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2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


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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

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.

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.



Asia Duffie East Laurens High School,Cleve Warnock Trinity Christian School, Rebecca Anne Sumner Dublin High School, Logan Gibbs West Laurens High School with Rotary President Bubba East and Rotarian Randy Jackson.




Brianna Carey is the 2015 GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) winner for Oconee Fall Line Technical College. She is in the Respiratory Care Technology Degree Program. She was nominated by her instructor, Kaneatra Simmons. The next level of competition will be the Regional Level at Central Georgia Technical College on February 24, 2015.


SCOTT THOMPSON History of Baseball


Scott Thompson is an attorney and local historian and author. Some of his accomplishments include: Honor Graduate, Dublin High School, 1974; B.S. Accounting, Mercer University, 1978; Honor Graduate, Atlanta Law School, 1983; President, Laurens County Historical Society; Director, Dublin-Laurens Museum; Member at Large, Dublin City Board of Education; Past President, Dublin High School Band Boosters; Columnist and feature writer, Dublin Courier Herald; Past Chairman, Dublin Downtown Development Authority (Main Street); Past President, Kea Memorial Foundation; Awarded the Carolyn Watson Community Service Award, 2004; Daughters of the American Revolution History Award, 1994; Reserve Officer's Association Outstanding Sophomore Cadet Mercer University Army ROTC, 1976; Feature Writer, Laurens Now Magazine., and member of the Statewide history Committee Civil War Heritage Trails. He is a member Dublin Civitan Club and serves as a Director, and was Dublin St. Patrick's Festival Man of the Year .in 2010. Scott is the author of numerous history articles and at least two books, Pieces of Our Past (Dublin, Ga.: Emerald City History Co., 2003) and Tales of the Emerald City and the Land of Laurens (Dublin, Ga.: Gem City, 1998).

“The History of the Personal Computer”

Fred Young

Fred Young is a lifelong resident of Laurens County. He grew up in the small community of Minter and attended East Laurens High School. After high school he attended Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia where he received a BA in Business Administration. Fred currently works as IT director at South Central Health District with Candace Christian and Dr. Lawton Davis. Below is information from  the Wikipedia website about Ed Roberts who is known as "the father of the personal computer".

Henry Edward "Ed" Roberts (September 13, 1941 – April 1, 2010) was an American engineer, entrepreneur and medical doctor who invented the first commercially successful personal computer in 1975.[1] He is most often known as "the father of the personal computer".[2] He founded Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) in 1970 to sell electronics kits to model rocketry hobbyists, but the first successful product was an electronic calculator kit that was featured on the cover of the November 1971 issue of Popular Electronics.[3] The calculators were very successful and sales topped one million dollars in 1973.[4]
A brutal calculator price war left the company deeply in debt by 1974. Roberts then developed the Altair 8800 personal computer that used the new Intel 8080 microprocessor. This was featured on the cover of the January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics, and hobbyists flooded MITS with orders for this $397 computer kit.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen joined MITS to develop software and Altair BASIC was Microsoft's first product. Roberts sold MITS in 1977 and retired to Georgia where he farmed, studied medicine and eventually became a small-town doctor living in Cochran, Georgia.




dear old ugaRed Black

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.

2016 Theme

Rotary International President-elect K. R. Ravindran of Sri Lanka has selected the 2015-2016 theme.

Col. Ralph Kauzlarich Executive Director, GMC

Col. Ralph Kauzlarich

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


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.