected to speak at the IBM Think 2019 conference and present to the House Rural Broadband Task Force by Congressman Clyburn.
Mr. Stritzinger has held roles with public, private, academic, non-profit, and entrepreneurial organizations. During his career, he has worked as an engineer/software developer for IBM, GE, and held senior roles with Solomon/Great Plains/Microsoft and Connect SC. His career highlights include launching SC’s private equity organization (SC Launch) and a software company (ClearView) which was acquired and later became part of Microsoft (2001).
Mr. Stritzinger is a Fellow in SC’s prestigious Liberty Fellowship and an inductee to the NC State Electrical Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame (2015). He holds a BS Electrical Engineering, a Master of Health Information Technology, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Dublin Rotary Club, Businesses Work to Provide Schools with Personal Protective Equipment

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The Rotary Club of Dublin, Georgia, partnered with The Home Depot to donate seven (7), 4’ x 8’ sheets of Plexi-glass for student/teacher classroom protective barriers. The donation is part of a larger donation effort to collect supplies for Laurens County Schools, City of Dublin Schools, and Trinity Christian School of Dublin.
Schools are asking for donations from businesses and individuals in an effort to help protect and aid in the safety and well being of students and staff.
To donate, please contact the District Safety Coordinator, Stephanie Stubbs at (478) 353-8000 or email stephanie.stubbs@dcsirish.com. Stubbs is working in collaboration with Curt Kersey from Laurens County Schools and Dawn Lane from Trinity Christian School. Donations can be received at W. H. Bud Barron Airport located at 675 Airport Road, Dublin, Georgia.

 

Stepping Stone

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Brooke Woods is the Executive Director of Stepping Stone Child Advocacy and Sexual Assault Center. Brooke graduated with a Masters Degree from the University of Georgia in Science Education but found her passion in helping to prevent child abuse after serving on a local jury that convicted a man for child molestation. In the 8+ years she has been at Stepping Stone, a medical and mental health program has been established. Stepping Stone just recently became a dual center combing child abuse services with sexual assault services allowing them to serve victims of all ages.
Anthea Poulton is the Sexual Assault Coordinator of Stepping Stone Child Advocacy and Sexual Assault Center. Anthea is a registered nurse that grew up in South Africa but has made her home in Dublin . She joined the team about 3 years ago on an as needed basis, but is currently full time at the center. Anthea is a special blessing to our community bringing kind and compassionate support to victims of all ages.

Dr. Wayne Kelly.OrthoGeorgia

kelleyDr. Kelley is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in the conservative and surgical treatment of all spinal conditions. He has special interest and signifi-cant experience in cervical spine problems, de-generative lumbar conditions (spinal stenosis/disc-herniation). Dr. Kelley is trained in the new-est minimally invasive robot-assisted techniques for nerve decompression and fusion which pro-vides for smaller surgical scars, less blood loss, hyper accurate hardware placement and faster recovery time.
Dr. Kelley has authored many national medical journal articles and orthopedic book chapters and has presented on a national level. Dr. Kelley is an eight-year military veteran having served in our Naval Forces.

Dublin Rotary Club Partners with Communities in Schools to Provide Supplies

Communities In Schools (CIS) of Georgia in Laurens is part of the state’s leading organization in providing student support services and drop-out prevention.

The Dublin Rotary Club has partnered with Communities in Schools of Laurens County (CIS) to help provide school supplies for the 2020-2021 school year. Dublin Rotary Club president, Will Curry, presented a check for $500 to CIS on Wednesday, September 16, to Jackie Curtis, Executive Director of CIS. As a civic organization, one of Rotary’s key areas of focus is supporting education efforts in the Dublin-Laurens County community.
“The Dublin Rotary Club is proud to support CIS as it is making a difference in the lives of young people within our community,” said Will Curry, President of the Dublin Rotary Club. “Jackie Curtis has dedicated her career to empower teens, and all those she comes in contact with, to realize their full potential and make a positive impact in others. We are fortunate to have Jackie and an organization like Communities in Schools in Dublin.
The mission of Communities in Schools of Georgia in Laurens is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
CIS believes that every child needs and deserves:
a healthy start and a healthy future
a safe place to learn and grow
a one on one relationship with a caring adult
a marketable skill to use upon graduation
a chance to give back to peers and community
“We are grateful to the Dublin Rotary Club for their donation and continued support of this community,” said Jackie Curtis, Executive Director of CIS. “This donation will allow us to provide essential school supplies for students in our programs.”
Learn more about Communities in Schools (CIS) and their programs at http://cislc.org/site/.

 

Doug Collins Legislative Update

collinsDoug Collins is a conservative Re-publican proudly representing Georgia’s 9th Congressional Dis-trict. A former pastor, Doug also serves as a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He and his wife Lisa have been married more than 30 years and live in Gaines-ville with their three kids: Jordan, Copelan and Cameron.
While in Congress, Doug has fought tirelessly for our conservative values. He’s worked with President Trump to deliver tax cuts, and he authored the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill endorsed by President Trump. Doug’s fearless defense of President Trump against the radical left has conservative leaders in Geor-gia and across the country lining up in support him.
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner, Gary Black, Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Congressman Devin Nunes and Congressman Drew Ferguson know Doug is the con-servative who is tested, proven and trusted to get the job done. Doug maintains a 100% rating from the Amer-icanConservativeUnion,an“A” rating from the NRA, but most proudly, he’s known as public enemy number one to Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi.

OFTC Rotaract Club

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OFTC Rotarct member, Destiny Blizzard in front of the Rotaract Club sign at OFTC. She is holding a bookmark she created about Rotaract at OFTC.Destiny  is in the Cyber Security Program.