November 21,2014 Rev. Jack Key
November 28, 2014 No Meeting
Students of the Quarter
Allison Megrath Plum Creek Mega Site
Board of Directors
Christmas Program featuring Santa Clause
Christmas Holiday January 2,2015
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?
Board Meeting 10:45 AM @
Dublin Country Club
October 3, 2014
Nov. 7, 2014
Dec. 5, 2014
Jan. 9, 2015
Feb. 13, 2015
Dublin Rotary Club’s GRSP student for 2014-2015.
Read back issues of The Rotarian Magazine dating back to January 1911.
Welcome to our Website!
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
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.
End Poilo Now
The Dublin Rotary Club exceeded the challenge and raised $3048.00 to help
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.
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!
Dustin P. Gay, MD Board Certified
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.
Loving Georgia Football
Rotarians June Moore, Willie Paulk, Helen Harper and
GRSP student Thomsas Mogelberg enjoying the Florida/Georgia
football game in Jacksonville Fl.
Laurens County Probate Court
Helen W. Harper Judge, Laurens County Probate Court
Judge Helen Harper was born in Dublin and has lived
here all of her life. She graduated from Laurens High School
in Rentz and continued her education by attending Continuing
Education at the University of Georgia. In 2016 she will
complete the Georgia Probate Court Judge Certification
Program in collaboration with the Carl Vinson Institute of
Helen was elected Judge of the Laurens County Probate Court
in 1980. Before being elected as Judge, she served for
thirteen years as chief clerk of Probate Court.
Helen has been active in our community having served as past
president of Dublin Rotary Club, past director of Dublin
Country Club and past board member of Leadership
DublinLaurens County as well as being a charter member of
Leadership Dublin-Laurens County. She is a past chairperson
of Dublin Laurens County St. Patrick’s Festival Committee
and past chairperson of Dublin Laurens County Chamber of
Commerce. She was St. Patrick’s Festival Woman of the Year,
Honorary Leprechaun and past president of the Order of the
Helen currently serves as Chairperson of the Awards Banquet
on the St. Patrick’s Festival Committee and a member of the
Community Mental Health Board. She has served as President
of the Georgia Probate Judges Council of Georgia, President
of Georgia Election Official Association and President of
County Officers State of Georgia Association.
Busy Day at Rotary
DON BRYANT Dublin-Laurens County EMA Don
Bryant graduated from Dexter High School and attended Middle
Georgia College and Georgia College. He began his career as
a firefighter in 1980. In 1990 he be came the chief of rural
firefighters and coordinator of the Laurens County Rural
Don is currently the Emergency
Management Coordina tor for Dublin-Laurens County. He
received his Master Manager certification in 2002 from the
Governors Office of Emergency Management.
Thank You Dublin Rotary
Students from Dublin City Schools give the Dublin Rotary Club a big thank you for the student dictionaries
they received. (right click on video to play)
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter visits Dublin Rotary Club
Former First Lady of the United States Eleanor Rosalynn
Carter is the wife of the 39th President of the United
States, Jimmy Carter and in that capacity served as the
First Lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
Allen Byrd, CEO SP Fiber Technologies
Allen Byrd is President/CEO and Board member of SP Fiber
Technologies, a sustain- ability oriented emerging market
leader of 100% recycled lightweight packaging papers and
high recycled content newsprint headquartered in Dublin, GA.
Allen’s specialty is extending the profitable life of
existing paper- making operations through reconfiguration of
manufacturing assets and market repositioning.
As a papermaker Allen has extensive manufacturing experience
ranging from containerboard to magazine paper. He ran
national and international Sales & Marketing organizations
for James River, Crown Vantage and Tembec. He led the first
successful North America conversion of a magazine paper mill
to packaging papers.
He has a B.S in Chemistry from Southern Miss, and completed
LSU and Columbia University Executive Programs.
Students Receive Dictionaries
Rotary Club members began handing out student dictionaries to all third grade students attending Laurens
County and Dublin City Schools. See all school photo's in
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