Home of Past District Governors Preston Johnson (1979-80) Jake New (1986-87) Billy Adams (1991-92)

July 28, 2017
GRSP New Student Sofia Stahlfors
August 4, 2017
Steve Franklin
World Champion BBQ Judge
(Memphis in May)
August 11, 2017
Local High School Football Coaches
August 18, 2017
Renee Fontenot
6920 District Awards
RYLA Awards Presentation
August 25, 2017 Breakfast Social 7:30AM / Larry Walker Matt Hattchet
September 1, 2017 No Meeting
Labor Day

The Four-Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

logoSofia Dublin Rotary Club GRSP student for 2017-18 is  Sofia Stahlfors from Sweden.

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Welcome to our Website!


Thank you for visiting the official website of the Dublin Rotary Club. Officially organized on December 8, 1938, the Dublin Rotary Club now enters its 79th year. Our weekly meetings are held on Friday at the Dublin Country Club with the meal beginning at noon followed by the program at 12:30 P.M. We invite Rotarians and all who are interested in the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” to join us at one of our meetings. 
Rotary International President- Elect Ian Riseley chose “Rotary: Making a Difference” as his theme for 2017-2018. During this year, we will answer “What is Rotary?” with the theme “Rotary: Making a Difference”. However each of us chooses to serve, we do it because we know our service makes a difference in the lives of others. Whatever motivation each of us had for joining Rotary, it is the satisfaction we find in Rotary that causes us to remain, the satisfaction of knowing that week by week, year by year, we are part of Rotary: Making a Difference. Our Club emulates this theme in many ways but most notably through our support of local elementary school students in the distribution of dictionaries and other learning tools. 
In addition, we will again support the Georgia Rotary Student Program with the sponsorship of Hannah Sofia Stahlfors from Hollviken, Sweden. The scope of our support within our community will continue to encompass the sponsorship of Laurens Youth Leadership, the Georgia Occupational Awards of Leadership (GOAL) at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART), and support of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program, and the Rotaract Club of OFTC, as well as the Interact Club of East Laurens High School, the Joint Civic Luncheon during the annual St. Patrick’s Festival, scholarships to deserving high school seniors through the Davis-Hilburn Scholarship Fund, and recognizing local high school students for their achievements on a quarterly basis. 
Our Club is proud to be the home of Past District Governor Preston Johnson who in 1997 began an annual speech contest for area high school students. The contest has grown to be a district wide event providing a $1000 scholarship to each of the district zone winners. District 6920 passed a resolution in May of 2016 to rename the contest the Preston Johnson District Speech Contest. 
Our fellowship activities will continue to include a family friendly event in conjunction with First Friday at the market, meetings held at different locations, breakfast meetings, and evening socials at various other venues.  The Dublin Club is proud to have several of its members serving on a district wide level. Eugenia Powell is an Assistant Governor, Frank Seaton is a District Trainer, Gerald Smith is the chair of the Georgia Rotary Student Program, and Charles Johnson is an Area Trustee for the Georgia Rotary Student Program. Hamsa Thota, of the St. Simons Rotary Club, will serve as our District Governor for District 6920. 
Come visit and learn how Rotary makes a difference in our community and around the world. 
If you would like further information about the Dublin Rotary Club and its projects, please contact me or any of our 130+ members.   
Making a Difference through Service, 
William (Bill) C. Brown III  
2017-2018 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.

Downtown Development Authority


Tara Bradshaw is Downtown Dublin ’ s yes - girl, rock star, chief do - er, and biggest fan. Her can - do attitude and adventurous spirit have fostered many ideas – and turned them into reality. As Executive Director of the Dublin Downtown Development Authority, Tara oversees many downtown investment projects and is constantly working to engage and attract entrepreneurs, developers, artists, and visitors into downtown. A graduate of Valdosta State University with a BBA in Marketing and Management, Tara brings with her over ten years of experience in community development and a passion for making Downtown Dublin, Georgia a premier destination for business and culture.
During her tenure with Dublin DDA, Tara has successfully recruited new businesses into downtown by building and branding valuable investment resources for entrepreneurs. She has also overseen the renovation of historic public properties including the Carnegie Library and Theatre Dublin and planned and implemented a number of large civic events in downtown.
Her work entails overseeing DDA ’ s historic rehabilitation and financial incentives, building partnerships with developers and community organizations, managing four landmark public facilities, promoting historic preservation, creating and organizing many of downtown ’ s banner events, and overseeing all administrative activities for DDA ’ s board of directors.
Tara is a certified Downtown Development Professional (Georgia Downtown Association) and a graduate of Georgia Academy for Economic Development. She and her husband Matthew, a civil engineer for the City of Dublin, are devoted to creating a place their two children, Maggie Claire and Lane, will be proud to call home.

Installation of Club Officers 2017-2018

Bill BrownOutgoingOutgoing22017-18 Officers

Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Medical Director


Maryalice Morro, RN, MSN, is a retired U.S. Navy Captain who served in a variety of senior health care positions before joining International SOS as the TRICARE Overseas Program Global Quality and Training Director. Ms. Morro received her MSN in Community Health/ Management from Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), an MS in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Washington, DC), and a BS in Nursing from Villanova University. Ms. Morro was the recipient of a Fellowship for Nurse Executives from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
During her naval career, Ms. Morro served as Chief of Staff for Navy Medicine’s East Region; Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola, FL, and served around the world including Spain, England, Japan and onboard USNS COMFORT (T - AH 20) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.




In honor of our deceased veterans, Boy Scout Troop 65 places flags on approx. 500 graves at Northview for Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
It takes about four hours for twelve scouts and leaders to accomplish this task. With the placement of each flag comes a salute and the call out of the name of the veteran as they are thanked for their service. The Northview flag placements have happened since 2010.
In addition for a number of years they have also placed flags on approx. 500 veteran graves at Memorial Gardens. Cub Scout Pack 65 was formed and for the last two years have taken on this responsibility.
Troop 65 has 29 scouts with twenty one Eagle Scouts, eight who are currently active. In December Troop 65 participates in Wreaths Across America and will place wreaths on veteran graves at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville.
Paul Donnell is the Scoutmaster and is assisted by six Assistant Scoutmasters, Wendell Smith, Dana Patisaul, Ryan Cook, Chris Mackey, Martin Kehayes and Aaron Rodriguez


The Nielsen Company


Christian Dixon is a Client Solutions Executive for Local Media Client Services with The Nielsen Company. Christian just celebrated her third year at Nielsen after being in the media industry for a total of seven years. Her past experience includes work at Turner Broadcasting, CNN, and FOX Broadcasting.
Nielsen is a media research company which studies consumers in more than 100 countries to provide the most complete view of media trends and purchasing habits worldwide. Christian is the account manager for the Sinclair Broadcasting Group account within Nielsen. Sinclair Broadcasting is the largest station group owner and operator in the U.S., covering 153 TV stations nationwide. Aside from Christian’s focus on Sinclair’s local TV business, Sinclair has several national and international ventures. Christian graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Broadcasting. Christian grew up in Dublin, Georgia and current lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband.
ABOUT NIELSEN Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry's only global view of retail performance measurement. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

Student of the Quarter


Group picture of student of the quarter: Left to right: Jordan Oliver East Laurens, Holden Baisden Dublin, Dublin Rotary President Candace Christian,Samantha Sharpe Trinity and Disha Patel West Laurens.

Rick Hudson YKK


Rick was born and raised in middle Georgia. He received his BBA in Management and Marketing from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, and earned his MBA from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.
Rick began his career with Blue Bird Corporation. He worked at Blue Bird for 25 years, serving the last 10 years as Director of Human Resources. In 2004, Rick began working at YKK AP in Dublin as the Director of Human Resources.
Rick is married to his high school sweetheart, Belinda. They just celebrated 36 years of wedded bliss. Rick and Belinda have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.