Home of Past District Governors Preston Johnson (1979-80) Jake New (1986-87) Billy Adams (1991-92)
Upcoming Programs
April 3,2015
No Meeting
Easter Holiday

April 10,2015
Lance Jones
Interim Dublin City Manager

April 17,2015
Michael Dukes
West Laurens High School Jazz Band 
April 24,2015
"Dining on Bellevue"
New Museum on Bellevue 
May 1,2015
District Conference
No Meeting

May 8,2015
Students of the Quarter
Hilburn-Davis Scholarship Presentation

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?

Board Meeting
10:45 AM @
Dublin Country Club
October 3, 2014
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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.

Rotaract Induction


ROTARACT CLUB OF OFTCS Rotaract brings together young people in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.
Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.


Joint Civic Luncheon

Derrick Moore, Georgia Tech’s team chaplain and developmental coach for 13 years, is a well-known public speaker as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization, author and former NFL player. Moore wears many hats in his role at Tech, serving as a spiritual leader, a motivator and a counselor for Yellow Jacket student-athletes. He helps provide assistance in the areas of leadership, team building, relationship development and personal fulfillment. His pre-game motivational speeches have been well-documented on YouTube. Moore played in the NFL from 1992 through1997 with the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers. With the Lions, Moore played alongside Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders. As a starter for the Panthers, Moore holds the expansion rushing record for a running back.
An All-American at Northeastern State in Oklahoma, Moore set the NAIA single-season rushing record in 1991. At Northeastern State, Moore was given the unique opportunity to be the keynote speaker at his own graduation in 1992. Following his senior season, Moore was the Most Valuable Player in both the Hula Bowl and Blue-Gray AllStar games.

Middle Georgia State College

Middle Ga.

Dr. Christopher R.L. Blake became the first permanent president of Middle Georgia State College on January 1, 2014. He came to Middle Georgia from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was president and professor of education for seven years. As president, he developed a strategic plan that obtained university status designation, launched graduate programs, expanded off-site campuses and instituted a historic capital campaign.
His earlier professional experience includes serving as provost and professor of education at Mount St. Mary’s University, Maryland, where he developed new academic programs and oversaw strategic planning.
Dr. Blake’s other career highlights include serving as associate dean of the College of Graduate Education and Research and associate professor of secondary education at Towson University, Maryland; senior lecturer in education at Brunel University, London; senior lecturer in education at West London; senior lecturer in education at West London Institute, London; and teacher of religious studies at Henry Box School, Oxford.
Dr. Blake holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theology from the University of Oxford, Keble College, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from Westminster College, Oxford, and a Ph.D. degree in Education from the University of London, King’s College.
Dr. Blake has a long record of professional and community service. Since arriving in Middle Georgia, he has joined several civic groups, serves on the Macon Pops board of directors and is volunteering with a mentor’s program. He is a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honors Society in Education.

Dublin Laurens County St. Patrick’s Festival


Lisa McMichael is currently serving as the General Chairman of the 50th Annual Dublin Laurens St. Patrick’s Festival. The festival is run entirely through volunteer efforts and is sponsored through individual and corporate donations.
Lisa is a cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia with a BBA degree in marketing. She is currently an independent fashion consultant with CAbi, Carol Anderson by Invitation, and she was recognized as a CAbi Notable Newcomer—one of the top ten producers in the nation—in her first season.
Lisa is no stranger to serving in volunteer leadership roles. She served as the Dublin-Laurens County Junior Miss Program’s chairman for 17 years, earning numerous distinctions including Georgia’s Outstanding Local Program and Outstanding Local Chairman. She has held numerous positions with the America’s Junior Miss/ Distinguished Young Women program on both the local and state levels, and she has been inducted into the Distinguished Young Women of Georgia Hall of Fame.
Lisa is a member of Pine Forest Methodist Church, Dublin Rotary Club, Dublin Country Club Board of Directors, and Dublin Laurens Chamber of Commerce. She is a past chair of Leadership DublinLaurens County, past president and retired member of the Dublin Service League, past president and current member of Erin Garden Club, and a charter member and choreographer of the Knight Owls, a ladies vocal performance troupe. She also serves on the Advisory Council to the University of Georgia’s Vice President of Instruction.

Speech Contest Winners

Speech Contest

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.